Art on the Hill – Featuring Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher will be exhibiting a collection of his retro-futuristic artwork this Friday, October 8th, as part of Art on the Hill the monthly Tobin Hill Art Walk. Fisher’s pieces play with pop-culture, science fiction and comic book themes and feature robots, aliens and bikini-clad star babes. [Read it all...]
The San Antonio Science Fiction Writers Meetup Group has lost its organizer. The way the Meetup site works is that a group without an organizer will be disbanded. In two weeks. That’s just nine days from now! This group, started in April 2009, currently has 23 members. If you are interested in trying to keep [Read it all...]
It was only a matter of time before I read this one. I work at a popular San Antonio bookstore, and I try to shelve the sci-fi and fantasy books whenever I can. It was the cover of The Devil’s Alphabet that initially drew my attention with its gloriously creepy upside-down eyes staring back at me every [Read it all...]
The original cover of Varley's "Titan"
With the series returning to publication in 2006, now is a good time for readers either to reacquaint themselves with Texas native John Varley’s epic Gaea series (Titan, Wizard and Demon) or read it for the first time.
While Cirroco “Rocky” Jones leads a group of [Read it all...]
ARE YOU THERE AND OTHER STORIES by Jack Skillingstead (Golden Gryphon). Cover Illustration by John Picacio.
I posted this at my blog this morning, but this book is important enough that I thought it was worth sharing here at Missions Unknown. I’m now looking at an advance copy of one of the 2009 hardcovers [Read it all...]
MARKING YET ANOTHER TOILET FOR CERTAIN DOOM (Part 1): Sf author/editor and Green Arrow fan Jayme Lynn Blaschke aims one for the ages. (Photo by Lisa Blaschke.)
JAYME LYNN BLASCHKE is a speculative fiction writer who lives in New Braunfels and works at Texas State University. His short fiction has appeared in a variety [Read it all...]
The original "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" movie poster
The Overtime Theater has a new musical coming up and you could be a part of it! THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE is a new original horror/comedy/musical (and we need more of those) adapted from the ‘classic’ 1962 film of the same title. You may [Read it all...]
ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION / August 2009
San Antonio resident and multi-Ditmar award-winning author Damien Broderick has a new story published in the August issue of ASIMOV’S, available now. “The Qualia Engine” is a full-length original novelette, and is featured along with new stories by Michael Blumlein, Derek Zumsteg, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Mary Robinette [Read it all...]
I’m right in the middle of reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s excellent Mars Trilogy, a series of books that delves deep into the science and sociology of colonizing the red planet. These novels remind me of the importance of science in much of the literature I love. If we want the next generation of SF fans [Read it all...]