The Reckoning

Jan 25th, 2009 (16 minute read)

There are a number of standard dichotomies on the frontier: immigrants versus natives; settlers versus nomads; civilization versus nature. I can only surmise that in the far future the new range wars will be fought oil versus solar. — ed, N.E. Lilly

Space Western Most Wanted

Jan 25th, 2009 (5 minute read)

It’s been a conundrum here at—how best to get the attention of Space Western genre professionals for interviews? After much soul-searching and introspection (not to mention navel-gazing) we’ve decided: an old fashioned bounty hunt! The following are all wanted men… — ed, N.E. Lilly

A Curious Pleasure Excursion

Apr 1st, 2009 (8 minute read) is celebrating its two-year anniversary here, with a space-story by Mark Twain. It was published as a hoax in the summer of 1874, at the height of “Comet Scare” of that year. — ed, N.E. Lilly

A Rage for Justice

May 6th, 2009 (20 minute read)

John Whalen brings us another story in his Tulon setting. He asks the question, what’s a man to do when he finds a man that he has every reason to kill at the point of his gun?— ed, N.E. Lilly

Dead Mass

Oct 18th, 2009 (11 minute read)

This is a story about bravery, steel resolve in a crisis, and putting the needs of others ahead of your own. Originally published in Beyond Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine, Issue #19, 1991. — ed, N.E. Lilly

10 Most Influential Space Westerns

Oct 25th, 2009 (11 minute read)

“10 Most Influential Space Westerns!? These can’t possibly be Space Westerns. And you surely don’t want me to believe that Space Westerns have any influence on real Science Fiction…” Yes, they are. Yes, I do. — ed, N.E. Lilly

Interview with Phil Foglio

Nov 8th, 2009 (5 minute read)

Phil Foglio is best known, along with his wife Kaja, for their successful web comic series Girl Genius. Phil is also the creator and artist responsible for Buck Godot. He was kind enough to answer a few questions. — ed, N.E. Lilly

Star Song

Nov 22nd, 2009 (5 minute read)

Westerns tend to be dreams about how life once was; Science Fiction, about how life is to be. Every once in a while we encounter a dream that’s something more. — ed, N.E. Lilly