Space Westerns Magazine https://www.spacewesterns.com The most pernicious suite of fiction on the Internet Tue, 13 Dec 2022 15:38:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.8 The most pernicious suite of fiction on the Internet Space Westerns Magazine The most pernicious suite of fiction on the Internet Space Westerns Magazine https://www.spacewesterns.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://www.spacewesterns.com “Don’t tell ’em what I did.” https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/dont-tell-em-what-i-did/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/dont-tell-em-what-i-did/#respond Thu, 22 Dec 2022 01:32:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1549 In Firefly, when Mal throws him in the airlock and confronts Jayne, when Jayne is absolutely sure he is about to die, his concern is that the others should still think of him as a hero.

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Is Firefly “Out of Gas”? https://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/is-firefly-out-of-gas/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/is-firefly-out-of-gas/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1558 On this, the 20 year anniversary of the cancellation of Firefly, let’s take some time to reflect. What are the odds that a canceled Space Western can make a comeback? —ed, N.E. Lilly

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The Emancipation of Bat Durston, or, “I’m from Iowa, I only work in Outer-space” https://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/the-emancipation-of-bat-durston-or-im-from-iowa-i-only-work-in-outer-space/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/the-emancipation-of-bat-durston-or-im-from-iowa-i-only-work-in-outer-space/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1510 From the early pulps to Galaxy Magazine to the modern recurrence, here's an overview of the Space Western genre, and its relevance in Science Fiction. Originally published in Strange Horizons, November 2009 — ed, N.E. Lilly

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Fight Girl Battle World at UNCW https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/fight-girl-battle-world-at-uncw/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/fight-girl-battle-world-at-uncw/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:17:45 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1491 The University of North Carolina has put on a production of Fight Girl Battle World: Love in the time of space fighting: ‘Fight Girl Battle World’ opens at UNCW While not a spoof, Nguyen makes it clear “Fight Girl Battle World” is inspired by the most beloved of sci-fi movies: Star Wars. Cast members also […]

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Back in the starship again! https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/back-in-the-starship-again/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/back-in-the-starship-again/#respond Sun, 31 Jul 2022 12:36:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=455 We will resume publication on Marchtember 1th, 2022! In the meantime: enjoy the redesigned site, read the stories, and stop by The Sideshow.

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TombStar, A Bullet Hell Roguelike https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/tombstar-a-bullet-hell-roguelike/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/tombstar-a-bullet-hell-roguelike/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:02:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1424 “At the edges of the Galaxy, the Grimheart Gang have driven away every peaceful settler and claimed the whole star system to themselves. Efforts to remove them have been failures, until now. As part of an eclectic group of gunslingers, your job is to bring these criminals to justice, both for their crimes against the […]

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“Just like travelers crossing the desert during the frontier days.” https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/just-like-travelers-crossing-the-desert-during-the-frontier-days/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/just-like-travelers-crossing-the-desert-during-the-frontier-days/#respond Sat, 28 May 2022 14:38:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1421 The Orville: New Horizons

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The Dead South, “People Are Strange” https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/the-dead-south-people-are-strange/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/the-dead-south-people-are-strange/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:33:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1419 The Dead South covering “People are Strange”.

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Never Forget: Star Wars was released in the 1970s https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/never-forget-star-wars-was-released-in-the-1970s/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/never-forget-star-wars-was-released-in-the-1970s/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:17:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1414 Star Wars was released in the ’70s… and I have no words. TopPop was the first regular dedicated pop music TV show in the Dutch language area, and even at the beginning, in a completely different country, the Western genre influences were apparent.

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Westworld is not a Western. https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/westworld-is-not-a-western/ https://www.spacewesterns.com/sideshow/westworld-is-not-a-western/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2022 14:08:00 +0000 https://www.spacewesterns.com/?p=1409 I’ll die on this hill. At high noon. Tor: How the Science Fictional West Was Won: Michael Crichton’s Westworld

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