Back in the starship again!

posted by N.E. Lilly on July 31st, 2022

I’m just thrilled to finally be able to make these announcements, probably just as thrilled as you are to hear them:

  • We’ve launched a newly designed website
  • We have a brand new terrifying space monkey intern

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Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 Cover

A Firefly Comic Event

posted by N.E. Lilly on June 16th, 2020

BOOM! Studios, in collaboration with 20th Century Studios today announced FIREFLY: BLUE SUN RISING #0, a special issue kicking off the first ever Firefly event, as Mal and the crew take on the shadowy organization that’s haunted their steps all along — Blue Sun Corporation.

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An Evening with Marian Call

posted by N.E. Lilly on October 6th, 2010

Space Westerns Magazine is hosting an evening with Marian Call at Lucy’s Hat Shop at 7pm on October 15th, 2010 in Philadelphia as a part of her 49>50 tour—featuring humorous and moving original songs plus some creative and unexpected cover tunes.

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High Frontiers

posted by N.E. Lilly on November 27th, 2009


For anyone who is at all interested in writing “Hard Science Fiction Space Travel stories” I highly recommend reading the blog of Charles Stross. I’m not saying that he’s right that people will never travel among the stars, I’m just saying that he brings up valid objections to space travel that should be addressed. Specifically you should read The myth of the starship and The High Frontier, Redux (including all the comments).

More Influential Space Westerns?

posted by N.E. Lilly on October 27th, 2009

Since running the 10 Most Influential Space Westerns article I’ve been contacted about a number of other works that should probably be included on the list (if not in the top 10, then at least in the top 20). Works have been recommended such as Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love, and Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, as well as the movies Outland and Pitch Black, among others. So… if there were to be an expanded list of the Most Influential Space Westerns, which works would you nominate to be on it?