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Final Staff

Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
  • R. K. MacPherson
  • Scott James Magner
  • Robin Shantz

Copy Editors

  • Sarah L. Edwards
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles


  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna


  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

June, 2004 (Vol. I: #6)


The State of Things

This issue marks half a year! How are things looking?


SETI, the Fermi Paradox, and the Retrenchment of Vision

An Interview with Dr. Seth Shostak

A Senior Astronomer at SETI discusses the state of the search for life and its implications for science fiction.

Joe Haldeman

One of the reigning kings of hard science fiction, Joe Haldeman is also witty, raunchy, funny, and full of good advice.


Diminishing Returns

Science Fiction in Germany and German Science Fiction, An Overview and Introduction

Dirk fills us in on the state of science fiction in Germany.

Sub-Genre Spotlight

Feminist SF

Futures for Humankind

Cynthia has compiled a bibliography of science fiction dealing with feminist themes.


Environmental Dystopias Still To Be Avoided

John Brunner's Classic Environmental Science Fiction Diptych As Agent of Social Change

Constituting something of an introduction to Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar.

Science Fiction and the Paradox of "Genre"

If you thought you knew where you stood on the genre issue, think again!

Villains and AntiHeroes

Being a meditation on the diverse roles of the hero, the villain, and the anti-hero in contemporary fiction.


Short Fiction Reviews, June 2004

Bluejack does his thing.