Posts Tagged ‘science fiction and fantasy’

Argos Index

June 12, 2011

The final issue


Argos was a short lived (3 issues) magazine that appeared in 1988. It ought to have been successful: it featured some big-name writers – Larry Niven, Keith Laumer, John Brunner, Janet Morris and Mike Resnick (who had a story in every issue). It is always difficult for a new magazine to gain prominence on news-stands and this may have been part of the problem.

The rather amateurish cover for issue 1 probably did the magazine no favours either. Later covers were better and in my view the best was Deborah Skilton’s illustration for Jack Lovejoy’s “The Gatekeeper” that graced the final issue.

Issues 2 & 3 featured a non-fiction column by Keith Laumer and Issue 3 added a multi-author book review column. (more…)

What’s The Filk?

February 1, 2009

Many science fiction conventions will, officially or otherwise, have “filk” events. These are gatherings of fen who sing songs based on science fiction, fantasy and fandom. (more…)