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Edwin Balmer

From the Archives: Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand it: science. Take this news, for instance, of the discovery of a rogue planet, wandering (appropriately enough) some hundred light […]

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On This Day: Edwin Balmer Died

On this day in 1959, Edwin Balmer died in Chicago, Illinois. Although he wrote a number of SF novels and stories – some of which were published in Hugo Gernsback‘s Amazing Stories – his main claim to fame is as co-author, with Philip Wylie, of When Worlds Collide. When Worlds Collide was published in 1933 and, […]

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New Book of the Week: When Worlds Collide

THE GREATEST SHOCK OF ALL TIME IS . . . WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE! George Pal‘s production of When Worlds Collide was released to cinemas in 1951, at a time when it was still a major selling point to announce that it was in ‘color by Technicolor!’     I don’t remember how old I was […]

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Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand it: science. Take this news, for instance, of the discovery of a rogue planet, wandering (appropriately enough) some hundred light […]

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