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Fred Nadis
Writer, historian, essayist, & cet.
Writer, historian, essayist, & cet.

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Attention Space Cadets! I will be discussing Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey, on Wired Magazine's podcast, T he Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, this Saturday, December 26. We will pontificate on early SF history, the madness of SF editors, cons...

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For the Love of Flammarion
Flammarion in his observatory in Juvisy. T he scientist, astronomer,
spiritualist, and psychic researcher Camille Flammarion, a contemporary of
Jules Verne, came of age in mid-nineteenth century France at a time when young
men quickened to the new life that...

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Stream the most recent author interview, a discussion of Ray Palmer's role in early science fiction and in the development of the paranormal pulps. Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey.

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Interview with Doctor N. about The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey
Hello Space Cadets, Please listen to the in-depth RADIO INTERVIEW taped yesterday (September 16, 2014) on the Jefferson Exchange, Jefferson Public Radio, with me about the life and times of science fiction editor/paranormal impresario Ray Palmer. This 40-mi...

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The Cabinet's Current Exhibit at Vanity Fair Online....

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Today's Exhibit at Vanity Fair Online: "What Happens When Society Decides That Nerds Are Dangerous?"
In Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 movie Straw Dogs, Dustin Hoffman plays an
ineffectual intellectual, a mathematician, indeed, a nerd, who moves
with his alluring wife to her hometown, in England. Local rowdies
continually harass them, until Hoffman’s character ex...

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"Man from Mars" is 2014 Locus Award Finalist
I'm pleased to announce that my book, T he Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey (Tarcher/Penguin, 2013) has been named a Finalist for the 2014 Locus Award in nonfiction. You can find some great books on the list of finalists. My book on Ray Palm...

Crimestoppers! Please examine my "interrogation" of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series of LAPD crime novels!  Read to the blog's shocking end--in which a mystery is unraveled!

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Cop Porn
I dislike the frequent ironic use
of the word “porn” when referring to other medium; for example “food porn” or
“home toiletries porn.” And yet, I’m guilty, of late, of becoming addicted to
“cop porn.” More specifically the Michael Connelly novels that feat...
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