Category Archives: Starlog Magazine

Darth Vader and Me

Back in the day, when I was editor in chief of Starlog magazine, we did extensive coverage of all “star-related” things, especially Trek and Wars. We covered Star Wars from the time the first movie was in early production. We … Continue reading

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The Sci-Fi Explosion

The late 1970s and early 1980s saw the greatest explosion of science fiction since the 1940s, when the genre had found its first audience here in America. In 1977, Starlog magazine published a preview of an upcoming new space-opera that … Continue reading

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Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of my dear friend Tom Cross. At fifty-four, having never smoked a day in his life, he died of lung cancer. He was an artist, an environmentalist, a writer, a visionary, a … Continue reading

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Science Fiction and Me . . . Part One

As a child of the Fifties, I was nurtured by a society that was rushing to embrace the future.  I watched the old Buster Crabbe Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon serials on TV—we had the first one on our block. … Continue reading

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When I was a child, I had several major loves. These included science fiction, paleontology, and graphic storytelling. I knew them better as sci-fi, dinosaurs, and comics. Some kids wanted to be a fireman or a cowboy. I wanted to … Continue reading

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