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Science Fiction and Me
The Past 40 Years of Living in the Future

While I make a living out of nonfiction, I sometimes consider myself to truly be a science fiction writer who just moonlights in the real world. Those of you who have the affliction know I mean. You don't choose to become an sf writer. You have to be -- because you just think that way.

I've been around the sf world for about forty years now. I've been a fan, an academic, a reviewer and critic, and a short story writer, more or less in that order, although the phases never had nice neat edges.

Here's a brief summary of my writings in the field of f&sf. I have links to all the web sites of magazines that have carried my fiction, although only a couple have the actual story posted on the site.

Tyrannosaur Faire

    It's official. A collection of all the fiction listed on this page - plus a story never before published - is now out and available for sale. Tyrannosaur Faire. You can buy the book directly from that website.

Recent Fiction


I'm also a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Our web site has loads and loads of information and links on all matters related to sf, sf writing, and sf writers.

Check us out at:

I happen to be business manager for SFWA's magazine, the Bulletin. You don't have to be a SFWA member to subscribe. Every issue contains important and useful info for anyone interested in writing f&sf. I write a column, Writers' Bloc, in almost every issue. I've posted the most recent columns, and more back columns will be posted eventually.

Writer's Bloc - My SFWA Bulletin Column


I've been a reviewer and critic for about thirty years. Some of my newer reviews and columns can be found on the review site called Tangent Online.

Tangent tries to review all short fiction in the field, a huge task that I was just a small part of. Search the site, which now has hundreds of reviews on it. It's been down for a while and only recently relaunched so I'm not sure how much you can find there. But you don't have to go any farther for my reviews. They're all also on my site, with links below.

Tangent Reviews


Selected Nonfiction

    Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Science Fiction
    Compiled and Edited by Marilyn P. Fletcher
      Anthony Boucher entry

    Retrofitting Blade Runner:
      Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Edited by Judith Kerman
      "Subverting the Disaffected City: Cityscape in Blade Runner


All articles, reviews, columns, and fiction:

Copyright by Steve Carper in the year of publication.

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