Masters of Science Fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs & Alex Raymond

The most famed and prolific area of science fiction is the planetary adventure, featuring strange environments, exotic alien races, and massive battle scenes. Many of the most popular science fiction universes, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and Avatar, take place in these environments. Most of these universes owe their existence to the adventure fiction of one author. Edgar Rice…
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Masters of Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov

No discussion of twentieth-century science fiction writing can be complete without mention of Isaac Asimov, the biochemistry professor and visionary writer who was responsible for creating the popular characterization of robots and incorporating themes of social science into “hard” science fiction. His most popular works, the Foundation series and I, Robot, are considered landmarks of science fiction to…
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History of the Modern Detective

Detective fiction remains a major field in popular literature both for authors and readers. Many new trends and subgenres have emerged in literary detective fiction during the last twenty years, both redefining and broadening the genre. Some of the currently popular subgenres are historical fiction, fiction featuring minority characters, and detective fiction set outside of…
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