Astrolabe

By Aidan Moher

Science fiction, fantasy, and retro gaming from Hugo Award-winner Aidan Moher.

Science fiction, fantasy, and retro gaming from Hugo Award-winner Aidan Moher.

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#44・

I wrote a thing! Check out "The Pixel Art Revolution Will Be Televised" on Wired

How retro blocks overtook 3D gaming to win the hearts of modern players.

 
#43・

Hey! I'm eligible for "Best Fan Writer" this year, so here's my eligibility post

Let's look back on what I did in 2021

 
#42・

Astrolabe 21: Why does everyone think writing's easy?

Why does everyone think writing is easy? LTTP delves deep with Super Metroid, and Terry Brooks's Child of Light turns a new page

 
#41・

Behold! I wrote a Dungeons & Dragons

"Dame Beatrice J. Delacroix III's Guide for Training Your New Beholder" is coming next year from Running Press and Wizards of the Coast!

 
#40・

The Witchwood Crown Is a Triumphant Return to a Beloved Fantasy World

This sequel to Tad Williams's legendary Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is everything you could want and more.

 
#39・

How to Pitch and Sell a Freelance Feature Article

So, you think you can freelance? Here's my step-by-step guide to how I pitch freelance feature articles.

 
#38・

Astrolabe 20: The retro appeal, three dragon quests, and the boutique publisher powering up video games

"Look back even for a moment and, like Orpheus, you will lose everything."

 
#37・

Astrolabe 19: Why you need to pre-order this issue, FFVI for people with jobs, and Austin Channing Brown's quest to prove she's still here

Guest Editorialist Jason Sanford looks at the vital role of book pre-orders

 
#36・

Astrolabe (18): Transmission Received with Amy Ratcliffe

I wish I would have known about it when I was a kid—just understanding that others out there also lost it over The Dark Crystal would have been reassuring.

 
#35・

Astrolabe 18: Welcome to Fandom with Amy Ratcliffe, 1.22474487139 reasons to love NieR, and why you shouldn't throw out your old TV

What was your first fandom? Amy Ratcliffe joins me to chat about fandom for kids.

 
#34・

Astrolabe Gaiden: "Out of the Labyrinth" by Ryan Van Loan

"I just knew that I didn’t want my sophomore effort to be taken for a slump and so I threw everything I had at it."

 
#33・

Astrolabe Gaiden: "How a Spark Became a BonFiyah" by Iori Kusano and Vida Cruz

“What will we do with twelve hours? That’s so many hours. That’s an entire day of programming.”

 
#32・

Astrolabe Gaiden: "Well, somebody has to do this!" The story of CoNZealand Fringe by Adri Joy

"'Well, somebody has to do this,' and the next thing you know... boom. Forget sleep: you're doing a fringe."

 
#31・

Fantasy’s Finest: An Appreciation of Daniel Abraham’s The Long Price Quartet

"At what price comes power?"

 
#30・

I wrote a thing! "Your Grandma's Tube TV Is the Hottest Gaming Tech" for WIRED. What is my life?

Thanks to a retro gaming renaissance, enthusiasts are scouring online marketplaces for 20-year-old CRTs.

 
#29・

Astrolabe (17): Transmission Received with Patrick Klepek

My full conversation with Patrick Klepek on games writing, what we can learn from our old work, and the future of games journalism.

 
#28・

Astrolabe 17: Growing up out loud with Patrick Klepek, Fabulous Nova Crystallis, and judging books by their covers

Chatting with Waypoint Senior Reporter Patrick Klepek about growing up as a young games writer

 
#27・

Astrolabe 16: The heroes of today, a mystic quest, and Ellen Ullman's life in code

Musings on the Hugo Award: "We are each what the past has made of us."

 
#26・

Becoming Gandalf

My wife and I are no longer Frodo and Samwise. We’re Gandalf.

 
#25・

Astrolabe (15): Transmission Received with Ty Schalter

Get the full interview transcript with sportswriter and SFF fan Ty Schalter