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David Langford

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All Good Things

The Last SFX Visions

David Langford

ISBN 978-1-916508-06-4 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-916508-14-9 (trade paperback)

All Good Things

Ansible Editions, 2023
Cover artwork by Arthur (Atom) Thomson, 1969

The previous Langford SFX column collections The SEX Column and Starcombing are also available as ebooks: see links at left.

Expanded ebook edition published 1 June 2023. Trade paperback published September 2023.

All Good Things: The Last SFX Visions is the third and final collection of David Langford’s popular columns for SFX magazine, first published by NewCon Press/Steel Quill in 2017. Besides the uncollected columns, that edition included a generous helping of articles and reviews from The New York Review of Science Fiction and elsewhere for a total of 100 pieces. This ebook is further expanded with a few post-2017 bonus items and a complete listing of the whole run of Langford SFX columns and features. Over 80,000 words.

“In British fandom Dave Langford is regarded as a national treasure.” – Christopher Priest.

“Wit, slightly deaf person, raconteur and finest swordsman in all of Christendom.” – Terry Pratchett.

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From the Introduction: A little back-story. The first 128 columns, from June 1995 to March 2005, were assembled – with several special features also written for SFX – as The SEX Column and Other Misprints (Cosmos Books, 2005; Ansible Editions ebook, 2016); the title alludes to the perennial practice of laying out the magazine’s front cover with some actor’s head obscuring part of the title’s F and thus making it hilariously ambiguous. Columns 129 to 183 – April 2005 to June 2009 – were then collected along with a mass of other recent Langford nonfiction as Starcombing (Cosmos Books, 2009; Ansible Editions ebook 2016). Earlier, mostly non-SFX, critical efforts had already appeared in the big retrospective volume Up Through an Empty House of Stars: Reviews and Essays 1980-2002 (Cosmos Books, 2003; Ansible Editions ebook 2016). Finally, The Last SFX Visions concludes the long colonnade with SFX instalments 184 to 274 – July 2009 to July 2016 – plus a handful of extras from the same time period that brought the contents to a round 100 items.