Review: Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312

As with all Mr. Robinson’s books he involves his personal sensitivities to the environment and his ecological concerns within the story. Global warming has had profound effects on Earth and the parts of the story that take place there present these problems realistically.

iHobby 2013

Every year in October the hobby industry has an exposition for the hobby industry manufacturers to reach the retailing community and show off their new and existing products

Leviathan Wakes Review

[two]I am always looking for new books to read and typically pick one by an author from the current con I am attending.  In the case of this book it was because I received an email from a science fiction publisher I subscribe to offering Leviathan Wakes along with Daniel Abraham’s The Dragon’s Path in […]

The Icon of Monsters and Monster Models

Probably the most well-known monster ever imagined is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Around 1960 Aurora obtained a license from Universal Studios to produce a Frankenstein plastic model kit. It started a craze.

Fandom Modeling

This is my first column for Amazing Stories on science fiction and fantasy modeling. I will explore, review, and try to keep up with the latest news in plastic modeling relative to subjects that would be of interest to Amazing Stories readers. Plastic modeling has frequently produced models for those with an interest in the […]