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Fact or fiction, reportage or editorial? We, as the readers are never sure
Beautifully paced, crisply written and containing flashes of originality, even brilliance
T.R. Napper has shovelled over the soil of quantum particles that was cyberpunk to create a new creature entirely
Imagine if Thomas Hardy were alive today and writing science fiction.
For those of us who write fiction, he has countless wise and constructive advice to offer
Surrealistic horror-fantasy, by way of gonzo journalism
Amazing snow sculptures!
Discover Sci-Fi! Well, about all you need to really say is "FREE BOOKS!"
A dense, at times brilliant, microscopically-detailed study of the works of J.G. Ballard
In Simon Avery's novella, the interstitial dark spaces are filled with horrors and a creeping unease that drags the reader in and won’t let go
Evil certainly is a matter of perspective. But, then again, so is goodness
Robyn Bennis' The Guns Above starts off slowly, and perhaps carries more detail on the working of its steampunk ships than is absolutely necessary. However, once the battles have been joined, it is a rip-roaring read.
The Last of Us is a well realized computer game that contains both a thrilling zombie story and brilliant drama.
Reviewer John Dodds loved Steel Sky, which reads like Alexandre Dumas crossed with Isaac Asimov.
I confess I only had a general idea of what the term “grimdark” meant before reading the first edition of Grimdark Magazine, which enshrines...
The Lone Ranger Green Hornet comic is overall an entertaining read, very much in the spirit of its pulp fiction origins.
Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is an entertaining short film series on Amazon Prime.
Casefile: Arkham - Nightmare on the Canvas (01 Publishing) by Josh Finney (Author), Kat Rocha (Editor), Patrick McEvoy (Illustrator) is a graphic novel which...
Ever wondered what the characters in Shakespeare's fantastic plays did outside those plays? Monstrous Little Voices, a collection of five interlocking short stories, should give you some idea.
Writing tools for writers: Dodd's and friends take a look at Scrivener.
"Collecting" online precludes the need for shelves
An interview with editor and graphic designer Pedro Marques, and a note from Lavie Tidhar.
Has anyone ever challenged the notion that film viewers are fundamentally happy to be served the same old stuff time and time again?
A scary, intense film about love and loss. What's not genre about that?
Peacekeepers launches a Webby nominated pilot
An interview with illustrator and graphic artist Shawn King
A story bundle for time travel addicts!
Israeli author and traveler Lavie Tidhar discusses the World SF blog, traveling the world for inspiration and his latest works.
So. What was YOUR 'Golden Age of SF" like?
They say the golden age of science fiction is 12....
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