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Book Review: Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman

For those of us who write fiction, he has countless wise and constructive advice to offer

Book Review: Beach of Dreams by Fran Friel

Surrealistic horror-fantasy, by way of gonzo journalism

Scotland’s Snow Storm…and a Unicorn

Amazing snow sculptures!

Discover Sci Fi…The Easy Way

Discover Sci-Fi! Well, about all you need to really say is "FREE BOOKS!"

Book Review: J. G. Ballard (Modern Masters of Science Fiction) by D....

A dense, at times brilliant, microscopically-detailed study of the works of J.G. Ballard

Book Review: The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery

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 is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists, ed....

Evil certainly is a matter of perspective. But, then again, so is goodness

Book Review: The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

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.

Game review: The Last of Us (Remastered)

The Last of Us is a well realized computer game that contains both a thrilling zombie story and brilliant drama.

Book Review: Steel Sky by Andrew C. Murphy

Reviewer John Dodds loved Steel Sky, which reads like Alexandre Dumas crossed with Isaac Asimov.

Review: Grimdark Magazine #1

I confess I only had a general idea of what the term “grimdark” meant before reading the first edition of Grimdark Magazine, which enshrines...

Review: The Lone Ranger and Green Hornet comics collection

The Lone Ranger Green Hornet comic is overall an entertaining read, very much in the spirit of its pulp fiction origins.

TV Review: Nikola Tesla and the End of the World

Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is an entertaining short film series on Amazon Prime.

Book Review: Casefile: Arkham – Nightmare on the Canvas

Casefile: Arkham - Nightmare on the Canvas (01 Publishing) by Josh Finney (Author), Kat Rocha (Editor), Patrick McEvoy (Illustrator) is a graphic novel which...

Book Review: Monstrous Little Voices

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.

SF and F Scribes, Scribblers – and Scrivener

Writing tools for writers: Dodd's and friends take a look at Scrivener.

The Great Collection in the Sky

"Collecting" online precludes the need for shelves

Interview: Graphic Designer Pedro Marques

An interview with editor and graphic designer Pedro Marques, and a note from Lavie Tidhar.

Film Crimes: The Ones That Got Away

Has anyone ever challenged the notion that film viewers are fundamentally happy to be served the same old stuff time and time again?

Film Review: One Past

A scary, intense film about love and loss. What's not genre about that?

Texts from the Future: the Peacekeeper Series

Peacekeepers launches a Webby nominated pilot

Designs on Genre: Interview with Shawn King

An interview with illustrator and graphic artist Shawn King

AMAZING THINGS: Time Travel Story Bundle

A story bundle for time travel addicts!

Interview: Lavie Tidhar

Israeli author and traveler Lavie Tidhar discusses the World SF blog, traveling the world for inspiration and his latest works.

My Science Fiction Childhood, A Memoir, Part 2

So. What was YOUR 'Golden Age of SF" like?

My Science Fiction Childhood: A Memoir, Part 1

They say the golden age of science fiction is 12....

Of Mechs and Men: Interview with Russian Artist Fyodor Ananiev

John Dodds interviews his cover artist Fyodor Ananiev

Britty Scary: Interview with March Shemmans of the UK’s Horror Express...

An interview with the folks from Horror Express Magazine

No Hack, but Lots of Slash: An interview with M. Harold...

An interview with house husband and practicing swordsman, M. Harold Page.

Book Review: Whispers from the Abyss

An H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection of shorts - no Elvis impersonations allowed.