Forty years ago, Steve (with more than A Little Help From His Friends) created MosCon. And It Was Good. But like the Living Dead, MosCon Returned! Is it Still Good? Read and find out! (Hint: You betcha!)
Steve went to MosCon XL, but won’t review it this week, then he read the May-June F&SF. Check it out! Some fabulous fiction!
Steve talks about coincidence and reviews a couple of films. He didn’t find any five-flibbet films, but maybe you’ll like them better than he did.
Steve went to hear a talk about colonizing Mars. Can we? Will we? Should we? You tell Steve! (Ed note. Go ahead and tell NASA what can't be done - chances are they'll say "we've already done that"
This week Steve comments at length on a convention he missed most of. He hopes to obfuscate that fact with verbiage.
After a short absence, Steve returns to bid farewell to a beloved SF author, Vonda N. McIntyre, and to talk about his TV addiction... er, favourite shows!
Steve gets really retro this week, with a review of the 1937 movie King Solomon’s Mines. Does he dig up diamonds or dirt? Read and find out!
Steve says farewell to another fannish friend, David E. Wilson, longtime Vancouver fan. And says “Meh” to the new animated Grinch.
Late in reviewing the Jan/Feb F&SF, Steve attempts to allay his guilt with a comprehensive look at said issue. In doing so, he finds it a very good read!
This week Steve repurposes and re-edits an old column, hoping it will be new to at least some of you. It’s all about conventions and nametags, anyway, so if you’re not interested, go watch the snow or something. (Ed's inside joke: No orcas yet...)
This week Steve examines a prolific author of the ‘40s and ‘50s who seems to be nearly forgotten today. Maybe we can change that!
Steve attempts to list and describe every genre movie of 1957. Oddly enough, it seems to be a worthwhile thing to do!
Steve is not a big fan of the movie Aquaman. In fact, he’s not even a little fan of Aquaman; he thinks the movie s(t)inks!
This week, Steve looks at Wildside Press’s attempt to reprint most of the SF of the past in ebook format. This particular book is works by Cyril Kornbluth, a name you should learn!
In case you missed one or more of Steve’s so-called “scintillating” columns (well, he seems to think they are), here’s a list of all he wrote in 2018.
For his final column of 2018, Steve dives into the Nov./Dec. issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, which everyone just calls “F&SF.” It tastes great and is more filling with fewer calories than competing magazines!
This week, Steve looks at a supernatural murder mystery historical romance—if you can believe that label—and an anthology of original modern horror stories. He enjoyed both of them—will your mileage vary?
Steve really didn’t care for the new movie The Predator. Did you? On the other hand, Steve likes Stan Against Evil on IFC. Give it a try!
Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is now available for purchase. Is it worth your money? Steve will tell you what he thinks!
Steve's second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.
Steve's thinking about Halloween, which often brings up thoughts about Stephen King. How do you feel about that? Seen both versions of The Shining, have you?
Steve takes it easy this week with short reviews, award news and singing the blues. Okay, we’re kidding about the blues.
Steve examines Murderbot Diaries volumes two, three and four. But, Steve hopes, without more than minor spoilers.
This week Steve says a painful farewell to a special fan, and reviews the current (Sept./Oct.) issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Please take a look!
This week, Steve goes Down Under to get a look at some vampires. And werewolves. And cops. What’s going on in these shadows?
Ever heard of Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze? You will, you will. Steve brings us some news about him/it, and a book review.
This week Steve talks about some filk, some fan musicians, and even a movie! Yes, the sequel to Jurassic World is up… will it be a drubbing or roses and a bottle of champagne? Read it and see!
Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.
Edward Willett is an Aurora Award-winning SF writer from Regina, Saskatchewan. He’s got two new collections out: one of SF/F poetry, and one of SF/F stories. Steve likes them!
In honour of the late Harlan Ellison, Steve deconstructs—without major spoilers—the film “A Boy and His Dog.” It’s not a great film. See whether you agree!