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Steve continues his F&SF reviews with the current (Mar-Apr) issue. He finds it a nice blend of SF (even some “hard SF”) and fantasy (even “hard” fantasy!).
Steve is unforgivably late with his review of the Jan/Feb 2020 F&SF. He hopes you’ll forgive him if he posts the next two issues’ reviews on time!
Adding to his list of perfect/near-perfect genre movies, Steve looks at Riddick, starring Vin Diesel. Is it one of them? Steve thinks so.
For his second “perfect” genre movie, Steve calls your attention to gravel-voiced Vin Diesel’s first genre movie, Pitch Black. Science fiction films don’t get a whole lot better, in Steve’s opinion!
Few genre movies are perfect, but Steve will look at one he feels is nearly so. Whether vampire movies are your thing or not, Steve thinks you should look at this one!
Will Smith’s newest movie, Gemini Man, has not received a favourable response from viewers or critics. How about Steve? Did he like it? Check out his review!
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffitt, who created the BBC’s “Sherlock,” take on Dracula with the help of Netflix. Is it good? Well, yes and no. Read the review but BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
Steve, not being much of a gamer, was unimpressed by the blurb for the TV version of The Witcher. Did he change his mind when he actually saw the series? Find out for yourself!
Steve looks at all his 2019 columns and talks a bit about zombies and naked people. Why? Maybe he gets bored easily.
For his last column of the year and the decade, Steve reviews two excellent items: a new book by Lisa Mason, and the last 2019 F&SF. Both are well worth the read!
Author Matthew Hughes has written a “slipstream” historical novel with fantasy elements. But much of it is true. Is it SF/F? You decide (I already think so!)
Many of us loved the old Creepshow movies, but Greg Nicotero did something about it. It’s back, baby!
In this redo of his fifth column from 2013, Steve talks about visiting Butler, Missouri, the town where Robert A. Heinlein was born. Are they proud of him? Heck, yes!
Steve reviews the 70th Anniversary Issue of F&SF and finds it good. Excellent, in fact. There’s still time to read the issue before the Nov./Dec. one comes out!
After a delay, Steve finally finishes his review of Volume 1 of Anthony Boucher’s Treasury of Great Science Fiction from 1959. Surprisingly, most of these 60-plus-year-old stories still hold up!
In this slightly revised version of his 85th column, Steve revisits an old cinematic friend, and the best spy who ever broke out of the cold! All he can say is “ZOWIE!”
Steve reviews part of the first volume of a classic set of SF anthologies. What’s up with only reviewing part of a book? Read it and find out!
IT, Part II is out. Steve looks back at the 1990 TV-series version. Which one does he like? The oldie or the new one? Find out here!
Steve likes musical theatre. Steve watched Shrek the Musical. Did Steve like it? Read it and find out. Also, William Gibson writes an illustrated Alien 3 with Johnnie Christmas
For his 263rd column, Steve revisits and rewrites one of his first “new” columns for Amazing, six years ago. If you missed it, now's your chance to catch up!
This week Steve examines two new genre TV shows on different networks. Superheroes seem to be playing a bigger role in TV than ever before. Are these new shows worth watching?
This week after an absence, Steve talks about Mars as myth, especially as portrayed by Leigh Brackett. Which do YOU prefer? Myth or science fact?
Steve rounds out his MosCon Revival (MosCon “40”) report with a few photos and a very small amount of text. Isn’t a picture worth a bunch o’ words?
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!