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This week, Steve holds his breath and dives into movies about amphibious guys, which is a thing, now. Not Navy Seals, but Gill-Men (and Guillermo!). Put on your dive mask and check it out!
This week Steve tackles Chris van Allsburg’s movies: Jumanji, Zathura, Polar Express, and Jumanji. Wait, did I say Jumanji twice?
Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?
Steve does his annual recounting of his columns for the previous year. But he's somehow lost a couple of columns. If you find them, please email him... or maybe not.
This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree!
This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that?
After a two-week absence, Steve returns with a book review. Complimentary—and scathing—Steve talks about Mark Rounds’ first book.
In the second of three Halloween-type posts about recent Stephen King movies and TV shows, Steve checks into Mr. Mercedes, a book/TV series about a killer who uses a car as a deadly weapon!
In this first of three Halloween-y columns examining several media adaptations of Stephen King works, Steve talks about the new movie, and what’s wrong with IT.
This week, Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. 2017 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, their 68th anniversary issue. And finds it good to read!
This week Steve plugs the new Canadian anthology Tesseracts 20 (shameless self-promotion), and interviews famed musician and self-confessed SF buff David Crosby of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), and his own group with his son James Raymond.
This week Steve writes a very short column about a new movie. Or is it new at all? It’s from a Japanese manga and animé series. And Steve has to go vote for himself in the Auroras. Will you be voting too?
This week Steve talks about Canadian SF/F, and those books, stories, and so on, that have been nominated for an Aurora Award this year. Oh, yeah—he’s a nominee too!
This week Steve looks at an almost-forgotten Golden Oldie SF writer: Will F. “Murray Leinster” Jenkins!
This week Steve tells you where to get even MORE GREAT SF/F for next to nothing! And if you were reading this column four years ago you might have read the rest. Just sayin’.
Steve ceases reviewing this week to tell you of cheap and free SF/F ebooks, SF sites, semiprozines and all sorts of SF/F resources online. Check them all out!
This week, Steve reviews an SF anthology about Trump’s presidency (!) and gives a hearty “meh!” to Despicable Me 3. Check out his reviews!
Steve gives us two reviews today—one a very enjoyable book; and the other a movie. Whether you enjoy that one or not is up to you… but be aware, Tom Cruise is in it!
This week, Steve reviews the July-August F&SF, and stumps for your votes (Canadians only!) for the Aurora Awards.
This week Steve returns with a review of what he considers to be a terrible TV show. Do you agree? You’ll have to watch it to find out, and then you’ll be sorry!
This week Steve stays put in space and time, reviewing the May/June Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF). The stories in the issue, however, range all over space and time!
This week Steve throws a few spoilers into a review of Alien: Covenant. You might want to wait until you’ve seen the movie before you read this review. Just a friendly note.
Steve serves up some commentary on modern readin' & writin'; then he goes and reviews a few episodes of an old TV show by Rod Serling. He's somewhat long-winded, but often worth reading! (Steve, not Rod Serling.) Okay, Serling's worth reading too.
This week Steve jumps back and forth in his reviews. Back to the early part of the century, forward from there to the 'sixties, and back (forward) to the present! Are you confused? Well, I think we all are at this point.
This week Steve dips back into SF’s past—focusing on 1928 and 1962. Why those years? You’ll have to read and find out…and if that doesn’t work, ask him yourself!
This week Steve takes on a blurb and a book review and a movie review. And he has a good time with all of it! He doesn’t think your mileage will vary much!
This week, Steve says goodbye to another old friend, reviews the March/April F&SF, and tells—and shows!—a bit about the Northwest’s biggest fan-run convention: Norwescon 40!
Steve continues to travel in time—at least in his head—by reviewing a movie that came out a couple of years ago. A time-travel movie of a sort. It’s all timey-wimey stuff!
Steve time travels (again?) back to 1961 with the review of the movie “Hidden Figures” and finds it more than good. Possibly his fave movie so far this year!
Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.