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TWO MOVIES AND A BOOK: Reviews of The Good, The Bad...

This week Steve looks at two movies and an anthology. Great anthology, one lousy film and one... what?

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE (Last Part): Amazing’s First Full Year

Steve finishes his "time machine" with a look at the final three issues of Amazing's first full year.

NEW BOOK REVIEWS: Walter Mosley and Robert Charles Wilson  

This week Steve reviews books by Walter Mosley and Robert Charles Wilson. Good books!

WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER “HEROES”—or do we? “POWERS” debuts!      

Taking a break from his Personal Time Machine, Steve looks at the first episode of Playstation Network's first original series, "POWERS."

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 3)

Steve continues his look at the first full year of Amazing Stories. This week it's the third quarter of 1926.

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 2)

Continuing his series on the first year of Amazing Stories, Steve sees what "scientifiction" was trying to become: US!

MY PERSONAL TIME MACHINE: AMAZING STORIES’ FIRST YEAR (part 1)

Steve begins a series of columns examining Amazing Stories' first full year of publishing!

FILM REVIEWS: NEWLY-FILMED HEINLEIN in “PREDESTINATION”!

This week Steve dislikes Keanu Reeves and Tricia Helfer, but really, really likes Ethan Hawke in a Heinlein-to-film movie!

ROTSLER REVIVAL: Review of THE FAR FRONTIER and PATRON OF THE...

Steve looks at two "new" releases--classic SF by the late William Rotsler, multitalented fan, writer and artist.

“CLASSIC” Movie Reviews, OUR MAN FLINT and IN LIKE FLINT

Steve revisits a favourite--classic--"spy spoof" from the '60s. Many people loved these James Coburn films!

NEW FORMAT FILM REVIEWS: LUCY and MALEFICENT 

Steve looks at two newer films: Lucy with Scarlett Johansson and Maleficent with Angelina Jolie. Are they good or bad? You'll find out...

ME AZAKI, YOU AZAKI, WE ALL AZAKI FOR MIYAZAKI!

Steve looks at a Japanese anime film by master storyteller and animator Hayao Miyazaki.

A LITTLE DITTY ‘BOUT BILLIE SUE and DEAN

Steve discusses two top thriller writers, Billie Sue Mosiman and Dean R. Koontz. Are their new books good?

BOOK REVIEW: Lisa Goldstein’s Walking The Labyrinth & 2014 Year-end 

Steve reviews Lisa Goldstein's "Walking the Labyrinth" and lists his posts of 2014. Happy new year!

“I WONDER WHAT THE VINTNERS BUY…” A Christmas Card Column      

Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!

WHA…? JOHNNY CASH and SF? I FELL INTO A BURNING RING...

Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anthology series. And tells you where to get FREE SF!

3D OR NOT 2D?

This week, Steve shares his love of 3D. How do YOU feel about 3D?

FANS, PROSE & CONS: Review of King’s “REVIVAL”

Steve's take on Stephen King's newest new book, Revival.

A PLEA FOR HELP and “The Expendables 3” Review

Steve pleads for your help on Spider Robinson's behalf (and his daughter) and also reviews Expendables 3.

DAYS OF FUTURE NOW: “THE PERIPHERAL” by William Gibson

Steve reviews William Gibson's significant new SF book and talks about his last non-fiction book. And mentions having lunch with the author.

THE GOOD OLD (GAME) DAYS…

Steve revisits the old days of computer gaming... the "old days" are back!

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO? Part Two of Two.   

In part two of his superhero blog entry, Steve looks at Superman and others.

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO? (Part One of Two)

Steve begins an exploration of superhero comics at the very beginning!

BUTTON, BUTTON—Who’s Got the button? 

Steve collects movie memorabilia at cons. Do you?

Your Reviewer, Some Modern Urban Fantasy and Some Thoughts on Publishing...

Steve talks about himself (what an ego!) a new urban fantasy, and other stuff.

Steve Fahnestalk’s VCON 39 Report. NOT R. Graeme Cameron’s VCON 39...

Steve's (NOT R. Graeme Cameron's) report on last weeks VCON 39/Canvention 34!

“Space Station 76”—A Movie Review

The characters dress as a ‘70s designer would have thought future people might dress, when they’re not dressing in actual ‘70s style...

REVIEWS: An Hilarious Short Story, a Horrific Movie, and a Book

Why do the short story and the movie get adjectives in the title, but not the book? Steve tells why.

Spiders and Beatles and Books—Oh, My!

Steve takes a Beatle break... or does he?

REVIEWS: John Shirley—Between Genres (Always)

Steve considers two of John Shirley's different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!