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In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!
Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.
Steve looks at a brand-new SF/F stop-motion animated short film by the talented film-maker and director Alba Garcia-Rivas.
Steve picks up and reviews a brand-new hard SF book—a thriller—by best-selling mystery writer John Sandford and SF pro artist & photographer Ctein, and finds it a fast, fun read!
This week, Steve travels back to Ancient Egypt with Boris Karloff as "The Mummy." No CGI, but scarier than Brendan Fraser's "Mummy"!
Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first vampire movie, Nosferatu, and its influence on modern vampire movies.
For Halloween, Steve looks at one of the oldest, and perhaps the best-known "monster movie" of them all, James Whale's "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff.
This week Steve drops back ten years to review an underapreciated movie, "Constantine," with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, telling us why he thinks the movie deserves another look.
Laser books was a flash-in-the-pan series of SF books put out by romance publisher Harlequin, and edited by the late Roger Elwood. Steve takes a quick look at the series, hoping to pique your interest. Steve also offers a book Giveaway!
This week Steve reviews the latest issue of long-running (but not as long as Amazing Stories!) magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF). Some good reading here!
Steve talks about the late Sir Terry Pratchett, and his last book--last DISCWORLD book, too!--which just came out. A new Pratchett is usually a joyous occasion, but this book brings mixed emotions.
Steve jumps around a lot this week, from VCON to Steampunk Fashion Jewelry to the Philip K. Dick Bookbundle, and back again to Ed Howdershelt!
This week, Steve hypes his local convention and talks to best-selling ebook writer Ed Howdershelt, plus there's advice on writing and selling ebooks!
This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of...) and reviews a new book and an overlooked movie from 2014. Check it out!
Steve wonders whether the non-SF/F series about Jack Reacher, by Lee Child, could actually be an “underground” SF/F series. Hmmm.
Is it old? Is it new? Is it even SF/F? Steve examines the ever-popular Saint series by Leslie Charteris.
Upon his return from Missouri, Steve reviews a new fantasy book by master storyteller Dave Duncan.
If you'd love to sell your new book to one of the big SF print publishers, Steve--with a little help from his friends--tells you how to start!
After congratulating himself on his 40 years doing conventions, Steve discusses a quasi-SF-ish book about superheroes on TV in the 1950s. It's fun!
Steve dismembers... uh, reviews... a couple of horror movies, then enjoys the sequel. And you might too!
They're here! Or They're Back! Steve asks the movie review question: "WHY?"
This week, Steve looks at the popular book series The Destroyer and their Film and TV counterparts. (Caution: this series is more violent than Game of Thrones!)
Steve looks at Netflix's new SF offering by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczinski. The season starts slowly but begins to build quickly after episode 1.
Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film's a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!
Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.
Two new reviews by Steve: the new Michael Moorcock book and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Are they worth it? You bet they are!
A review of In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
This week Steve takes us back to 1967, courtesy of Lisa Mason. Time travel is trippy!
Steve stomps on several sucky SF/F movies. All had good actors; should have been better.
This week Steve looks at two movies and an anthology. Great anthology, one lousy film and one... what?