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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!

BOOK REVIEW: “Catalyst” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman; And a Chat

Steve reviews Nina Kiriki Hoffman's book "Catalyst" and talks about a writers' workshop.

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed.

MOVIE REVIEW(s): DIVERGENT and an oldie

Steve dissects two movies: a new one and an oldie. But are they goodies?

Review: THIS “YEAR’S BEST” ANTHOLOGY REALLY *IS* THE YEAR’S BEST!

Steve reviews Gardner Dozois's marvelous 31st Annual Year's Best SF!

MOVIE REVIEW: Would Scarlett Johansson get UNDER your SKIN?

Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin.

CLASSIC SF MOVIES #2: George Pal’s Destination Moon

Steve reviews a seminal classic: Destination Moon, the first Hollywood SF blockbuster that respected both science and science fiction.

MOVIE REVIEW: Does TRANSCENDENCE transcend its genre?

Does the movie Transcendence transcend the "sci-fi" label? Steve checks it out.

IT’S COMING! A Review of SHARKNADO! and a hint….

Steve takes on SyFy and Sharknado--with a glimpse of Sharknado 2!