Steve talks about himself (what an ego!) a new urban fantasy, and other stuff.
Steve’s (NOT R. Graeme Cameron’s) report on last weeks VCON 39/Canvention 34!
The characters dress as a ‘70s designer would have thought future people might dress, when they’re not dressing in actual ‘70s style…
Why do the short story and the movie get adjectives in the title, but not the book? Steve tells why.
Steve takes a Beatle break… or does he?
Steve considers two of John Shirley’s different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!
Steve reviews Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s book “Catalyst” and talks about a writers’ workshop.
Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed.
Steve dissects two movies: a new one and an oldie. But are they goodies?
Steve reviews Gardner Dozois’s marvelous 31st Annual Year’s Best SF!
Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin.
Steve reviews a seminal classic: Destination Moon, the first Hollywood SF blockbuster that respected both science and science fiction.
Does the movie Transcendence transcend the “sci-fi” label? Steve checks it out.
Steve takes on SyFy and Sharknado–with a glimpse of Sharknado 2!
The Lego Movie is out on DVD–does it lack heart? Steve tells all.
Steve revisits one of SF’s all-time classic movies!
Steve examines Stephen King’s new–and unique!–novel, Mr. Mercedes.
Steve reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past, and finds it good.
Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.
Robocop 2014: better than the original? Or worse?
Alexei Panshin is a well-known critic/reviewer of Heinlein and his works
Heinlein’s YA (Juvenile) work is still generating praise and controversy.
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming “Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2”
A YA fantasy that is for adults and accessible to teens; about a young woman who might be living in two worlds. And if so, are either or both real? Which one?
How does Stiller’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty stack up against Danny Kaye’s original version, and with James Thurber’s original story?
Steve posits some similarities between Robert A. Heinlein and Captain America in this continuation of his examination of the RAH “juveniles”.
Dean Koontz has had more of his novels filmified than Demon Seed. Bet you didn’t know that.
I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during his lifetime, began his writing career before he went back into […]
The Winston SF series – part two – in all it’s juvenile glory. Steve has some good info on how to obtain copies, reprints and replacement dust jackets.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we’re approaching the kind of TV pictured in Robocop or Kornbluth’s The Marching Morons. Whether it’s “I’d buy that for a dollar” or “Would you buy that for a quarter?” there’s a level of “entertainment” in movies and television which I and a bunch of others—I hope you’re one of them, too—don’t find particularly entertaining.