Steve reviews the 70th Anniversary Issue of F&SF and finds it good. Excellent, in fact. There’s still time to read the issue before the Nov./Dec. one comes out!

Your Majesty, I’m So Over You

Ranks and titles are powerful tools in the fantasy writer's toolkit. What a shame they are used so unimaginatively in general. I offer some inspiration alongside your weekly dose of young fogeyishness.

The Artful Collector: The Major Awards for Artists and ART: The...

Browsing through my photo file yielded one of me taken at the 16th annual Chesley Awards, 2001, accepting an award for one of the...

Winter 2014 SF Anime Preview

What's coming to the intersection of anime and sf worlds in January? (Spoiler: No Sailor Moon, unfortunately.) So many new and renewed shows you'd think it was Christmas or something!

Review: Strange World Stories by Hank Quense

Strange Worlds Stories is a very, very silly book. But if your taste runs to that kind of humour, you’re sure to find it very, very enjoyable.

The Elves of Japan

In Japan, even the elves are different. Fantasy novelist Satoru Sato has won a place in the postwar fantasy canon for his uniquely charming creations, the Korobokkuru.


This week, Steve looks at Wildside Press’s attempt to reprint most of the SF of the past in ebook format. This particular book is works by Cyril Kornbluth, a name you should learn!

On the Study of the Fantastic, Part I

To outsiders, both fandom and academia are opaque.


This week Steve examines two new genre TV shows on different networks. Superheroes seem to be playing a bigger role in TV than ever before. Are these new shows worth watching?

Wicked Wonders Wicked Wonderful

In the battle between literary fiction and genre fiction, Ellen Klages belongs to both sides, as her engaging collection of short stories Wicked Wonders demonstrates.

Daína Chaviano, entrevista a una escritora extraterrestre

An interview with Cuban fantasy author Daína Chaviano

Anime roundup 1/10/2019: Coming Out Swinging

In this week's viewing: Premiere time is front-loaded with the big names, and they do deliver.

Concise Convention Report and Some Other Thoughts

A con report from deep in the heart of Rustycon 31

Review: Steampunk LEGO by Guy Himber

Steampunk LEGO by Guy Himber is a visually stimulating look at the creative possibilities within the LEGO world using the innovative theme found in Steampunk.

Psychics are Dark Fantasy

I remember being uncomfortable about the "psionics" in Dungeons and Dragons back when I was a kid.  Psychic powers seemed more appropriate in science...

Anime roundup 8/29/2019: Battle Lines Drawn

In this week's viewing: People sort out who the villains are in Granbelm and The Ones Within, and more!

Noticias Literatura 9-1

And the winners of the Alberto Magno Prize for Science Fiction are -

Anime roundup 11/19/2015: Same Ol’ Same Ol’

In this week's viewing: Kagewani is still scary, Gundam is still fighty, and more!

Una mujer-lobo embarazada: ejercicio de verosimilitud


Anime roundup 4/2/2020: There’s Always a Catch

In this week's viewing: The winter season all wraps up, for a nice tidy transition to spring.

Focus on LOCUS, or: The Fannish Beginnings of an Industry Standard...

Examining a fannish institution: Charles N. Brown is gone, but Locus a newszine “covering the science fiction field,” remains the definitive industry trade magazine for the SF&F genre, an absolute must read for authors, editors, publishers, reviewers, and all fen

RWBY: The Anime-Inspired Webseries I Can’t Stop Talking About

Morgana Santilli talks about what makes RWBY a great animated series, and webseries.

Anime roundup 4/5/2018: The Monster Mash

In this week's viewing: It's the end of the season, it's the beginning of the season, it's full of crazy spooky things either way!

Earl Norem: 1924 – 2015

Earl Norem was a gigantic talent and regularly and consistently produced work of the highest caliber

The Young Animators’ Project, and What We Can Hope For

It has recently been brought to my attention that every year, the Japanese government pays a large sum of money to a handful of...

Review: AMC’s Humans

A partial review of Humans, veering off into a discussion of sex bots.

Elizabeth Haydon Returns to the Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme

Elizabeth Haydon returns to The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme with The Tree of Water, the fourth volume in her popular fantasy adventure series.

Anime roundup 6/6/2019: Raising the Death Flag

In this week's viewing: Dororo and Midnight Occult Civil Servants make it really clear who's going to die, Attack on Titan tries for some misdirection, and more!

SF, Fantasy and Horror On TV

A comprehensive listing of genre television shows - current and up-coming. Check your local listings.

Libros Gratis Durante la Cuarentena

Some suggestions for combatting quarantine ennui