Graeme tackles the latest anthology from Amazing Stories publishers, an “historical treasure”.
George Miller has turned away from Mad Max to a different kind of fantasy. Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba really shine in this “Arabian Nights/Scheherazade” story. I think you’ll like it.
An exciting critique of America and Mexico, set in a city that IS the wall between the two nations
Back in May a new SF series called Night Sky premiered, with terrific actors Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. But Amazon nixed a second season. Have you seen it? Can you explain why Amazon killed it? I can’t.
New issues of Thesis magazine, Quimera, Babelicus and Historias Pulp released, plus lots more in this roundup of Latin American genre happenings.
Rebecca Inch-Partridge reports on this year’s recently concluded Worldcon convention.
Well worth reading, every bit of it.
A new movie streams on Sunday Sept. 20; it’s about a Mars mission full of human-android conflict? There are no startling revelations or new thoughts, but it’s a fairly pleasant way to pass an evening.
Francois Villanueva Paravicino is one of the most interesting figures of Peruvian letters to have emerged in recent years.
Steve’s been really taken by two new things: the new Stallone movie Samaritan, and the new Amazon series The Man Who Fell to Earth, with Chiwetel Ejiofor. You may not agree, but you have to watch them before you’re entitled to my… er, your opinion.
Don’t be surprised if some of the stories are unbearably horrific.
Back to school specials don’t all take place on TV!
The Day the Earth Stood Still is not a Christian allegory, but it may have been an inspiration for Star Trek
Scott Ellis’ first published collection, exhibits a pleasing variety of the output of his intense imagination.
Netflix has released a new vampire movie starriing multiple-award winner Jamie Foxx as a vamp hunter. While it breaks no new ground, it has a great bit part by Snoop Dogg as a “cowboy” vamp hunter. Fairly gory, not exactly family fare, but watchable. Also, check out TV series “Moonhaven” and upcoming movie “Slumberland.”
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: Ghost ships; a never-ending question in desperate need of
answering; the virtue of sadness and loss; meeting ancestors from millennia in the past; fiendishly dark fairytales; and mind- warping reality generators are just some of the themes we’ll be considering.
In sum, if you like tech-based hard-science fiction, Eric knows what he is writing about.
Back in the late 1950s-early 1960s, when I was but a lad, I was taken by the (written) works of John Wyndham. This is the latest adaptation of his 1957 book, and it’s not bad at all.
The latest happenings in Spanish language science fiction and fantasy
The newest film in the multi-movie Predator sequence stars only Indigenous actors and could be considered either a prequel or sequel to the other Predator movies. It may not be a great movie, but it’s certainly a watchable one. It’s on Hulu, if you’re interested.
Prey, the latest in the Predator film franchise, is a mixed bag
Fusion Fragment is an affirmation that originality and creativity is alive and well in the speculative fiction community.
Fans need to do a little bit better on the monthlies! Television dips to ZERO Genre Goodness!
A two volume History of Latin American Science Fiction!
…mainstream publishers save money by doing zero editing and zero promotion, small independent publishers put more effort into producing the same poor results, and the majority of writers flog themselves to death with self-promotion efforts…
New Netflix series proves, once again, making shows from video games doesn’t hardly ever work
This week Steve talks about (not really reviewing per se) a bunch of recent TV shows and movies, and touches on what he likes or doesn’t like about them. You may disagree, but that’s okay.
A review of Julio Meza Díaz’ La Máquina del Orgasmo Infinito (The Infinite Orgasm Machine). As may be suspected from the title, some topics included here may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The truth is what General Sherman said: “War is hell.”
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: a dash of archaeological mystery; a hint of ancient legend; the virtue of endurance; parental guidance and unburied secrets are among the themes of this bi-monthly issue