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?
SF Romance - kidnappings, cyborgs of the week, a "fantasy island" offering a "Galaxy Quest like" adventure for NASA geeks (omg, what's NOT to love?) and more in this bi-weekly roundup
Posts about Hispano-American fiction; John W. Campbell, Women in SF, McDevitt and Canadian anthology reviews, the First Fandom Experience and more.
This week after an absence, Steve talks about Mars as myth, especially as portrayed by Leigh Brackett. Which do YOU prefer? Myth or science fact?
Fine writing throughout in this magazine devoted to pulp fiction of a higher literary calling.
15 caosule reviews offer more than enough to check out for the month
A personal review of Unusual Narrators of the fantastic in Latin America and Spain, Edited by Teresa López-Pelliza and Ricardo Garzón. One of Tanya's short stories is included in the mix.
A review of an overlooked novel dealing with the issue of child soldiers.
Pimp My Airship by Maurice Broaddus tells a beautiful story filled with mystery and wonder and just enough Steampunk elements to satisfy the hardened fan.
Is reading + imagination really better than couch-potatoing with the boobtube? This excerpt should suggest where we fall on the argument.
OBIR: Occasional Biased and Ignorant Reviews reflecting this reader’s opinion. Broken Sun, Broken Moon – by Brent Hayward Published by ChiZine Publications, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in...
A feminist novel uncovering the dangers of feminist worlds.
A complete summary of Amazing Stories' first year's content (words; art work next), including eligibility notices and links to most author's websites & blogs.
Steve rounds out his MosCon Revival (MosCon “40”) report with a few photos and a very small amount of text. Isn’t a picture worth a bunch o’ words?
There are at least 15 principle characters to keep track of. Too confusing? Not a bit of it. Ten years in the writing and well worth it.
A not fully function cyborg, alien saviors, an AI God, an alien bounty hunter, an assassin tasked with targeting children, a woman kidnapped for an alien breeder program and vampire family politics round out this week's offerings.
HBO drops the ball on the BluRay release of From Earth to the Moon, the award-winning documentary series. This review includes a word from one of the original effects artists.
Introducing The First Fandom Experience - a thrilling ride into the history of our Fannish Community
Futuristic Canada is a very Canadian anthology. How much so may depend on whether you are Canadian, American, British or even Australian....
Forty years ago, Steve (with more than A Little Help From His Friends) created MosCon. And It Was Good. But like the Living Dead, MosCon Returned! Is it Still Good? Read and find out! (Hint: You betcha!)
Siana's Brothers of Enchantment delves into 'arcanepunk'
OBIR: Occasional Biased and Ignorant Reviews reflecting this reader’s opinion. Alchemy and Artifacts: Tesseracts 22 Published by Edge-Lite, an imprint of Hades Publications, Inc., Calgary, Alberta,...
Old stuff, new stuff, SF cool stuff. Ernest happily adds to your Mount ToBeRead
Steve went to MosCon XL, but won’t review it this week, then he read the May-June F&SF. Check it out! Some fabulous fiction!
An advance viewing of the director's cut redeems the earlier fifth lowest gross in US release version of this on-the-edge-of-the-apocalypse film
Three Laws Lethal shines in its exploration of the future consequences of incorporatng AI into our societies.
A review of Casa Volada a collection of short stories by Gemma Solsona Asensio
OK. Another cool flying car concept. Let me know when I can fly in to the used flying car lot....
Steve talks about coincidence and reviews a couple of films. He didn’t find any five-flibbet films, but maybe you’ll like them better than he did.
Graeme reviews five novels, covering a range of interests and genres