After almost 3 years of waiting, the much anticipated final Expanse novel is finally here, and the anticipation was totally justified. James S. A. Corey and the crew of the Rocinante bring it all together in a finale that makes all that’s come before worthwhile and gives us closure on the saga.
Not really a genre movie, this week Steve reviews a Norwegian movie with hints of Tarantino and Ritchie, which is probably close enough to qualify. The humour is dark and mostly subtle. What do *you* think?
Ecuadorian writer María Dolores Cabrera presents her new book, Siempre de azul (Libros Duendes, 2021)
If you were a Cowboy Bebop fan before Netflix dropped its live-action series (11/19/2021) you may have been disappointed at the result because it’s hard to separate the series you know from the sometimes identical sometimes strangely different live-action series. Our reviewer talks about cognitive dissonance and how our favorite space bounty hunters coped with being brought to life.
OBIR: Occasional Biased and Ignorant Reviews reflecting this reader’s opinion. AUGUR MAGAZINE – Vol. 4, Issue #1 Publisher: Kerry C. Byrne, Augur Magazine Literary Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Co-Editors in Chief: Lawrence Stewen, Terese Mason Pierre. Managing Editor: Victoria Liao, Poetry Editor: Leslie Joy Ahenda. Graphic Fiction Editor: Amy Wang. Editors: Vivian Li, Avi Silver. […]
A new anthology featuring stories from 15 authors from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, and illustrated by the artist Murdock (Jesús Mansilla).
Nicolas Cage likes weird movies. Prisoners of the Ghostland is one such; but the weirdness comes at a price. There’s not that much plot, and it drags in the middle. But it’s sort of stylish. Steve liked it.
101 Essential Spanish SF titles; Hispacon 2021 program
They’re running and rerunning movies on Steve’s TV. He’s already reviewed this one online, so why not edit and rerun the review? Go for it!
Was Poe’s The Tell-Tale heart inspired by Dickens?
Mixed results from Apple’s latest Science Fiction effort
A review of issue 32 of Pulp Literature magazine
Steve reviews one of the better Halloween movies he’s seen, even though it’s an oldie. Korea is becoming a terrific place for genre movies, it seems.
November’s books feature conspiracy theories and existential debates about reality, a host of award-winning authors, and the last episode of one of science fiction’s most-loved sagas. Let’s dig in.
Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, finding it excellent. What’s it all about, Alfie? Could it be monsters and aliens and dragons, oh, my?
Answering, or at least commenting on questions like: How should children resist being manipulated by adults? What is the role of fantasy in enabling a child to rise above the harmful influence of reality?
If you learn Spanish, the preceding will make a lot more sense
We review Dune and find it not as terrible as it might otherwise have been.
A review of the anthology Road to Nowhere City by Poldark Mego
I knew the name of this author, because of the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel that she won this year for “Mexican Gothic”. I announce the prize in my monthly news. Ok, it is in English but nevertheless she is Mexican by birth. I thought I was going to read “Mexican Gothic”, but […]
The making of three seminal films, three books, three high marks!
Steve reviews the new horror movie Malignant, with Annabelle Wallis. He liked parts of it and disliked other parts. Overall, it was a “thumbs down” for him.
A novel that may cause you to rethink your attitudes and assumptions concerning yourself and how you perceive your relationship to others
This month has no shortage of titles worth your time, taking you from farthest space to your own back yard
“Sueños de Herrumbe” (Devil’s Language Editorial) by José Horacio Porcayo presented; LPD Magazine offered a discussion of how to make a letter of myths and legends; The first issue of the digital magazine Cranio Feliz released.
I first read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series while riding the bus to bowling team practice when I was in high school. I was a huge science fiction fan at the time, my friends knew it and they teased me about somehow having missed this seminal series. I finally succumbed to their hounding. It wasn’t that […]
Apple’s latest multi-million epic is based on a series of novels that only won an award because readers got sick and tired of Asimov’s toastmaster schtick.
A review of the latest issue of Speculative North magazine
A roundup of French genre happenings: a new novel, two new publishers enter the field and the passing of Belgian author Henri Vernes.
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