Steve, not being much of a gamer, was unimpressed by the blurb for the TV version of The Witcher. Did he change his mind when he actually saw the series? Find out for yourself!
In a digital age, your past can and will come back to haunt you.
Isabel Ibañez kicks off the year as one of the first authors to debut in the New Roaring Twenties.
In City of Stone and Silence, Wexler continues to interrogate what power does and can do for people who are unused to having it, and given an opportunity to step up
Once you’ve read the story you may well conclude it is a tad tabloidy and nowhere near the essential sanity and dignity of an actor’s private life. Wrong!
If you’re looking for a high-octane post-apocalyptic novel, look elsewhere, as this gives us something else entirely. It’s a slice-of-life at the end of the world
Laura Elena Cáceres presented a review of a science fiction and fantasy book by author of Monterrey Nuevo León at the Monterrey International Book Fair.
Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series is a long story about home—the ones we’re born into and the ones we find or build—but with each new installment a second parallel theme has grown in importance: identity.
Steve looks at all his 2019 columns and talks a bit about zombies and naked people. Why? Maybe he gets bored easily.
This is a rich fantasy, powered by ambitious, passionate women knights and princes, and soft, romantic witch men.
Women’s Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940, edited by Melissa Edmundson is yet another fine example of publications bringing back important, influential work.
Some new releases for the new year
The Robots of Gotham is a fantastical futuristic ride, full of intrigue and intriguing tech.
A survey of Ecuadoran Science Fiction and its 150+ year history
Imagine if Thomas Hardy were alive today and writing science fiction.
The combination of explicit sex and explicit violence practically knocked me off my chair. I was stunned.
There is so much to pick apart in Reverie, and all of it is wonderful.
There's a dragon.
For his last column of the year and the decade, Steve reviews two excellent items: a new book by Lisa Mason, and the last 2019 F&SF. Both are well worth the read!
With six issues under its belt augur is switching to paying full SFWA rates, apparently the only SpeciFic zine in Canada to do so.
Wagers’ first trilogy is one of the most entertaining and engaging space operas that I’ve ever read, and the second bids fair to build on that
A contest to search for a "symbol for scientifiction"
While the Orphan Black comics had the benefit of illustrating as many clones as they liked between their pages, they weren’t able to delve as deeply into the series’ lore as Serial Box’s sequel has. Nor, as prequels or side-quels, could they cover so much new ground.
Every now and then, I uncover a 24-carat nugget that stands out from all the other gems. And “The Poppy War” by R. F. Kuang is one of them.
A bird theme for this anniversary issues presents some interesting complications for the reviewer.
Dead Astronauts is getting the promotional treatment: check out this review
In Starsight, the highly anticipated follow-up to Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward, we continue Spensa Nightshade’s journey as she strives to become the best fighter pilot in the Defiant Defence Force (DDF).
Author Matthew Hughes has written a “slipstream” historical novel with fantasy elements. But much of it is true. Is it SF/F? You decide (I already think so!)
Capsule reviews of the latest issue of On Spec magazine
Dead Astronauts is not what I would call a simple read. What it is, is affective.