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.
Books, magazine, film & tv releases
The fourth in a series of anthologies of stories, each written and edited in a 24-hour period, then published “Warts and all.
Septembers Science Fiction reads cover a universe of options. There’s great Space Opera from Charles Stross and Cat Rambo, something for fans of 1984 and Tinker Tailor in Operation Brushfire by Rhett C. Bruno and James Wolanyk, a wild trip to an alternate Earth with troops on their way to the Mexican American War in the 1800s, two tales of Mecha action for fans of Pacific Rim, something for Bot fans in Activation Degradation, and much more, including Jonathan Strahan’s second annual Year’s Best Science Fiction.
“He had said that if her husband really loved her, he would see that every desire of her life was granted.”. Read more of this retro-review to find out why.
Need some good reading to distract you from the heat, the forest fires, the pandemic? How about a pandemic anthology? How about the July-August issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction? Go for it!
Not entirely sure why The Lasat Dangerous Visions is a big thing? Here’s some background.
I’m a bit unusual in that I read every story from beginning to end, no matter how bad it might be.
Ten million people live beneath the sea, their aquaculture and resource gathering vital to the world’s economy. Many are tired of being dominated by what’s left of the land nations and want independence. They are willing to fight for it. The land nations will do anything to prevent it. Anything.
Looking for some summer reading this August? We’ve got plenty of space opera, including a new series by Adrian Tchaikovsky and more Marko Kloos, some near-future techno that’s ripped from the headlines (ISS v Russian Module) some stories about…oh yeah, memory, a post-apoco road trip, and William Gibson’s never produced Alien 3 screenplay, novelized by none other than Pat Cadigan. And that’s not all…
Put a little retro in your classic science fiction with this tale set in Jack Vance’s Demon Princes series
Air Wonder: Sea Wonder: Space Wonder, Land Wonder, Farm Wonder, Factory Wonder – might have been pulp titles we’d see if Gernsback’s plans had come off
Tanya was not too impressed with this anthology of horror stories from Carlos Trujillo Ángeles
After a long, hot summer, Steve returns with two old black-and-white movie reviews. No, wait, the reviews are new… the movies are old! Read it while it’s fresh!
Sage advice from our reviewer: Writers tend to be too harsh in their expectations. Don’t be. To which I add, don’t beat up on yourself. Leave that to your critics. No need to do their work for them.
Happy July sci-fi readers! If you’re feeling the heat this July, there’s plenty of Cli-Fi out this month to assure you others feel your pain. Or you can chill out in the deep black with some fine space opera. There are even some tales where Androids declare their independence,.
Steve reviews the May/June 2021 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It’s the first one fully edited by Sheree Renée Thomas. Is it good? Read the column and see!
Relatos Increíbles 22: Las luces de Hueso Viejo y otros relatos Patreon (EPUB y PDF) ACUEDI (Preview) Amazon (Kindle) Lektu (PDF) Hoy toca hablar sobre el nuevo número de la revista Relatos Increíbles. El En este número la portada tiene los clásicos tonos oscuros que caracterizan a la revista y fue […]
Continuing his look at old genre movies, Steve travels back to 1957 and looks at a movie often touted by Famous Monsters of Filmland. Is it good? Hey, it’s better than many black-and-white monster films!
all of the stories in this issue are interesting, stimulating, well-written, and thought-provoking
One of the favorite themes in sf is the elder race that went away: this month, we’ve got two that play that tune….
El ecuatoriano Richard Cedeño Menéndez explora la ciencia ficción con una nueva obra Voces del firmamento, que además tiene un subtítulo: El resurgimiento de las ánimas probablemente anunciando que su novela podría ser el inicio de una saga. Y eso quizá sería congruente toda vez que con Voces del firmamento el joven autor portovejense –conocido […]
…amount(s) to the contents of a history text book packed with concise detail and explanation of situation and events. Since this book begins with genuine history going as far back as the wars of independence from Spain…only gradually slips into alternate history mode… some readers, expecting a wham-bam military adventure novel, may find the text way too dry…
1818 Orígenes, antología de ciencia ficción hispano-mexicana Createspace Independent Pub Paperback, 112 páginas ISBN-10 : 1543204872 ISBN-13 : 978-1543204872 Para comprarlo en Amazon. Este libro es una antología de ciencia ficción hispano-mexicana, que ya hace tiempo tengo ganas de comentar. Cuenta con una participación de lujo. Por España: Toni Jim, Lola Robles, María Concepción Regueiro, […]
Steve finds a fun parody (semi-genre) movie from 1989, the Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. He enjoyed it!
Though an atheist, I was raised Baptist and have read the Bible from cover to cover. So I was able to appreciate the poignant, despairing musings of a blinded, battle-weary angel with a broken wing, the last of his kind
COLECCIÓN: Narrativa del Acantilado, 339 TEMAS: Narrativa y Novela AUTOR: Pablo Martín Sánchez ISBN: 978-84-17902-42-1 EDICIÓN: 1ª ENCUADERNACIÓN: Rústica cosida FORMATO: 13 x 21 cm PÁGINAS: 384 Para comprarlo. Sorpresivamente me llegó esta novela en el correo. Grata sorpresa pues grata lectura. Esta novela completa la “Trilogía del yo” dela autor. Las otras novelas son […]
La ciencia ficción, un nuevo horizonte para Tarkovski Un 13 de mayo de 1972 fue estrenada en el Festival de Cannes el filme de ciencia ficción de Andrei Tarkovski, Solaris. En dicho evento la película obtuvo el Gran Premio del Jurado, además del Premio FIPRESCI –galardón de la Federación Internacional de la Prensa Cinematográfica–, distinciones […]
Steve’s watched the first four episodes of a new superhero series from Netflix. Is it well done? Did he like it (so far)? Read the column and find out!