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!
Outland, the 1981 Sean Connery sci-fi thriller reboot of High Noon, is the rare remake that succeeds by departing from the original. Just ignore the exploding heads. Source: Why Sean Connery’s Outland Is a Perfect Remake
Steve reviews a “sci-fi” movie from 2018, which cribs… er, steals… er, is loosely based on Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”
The Ecuadorian writer Jorge Vivanco has published a novel in Milan-Italy that borders on science fiction and fantasy. This is titled: Albanuma: the lost city (Ageebooks, 2015), which is in its second edition.
New releases and a suggestion on how to use books to encourage social distancing
A complete history of Canadian Fantastica! A lot longer than you think, but shorter than it could have been!
This week, Steve reviews a book by D.G. Valdron about the cult SF series LEXX, from the late 1990s. He says both book and series are well worth a fan’s attention.
You are pulled through the novel like the proverbial fly-on-the-wall riding on a character’s shoulders observing what’s happening with morbid fascination.
If you’re a fan of Chinese action movies and Milla Jovovich, this movie sounds like a good bet… but it’s not. Only for the Jovovich completist. And maybe not then.
A discourse on the author Stephen King. (This post originally appeared here in Spanish).
Following the bankruptcy, Gernsback is forced to give up the helm. Here is a review of the last issue published under his editorship.
A discourse on the story THE YOUNG MAN WHO SUBIÓ AL CIELO; profiles of several additional authors including José María, Jorge A., Cuzco and Jesús Lara Lara
Steve reviews the March-April F&SF and then the newish movie “Freaky.” Should you watch it? Maybe, if you’re younger than, say, 30. Otherwise… meh.
Wry humor, political intrigue and alternate history combine in this fantasy romp
Martha Wells, J.S. Dewes and Julie E. Czerneda are featured in this roundup of upcoming releases.
Godzilla VS Kong: A hot mess not worth a nickel.
This third entry in the Skylines trilogy doesn’t quite hold up the tent
Surprising talent is discovered in Luis Saavedra Vargas first book, a collection of varied tales
Apparently, you CAN rely on the human race for something, and screwing things up would be that thing.
Introducing Polar Starlight, a magazine of Canadian speculative poetry, offering a free download of its first issue