Weighing in on the Fan vs Pro Hugo Awards debate…but starting from the beginning, like a good story should.
Back in May a new SF series called Night Sky premiered, with terrific actors Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. But Amazon nixed a second season. Have you seen it? Can you explain why Amazon killed it? I can’t.
Well worth reading, every bit of it.
Not all post apocalyptic tales have a happy ending
Steve’s been really taken by two new things: the new Stallone movie Samaritan, and the new Amazon series The Man Who Fell to Earth, with Chiwetel Ejiofor. You may not agree, but you have to watch them before you’re entitled to my… er, your opinion.
Don’t be surprised if some of the stories are unbearably horrific.
Scott Ellis’ first published collection, exhibits a pleasing variety of the output of his intense imagination.
Netflix has released a new vampire movie starriing multiple-award winner Jamie Foxx as a vamp hunter. While it breaks no new ground, it has a great bit part by Snoop Dogg as a “cowboy” vamp hunter. Fairly gory, not exactly family fare, but watchable. Also, check out TV series “Moonhaven” and upcoming movie “Slumberland.”
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: Ghost ships; a never-ending question in desperate need of
answering; the virtue of sadness and loss; meeting ancestors from millennia in the past; fiendishly dark fairytales; and mind- warping reality generators are just some of the themes we’ll be considering.
In sum, if you like tech-based hard-science fiction, Eric knows what he is writing about.
Back in the late 1950s-early 1960s, when I was but a lad, I was taken by the (written) works of John Wyndham. This is the latest adaptation of his 1957 book, and it’s not bad at all.
The newest film in the multi-movie Predator sequence stars only Indigenous actors and could be considered either a prequel or sequel to the other Predator movies. It may not be a great movie, but it’s certainly a watchable one. It’s on Hulu, if you’re interested.
Fusion Fragment is an affirmation that originality and creativity is alive and well in the speculative fiction community.
…mainstream publishers save money by doing zero editing and zero promotion, small independent publishers put more effort into producing the same poor results, and the majority of writers flog themselves to death with self-promotion efforts…
This week Steve talks about (not really reviewing per se) a bunch of recent TV shows and movies, and touches on what he likes or doesn’t like about them. You may disagree, but that’s okay.
The truth is what General Sherman said: “War is hell.”
In the latest issue of F&SF magazine: a dash of archaeological mystery; a hint of ancient legend; the virtue of endurance; parental guidance and unburied secrets are among the themes of this bi-monthly issue
Steve reviews a couple of movies from 1980 and 1984 that both deal with time travel and the U.S. Navy. He says he’s seen better—but he’s also seen a lot worse.
H. P. Lovecraft battles the not-so-nice in Jolly olde England!
The (sadly) last issue of Lackington’s, which uphold’s the magazine’s reputation of originality and very high standards.
Almost every story and poem guaranteed to move you. No wonder, considering how much intelligence and imagination has gone into the material. Splendid issue.
This novel is about me, a member of the “Monster Kid” generation, growing up as a nerd in “normal” 1950s California
Entertaining off-the-wall innovation ranging from the grim to the light-hearted in this collection from JD DeLuzio.
(Note: Some language in this review may not be appropriate for all audiences
In the tradition of trying to remake even movies that did “pretty well,” (i.e., made some money), Hollywood has redone Firestarter. Did they do it well? Heck, no. When remakes are retconned, the story usually suffers; this one’s no exception.
This issue is full of innovative, creative, and masterful concepts well worth reading
The attempt to encourage competent writing may be as futile as King Canute’s supposed attempts at water management, but the effort is applauded, encouraged and recommended nonetheless!
A balance of ‘space-opera scope meets small-town girl’
The latest issue, featuring an editorial on how NOT to write science fiction.
A near-claustrophobic crime detective focus brings it close and personal in this science fiction tale
Hard and crunchy, indeed! I enjoyed chewing every page of it. Highly recommended.