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.
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 […]