Steve continues his F&SF reviews with the current (Mar-Apr) issue. He finds it a nice blend of SF (even some “hard SF”) and fantasy (even “hard” fantasy!).
An essay on the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovski, director of Solaris (1972) and Stalker (1979)
During the pandemic, reading or watching stories of similar, but fictional situations can be helpful if you’re of a sci-fi mindset.
Tanya Tynjala offers up a free read for shut-ins
Even when most of the world stops, anime is rolling onward.
Steve is unforgivably late with his review of the Jan/Feb 2020 F&SF. He hopes you’ll forgive him if he posts the next two issues’ reviews on time!
Alejandro Veintimilla, Ecuadorian writer, has published Echoes and Caverns. 12 stories set in the context of cyberpunk science fiction. Its background is the technological world
Authors to add to your reads now that you have plenty of time to read
Inspired by experience in the Coast Guard, this milSF novel is explored with an interview with the author
A pair of new anthologies
Francisco Proaño Arandi's Disparate Elements explores the nature of reality
Beautiful looking edition confirms that when you are living in a time loop, stuff keeps happening again and again and again...
Half of the earth's population has been wiped out. Impossible to predict or stop, the Gamma Ray Burst tore through the Earth like a bullet, its radiation wave killing hundreds of millions and the aftereffects ensuring the deaths of billions more.
The most difficult speculation for a science fiction writer to undertake is to imagine correctly the *secondary* implications of a new factor.
Adding to his list of perfect/near-perfect genre movies, Steve looks at Riddick, starring Vin Diesel. Is it one of them? Steve thinks so.
A niche magazine, heading for its final issue.
A list of currently active magazines, a new anthology and a call for mini fiction
A timeline of Amazing Stories - both the magazine and the television show - for your reference.
Coming in March, an interesting selection of selected reads
In this week's viewing: ID: Invaded displays a vanishing act, Magia Record and Hanako-kun try reappearing ones, and more!
Two new themed anthology projects are looking for contributions
Science Fiction and Fantasy just go together sometimes, and I feel like they're the perfect vessels for conversations involving gender.
Crónica de la presentación en Málaga de "El codo de la Torcaz" de Damián Cordones Crónica de Paco Mancera Romero de la presentación en Málaga...
he MIT Press announces it has acquired world English rights to six titles by Stanislaw Lem
In this week's viewing: Magia Record says you shouldn't trust the radio, Hanako-kun and Welcome to Demon School extend that to the radio club, and more!
Star Trek - in all of its iterations - always engages with these thirteen plots
You’d be amazed how many people would enjoy seeing the world they’ve learned to hate get smashed.