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A MIKE MYERS-LESS SHREK and GIBSON’s ALIEN 3 SCRIPT!

Steve likes musical theatre. Steve watched Shrek the Musical. Did Steve like it? Read it and find out. Also, William Gibson writes an illustrated Alien 3 with Johnnie Christmas

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MICRO REVIEWS

Steve's second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.

Two New Anthologies Offer Total of 25 Science Fiction Romance Stories

Two new anthologies promise lots of great science fiction romance fun.

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better...

Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?

Down Under Video Reviews: “Red Billabong” and “Glitch”

Stand on your head! This week, Steve looks at two Australian video imports: one a film and one a TV series. Look for the series on Netflix soon!

Science Fiction Romance Authors Write About Pets In Space

Of course there have been pets in science fiction shows, comics and novels for decades – Krypto in Superman, Muffit the Daggit in Battlestar Galactica,...

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.

Invasive Procedures (Not for the Squeamish)

It's cast iron stomach time as Mr. Jackson related a recent medical adventure to some SF scenes we'd probably like to forget.

MOVIE REVIEW: POLTERGEIST (2015): “They’re here!” (Again…)  

They're here! Or They're Back! Steve asks the movie review question: "WHY?"

MOVIE REVIEW and a TV Pilot: CHAPPIE, AN UNDERRATED SF MOVIE,...

Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film's a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!

Review: Crash, by Guy Haley

Who wouldn't be discombobulated, finding oneself expelled from suspended animation amid the remains of a starship scattered across an alien world?

The Genre Movies That Lose EVERYTHING On the Small Screen

Sometimes the medium the message is delivered through can drastically alter the experience.

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood

TRILOGY OF TERR..ible: Awful Movies “Snowpiercer – Left Behind – Last...

Steve stomps on several sucky SF/F movies. All had good actors; should have been better.

Scide Splitters: Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G. J. Koch

G. J. Koch (aka Gini Koch) takes readers on a fast-paced, space opera romp, filled with pirates, derring-do, donkeys, sewage, and, well... boobs.

Review(s): The BFI Film Classics Series

An overview of the British Film Institute's Classic Film Series for science fiction, from Palgrave/MacMillan

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Another War is an early novella, published in the UK by Telos Publishing in 2005, by the British writer Simon Morden, who has since come to prominence with the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Metrozone series. It is a fast-paced horror story paying homage to HP Lovecraft, William Hope Hodgson, Quatermass, and even UNIT from Doctor Who.

Things To Do In Portland When You’re Dead: October Horror Movie...

Portland is putting its horror on

Re-reading Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3

Titan Books brings us the movie novelizations of all three books written by Alan Dean Foster in the original Alien saga. This powerful trio exemplifies why Foster is the master of movie novels.

The Top Ten Greatest Spaceships of All Time

A list of the top ten greatest spaceships of all time, following some rules, of course.

Quatermass II – revisited

Quatermass II is a rare sequel that is an improvement over the original in every respect.

Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.

H.R. Giger

Very few artists have had as big an influence on horror illustration and on the look of horror films as had Swiss artist H.R. Giger.

Book Review – Feast and Famine by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Imaginings Volume: 6 - Feast and Famine is a collection of ten short stories by the British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky, best known for the nine-volume (and counting) fantasy series, Shadows of the Apt, published by Tor.

Gravity and the Issue of Art vs. Science

I saw the visually stunning movie Gravity last week and overall enjoyed it very much.

Movie Review: Grabbers (Blu-Ray)

Grabbers has been dismissed in some quarters for not doing anything original. Well most films don’t do anything original, and Grabbers does achieve a couple of things I’ve never seen before.

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

What the heck is a “slanshack”?

It’s All My Fault – An Apology

Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.
Ender's Game film poster

Ender’s Game Over

I have a personal rule not to get involved in online discussions which have the potential to turn fractious. Yesterday I made the mistake...