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TREASURY OF GREAT SF VOL. 1 CONCLUSION

After a delay, Steve finally finishes his review of Volume 1 of Anthony Boucher’s Treasury of Great Science Fiction from 1959. Surprisingly, most of these 60-plus-year-old stories still hold up!

Review: The Ghost Club by William Meikle

The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror is a unique collection from William Meikle, as if told by some of the most classic voices in literature.

Review: Frankenstein Dreams

Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Science Fiction is a gallery of literary wonder edited by Michael Sims

Science Fiction Romance Readers Talk Favorite Series

Discussion of some of their favourite science fiction romance series by authors and fans.

Amazing Histories, December 1926: Moon-Men and Murders

Amazing Stories closes out its first year of publication with excerpts from novels by H. G. Wells and Garrett O. Serviss, and much, much more.

SHORT FILM REVIEW: Alba Garcia’s TIME/SPACE REFLECTIONS

Steve looks at a brand-new SF/F stop-motion animated short film by the talented film-maker and director Alba Garcia-Rivas.

REVIEWS: John Shirley—Between Genres (Always)

Steve considers two of John Shirley's different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!

Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards

A murder mystery set in stone age Britian.

Crossroads: Society, World-building, and Estrangement in Spy Fiction

Growing up in a household where the legacy of Communism loomed large (my parents had fled Communist Poland during the '60s), poison-tipped umbrellas and...
Top Secret

Crossroads: I Spy, with My Little Eye…Espionage in Speculative Fiction

Hello and welcome to August! I was away for much of July on a "blogging vacation", and I very much missed you and our...

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Tomorrow - Hunter Liguores's novel excerpt from Travels of Danger in the Yucatan: A Mayan Time Travel Odyssey In the spirit of John Lloyd Stephens' Incidents of...

What’s Your Type?

Does fantasy fiction feed racism? An important distinction between literature and film is often elided. Arthur Conan Doyle on the classification of peoples and my thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing.
Venn diagram of Literary Fiction/Speculative Fiction along Character/Plot Spectrum

Crossroads: The Cores of Literary Fiction and Speculative Fiction

The relationship between speculative fiction and mainstream literary fiction is complicated by decades of group identity dynamics, mutual ignorance, and overbroad critical generalizations about...

Elementary, my dear Watson-bot 2.0!

Crime and punishment. Both words are synonymous with genre fiction. Whether it is the flashy superhero racing to stop the next crisis or the "I'm too...