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THE MAN OF BRONZE RETURNS! (What? He left?)

Ever heard of Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze? You will, you will. Steve brings us some news about him/it, and a book review.

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree!

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#2—MR. MERCEDES) 

In the second of three Halloween-type posts about recent Stephen King movies and TV shows, Steve checks into Mr. Mercedes, a book/TV series about a killer who uses a car as a deadly weapon!

REVIEW: HIDDEN FIGURES (A FEEL-GOOD MOVIE!)

Steve time travels (again?) back to 1961 with the review of the movie “Hidden Figures” and finds it more than good. Possibly his fave movie so far this year!

REVIEWS: RIVERDALE and FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (Jan-Feb 2017) 

This week, Steve looks at the comics-inspired Riverdale TV series as well as the January-February issue of F&SF, and finds them Good, if not necessarily Great. Good is fine! Better than the alternative, Steve says!

NANOWRIMO and COLUMN 25 REDUX!

Steve uses his personal time machine to share an early post about Modesty Blaise—he's off doing NaNoWriMo! (Don't know what that is? Read on....)

Psychopompos is a Beautiful Student Film, Based on a Poem by...

a character who helps people after their death to transcend the human body and migrate their souls

MOVIE REVIEWS: “ALLEGIANT” and others!

YA books-to-film are popular, but some series appear to be running out of steam. Steve checks out the "...ent" series and then runs on about some other movies. Do you agree with his assessments?

Top 10 Young Adult Books You Need To Read By Fall

Now that summer is winding down a bit, it's time to start stocking up for winter reading - or - you're TBR pile is just not tall enough!

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!

Will the Real Tarzan Please Stand Up?

Tarzan, ERB's most popular character, has gotten the film treatment since 1918; a handful of portrayals have stood out as true to the character. Will Skarsgard's live up to the legacy?

“TERRIBLE TWOs” MOVIE REVIEWS: THE 5TH WAVE and TO HELL AND...

This week Steve looks at some correspondences between 1952 fandom and 2016 fandom by way of an old magazine, and reviews two movies he found to be terrible. If you're fifteen years old you might think they're good movies; Steve assures you they're not.

Verne y los comienzos del cine

Jules Verne - fascinating in any medium and in any language!

REVIEWS: WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS by Hugh A.D. Spencer AND...

This week, Steve reviews a new, upcoming book by Hugh A.D. Spencer, the second episode of 11.22.63 on Hulu, and tells of a unique offer for Robert A. Heinlein fans. (Check out the final photo!)

BOOK and MOVIE REVIEWS: 11/22/63 and Whalen’s THE BIG SHUTDOWN!  

This week, Steve travels into the future with John Whalen's "Space Western," and into the past with Stephen King's novel about events surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both future and past hold our interest!

“THE POWER”—THREE MOVIES ABOUT POWERS

This week, Steve examines how differently powers, like telekinesis, can be handled by Hollywood. Some movies do it well, and some less well.

TOP POST DE NOVIEMBRE

Tanya reviews our past month and finds it interesting.

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first vampire movie, Nosferatu, and its influence on modern vampire movies.

MOVIE REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN (1931), Just in time for Halloween!

For Halloween, Steve looks at one of the oldest, and perhaps the best-known "monster movie" of them all, James Whale's "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff.

REVIEW—CONSTANTINE: A surprisingly good movie!

This week Steve drops back ten years to review an underapreciated movie, "Constantine," with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, telling us why he thinks the movie deserves another look.

My Favorite Martian

Mark Watney is not the first human to have been stranded on Mars.

LESLIE CHARTERIS’S “AMAZING” SAINT

Is it old? Is it new? Is it even SF/F? Steve examines the ever-popular Saint series by Leslie Charteris.

Apocalypse Ex-Machina

Buddie steps in for Kirkman and finally reveals (copyrights attached) what caused the zompocalypse!

Marvel vs DC at the Movies

Suyperhero films: Marvel succeeds, DC fails. Could the difference be one of character?

CREATED: THE DESTROYER   (Book Series Review)

This week, Steve looks at the popular book series The Destroyer and their Film and TV counterparts. (Caution: this series is more violent than Game of Thrones!)

The Promise of Unrealized Dreams

Dreams never die. They might not live either.

HBO Versus George R. R. Martin

Is the Honeymoon for die hard fans of The Song of Ice & Fire over?

Top Post de Abril

Tanya's monthly round up of top posts from April

WHAT’S THIS FANTASY DOING IN MY MYSTERY / THRILLER?

A review of In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead