The Ecuadorian writer Jorge Vivanco has published a novel in Milan-Italy that borders on science fiction and fantasy. This is titled: Albanuma: the lost city (Ageebooks, 2015), which is in its second edition.
After the first half hour, Doctor Strange somehow turned into a spectacular but oddly empty experience.
Review of the Spanish Language Young Adult novel Agente Wrett, which mixes spies and science fiction.
The Electric is a ghost story steeped in the love of movies, with shades of vintage Bradbury and King. It is quiet an achievement.
a short recap of my 2014 in books. Where I reviewed a book for Amazing Stories I have provided a link to that review, and in one case to a related interview. So here, in chronological order, are the first 21 books I read in 2014.
A look at the various controversies surrounding the release of the soundtrack album for Hans Zimmer’s score to Interstellar
I have read repeated complaints that Interstellar is too loud. Which makes as much sense as complaining that a record is too loud.
This all started out as a single simple project, but, as so often happens, the concept evolved. The initial idea was to publish a collection of stories, each featuring a femme fatale, but on reflection that seemed too restrictive…
Angst is a modern condition that few of us can escape. How many people, I wonder, wake up each day and ask themselves: “How did I get into this situation? How can I fix my life? What can I do to straighten out my life?” Philip K Dick had other questions: “Am I mad? Why […]
This is the second part of an interview with Christopher Priest, one of the leading authors in any genre. You can read Part 1 here. Priest’s first published story was ‘The Run’, in 1966. His first novel, Indoctrinaire, was published in 1970. His second, Fugue for a Darkening Island, was a Campbell nominee, while his third,The Space Machine won the BSFA Award […]
Warning: Minor Man of Steel spoilers follow. In all fairness, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is a beautiful movie. It’s the kind of thing you’d expect from a “New 52”-era DC Comics adaptation: loads of fun, generally on par with Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, light-years beyond lesser attempts like Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern (2011), and […]
Science fiction and fantasy are taking over the realm of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, no question about it. Marvel Studios is gearing up to launch the Avengers franchise into space with the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film, Neill Blomkamp’s about to wow audiences with his sophomore full-length feature, Elysium, and Christopher Nolan’s next movie is […]
There is a curious phenomenon not exclusive to science fiction fandom, it is prevalent in pop music worship and other places, by which those afflicted feel a need to establish rivalries. The Star Wars fan who vociferously attacks all things Star Trek. And vice versa. The Star Trek fan determined to argue against every facet […]