A dense, at times brilliant, microscopically-detailed study of the works of J.G. Ballard
Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s better. A look at the drive to remake everything.
Holiday wishes from us to you.
Taking credit where credit is due.
Is The Orville funny, stupid or stupid funny?
Sorry for the NSFW headline folks, but as Lewis Black likes to say, words like that allow “adults to express anger and frustration”. Yesterday the tech, entertainment and business news was all agog over NBC’s announcement that the Steven Spielberg helmed reboot of Amazing Stories was close to signing a deal with Apple Corp to […]
“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.” – Joseph Conrad You know, there is so much going on in this world that if a certain Alien were spying on us from […]
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It’s been exactly four years since the last time the world was supposed to end. Catch up with all the best end of the world theories here!
Owing to recent political developments, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about politics in SFF, not just as a general concept, but in relation to my own history with the genre.
No more Walking Dead for me.
I am often asked the same basic question about SFWA that I am asked about Worldcon: “If you can’t go to the con, why are you buying a supporting membership, just to vote for the Hugos?” Considering that this question is rarely, if ever preceded by an assumption that I might be doing so in […]
Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else…but, really, it’s just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh…
I was a Trekkie before I was a Fan
Message fic or swashbuckling tales of spaceships and aliens? SF is often both at the same time and how a reader receives it may say more about the reader than the work.
The face of the Hugo Awards is changing!
With no concern for his safety, Ira Nayman wades into the controversy over whether women can be funny, exploring possible reasons for why men are so resistant to the idea.
One screen good, three screens better? Not, as Ira Nayman found, in the case of a screening of Star trek: Beyond in Barco Escape.
Predictions on this year’s awards.
We live in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy as highlighted by San Diego Comic Convention, but all some fanboys know how to do is whine about it.
Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he’s done: meet Jerry Sohl!
I told my psychiatrist everyone hates humorous SF. He said I was being ridiculous; everyone hasn’t read humorous SF…
The three laws (plus one) have been violated. But not by robots.
(Translated for Writers by H.E.: “Pay the Writer!”)
The Pulse Club, Orlando, FL, 6/12/16
Examining some Hugo Awards doom and gloom.
What will we be wearing in the future? Better hope SF is not accurate with its predictions.
Music from Cat People, 1942, evokes John Williams’ Star Wars score
My votes for the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards.
A note on some things affecting the future of Amazing Stories.