Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.
Thoughts on gettting past an obsession with word count.
A bit of fantasy in a science fiction setting.
Getting “Ginked” – the fine art of genre tattooing.
Call for submissions for an anthology of Spanish neo-indigenous speculative fiction.
“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 […]
An account of research into Visual Poetry in Spanish countries.
Jose Molina and Meritxell Terrón have created The Book of the Writer, a Web site with resources and a social hub for Spanish speaking people who would like to learn more about their craft or interact with other writers.
One week before Halloween, Terence Jackson shares shares images of costumes old and new.
a character who helps people after their death to transcend the human body and migrate their souls
An artist describes the space required for her various media projects.
A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week’s column by Steve! (And what’s with all the caps?)
Designer M. D. Jackson defends the visual style of the Netflix series Stranger Things, saying that its retro 80s look is a deliberate homage.
Science fiction author and limnologist Nina Monteanu writes about changes in the genre, which she sees as changes in the way individuals interact with each other and the natural world.
I told my psychiatrist everyone hates humorous SF. He said I was being ridiculous; everyone hasn’t read humorous SF…
Shanghai goes steampunk
The Eternal Frankenstein is coming
Finding the right space to create is not as easy as it might sound. Especially if you’ve got a “Rudie”.
Writing tools for writers: Dodd’s and friends take a look at Scrivener.
A Sci Fi scavenger hunt!
You people! Can’t you see that there is an artist at work!?!
an interview with composer and game director AkiraYamaoka
Ziggy Stardust has gone back to Mars. Major Tom can’t hear us anymore.
Pulp inspired Star Wars and then, Star Wars inspired pulp!
Angi puts a different spin on Thanksgiving thanks.
Ed Wood: No one would know who he was if were making films today.
Being a member of several groups that enjoy cosplay, costuming, etc., does give access to a world of lively discussions. One recent discussion which came about on a Facebook group for the UK-based con, MCM, involved real-life cosplay and the inspiration for said costumes. In other words, a sort of comparison of the original inspiration […]
Steve jumps around a lot this week, from VCON to Steampunk Fashion Jewelry to the Philip K. Dick Bookbundle, and back again to Ed Howdershelt!
Set the controls for the heart of creativity!
Early science fiction and fantasy magazines of the twentieth century, of which Amazing Stories was chief, employed artists for their interior illustrations who could produce images of great variety using only ink applied to paper.