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VIEWS & REVIEWS: TV, BOOK and MOVIE (wish I had some...

This week, Steve reviews an SF anthology about Trump’s presidency (!) and gives a hearty “meh!” to Despicable Me 3. Check out his reviews!

TWO FAVOURABLE REVIEWS AND A BLURB   

This week Steve takes on a blurb and a book review and a movie review. And he has a good time with all of it! He doesn’t think your mileage will vary much!

I’ve Been Watching Doctor Who for a Long Time

  Okay, let me just put this out there. My favorite science fiction TV program is Doctor Who. To most of you that statement probably elicits...

BOOK REVIEW: FRIGHT MARES, (edited by) BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN; AWARD NOMINATION...

This week Steve looks at a new horror anthology—all stories by women writers—edited by Billie Sue Mosiman, and talks a bit about the Hugo and Aurora awards (in self-promotion); plus another snippet of Pinterest boards for writers. Take a look!

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) is under review by Steve, who likes it a lot, even though a couple of the stories kind of depressed him. You will probably like it too!

Scide Splitters: LoveStar by Andri Snaer Magnason

Andri Magnason spins a dark, humorous satire of a wildly absurd, near future that is not that far off from our current trajectory.

TV REVIEW: Netflix’s SENSE8   (SENSATE)

Steve looks at Netflix's new SF offering by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczinski. The season starts slowly but begins to build quickly after episode 1.

A LITTLE DITTY ‘BOUT BILLIE SUE and DEAN

Steve discusses two top thriller writers, Billie Sue Mosiman and Dean R. Koontz. Are their new books good?

Resistance of the New

Don't be scared: the new year is HERE!

“I WONDER WHAT THE VINTNERS BUY…” A Christmas Card Column      

Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!

Steve Fahnestalk’s VCON 39 Report. NOT R. Graeme Cameron’s VCON 39...

Steve's (NOT R. Graeme Cameron's) report on last weeks VCON 39/Canvention 34!

“Space Station 76”—A Movie Review

The characters dress as a ‘70s designer would have thought future people might dress, when they’re not dressing in actual ‘70s style...

REVIEWS: An Hilarious Short Story, a Horrific Movie, and a Book

Why do the short story and the movie get adjectives in the title, but not the book? Steve tells why.

Asni’s Art Blog: Explosion – Aestheticizing Catastrophe

Explosions in movies are supposed to be "cool". There is an undeniable element of visual interest. It has become an aesthetic and intellectual game to play around with the genre conventions that have evolved around it.

MY YEAR IN REVIEW—Looking Backward and Forward!

Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.

Heinlein’s YA Novels From Scribners and Other Things, continued

Heinlein's YA (Juvenile) work is still generating praise and controversy.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part Two of...

Steve posits some similarities between Robert A. Heinlein and Captain America in this continuation of his examination of the RAH "juveniles".

Sexual Harassment at Science Conventions: Who Let the Dogs Out?

This is partially in response to K. Ceres Wright’s recent blog entry, “Having a Sexual Harassment Policy is not Enough”, but from an entirely...

Amazing News Weekly

This week we offer you the first installment of a new weekly news feature.  But then, that's kind of obvious, isn't it? CONTEST Win a Signed...