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F&SF 70th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE (SEPT/OCT 2019)!

Steve reviews the 70th Anniversary Issue of F&SF and finds it good. Excellent, in fact. There’s still time to read the issue before the Nov./Dec. one comes out!

MAGAZINE REVIEW – F&SF JAN/FEB 2019

Late in reviewing the Jan/Feb F&SF, Steve attempts to allay his guilt with a comprehensive look at said issue. In doing so, he finds it a very good read!

A SAD FAREWELL and SEPT/OCT F&SF REVIEW

This week Steve says a painful farewell to a special fan, and reviews the current (Sept./Oct.) issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Please take a look!

MOVIE REVIEW: EAT LOCALS – (2017)

Give new meaning to the expression "Eat Local, Think Global": This week, Steve takes a bite out of “Eat Locals,” a British 2017 vampire movie. Is it good, or does it suck? Probably a bit (a bite?) of both. Read it and see.

REVIEWS: THE IMPOSSIBLES (retro) and 9 TALES OF RAFFALON (new!) 

This week Steve jumps back and forth in his reviews. Back to the early part of the century, forward from there to the 'sixties, and back (forward) to the present! Are you confused? Well, I think we all are at this point.

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!

ACE Doubles and Cover Illustrators Part One (Redux)

Continuing his retro-look at some older columns, Steve talks about Ace Doubles and their cover art. We're talking about The Good Old Stuff, in both writing and SF illustration. Get Some Now!

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME...

Steve takes a look back at 1952, and the first issue of "IF Worlds of Science Fiction"--plus a word of advice for newer writers from Chuck Wendig (link) and some personal news.

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.

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: The Sinister Researches of C. P. Ransom by H....

Once a popular series in F&SF during the early 50s, Homer Nearing’s delightfully whimsical C. P. Ransom stories have since been almost completely forgotten.

WHA…? JOHNNY CASH and SF? I FELL INTO A BURNING RING...

Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anthology series. And tells you where to get FREE SF!

BOOK REVIEW: The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol....

Does Macy's tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming "Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2"

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized...

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they're sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating "geekiness"

Low Intensity – 1 – Jim Aikin

This will be an occasional series about good writers who either haven't produced very much book-length speculative fiction, or are, in my opinion, under-appreciated. Jim...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where Do I Look?: How to find short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the eighth in my (mostly) weekly series of posts on how...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 1 “The Completist”

I came to my role as dealer in SF art in a very old-fashioned way….as a fan.  And I've still got 'fandom' in my...

Inspiration and Writing, or: OMG It’s Full of Light Bulbs!

Where does fresh-squeezed idea juice come from? Read on, and see what helps produce it.

The Clubhouse Revenant

Hello, I'm Leah Zeldes and I'm a fan. I have been a fan since 1973, not long after I discovered the concept of fandom in...