El ecuatoriano Richard Cedeño Menéndez explora la ciencia ficción con una nueva obra Voces del firmamento, que además tiene un subtítulo: El resurgimiento de las ánimas probablemente anunciando que su novela podría ser el inicio de una saga. Y eso quizá sería congruente toda vez que con Voces del firmamento el joven autor portovejense –conocido […]
Ivan extols the virtues of emerging Ecuadorian author Richard Cedeño Menéndez. and his El arca de los Sueños (Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, 2017) collection.
Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we’re all thinking swampy things again?
Captain Future; female heroes in space; three black holes colliding; FTL being taken seriously, Dan Simmons screed; Elon Musk builds a silo; Kay Tarrant, George Lucas, Greta Thunberg, Boston Dynamics, Spider-Man and, believe it or not – more!
Suitable for both young and old and promising everything we need to know, what more would a Star Wars fan need?
Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?
Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side?
How does the novelization of Star Wars hold up 40 years after its release?
An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond.
Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, should have been something to cherish. But for the first hour of The BFG, I watched in bafflement, amazed that this writer-director partnership could have created something so lifeless. And […]
In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance.
The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.
Return with Steve to Darkest CGI’d Africa, where we’ll meet up with Tarzan, Jane, and Colonel Williams. (Who?)
Mars! Huh! What is it good for? (Absolutely nothing!) Steve reviews two old movies and offers a caution for Aries-ophiles.
For more than a century the name Buck Rogers has been synonymous with science fiction.
Allowing the unconscious to express itself, surrealism resolves the contradictory realms of dream and reality
What did “real” fans think of Star Wars in an era “a long time ago…”?
Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.
It’s time to take a chill pill when it comes to Episode VII
Star Wars inspired a generation: John White started drawing the movie 37 years ago….
Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort
All was well until Lucas sold to Disney
Why is Dumas’ novel titled The Three Muskateers when there are four main characters and they use swords? Why is local channel 4 shown on cable channel 25? How many Dalmatians did Cruella de Ville actually dognap? The titular 101…or was it more…or less? Something funny is going on with our math and Buddy wants to know what it is. Meanwhile, it’s giving him such a headache…!
Darren Slade explores the dangers inherent in an ever-expanding Star Wars universe and asks if George Lucas will ever get to make his art films?
Le but de Besson n’est pas de faire une oeuvre de science fiction mais un film de cinéma. A vouloir être grand public, il finit par vouloir plaire aussi bien à ceux qui aiment le genre qu’à ceux qui n’en sont pas des amateurs réguliers.
For fans of classic space opera, one of the most iconic movie franchises ever produced in the genre is arguably that of the Star Wars saga. Not surprisingly, one of the most informative sites on the web pertaining to all that is Star Wars is the aptly named www.starwars.com.
What the heck is a “slanshack”?
Today we are joined by science fiction legend Dr. Ben Bova. Ben has served as an editor of both Analog Science Fact & Fiction and Omni magazines. He has written over 120 books of fiction and non-fiction. His razor-sharp mind is trusted by both the scientific community and Hollywood. As evidence, he was elected a […]
Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]
A fan’s examination of the evolution of Star Wars from book to film to book to re-releases.