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REVIEWS: RIVERDALE and FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (Jan-Feb 2017) 

This week, Steve looks at the comics-inspired Riverdale TV series as well as the January-February issue of F&SF, and finds them Good, if not necessarily Great. Good is fine! Better than the alternative, Steve says!

The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

A bit problematic, this list. My experience with wizards tells me they are a fickle lot and prone to hubris. And they have powers....Perhaps ranking them might not be such a good idea....

The Myth of Science: Rewind

The Greek philosopher Socrates spoke frequently about wisdom and understanding. While there is some debate as to his actual quote, the summary is as follows: One cannot know anything with absolute certainty but can feel confident about certain things.

Crossroads: Tripping the Noir Fantastic

Last week, we talked about some of the tensions between science fiction and noir. Fantasy, which relies on metaphor even more than science fiction,...