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R.I.P. REVIEW: “A BOY AND HIS DOG”

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In honour of the late Harlan Ellison, Steve deconstructs—without major spoilers—the film “A Boy and His Dog.” It’s not a great film. See whether you agree!

STEVE DOES DAVE BARRY: IT’S COLUMN 29 ALL OVER AGAIN!

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Steve rewrites and repeats one of his earlier columns for Amazing just in case you want to know how he started in this whole “fannish” business. Do you care?

Review: FLASH GORDON SUNDAYS: DAN BARRY VOLUME 1 – THE DEATH...

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Flash Gordon Sundays: Dan Barry Vol 1 – The Death Planet, 1967 – 1971 is one of those books that should be in every collector’s library.

The Audio File: Religion in Speculative Fiction

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Want to hear an audio version of a short speculative fiction story about religion? Sam McDonald has chosen some good ones for you to consider from a wide variety of religious perspectives.

EBOOKS & MOVIES! A New Storybundle plus 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and...

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Chocolate and bacon, the only things better than cheap eBooks and SF movies! (Okay, there's sex and alcohol too.) Steve offers you both! (No, not sex and alcohol—ebooks & movies!)

BOOK REVIEW (THE LAST PRATCHETT): THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN (Sob!) 

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Steve talks about the late Sir Terry Pratchett, and his last book--last DISCWORLD book, too!--which just came out. A new Pratchett is usually a joyous occasion, but this book brings mixed emotions.

Scide Splitters: Who Goes Here? by Bob Shaw

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In the vein of Harry Harrison’s Bill, the Galactic Hero, Bob Shaw gives us the story of a man who joined the Space Legion to forget. Now if he can only remember who he is.

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

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It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO? (Part One of Two)

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Steve begins an exploration of superhero comics at the very beginning!

Optimistic Alternate Histories and Their Purpose in the Genre

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Are optimistic alternate histories, however, inherently implausible and can they serve a purpose in the genre?

Scide Splitters: Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies by SF Masters edited by Philip...

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Scide Splitters reviews an anthology from the 1970s featuring some of the most prominent names in SF humor at the time.

Scide Splitters: The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison

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Scide Splitters reviews Harry Harrison’s tale of Hollywood behaving badly with a time machine.

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

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Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

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Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.

More Fannish Nostalgia: My First Convention; My First Fanzine

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Steve recounts the details of his fannish deflowering

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

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After Earth - a sci fi film masquerading as a science fiction film

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

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I was first enticed to read Bill, the Galactic Hero, Harry Harrison’s darkly humorous take on military SF and space opera, by the funny...

Amazing News, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Those who think that re-booting the original Star Trek was a good idea will probably think that the latest Star Trek Into Darkness promo...

Amazing News January 24

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Frank Wu and his wife Brianna 'Spacekat' Wu have designed a game called REVOLUTION 60.  It looks quite awesome!  The back-story sees the resurrection...

What is the Optimal Human Population? Lessons From the Novels of...

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Are there too many people on the planet? Science fiction bears much of the responsibility for spreading this meme, which can be unpleasantly tinged with racism. But now and again a great science fiction author develops a more inspiring and pro-human approach to the population question.

Guide to Alternate History Literature

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I’m often asked to recommend a good alternate history book, but you might as well ask me to name my favorite film.  My mind...