Steve rewrites one of his earlier columns for Amazing (again!) just in case you want to know how he started in this whole “fannish” business. Do you care? Did you read it before?
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 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?
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction
Steve begins an exploration of superhero comics at the very beginning!
Are optimistic alternate histories, however, inherently implausible and can they serve a purpose in the genre?
Scide Splitters reviews an anthology from the 1970s featuring some of the most prominent names in SF humor at the time.
Scide Splitters reviews Harry Harrison’s tale of Hollywood behaving badly with a time machine.
Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.
Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.
Steve recounts the details of his fannish deflowering
After Earth – a sci fi film masquerading as a science fiction film
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 illustration on the cover of the book (see right). I was a teenager, late golden age, and had already learned that covers often made promises they couldn’t keep. I didn’t really […]
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 is also a good idea: a bunch of drones carrying light wands were flown over London last night, eventually coming together to form the Enterprise’s insignia (you new kids did know […]
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 of a cold war environment, though this time with China, a return to space, Secrets-in-Space and the adventures of a crew of female operatives from the shady, quasi-governmental agency known as […]
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.
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 rebels at the thought of picking just one. For the sake of all the current and future alternate historians I will do my best to come up with a good list. […]