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R.I.P. REVIEW: “A BOY AND HIS DOG”

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!

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...

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

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...

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!) 

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

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

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)

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

Optimistic Alternate Histories and Their Purpose in the Genre

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...

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

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

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

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

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

More Fannish Nostalgia: My First Convention; My First Fanzine

Steve recounts the details of his fannish deflowering

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

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

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

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

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

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...

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

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...