Steve reviews the March-April F&SF and then the newish movie “Freaky.” Should you watch it? Maybe, if you’re younger than, say, 30. Otherwise… meh.
Author Matthew Hughes has written a “slipstream” historical novel with fantasy elements. But much of it is true. Is it SF/F? You decide (I already think so!)
This week Steve says a painful farewell to a special fan, and reviews the current (Sept./Oct.) issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Please take a look!
If you like weird, absurd, meta fiction, then check out King of the Worlds, but if that isn’t your cup of tea…
101 Stumbles in the March of History is an entertaining volume of essays on what the world would have looked like if certain historical mistakes had not happened.
Bombs Away by Harry Turtledove was a good, if flawed, book. That being said, how does its sequel, Fallout, hold up to the original? Our story continues (and maybe skip the next two paragraphs if you haven’t read Bombs Away) immediately after the atomic bombing of Paris. Soviet forces are pushing hard across western Europe and are on the verge […]
Most nuclear war stories usually involve a quick and devastating war where we then follow civilians trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In Bombs Away, however….
I was happy to get a chance to read The House of Daniel, a fantasy story about baseball set during the Great Depression.