The funny thing about movies is that liking or disliking them can become as political a process as anything else. In fact, sometimes I get a pretty strong sense of whether a movie will do well not only before I have seen it, but before anyone has seen it. I don’t mean I know whether […]
El ecuatoriano Richard Cedeño Menéndez explora la ciencia ficción con una nueva obra Voces del firmamento, que además tiene un subtítulo: El resurgimiento de las ánimas probablemente anunciando que su novela podría ser el inicio de una saga. Y eso quizá sería congruente toda vez que con Voces del firmamento el joven autor portovejense –conocido […]
Ivan extols the virtues of emerging Ecuadorian author Richard Cedeño Menéndez. and his El arca de los Sueños (Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, 2017) collection.
An examination of AI as presented in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Introducing a new anthology of Ecuadorian SF
Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we’re all thinking swampy things again?
A review of The Custodians of the Stone the new novel by Ecuadorian writer Fernando Naranjo Espinoza
A review of Peruvian science fiction author Carlos Enrique Saldívar’s collection Science Fiction Stories
In this redo of his fifth column from 2013, Steve talks about visiting Butler, Missouri, the town where Robert A. Heinlein was born. Are they proud of him? Heck, yes!
The July/August edition of F&SF features many stories of dark fantasy and an unofficial theme of the arts.
News about the release of new books, comics and analyses of interest to Spanish speaking fans of speculative fiction, as well as events, including a workshop on robots.
When it comes to science fiction romance, who doesn’t love a man in uniform?
News of a seminar on Isaac Asimov, the publication of 818: Origen. Antología de ciencia ficción hispano-mexicana, and much much more.
Henry Bäx’s The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.
Following on the heels of his Heinlein columns, Steve decides to retro review The Door Into Summer. Is it worth reading? Well… that depends. Read this and find out.
This week, Steve continues his romp into his past by talking about Robert A. Heinlein, E.E. “Doc” Smith’s daughter, Verna Smith Trestrail; and MosCon 1, back in 1979.
An interview with Gorka Pera Seijo, autho of “Los supervivientes del arca,” the rules of a new Spanish language writing competition and the announcement of the publication of Spanish speculative fiction magazines.
January was a busy month for Spanish language speculative fiction, with many book and magazine releases, calls for stories and more!
The Spanish language collection Hacia el espacio puts the science back in science fiction.
An all-new follow-up to Steve’s Ace Doubles columns. He’s doubled up with laughter, because he’s doubling his Ace writings!
A lot of old (’50s and early ’60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they “just don’t write anymore!”
An overview of new small presses that publish in French that have been established since the beginning of 2015.
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Rodolfo Salazar Ledesma published a novel that paid tribute to the early science fiction work. But, does it live up to its predecessor?
Coming out on September 27, 2016 from World Weaver Press, the novella Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo is a compact little story with a lot to say.
Moonwalk by H. B. Fyfe is science fiction’s short story equivalent of Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, minus all of the fanfare and accolades.
Is that a Fuzzy Bolo hanging from your rear view mirror, or are you just a fan of Piper and Laumer?
Peruvian editor Benjamin Roman Abram muses on science fiction’s prophetic visions.
This week, Steve reviews a new, upcoming book by Hugh A.D. Spencer, the second episode of 11.22.63 on Hulu, and tells of a unique offer for Robert A. Heinlein fans. (Check out the final photo!)
This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.