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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.
New releases, conferences, interviews and a Cuban fanzine
The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) is under review by Steve, who likes it a lot, even though a couple of the stories kind of depressed him. You will probably like it too!
In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!
The second of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The first of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The Foundation existed! Glorious and bright, it spread its beneficial influence across the spiral arms of the galaxy.
Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.
Day One by Nate Kenyon is a fast paced action thriller that brings the worlds of science fiction fandom and conspiracy theorists all together in one volume.