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REVIEWS: RIVERDALE and FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (Jan-Feb 2017) 

This week, Steve looks at the comics-inspired Riverdale TV series as well as the January-February issue of F&SF, and finds them Good, if not necessarily Great. Good is fine! Better than the alternative, Steve says!

A Quick Look at Three Current Kickstarters

Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

Your Reviewer, Some Modern Urban Fantasy and Some Thoughts on Publishing...

Steve talks about himself (what an ego!) a new urban fantasy, and other stuff.

The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

A bit problematic, this list. My experience with wizards tells me they are a fickle lot and prone to hubris. And they have powers....Perhaps ranking them might not be such a good idea....

A Review of Dangerous Women, an Anthology Edited by Gardner Dozois...

I was absolutely delighted when I received a review copy of the highly anticipated Dangerous Women. Dozois and Martin have produced a blockbuster anthology with an all-star lineup of authors.

The Myth of Science: Rewind

The Greek philosopher Socrates spoke frequently about wisdom and understanding. While there is some debate as to his actual quote, the summary is as follows: One cannot know anything with absolute certainty but can feel confident about certain things.

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Here's how to do cultural appropriation right. Look at the man and his fox bride; you can tell he loves her.

The Myth of Science

Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do...

Crossroads: Tripping the Noir Fantastic

Last week, we talked about some of the tensions between science fiction and noir. Fantasy, which relies on metaphor even more than science fiction,...