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

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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

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Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

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

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

The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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