Steve does short, personal takes—not necessarily reviews—on four recent genre movies (well, almost all genre). He enjoyed watching them and hopes you will too.
I saw two nearly identical movies filmed a year apart (1950 and 1951), but they were different enough to be interesting in an “old sci-fi” way. B-movies, but very much S-F and very much of their time.
Steve takes you back to 1954, when newspapers cost a nickel and a bus trip through town was a dime. Back then SF writers were real men and women, not like today’s namby-pamby… er, he finds a lot of old SF fun and involving to read. He hopes you will too.
To make up for missing last week, this week Steve reviews three recent movies, two certain genre and one genre by courtesy. He liked two out of the three. Can you guess which one bored him?
Vancouver, BC (Canada) artist Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk has created a unique 2023 calendar featuring her one-of-a-kind “bot” sculptures made from upcycled metal parts!
While trying to find a “good old” SF movie, Steve stumbles on a 1958 epic called “Space Master X-7,” which is kind of a pre-apocalyptic movie. Will the world end?
Again, Steve reviews a retro movie from the ‘50s. He must like them… except we don’t think he liked this one!
Steve reviews the May-June issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and finds that it holds treasures for the readers of both science fiction and fantasy!
Steve is unforgivably late with his review of the Jan/Feb 2020 F&SF. He hopes you’ll forgive him if he posts the next two issues’ reviews on time!
Adding to his list of perfect/near-perfect genre movies, Steve looks at Riddick, starring Vin Diesel. Is it one of them? Steve thinks so.
Few genre movies are perfect, but Steve will look at one he feels is nearly so. Whether vampire movies are your thing or not, Steve thinks you should look at this one!
Steve, not being much of a gamer, was unimpressed by the blurb for the TV version of The Witcher. Did he change his mind when he actually saw the series? Find out for yourself!
For his 263rd column, Steve revisits and rewrites one of his first “new” columns for Amazing, six years ago. If you missed it, now’s your chance to catch up!
Forty years ago, Steve (with more than A Little Help From His Friends) created MosCon. And It Was Good. But like the Living Dead, MosCon Returned! Is it Still Good? Read and find out! (Hint: You betcha!)
This week Steve comments at length on a convention he missed most of. He hopes to obfuscate that fact with verbiage.
Steve takes it easy this week with short reviews, award news and singing the blues. Okay, we’re kidding about the blues.
This week Steve talks about some filk, some fan musicians, and even a movie! Yes, the sequel to Jurassic World is up… will it be a drubbing or roses and a bottle of champagne? Read it and see!
This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree!
This week Steve tells you where to get even MORE GREAT SF/F for next to nothing! And if you were reading this column four years ago you might have read the rest. Just sayin’.
This week Steve jumps back and forth in his reviews. Back to the early part of the century, forward from there to the ‘sixties, and back (forward) to the present! Are you confused? Well, I think we all are at this point.
Steve takes us “Back to the Future”… er, “Back to the Past” again with another recycled column. This week, it’s all about his writing and NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what that is, you should probably read this.
A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week’s column by Steve! (And what’s with all the caps?)
Have you seen the new Netflix series “Stranger Things”? Well, Steve has, and he’s got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!
Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he’s done: meet Jerry Sohl!
Canada Day, Steve’s 150th post for Amazing and – attack of the killers from space!
Stamps and short stories–what’s the connection? Steve dips into a cheap (in price only!) collection of stories from award-winning authors… then tells you how to get the newest Star Trek stamps from Canada!
Chocolate and bacon, the only things better than cheap eBooks and SF movies! (Okay, there’s sex and alcohol too.) Steve offers you both! (No, not sex and alcohol—ebooks & movies!)
This week Steve does short reviews of a new movie plus five (5!) Aurora Award nominees for Graphic Novel… and asks for your consideration as well.
Ebooks and more ebooks! Cheap and plentiful; Steve finds them for you! Oh, and Steve reviews two so-so “horror flicks” that should have been better. But that’s what the film industry seems to be offering this week!
This week, Steve says a very sad goodbye to longtime fan and friend Mary-Karen Reid from Edmonton, Alberta–and reviews two books by Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner Randy Henderson.