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RETRO REVIEW: RED PLANET MARS (Spoilers!)

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Again, Steve reviews a retro movie from the ‘50s. He must like them... except we don’t think he liked this one!

F&SF REVIEW: MAY-JUNE 2020

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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!

I’M LATE! F&SF JAN/FEB 2020 REVIEW!

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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!

REVIEW (Spoilers!): Riddick (2013)

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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.

“PERFECT” GENRE MOVIES 1: NEAR DARK (Spoilers)

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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!

SPOILER REVIEW: THE WITCHER (Season 1)!

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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!

FULL STEAM BEHIND! COLUMN 17 REVISITED

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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!

MOSCON 40 (Part 1)!

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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!)

CONVENTION REVIEW (SORT OF): NORWESCON 42

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This week Steve comments at length on a convention he missed most of. He hopes to obfuscate that fact with verbiage.

MY CONVENTION VIEWS, AWARD NEWS, AND SHORT REVIEWS

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Steve takes it easy this week with short reviews, award news and singing the blues. Okay, we’re kidding about the blues.

FUN FILK AND A FILM REVIEW—JURASSIC WORLD: Fallen Kingdom

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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!

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

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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!

OF BOOKS AND FLYING MEN…

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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’.

REVIEWS: THE IMPOSSIBLES (retro) and 9 TALES OF RAFFALON (new!) 

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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.

COLUMN 21 Redux: NaNoWriMo IS HERE! AGAIN! (Wha?)

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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.

NEW REVIEWS: WENDIG’S “INVASIVE,” SEPT/OCT F&SF and more!           

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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?)

“STRANGER THINGS”—HOMAGE OR COPYCAT?

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Have you seen the new Netflix series "Stranger Things"? Well, Steve has, and he's got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

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Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!

ONE EYE GOOD—TWO EYE BAD! Two Retro Movie Reviews

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Canada Day, Steve's 150th post for Amazing and - attack of the killers from space!

TIME’S RUNNING OUT TO GET THE STORYBUNDLE! (Review)

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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!

EBOOKS & MOVIES! A New Storybundle plus 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and...

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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!)

REVIEWS: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and AURORA GRAPHIC NOVEL NOMINEES!

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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.

TWO AVERAGE   FILMS: “THE BOY” (2016) and “THE FOREST” (2016)—AND MORE...

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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!

MARY-KAREN REID (2016) and BOOK REVIEWS: “FINN FANCY” BOOKS by RANDY...

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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.

BOOK REVIEW: “QUANTUM NIGHT” by ROBERT J. SAWYER and CANADA’S AURORA...

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No fooling! Steve's April 1 column is about the Canadian Aurora Award, plus Robert J. Sawyer's brand-new book, "Quantum Night." Is it a goodie? Read the column and find out! (The answer is an unqualified "Heck, yes!")

BOOK REVIEW: FRIGHT MARES, (edited by) BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN; AWARD NOMINATION...

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This week Steve looks at a new horror anthology—all stories by women writers—edited by Billie Sue Mosiman, and talks a bit about the Hugo and Aurora awards (in self-promotion); plus another snippet of Pinterest boards for writers. Take a look!

SECOND LOOKS: MARVEL’S DEADPOOL & ANT-MAN and SOME WORDS ON WRITING

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This week Steve takes a second look at Marvel's two most recent movies, Deadpool and Ant-Man, and finds one much better than the other... but YMMV! Also a couple of tips for writers who may be stuck.

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME...

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Steve takes a look back at 1952, and the first issue of "IF Worlds of Science Fiction"--plus a word of advice for newer writers from Chuck Wendig (link) and some personal news.

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

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This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour film "Freaks of Nature" and finds it rather flat, then alerts the media (us!) about a new semi-pro Canadian SF/F e-magazine!

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

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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!