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FREE SF/F, E-ZINES, AND OTHER STUFF

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Steve ceases reviewing this week to tell you of cheap and free SF/F ebooks, SF sites, semiprozines and all sorts of SF/F resources online. Check them all out!

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?)

BOOK REVIEW: F. Paul Wilson’s PANACEA

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This week, Steve reviews the new F. Paul Wilson book, and finds it a thrilling, fast-paced read. If you've never read any of F. Paul Wilson's books, this would be a great one to start with!

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

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In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

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The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.

Medical Science Fiction: Tell Me Where it Hurts

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Medical SF: an overlooked sub-genre

The Mediums of Jurassic Park

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The Jurassic Park franchise has appeared in books, film, comics and countless other outlets. Yet, these varied forms of media have also given fans varied looks at the story.

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

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Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called...

Science Anomalies: Books to Think About for Science Fiction Readers

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The theory is still a theory, but it suggests that life may have started very early on the earth (and now possibly on Mars because it, too, had ancient volcanoes), and it says that life is constantly being created way down deep in the earth. Or on any planet, moon, or body with an active volcanic core.
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Jurassic Park is 20 – What Went Wrong?

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Jurassic Park opened in the UK 20 years ago this month. A 3D conversion was foisted upon an indifferent a few months ago. Universal...

Crossroads: Speculative Devices in Police Procedurals

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Character, Context, and Procedure: The Cores of the Police Procedural One can't analyze science fiction and fantasy without running into certain words over and...
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Crossroads: The Difficulty of Police Procedural Speculative Fiction

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Police procedurals are a complicated genre to explore because they intersect so fluidly with so many other genres. On the one hand, they solidly...

Review: The Games by Ted Kosmatka

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I'm glad I started with The Games by Ted Kosmatka as my first foray into science horror. I don't think I could pick a better...