Sword and Sorcery is an offshoot of the Fantasy genre. Some say it’s a sub-genre, some consider it a genre unto itself. Sword and Sorcery can be epitomized by the characters created by Robert E. […]
In my recent discussion about time travel I touched on the idea of the branching timelines. It’s an idea that is very attractive. We’ve all thought, at one time or another: “What if I had […]
Steve reviews the 70th Anniversary Issue of F&SF and finds it good. Excellent, in fact. There’s still time to read the issue before the Nov./Dec. one comes out!
Eli K. P. William’s Cash Crash Jubilee is a fun, smart read, a great way to start a trilogy of novels.
An overview of the theory and practice of Spanish language neo-indigenous science fiction.
Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?
A lot of old (’50s and early ’60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they “just don’t write anymore!”
Note: This interview originally appeared in Amazing Stories Magazine February 12, 2014. Author’s note: I set out, as is typical for me, supplying a list of questions to the author. What I received back was […]
The eternal champion returns
Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.
Two new reviews by Steve: the new Michael Moorcock book and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Are they worth it? You bet they are!
It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction
Judging books by their covers is made more difficult when the book in question has two titles as does Michael Moorcock’s The Silver Warriors
What brought me back to science fiction was the work of cyberpunk writers such as Rudy Rucker, Bruce Sterling and, yes, William Gibson.
An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch
Who better to recommend a summer SF read than the authors themselves!
What has changed in Science Fiction? The best authors in the genre answer that very question.
Writing advice from a stellar line up” David Brin, Gary K. Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, C.J. Cherryh, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Clarke and Michael Swanwick!
Somehow our first taste of fiction always seems to hold a special place in our minds and hearts even after we’ve read hundreds of new stories. Another installment of the ultimate science fiction reading list from some of our favorite authors and editors.
A few recommendations from some of the greatest minds in the industry of what you should be reading.
An interview with Robert MacAnthony, founder of the new speculative fiction small press Long Count Press.
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….
Science Fiction in music. If you’re looking for some sounds to accompany your other-worldly reads, this survey of tracks will get you off to a good start.
Brian W. Adliss remarks on life and writing in the lastest of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master series.
An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology – The Space Opera Renaissance
Interview with Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Michael Moorcock who helped shape the Science Fiction industry.
Once more into the Multiverse, dear friends…,
The Eternal Champion has issues…and the occasional graphic novel.
A timeline of the development of science fiction, from one fan’s viewpoint.
Walk softly and carry a big, cursed blade