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GOODBYE TO VONDA and MY FAVOURITE TV SHOWS

After a short absence, Steve returns to bid farewell to a beloved SF author, Vonda N. McIntyre, and to talk about his TV addiction... er, favourite shows!

WHO WAS HENRY KUTTNER (LEWIS PADGETT)? DO YOU KNOW?

This week Steve examines a prolific author of the ‘40s and ‘50s who seems to be nearly forgotten today. Maybe we can change that!

THE DEVIL YOU SAY! Reviews and Comments

This week Steve looks at a Hellacious TV series, all about the Devil in Los Angeles, then jumps back and looks at Modesty Blaise in graphic format. Take a peek!

Presencia hispanohablante en la WorldCon 2017

Happening in Helsinki! Tanya covers the beat.

The Science Fiction Romance New Releases Never Stop

New releases in science fiction romance, and some good news about one of Veronica Scott's books.

Death

2016 takes its toll

Can you Hear Me, Major Tom?: The Death of David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust has gone back to Mars. Major Tom can't hear us anymore.

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 4 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects returns with its fourth annual anthology, this time engaging a theme of dark humor and including stories from the likes of George R. R. Martin, Mike Resnick, Eric Kaplan, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more.

A Quick Look at Three Current Kickstarters

Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

Haunted Holiday Gift Guide: Book Lover’s Edition

Use these suggestions to have a "horrible" holiday

Judging More Books by Their Covers: The Silver Warriors

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

AMAZING NEWS

Brianna Wu's stand for women in gamine is prominent throughout the media - genre AND mainstream

The Five Year Retrospective: Babylon 5, Season Two

When people talk about what they love about Babylon 5, season 2 is usually where that love comes from.

FutureDaze2: Reprise Review

A review of the second volume of this successful YA anthology series.

Scide Splitters: The Hogben Chronicles by Henry Kuttner

In the latest Scide Spitters series, David Kilman takes a look at the new collection, The Hogben Chronicles, with stories from Henry Kuttner and an introduction by Neil Gaimon.

A Fan’s History — Fanzines, Continued….

Fanzines, continued: Okay, Mr. Smartypants, what’s a “sercon” zine? Actually, I’m glad you asked that question. It’s another of those annoying (well, to an...

Sequential Wednesdays #17 – Comic-Con: A Recounting

Another year, another Comic-Con touches down in San Diego's historic Gaslamp district and billows the hell around and makes a metric ton of people...

Photographs, Fantasy, Cover Design and Neil Gaiman

Let's take a break from looking at artwork. Let's look at some photos instead. Most people like looking at photographs. Usually these are family photographs, sometimes...

Sequential Wednesdays #16 – San Diego Comic-Con 2013

It's finally here!  I've attended San Diego Comic-Con in mid-July for about the past 11 years and it's never been stale.  Sure, there are...
Stardust by Nina Allan

Stardust: The Ruby Castle Stories, by Nina Allan

Stardust is one of three books by Nina Allan published so far this year. First was the story collection Microcosmos. Next came the novella,...

Review: Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow anthologies are dependable reads, especially when it comes to delivering a wide selection of high quality of fiction. This holds true with Hauntings,...

A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books

Britain's Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to...

My top 10 SF and fantasy picks for the big-screen treatment

Science fiction and fantasy are taking over the realm of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, no question about it. Marvel Studios is gearing up to...

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

Though my position here, such as it is, is that of "anime blogger," I think that my real interest in media from the Land...

THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD – A Novel...

THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD An urban fantasy novel by Douglas Smith (Estimated release date: Summer 2013) Set in modern day Northern Canada, THE WOLF...
Magic Realism vs Fantasy - Venn Diagram

Crossroads: Negotiating the Unreal in Magic Realism and Fantasy

Perhaps the most important insight I've gained from my research for my Crossroads series is that the borders between genres are very fluid, and...

JACK VANCE: VISIONS OF A DYING EARTH

After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as "Dragon Moon" by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery...

Anime As An Art Form

One of the greatest things that anime ever did for me was give me the desire to create.  I was a really bookish kid,...

It’s Pretty – and Deadly: Horror Animanga

Any of my friends could tell you how much I hate horror movies.  Whether it's the hack-and-slash or the jump-out-and-terrify, I'm not into it. ...