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CONVENTION REVIEW (SORT OF): NORWESCON 42

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

END OF YEAR REVIEW: F&SF for NOV/DEC 2018

For his final column of 2018, Steve dives into the Nov./Dec. issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, which everyone just calls “F&SF.” It tastes great and is more filling with fewer calories than competing magazines!

R.I.P. REVIEW: “A BOY AND HIS DOG”

In honour of the late Harlan Ellison, Steve deconstructs—without major spoilers—the film “A Boy and His Dog.” It’s not a great film. See whether you agree!

OF BOOKS AND FLYING MEN…

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’.

REVIEW: F&SF FOR MAY/JUNE 2017—AND ANOTHER FAREWELL!

This week Steve stays put in space and time, reviewing the May/June Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF). The stories in the issue, however, range all over space and time!

RETRO: OF MOSCON AND HEINLEIN AND VERNA

This week, Steve continues his romp into his past by talking about Robert A. Heinlein, E.E. “Doc” Smith’s daughter, Verna Smith Trestrail; and MosCon 1, back in 1979.

REVIEWS: RIVERDALE and FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (Jan-Feb 2017) 

This week, Steve looks at the comics-inspired Riverdale TV series as well as the January-February issue of F&SF, and finds them Good, if not necessarily Great. Good is fine! Better than the alternative, Steve says!

Review: Christmas Magic ed. by David G. Hartwell

T’is the season for holiday stories. In memory of popular editor David G. Hartwell, the yuletide Tor Books anthology Christmas Magic has just been re-released for all the good boys and girls of fandom.

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

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.

REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

Steve reviews the current F&SF. It's still a great magazine! Get it now while it's still on the stands!

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

Another friend gone; Steve mourns Debbie Miller; also New Venture and MosCon reminiscences. And both fiction and non-fiction StoryBundles! Go get 'em!

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

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!

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

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!

OPUS 100: A GOOD BOOK and a MOVIE

Steve reaches a milestone 100 columns, and reviews the new Writers of the Future anthology and the film Big Hero 6.

Post Populares de Septiembre

A summary for our spanish speaking friends of our most popular items from September

BOOK REVIEW: “Catalyst” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman; And a Chat

Steve reviews Nina Kiriki Hoffman's book "Catalyst" and talks about a writers' workshop.

BOOK REVIEW: “The Alphabet Stones” by Ursula Pflug

A YA fantasy that is for adults and accessible to teens; about a young woman who might be living in two worlds. And if so, are either or both real? Which one?