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Review: I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB by...

I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB by Jacques Tardi is one of those rare books that will stir, teach, and leave you in admiration of those who endured what hopefully, nobody else ever will.


Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.

A Good Title

You can't judge a book by its cover, but the title, well, the title is a different story.

Review: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films by Jeff Rovin

A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films contains arguably the most complete list of movies produced between the earliest silent films to the mid-seventies


Steve does his annual recounting of his columns for the previous year. But he's somehow lost a couple of columns. If you find them, please email him... or maybe not.

(Book Review) X-15 Diary: The Story of America’s First Space Ship

In 1960, twenty years before the Space Shuttle, NASA launched another manned, airplane-shaped spacecraft to the fringes of space. Neil Armstrong was one of its pilots.

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

Our most popular - including ALL NEW fiction!

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards.

Bloger Invitado. Benjamín Román Abram: LA CIENCIA FICCIÓN MÁS ALLÁ DE...

Peruvian editor Benjamin Roman Abram muses on science fiction's prophetic visions.

Review: The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse by Simon Monk

The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse by Simon Monk is a fun way to learn about basic preparedness and how to craft some essential electronic contraptions to survive the horde.

Noticias Literatura 11-11

Mainstream Spanish newspapers cover growing interest in ciencia ficcion and a video introducing "Things are Different in Arkham" (Las cosas son diferentes en Arkham)

Noticias literatura: guía de recursos en linea en castellano sobre ciencia...

and everything else happening in Spanish science fiction

Scide Splitters: Charisma +1 – A Convention Etiquette Guide by Jessica...

Are some topics too serious for humor? A lesson in manners has never been this much fun.

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 2

Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 1

a short recap of my 2014 in books. Where I reviewed a book for Amazing Stories I have provided a link to that review, and in one case to a related interview. So here, in chronological order, are the first 21 books I read in 2014.

The Amicus anthologies: from Dr Terror to Beyond the Grave

For around a decade, the only consistent rival to the supremacy of Hammer Films in the genre was Amicus, best-known for its seven ‘portmanteau’ stories of short horror stories


Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anthology series. And tells you where to get FREE SF!

A PLEA FOR HELP and “The Expendables 3” Review

Steve pleads for your help on Spider Robinson's behalf (and his daughter) and also reviews Expendables 3.

REVIEW: Analog, Jan/Feb 2015 (Part 1)

Beginning a series of reviews of our mnagazines


Steve reviews William Gibson's significant new SF book and talks about his last non-fiction book. And mentions having lunch with the author.

Turritopsis Dohrnii A Tale of Immortality

In my tongue-in-cheek vampire romance I'm working on I had to help one of my characters find the secret to immortality.

Nature and Zombies

When it comes to zombies, the natural world has got fiction beat

You Are The Hero – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

A review of a history of You Are the Hero adventure game books.

Plethora of Pratchett

a review of two new Sir Terry Pratchett releases - A Slip of the Keyboard and The Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide

Brother, Can You Spare Ten Copper Jots?

Ridiculously well-thought-out currencies not visible in this cover art. Fantasy money has got more realistic in recent years. But how realistic can a currency get before it starts killing people?