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TREASURY OF GREAT SF VOL. 1 CONCLUSION

After a delay, Steve finally finishes his review of Volume 1 of Anthony Boucher’s Treasury of Great Science Fiction from 1959. Surprisingly, most of these 60-plus-year-old stories still hold up!

GETTING INTO SF: A CLASSIC ANTHOLOGY SET

Steve reviews part of the first volume of a classic set of SF anthologies. What’s up with only reviewing part of a book? Read it and find out!

A BIT OF ALICE, and SPOILERFUL REVIEW OF ANNIHILATION!

This week is movie week—a fantasy over a century old, and a brand new science fiction. Both are very good for their time, Steve thinks—see what you think!

Distopías ecuatorianas

On Dystopias, with side trips to Philip K. Dick and Ecuador.

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree!

Blogger Invitado: Diego Maenza. Importancia de la Ciencia Ficción

An analysis of how science fiction themes and tropes have become a part of popular culture, and, in particular, have merged with literary fiction, leads to a discussion of the writing of Cristián Londoño Proaño.

Noticias Literatura 26-4

An interview with the three editors of 1818: Origen.

DOUBLE, DOUBLE, WHAT’S THE TROUBLE?

An all-new follow-up to Steve's Ace Doubles columns. He's doubled up with laughter, because he's doubling his Ace writings!

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

For the last of his NaNoWriMo ``redux`` columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

Scide Splitters: Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown

Science fiction writers had long warned the people of earth about the potential of a Martian invasion, but nothing could have prepared them for a billion jeering Little Green Men.

REVIEWS: WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS by Hugh A.D. Spencer AND...

This week, Steve reviews a new, upcoming book by Hugh A.D. Spencer, the second episode of 11.22.63 on Hulu, and tells of a unique offer for Robert A. Heinlein fans. (Check out the final photo!)

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.

“Ayer será otro día”: ciencia ficción y humor

A review of Jorge Valentin Miño's short story collection Today is Another Day

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.

MAGAZINE REVIEW: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2015 

This week Steve reviews the latest issue of long-running (but not as long as Amazing Stories!) magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF). Some good reading here!

“Underbreak” de Cristián Londoño: tecnologías de control

A review and analysis of Underbreak, the latest novel by Ecuadorian author Cristián Proaño Londoño

Dissecting Our Present: How SF Can Highlight Our Historical Bias

As Harry Turtledove, the master of alternate history, said in the introduction to The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, even historical memoirs...

Amazing News January 24

Frank Wu and his wife Brianna 'Spacekat' Wu have designed a game called REVOLUTION 60.  It looks quite awesome!  The back-story sees the resurrection...

Crossroads: A Genre Darkly

World-building, extrapolation, analogy, conceptual breakthrough, thought experiment - these are science fiction's basic methods. Other genres might occasionally borrow them, but SF has sharpened them to a razor's edge. So what happens when this set of tools works alongside the themes, styles, and plot structures of noir?

Talk

Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance...

What Is Alternate History?

What is alternate history? Not as easy question to answer. Historians have been speculating on “points of divergence” since classical times. The Roman historian Livy...

Review: Keith Laumer’s Imperium

Imperium - Keith Laumer Baen Books 2012 - ISBN-13: 978-1451637953 - Mass Market Paperback: 640 pages. Imperium is a gathering of three Keith Laumer alternate-history novels,...