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Small Press Review: The Peyti Crisis by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Peyti Crisis: Rusch deftly manages to handle a large cast of characters without missing a beat

Small Press Book Review: A Murder of Clones by Kristine Kathryn...

Rusch pulls off another taught thriller with A Murder of Clones.

Small Press Book Review: Anniversary Day by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Science Fiction meets the Private Eye in KK Rusch's Anniversary Day saga.

Anime Roundup 10/16/2014: Getting Medieval

In this week's viewing: Swords, sorcery, sufficiently advanced technology, and more!

Fall 2014 SF Anime Preview

Coming soon: A bevy of sword-slinging princesses and knights, plus Astrid Lindgren! Yes, we are talking about Japanese TV...

Retrospective: A Minority Verdict Against Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report

Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort

Those old-city, new-crime, 20-minutes-into-the-future blues

Down these mean streets a cyborg must go...

Exploring strange new worlds every Wednesday

Go from an orbiting space habitat to a world of demons and telepaths...

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas

Felicity Savage recommends some SFF classics for your reading pleasure on Christmas.

My New Favorite (U.S.) Sci-fi Show – Almost Human

Almost HUman is a new fave.
Countdown City by Ben Winters

Review: Countdown City, by Ben H. Winters

Countdown City By Ben H. Winters Quirk Books 2013 The world is still going to end. That's the reality facing former Concord, NH, police detective...

Crossroads: Speculative Devices in Police Procedurals

Character, Context, and Procedure: The Cores of the Police Procedural One can't analyze science fiction and fantasy without running into certain words over and...

Popular Posts 6/1-6/8 2013

Have Literary Luddites Taken Over SFF Fandom?! Sexism and the SFWA Girl, You’re In the Army Now Crossroads: The Difficulty of Police Procedural Speculative Fiction No. 18 –...
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Crossroads: The Difficulty of Police Procedural Speculative Fiction

Police procedurals are a complicated genre to explore because they intersect so fluidly with so many other genres. On the one hand, they solidly...

Psychics are Dark Fantasy

I remember being uncomfortable about the "psionics" in Dungeons and Dragons back when I was a kid.  Psychic powers seemed more appropriate in science...

Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

My final (for now) look into SF detectives brings me to the classic SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Most...

Crossroads: Where Genres Meet in the Night

Speculative fiction's ability to stay fresh is a direct result of its ability to blend with other genres: the mash-up, the hybrid, the literary crossroad are where science fiction has always found innovation. We're a magpie genre, and I think that should be celebrated and explored.