Steve attempts to find out why “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” has been panned by almost all who’ve seen it. Maybe the director has something to do with it.
This week Steve reviews the new book Baldemar, by Matthew Hughes—a wonderful Vancian fantasy set on Vance’s own Dying Earth, about a wizard’s henchman. Steve liked it and thinks you will too!
Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, finding it excellent. What’s it all about, Alfie? Could it be monsters and aliens and dragons, oh, my?
Steve reviews the May/June 2021 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It’s the first one fully edited by Sheree Renée Thomas. Is it good? Read the column and see!
Continuing his look at old genre movies, Steve travels back to 1957 and looks at a movie often touted by Famous Monsters of Filmland. Is it good? Hey, it’s better than many black-and-white monster films!
Today Steve reviews a Russian science fiction movie set during the days of the USSR. Russia’s putting out some pretty good SF movies these days!
This week Steve brings back—in honour of Shark Week—a column from six years ago about the SYFY movie Sharknado. Does it hold up? Maybe we’ll all have to watch it to find out!
Steve repeats (with lots of new edits) a column from 2013 about one of his favourite movie series.
The Inn is the latest from a Candice Fox and James Patterson partnership, and it is as exciting as their Harriet Blue series. The book opens with Billy mourning his wife, Siobhan’s death, along with the residents in their inn, in a small town. They’re a motley crew, but as the book progresses, it quickly […]
This book follows Remy Cameron, an adopted, openly gay, black teen who is trying to figure out his place in the world and who he wants to be on his own terms. Remy is very well-liked by almost everyone but is facing the issue of not really knowing who he is. When he’s assigned an […]
The Vagabond King is an action packed fantasy novel that kicks off a new trilogy from debut UK author Jodie Bond. The story starts with Lleu, who is part of a group of soldiers called the Palimore and they are just about to launch a surprise invasion on a neighbouring island. As they take the […]
From page one this book grabs ahold and refuses to let go. There is no easing into it, nor should there be in a novel focused on catastrophic events that could wipe out mankind. A green fungus is spreading, one that grows, and spreads, and… thinks. David Koepp constructs a terrifying concept that plays out […]
With stories from the authors of Black Spot Books – Sam Hooker, Alcy Leyva, Laura Morrison, Dalena Storm, Cassondra Windwalker, and Seven Jane. This book is a delightfully decadent descent into Yuletide madness and horrors that were hilariously imaginative and chilling…in essence, the perfect Christmas tales. Each author in this anthology takes their own twist […]
Family and racial identity are at very heart of this book
Inspired in part by true events, Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor [Vesuvian Books, October 2018] is the kind of skin-crawling, queasy-feeling-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach story that needs to be told and demands to be read. Twin sisters Leslie and Dawn might share the same dirty blonde hair and blue eyes, but that’s where […]
On August 27th, Tor.com released an audio collection of five previously published science-fiction/fantasy stories by some of the most popular writers in this genre. Ranging in length from around twenty-five minutes to over an hour and a half, each story is rich with its own uniquely futuristic vibe. Tor.com has produced a well-polished collection, using […]
Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is now available for purchase. Is it worth your money? Steve will tell you what he thinks!
Edward Willett is an Aurora Award-winning SF writer from Regina, Saskatchewan. He’s got two new collections out: one of SF/F poetry, and one of SF/F stories. Steve likes them!
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!
John Salonia’s new book is a cross between Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Terry Pratchett.
This week, Steve reviews an SF anthology about Trump’s presidency (!) and gives a hearty “meh!” to Despicable Me 3. Check out his reviews!
Steve gives us two reviews today—one a very enjoyable book; and the other a movie. Whether you enjoy that one or not is up to you… but be aware, Tom Cruise is in it!
This week, Steve reviews the July-August F&SF, and stumps for your votes (Canadians only!) for the Aurora Awards.
This week Steve returns with a review of what he considers to be a terrible TV show. Do you agree? You’ll have to watch it to find out, and then you’ll be sorry!
Wonder Woman is the movie we – and the DC universe – needed.
The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.
Arrowsmith is one of the best alternate history and fantasy comics out there.
An unusual coming-of-age story infused with Chinese mythology and culture. Recommended for teens and adults who tire of the formulaic mold used for so many other coming-of-age novels.
Scides Splitters finds much to like in BBC America’s hectic and bizarre adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Aaron. R. Allen has an engrossing sword and sorcery story to tell.