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How Horror has Devolved in Popular Culture

Why so many paranormal shows? Maybe its because so many people believe in that stuff....

Today In Amazing Stories Magazine – An Interview With Andy Weir

An interview with the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.

The Beta Tester: Project Spark

What's it like to Beta test a game? Travis takes a few minutes away from the controls to fill us in.

Fantasía venezolana: Ronald Delgado y algunos cuentos

Review of Ronald Delgado's Ficha La tierra del cielo sin sol.

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100...

A review of the art book: 1,100 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.

Sixties, Science Fiction and Secret Agents

Secret agent tales have always carried a hint of science fiction with them - futuristic gadgets, threatened world-wide annihilation. Steve examines Bond's 60s rival - Flint - and reminds us that James Coburn was COOL.

A Fan’s Anniversary of Sorts

Some personal fannish history, a couple of takes on Amazing Stories from 1938, a recap of Modesty Blaise, a pic of John Travolta and a review of John M. Whalen's Vampire Siege at Rio Muerto. What's not to like?

Book Review: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Review of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, focusing on prose and creativity in plot.

England’s “Fabulous, Feminine Answer to James Bond”!

Introducing Modesty Blaise....

Website review: Daily Science Fiction dot com

Just like every high-quality short story, it doesn’t have to be complicated to be good. To prove that, dailysciencefiction.com has provided a convenient outlet for finding well written original work in the genre.

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

After Earth - a sci fi film masquerading as a science fiction film

Book Review — A Spooky Tale in Time for Halloween!

Christopher Rice is the son of best-selling fantasy writer Ann Rice, whose tales of vampires in the Deep South sparked a renewed interest in the genre. His new book (from Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster) arrived on October 15, and I have to say that, despite a few weaknesses, I enjoyed it more than some of his mother’s works.

Review: Unexplained Fevers, by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Unexplained Fevers brings Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and others into the present day and/or the real world, making them get MRI’s, buy cars, and putting their images in glossy magazines.

One Hell Of A Story: A Review of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity

"Houston, I have a bad feeling about this mission..." Gravity is a constant reality to humanity.  It forever keeps our feet planted on the Earth...

Book Review: Dr. Sleep. Does Every Book Really Need a Sequel?

Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining?

Video Game Review: Ascend: Hand of Kul

Ascend: Hand of Kul Signal Studios Microsoft Free This summer Microsoft has made it a priority to release and create more free games for its gold service. Ascend:...

Fanzines—to LOC or not to LOC?

This essay on Letters of Comment is definitely not a WAHF

Book Review: Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

V.E. (Victoria) Schwab’s people are called EO, for ExtraOrdinary people; people with something extra. These abilities are not genetic, nor are they the result of spilled chemicals (The Flash), extraterrestrial birth (Superman) or encounters with supernatural forces (The Mask); EOs gain their powers by an unfortunate encounter with mortality.

Film Review: The Colony

I wasn’t overly impressed with the film. I had expected a half-decent SF movie, and what I got was maybe a quarter decent.

Review: The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft

I am still slogging my way through the complete works of HP Lovecraft. My Kindle tells me I am 28% done, of course that...

Review: The Eye with Which the Universe Beholds Itself by Ian...

While everyone is covering the Hugos, I'm taking my own path and following the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, which will be awarded at...

Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Classic works of science fiction can be timeless for many fans, but they will not always translate well with modern fandom. Issues include implausible...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

They Said WHAT?!?: Dealing with reviews Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. I've written these posts in a very specific...

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and I don’t doubt that you have some pretty visceral feelings toward the movie, not...

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

I spend a lot of time lately complaining about the state of anime and the series that have been created within the last five...

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

I would like to come forward with a confession: throughout most of college, I largely had to put my anime love on hiatus -...

Jazz and Drama: A Kids on the Slope Review

Even casual fans of anime have heard of Cowboy Bebop, the jazziest, classiest, most sophisticated space opera anime to ever be created (whoops, my...

Review: When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger

When I punk, it's usually with steam. Any SF fan, regardless of his particular poison, thinks about the future. With my historical background, however, my...

The House of Forever – Samantha Henderson

Oh hi! I'm glad you're back! Or maybe you're visiting me for the first time? Either way, I have a wonderful little book of...