Steve’s second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.
This week Steve takes on a blurb and a book review and a movie review. And he has a good time with all of it! He doesn’t think your mileage will vary much!
This week Steve’s all over the map. He reviews an old YA by Andre Norton, talks about cover artists (including Ed Emshwiller) and answers a comment from a reader. Oh, and he throws in a little egoboo for himself.
Fanzines reviewed: SHANGRI-L’AFFAIRES “SHAGGY” #39 Shaggy (#39) Nov 1958 (Note: If the following doesn’t convince you the clubzine SHAGGY was a group effort by a staggering array of now legendary fans in the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, there’s no hope for you.) Faneds: Djinn Faine & Charles Burbee “Editor in charge of growling, running […]
Can anything written after 1953 be considered ‘topical’?
Fanzines reviewed: GRUE (#29 & 28), published 1956/1958. About forty years ago Harry Warner Jr. described Grennell as “the forgotten fan.” Yet only twenty-five years earlier (in the early fifties) he’d been widely respected and renowned among fans worldwide. With his sense of humour and innovative publishing techniques, Grennell, who lived in Fond du Lac, […]
50s redux – Super Science Fiction!
Boris Karloff made ‘terror’ films. Not horror films.
In Star Trek: TOS, the episode Mirror, Mirror introduced us to an alternate universe featuring an Earth dominated empire. Star Trek ‘the Franchise’ has managed to pull that same feat off in the real world.
R. Graeme Cameron instructs us in the fine art of becoming a BNF – or nearly so. (It might be advisable to strive for Filthy Pro status instead….)
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?
For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at the current state of the horror industry. Let’s now turn back the clock, to find some classic screams: Amicus Productions was a small-budget film production company, based out of Shepperton Studios in England. It was founded by American screenwriters Milton Subotsky and Max Rosenberg, who moved […]
It’s easy to discuss authors for their contributions are evident. You just have to read the stories. The great editors are harder to corral, for the editor’s job is one of selection, guidance, subjective acts that may be hard to understand in hindsight. (For instance, all those men and women who rejected Dune by Frank […]