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“LOST IN TIME, LOST IN SPACE…and MEANING”

They've redone Lost In Space again. Did they do a good job? Well, uh....

Reseña de Libro: Mi Robot Depresivo de Carlos Vera Scamarone.

An ordered reading of two collections by author Carlos Vera Scamarone reveals a vast improvement in the author's technique. Besides, how can you say no to a collection with the title My Depressive Robot?

Book Review: AUTONOMOUS (2017)

Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?

Soft Robots Are Changing Robotics Forever 

Organic-like robots...what could be more natural?

Neuroscience Is Helping Us Build a Machine With Consciousness

Conscious robots with the capabilities of human beings are one of the oldest sci-fi tropes; a threatening blend of human and machine that could...

Teatro de ciencia ficción en Ecuador

An overview of Spanish language science fiction theatre, starting with a Spanish language adaptation of Orson Well's War of the Worlds.

Comic Review: Star Wars Droids – Unplugged

A little different from what readers may be accustomed to from Marvel Comics, Star Wars Droids – Unplugged is still an entertaining look at droid life in that galaxy far far away.

Anime roundup 4/27/2017: The Strong Survive

In this week's viewing: The final lineup for this season, and it's looking outstanding!

“El inventor de sueños”: la pregunta por el ethos

Henry Bäx's The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF...

Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It's a shame that there isn't more of it, although...

Distopía edulcorada: “Metrópolis”

On the 90th anniversary of the film's release, Ivan Mendizabal analyzes the history and politics of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

Review: Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele

Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele takes us back to the pulp classics by reviving Edmond Hamilton’s hero adventurer from the 40’s, Captain Future.

NEW REVIEWS: WENDIG’S “INVASIVE,” SEPT/OCT F&SF and more!           

A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week's column by Steve! (And what's with all the caps?)

Literary Fiction Isn’t Always That Great, Either, You Know

Ira Nayman makes a startling admission: he often prefers literary fiction to genre fiction. Oh, no! That does not, however, make him blind to the limitations of literary fiction, as his review of A Free Man indicates.

Review: Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo

Coming out on September 27, 2016 from World Weaver Press, the novella Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo is a compact little story with a lot to say.

Science Fiction in the Here and Now or “Cleanup on Aisle...

The future may hold many surprises, and this may be one of them

Review: Railhead by Philip Reeve

A YA adventure with sentient trains!

Review: The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes original tale is worth the read.

Guilty Pleasures – The Movies We Love to Hate (But Secretly...

Mr. Jackson apparently doesn't know we're not supposed to share our guilty pleasures!

Radioisotopes and Dude Ranches

SF Westerns were the genre's first break out hit (kinda)

Review: Otto Von Trapezoid and The Empress of Thieves by Jesse...

Otto Von Trapezoid and The Empress of Thieves is unlike any book you will come across. Author Jesse Baruffi has created an exciting world where anything can happen and probably will.

Star Trek vs. International Space Station: Transporters & Robots & Tribbles...

"Three to beam up". To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.

Women Destroy* Hard SF Poetry!!! Round Up November 2015

Oxymoron? If you think the title of this blog post is one, then read on, dear disillusioned reader! Be warned though, it's going to...

MCM Comic Con Fall Edition

Where do Sailor Moon, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Batman, Boba Fett, the Borg, and Captain Jack Sparrow hang out?

Citizens of the Solar System: Cool TECHNOLOGY on the International Space...

From Luke Skywalker's "remotes" to Star Trek's Mr. Data, science fiction is fast becoming fact on the International Space Station.

MARS! And Some Reviews…      

This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of...) and reviews a new book and an overlooked movie from 2014. Check it out!

Review: Lincoln’s Wizard by Tracy Hickman & Dan Willis

Filled with airships, dragons, zombies, robots, and a wide array of other gear driven inventions, Lincoln’s Wizard is a fresh Steampunk take on the War Between the States.

Asni’s Art Blog: Robot

So what’s the difference between a robot, an android (or droid), and a cyborg?

Review: The Mighty Casey by Rod Serling

When Rod Serling wrote The Mighty Casey for The Twilight Zone, he created an ideal example of some of the most important elements necessary for writing a successful short story.