Not sure why “the fans” aren’t raving,(I bet they are) but I’m telling all my friends they should go see Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Wow. Ummm. Yeah. And you thought Futurama was a send-up of the genre!
They’ve redone Lost In Space again. Did they do a good job? Well, uh….
How do you tell an original story while giving nods to fans? Star Wars tries, but doesn’t always succeed…
I suspect we may come to miss the books whose authors took us through a genre, giving shape to its history and signposting us to recommended movies.
This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that?
Xaghra’s Revenge is a well-written, time-travelling historical fantasy. Highly recommended!
There are new platforms! America has graphic novels; Japan has anime; and South Korea has web comics. Web-based comics known as ‘webtoons’ are popular. Thanks to Korea’s world’s fastest optic networks. Webtoons are the ideal comics, since they can also be read on smartphones. They are coloured cartoons that can also incorporate music, special effects, […]
At times, living in South Korea feels like living in a science fiction or dark fantasy world. Does this mean that South Koreans aren’t interested in speculative fiction? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
In Hermann Gil Roble’s new novel, nanotechnology drugs are used to give consumers sublime experiences. But of course, there are side effects…
Earthweeds by Rod Little is a fun read that moves quickly and rarely takes a breather.
Steve ceases reviewing this week to tell you of cheap and free SF/F ebooks, SF sites, semiprozines and all sorts of SF/F resources online. Check them all out!
Brian Herbert’s first short story collection, Dangerous Worlds, charts his meteoric progression as a writer.
This week Steve throws a few spoilers into a review of Alien: Covenant. You might want to wait until you’ve seen the movie before you read this review. Just a friendly note.
Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?
This month’s writing prompt involves strange goings on with seven people seated around a table…
The second issue of Supernova, a Bolivian magazine of fantasy and horror, is now out.
For the last of his NaNoWriMo “redux“ columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!
Continuing his retro-look at some older columns, Steve talks about Ace Doubles and their cover art. We’re talking about The Good Old Stuff, in both writing and SF illustration. Get Some Now!
An interview with Hydralune, a collective of nine French authors of speculative fiction.
Scides Splitters finds much to like in BBC America’s hectic and bizarre adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Steve watches lots of TV for YOU! He’s trying to save you from bad shows and point you to good shows. That’s how selfless he is. Why else would he put in the hours in front of a lighted box?
Continuing with recent movie reviews, Steve looks at the Netflix Original movie ARQ, and also the 3D “mo-cap” movie Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, and finds them both quite watchable. Not great, but watchable!
This week, Steve reviews the new F. Paul Wilson book, and finds it a thrilling, fast-paced read. If you’ve never read any of F. Paul Wilson’s books, this would be a great one to start with!
Pirates, aliens and cyborgs are represented in this overview of recently published science fiction romance novels.
An interview with Dioni Arroyo, Spanish author of the greenpunk novel Fractura.
Now that summer is winding down a bit, it’s time to start stocking up for winter reading – or – you’re TBR pile is just not tall enough!
In a future galactic empire where Rome never fell, Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator by Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan is a refreshing new saga where the past and future collide.
Adolfo Caceres Romero discusses the importance of SF and fantasy in Bolivian literature.
The future may hold many surprises, and this may be one of them