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Wow! weirdness and light this week in the news: plastic army women, Einstein up-ended, bra makers made spacesuits and if that isn't weird enough, Cthulhu is picking a fight with Stephen King! Read on!
Other than Aliens, is there anything more science-fictional than spaceships?
Suitable for both young and old and promising everything we need to know, what more would a Star Wars fan need?
A plethora of awesome photos from MCM Comic Con, London.
The year in Ecuadoran Science Fiction
How do you tell an original story while giving nods to fans? Star Wars tries, but doesn't always succeed...
Author, artist, techie - is there anything Christian Kallias can't do?
Jim C. Hines, known for his fantasy novels, tries his hand at humorous military SF and presents us with an unlikely group of heroes—Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse.
This week Steve plugs the new Canadian anthology Tesseracts 20 (shameless self-promotion), and interviews famed musician and self-confessed SF buff David Crosby of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), and his own group with his son James Raymond.
Tributes to Brian Aldiss, Worldcon 75 aftermath, PKD anthology show, Near Earth Asteroid, Roy Krenkel art, authors speaking truth to power, nuclear zeppelins, more exoplanets and killer robots. What's not to like?
https://youtu.be/R2UO2pi7x68 (Actually this is the video in Spanish, next one is in English) https://youtu.be/lhjJTUZkyAg https://youtu.be/Q4z-4Cixr3w https://youtu.be/ffF_EMoXExg https://youtu.be/J1QFKub-0Fc https://youtu.be/YCxFyS8rNj8 https://youtu.be/2ue2JXqi_gI https://youtu.be/Tt9vhlkzi6Y https://youtu.be/ZTyqr7mas0Y https://youtu.be/_mxJUbxJOgo https://youtu.be/4PNX4MCvyoo https://youtu.be/dTWe6OPz4-Y https://youtu.be/Q2DqGhHFpZk Unfortunately I cannot put the video of the Closing ceremony, because Youtube said...
Dunkirk is a movie about real life heroes that everybody should see.
Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is an effective film about an all too real possible Armageddon.
Comic Con in London is a star-studded, all-out geektacular three days of fun, food, celebrities, and costumes, costumes, and more costumes.
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?
Is the multiverse a pleasant concept for science fiction authors to play with, or does it really exist? The truth is out there...
References to some recent articles in Amazing Stories for Spanish speaking readers.
The Dark Between the Stars is one of those books that grabs you which readers will love.
Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It's a shame that there isn't more of it, although...
Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side?
Surprise! Rogue One actually takes the Star Wars universe in a new and interesting direction. WARNING: contains spoilers.
How does the novelization of Star Wars hold up 40 years after its release?
Despite all the problems with MidAmericon II - and there were many - it was still fun. (And some pics from the con)
You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.
An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond.
Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else...but, really, it's just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh...
Taral Wayne remembers the excitement of watching the first episode of Star Trek air fifty years ago.
Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Mathison,...
Taking a look at Lester Del Rey's theory of a 12 year boom and bust cycle for science fiction, 36 years on.
The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.