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Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take...

  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,...

Boom & Bust: Lester Del Rey’s 12 Year Cycle

Taking a look at Lester Del Rey's theory of a 12 year boom and bust cycle for science fiction, 36 years on.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.

Asni’s Art Blog: Star Wars Popularity Contest: Old Friends

What other trilogy has brought back the original actors, playing the same parts, 40 years on?

Asni’s Art Blog: Star Wars Popularity Contest: Rey

if I had been privileged to see this movie as an impressionable teenager, I would have been profoundly in love with Rey.

Top Post de Enero

highlights from last month en espanol.

More Star Wars Art Because… STAR WARS!

Pulp inspired Star Wars and then, Star Wars inspired pulp!

Top Post de Diciembre

Tanya tells it like it is - in spanish!

NASA International Space Station: The Force Awakens

Space Station Happy New Year. "May the force be with you."

Science Fiction and Fantasy Calendars

Mark it on your (NEW) calendar: 2016 has begun!

Asni’s Art Blog: Drop whatever else you’re doing, Star Wars is...

Enjoy! And may the force be with you in the new year 2016.

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.

MCM Comic Con Fall Edition

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

Star Wars Art: Because we haven’t heard enough about Star Wars...

No. You haven't seen enough Star Wars yet

Review: The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler

The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler is the follow-up to Ink Mage. The action is just as fast, the characters are just as colorful, and the violence is just as stabby.

Crossplay and Gender-bending Cosplay

Crossplay: who says Captain America has to be a guy? Who says that only girls can dress up as Black Widow?

Review: Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler

Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler is the quintessential example of a guilty pleasure. You might feel a little guilty afterwards, but you’ll be anxiously awaiting a sequel.

Surrealism: Giant Crabs Ate my Pontiac!

Allowing the unconscious to express itself, surrealism resolves the contradictory realms of dream and reality

Review: Exultant, by Stephen Baxter

Exultant is The Dam Busters in space, or Star Wars stripped of its mythopoetic resonances and bolstered by hard physics.

RIP Sir Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015

Scide Splitters: The Masculinist Revolt by William Tenn

Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania.

The Genre Movies That Lose EVERYTHING On the Small Screen

Sometimes the medium the message is delivered through can drastically alter the experience.

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood

Where Have all the Artists Gone?

Is there a conspiracy?

How Did Fans of Literary SF React to Star Wars?

What did "real" fans think of Star Wars in an era "a long time ago..."?

Agujeros negros y agujeros de gusano: un cuento de Henry Bäx...

A survey of depictions of black holes in spanish SF, with a bit about SF's contributions to the visualization of cosmological chaos

Space Princesses: Royalty in Science Fiction

  “For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories about the death of kings.” Richard 11, Act 3, Scene 2 Shakespeare knew how...

Scide Splitters: Working Stiff by Kevin J. Anderson

Scide Splitters reviews seven fun filled cases from the files of Dan Shamble, Zombie Private Investigator.