Steve reviews a “sci-fi” movie from 2018, which cribs… er, steals… er, is loosely based on Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”
In the first of two columns, Steve deconstructs and reviews James Cameron’s “Aliens,” the first sequel in what proved to be a profitable franchise. What’s he got to say? Read it and find out!
Brian Aldiss, WSFA Small Press Award, ST: TNG, floating rocks (unobtanium?) Starship Troopers sequel, Jay Kay Klein convention photos and the Pixel Scroll
This week, Steve tries to go Back to the Future but ends up in the past, where he meets Spider and Jeanne Robinson as well as Robert and Virginia Heinlein! Come with him and see!
Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the “other.”
Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film’s a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!
Who wouldn’t be discombobulated, finding oneself expelled from suspended animation amid the remains of a starship scattered across an alien world?
How big is a book? SF & Fantasy books were slim volumes in wire racks until market forces created the massive tomes we’re used to today. What happened?
Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.
Heinlein’s YA (Juvenile) work is still generating praise and controversy.
Steve posits some similarities between Robert A. Heinlein and Captain America in this continuation of his examination of the RAH “juveniles”.
I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during his lifetime, began his writing career before he went back into […]
Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called “Juvenile” fiction; I don’t believe any disparagement was meant, or at least we juveniles (except for the “delinquents”) never took it as disparaging. Nowadays teens are called “Young Adults,” and fiction […]
This past week in entertainment, fandom & more
Comparison of Startrip Troopers novel and film.
Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do not fear for your personal safety, as I will take great care to observe the rules of hospitality during your visit. As I am a certifiable Tech Geek, I will spend […]
Over the past few decades the uber rich have had an increasing influence on our technological future: Peter Diamandis funds various space-oriented X-Prizes, one of which saw the development and successful flight of SpaceShip One. Soon, very soon, SpaceShipTwo will be taking tourists on sub-orbital flights – backed by another billionaire – Sir Richard Branson. […]