Nowadays you can often see a cheap movie at the theatre on Tuesdays for about $8-10. But in the ‘30s & ‘40s (and sometimes the ‘50s) you could see two movies and a serial (and a cartoon or travelogue) for a dime! (Of course, that’s probably $15 in today’s money…)
Remembrance/Veterans’ Day! Today Steve remembers a trip to the hometown of the Dean of SF Writers, Robert Anson Heinlein, himself a veteran of the US Navy (both Steve and RAH). It was an interesting pilgrimage.
Crowdfunding appeals and a roundup of the past week’s posts.
This week Steve reviews another Steve—okay, they’re both Stephen, but this one doesn’t use that name—Stephen King, whose latest effort is called “Later.” It’s a horror-crime novel. And it’s good!
A good guide for those who want to understand more about definitions and history of the genre
In his penultimate 2020 column, Steve reviews a new horror anthology. Is it scary? Very!
Again, Steve reviews a retro movie from the ‘50s. He must like them… except we don’t think he liked this one!
Many of us loved the old Creepshow movies, but Greg Nicotero did something about it. It’s back, baby!
In this redo of his fifth column from 2013, Steve talks about visiting Butler, Missouri, the town where Robert A. Heinlein was born. Are they proud of him? Heck, yes!
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!
Steve’s thinking about Halloween, which often brings up thoughts about Stephen King. How do you feel about that? Seen both versions of The Shining, have you?
This week Steve says a painful farewell to a special fan, and reviews the current (Sept./Oct.) issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Please take a look!
Stephen King’s got novel number 60 out. Steve F takes a look at it. Is it garbage, word slaw, Pulitzer-worthy, or what? See what Steve thinks.
News of speculative fiction book publications, magazines and more of interest to Spanish speaking fans.
It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups on Facebook – the Science fiction Romance Brigade and the SciFi […]
In the second of three Halloween-type posts about recent Stephen King movies and TV shows, Steve checks into Mr. Mercedes, a book/TV series about a killer who uses a car as a deadly weapon!
In this first of three Halloween-y columns examining several media adaptations of Stephen King works, Steve talks about the new movie, and what’s wrong with IT.
For all its faults, IT is horror’s Moby Dick – a gargantuan tale so full of powerfully rendered characters, ideas and episodes that it bears returning to and analysing, one memorable passage at a time.
This week Steve writes a very short column about a new movie. Or is it new at all? It’s from a Japanese manga and animé series. And Steve has to go vote for himself in the Auroras. Will you be voting too?
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?
Interview with Miguel Sequeiros Cardozo, author of the horror microstory anthology Drops of Blood. Cardozo discusses the historical evolution of horror, the current outlook for Spanish horror literature and much, much more.
This week Steve looks at an almost-forgotten Golden Oldie SF writer: Will F. “Murray Leinster” Jenkins!
Many who enjoyed the thriller-type TV series of the seventies and eighties, plus Stephen King’s wonderful novel Needful Things, will enjoy the collection of tales called Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop.
This week Steve returns with a review of what he considers to be a terrible TV show. Do you agree? You’ll have to watch it to find out, and then you’ll be sorry!
Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation?
A chronicle of the launch of Tony Jiménez’ horror anthology comic The Guardian of Fear; an interview with Jon Icaro, author of the novel The Healer of Time; and more!
Steve posts a capsule review of the movie “Short”—or a short review of the movie “Capsule” and some short, or capsule, movie reviews.
Helly Happoween! This week Steve dissects two horrible Halloween-ish movies, then gives several thumbs-up to a real Halloween classic!
Have you seen the new Netflix series “Stranger Things”? Well, Steve has, and he’s got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!
This week Steve looks at some correspondences between 1952 fandom and 2016 fandom by way of an old magazine, and reviews two movies he found to be terrible. If you’re fifteen years old you might think they’re good movies; Steve assures you they’re not.