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HEINLEIN AND BUTLER, REVISITED

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!

AMAZING NEWS: 10-27-19 : PRE-HALLOWEEN EDITION

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!

HALLOWEEN REVIEW: THE SHINING (1997) MINISERIES

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?

A SAD FAREWELL and SEPT/OCT F&SF REVIEW

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!

REVIEW: STEPHEN KING’S “THE OUTSIDER”

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.

Novedades de Octubre

News of speculative fiction book publications, magazines and more of interest to Spanish speaking fans.

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

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...

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#2—MR. MERCEDES) 

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!

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#1—IT)

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.

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s 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.

TV OR MOVIE? AND I LIED! (a bit….)

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?

AMAZING NEWS: 8/27/2017

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?

Entrevista a Miguel Sequeiros Cardozo: Minificción de terror y horror

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.

DO YOU KNOW MURRAY LEINSTER?

This week Steve looks at an almost-forgotten Golden Oldie SF writer: Will F. “Murray Leinster” Jenkins!

REVIEW: Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop, by Brhel & Sullivan

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.

KILLER RABBIT… er, REVIEW: “THE MIST” TV SHOW

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!

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation?

Noticias Literatura 5-4

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!

A SHORT CAPSULE REVIEW AND SOME CAPSULE REVIEWS

Steve posts a capsule review of the movie “Short”—or a short review of the movie “Capsule” and some short, or capsule, movie reviews.

HAPPY HELLOWEEN! SCARY MOVIE REVIEWS, says Count Floyd!

Helly Happoween! This week Steve dissects two horrible Halloween-ish movies, then gives several thumbs-up to a real Halloween classic!

“STRANGER THINGS”—HOMAGE OR COPYCAT?

Have you seen the new Netflix series "Stranger Things"? Well, Steve has, and he's got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!

“TERRIBLE TWOs” MOVIE REVIEWS: THE 5TH WAVE and TO HELL AND...

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.

BOOK and MOVIE REVIEWS: 11/22/63 and Whalen’s THE BIG SHUTDOWN!  

This week, Steve travels into the future with John Whalen's "Space Western," and into the past with Stephen King's novel about events surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both future and past hold our interest!

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) is under review by Steve, who likes it a lot, even though a couple of the stories kind of depressed him. You will probably like it too!

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who's got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one's no exception.

Review: Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

The audio publication of Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez give a new perspective to the macabre world that fans have enjoyed for over half a decade.

STEAMPUNK JEWELRY, VCON, PHILIP K. DICK STORY BUNDLE, AND MORE!

Steve jumps around a lot this week, from VCON to Steampunk Fashion Jewelry to the Philip K. Dick Bookbundle, and back again to Ed Howdershelt!

REALLY “REACHING”—Jack Reacher is NOT SF/F! (Book Review)

Steve wonders whether the non-SF/F series about Jack Reacher, by Lee Child, could actually be an “underground” SF/F series. Hmmm.

MOVIE REVIEW: POLTERGEIST (2015): “They’re here!” (Again…)  

They're here! Or They're Back! Steve asks the movie review question: "WHY?"