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MOVIE REVIEWS: “ALLEGIANT” and others!

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YA books-to-film are popular, but some series appear to be running out of steam. Steve checks out the "...ent" series and then runs on about some other movies. Do you agree with his assessments?

Why Isn’t The Long Walk a Movie Yet?

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Not every book works well on the big screen. But once in a while, written words need to be put in motion. Why isn’t The Long Walk a movie yet?

Mocking Jay Trailer Suggests Film May Be Better Than the Book

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Sometimes...sometimes the movie is actually better than the book. The Hunger Games' Mockingjay trailer suggests we may be seeing one of those rare times when this is so.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games Part Two: Catching Fire

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It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we’re approaching the kind of TV pictured in Robocop or Kornbluth’s The Marching Morons. Whether it’s “I’d buy that for a dollar” or “Would you buy that for a quarter?” there’s a level of “entertainment” in movies and television which I and a bunch of others—I hope you're one of them, too—don’t find particularly entertaining.

Female Heroes in Literature

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For my birthday last year, I went to the cinema to watch the popular—and somewhat controversial—Hunger Games. Well, controversial among some critics and followers...
Peace by Gene Wolfe

Crossroads: “Literary” Speculative Fiction and Literary Sensibilities

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As I mentioned last week, trying to draw general conclusions about the relationship between mainstream literary fiction and speculative fiction is difficult at best....

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Kristina Grifantini

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Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

On Genre Diversity, or ‘Why Mark Charan Newton was Right’

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A couple of years ago, Mark Charan Newton, author of Nights of Villjamur and Drakenfeld, as he's wont to do, stirred some feathers when...