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Science Fiction and Fantasy Spoken Word Recordings

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The very first audio books came pressed on vinyl.
Interstellar OST, single disc edition

The Interstellar Soundtrack Album Debacle

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A look at the various controversies surrounding the release of the soundtrack album for Hans Zimmer's score to Interstellar

The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey

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The Road to Middle-Earth is a wonderful companion to any trip across Middle-earth and it is a welcome reminder of the huge craft that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his work.

The Artful Collector: Building a S/F Art Collection Today, Part 2

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A look at building a collection of SF/F art in the modern era.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

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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...

Top Ten Greatest Swords of All Time

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A look at the top ten greatest swords of all time.

Must See Films of 2014

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Samantha Henry gives us a glimpse into what she will be watching this year.

A Little Game of Three-Hobbit Monte

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A discussion of the pitfalls of movie rights agreements in regards to the Hobbit franchise.

I Can’t Compete with CGI!

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When I was in senior high school (thirty looong years ago) I had an appointment with a career counsellor. I had an aptitude for...

When Hairy Met Scaly

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“Do not annoy a dragon, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.” -- Author Unknown A myth about ancient map makers is that...

Weaned on Science Fiction and Fantasy

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One thing that's been abundantly clear to me, as someone weaned on video games, is how indebted we are to science fiction  and fantasy. ...

The British Are Coming…Again

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I've always thought that US TV shows have the ground covered when it comes to science fiction TV shows (although the UK has the...

In the Beginning…

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Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

There and Back Again, or, How I Got Scared Into Science...

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Science Fiction is one of the great loves of my life. I have spent some thirty odd years reading, critiquing, discussing, collecting, watching and...

Satan’s Imagination Stations

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I was 8 years old, and I had gotten my greedy little hands on a copy of The Hobbit. I read it by nightlight...

The Unsavory Racism of Middle Earth

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The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien's youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally.