Many of us loved the old Creepshow movies, but Greg Nicotero did something about it. It’s back, baby!
This week Steve gives his personal opinion about TV SF/F. What does he watch and why? See if you watch the same things!
Port of Earth brings readers back to their science fiction roots with a terrifying near future, aliens have arrived and they are offering humanity an interesting business proposition.
After a two-week absence, Steve returns with a book review. Complimentary—and scathing—Steve talks about Mark Rounds’ first book.
No more Walking Dead for me.
Helly Happoween! This week Steve dissects two horrible Halloween-ish movies, then gives several thumbs-up to a real Halloween classic!
Steve watches lots of TV for YOU! He’s trying to save you from bad shows and point you to good shows. That’s how selfless he is. Why else would he put in the hours in front of a lighted box?
Even if you have a stick, this is too much news to shake it at!
Ebooks and more ebooks! Cheap and plentiful; Steve finds them for you! Oh, and Steve reviews two so-so “horror flicks” that should have been better. But that’s what the film industry seems to be offering this week!
Looking for a good dystopia? One may be starting now.
Which is better, Robert Kirkman’s classic comic book series The Walking Dead from Image Comics or Robert Kirkman’s hit television series The Walking Dead on AMC?
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!
Buddie steps in for Kirkman and finally reveals (copyrights attached) what caused the zompocalypse!
Astronauts in Trouble by Larry Young, Charlie Adlard is the type of classic bound science fiction comic that many members of fandom will enjoy just as much as the storied history it mocks.
So…I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse and All I Got Was this Podcast is a pleasant little surprise for anyone looking for some Walking Dead filler over the reruns of summer.
Steve dissects two movies: a new one and an oldie. But are they goodies?
The apocalypse is not about the disaster. It’s not about the zombies or giant lizards or robots or radiation. It is about how we survive it.
There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers….
How does fandom verify the accuracy of scientific particulars when dealing with fantastical subjects like apocalypse and reanimated dead? We go back to school and enroll in a course called “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead.”
The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games’ second adaptation of a hit comic book series, landed last week. Their previous work, an expansion on the Walking Dead mythos, won innumerable awards last years and was hailed as one of the greatest videogames of all time. Expectations for their Fables-themed followup were high, but muted. Recent games […]
What a difference a punctuation mark–and nearly 40 years–makes.
Is it just me or do you not see many lawyers in SF? I mean not everyone can be a smuggler or a starship captain. Someone has to cut the red tape. In fact the under-representation of attorneys in SF is quite odd. Numerous SF authors are or have been attorneys, while there are fans […]
Zombies are strange characters. Their current popularity is a bit of a mystery to me. I guess I’m one of the few who doesn’t “get” the attraction of the re-animated corpse. As an artist they are problematic as well. Drawing or painting an ambulatory mangled corpse is not an assignment that I truly relish. Watching […]
Da Vinci’s Demons has been the unexpected highlight of the last three months. The life of one Leonardo da Vinci given a mysterious new age spin which turns an already fascinating historical concept into compelling TV. Though only eight episodes, there’s a compelling cast: Julian Bashir from DS9, Casanova’s sidekick, Sherlock’s Woman, Daddy Boleyn from […]
While researching my article on this spring’s horror TV debuts, I was struck by the volume of new programs. Six new horror shows joining a field already somewhat dense with genre series felt unusual. I wondered whether there were other periods in televised horror that offered as deep a roster of shows. There were a […]
With zombie rom-com Warm Bodies opening to strong reviews and good box-office last week zombies have moved out of the horror ghetto into the PG13 friendly mainstream. This is a remarkable development, but what is going on? The modern zombie was first sighted in 1968, in George A. Romero’s now classic Night of the Living […]