After a delay, Steve finally finishes his review of Volume 1 of Anthony Boucher’s Treasury of Great Science Fiction from 1959. Surprisingly, most of these 60-plus-year-old stories still hold up!
Steve reviews part of the first volume of a classic set of SF anthologies. What’s up with only reviewing part of a book? Read it and find out!
This week, Steve jumps headlong into a review of the current (Mar/April 2018) Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction! Can it really be that good after all these years? You betcha!
Steve looks at Robert A. Heinlein’s SF (and his use of nudity and sex in his SF) then touches on some other classic SF authors’ way of “doing it.” Is Heinlein still worth reading? See for yourself!
An all-new follow-up to Steve’s Ace Doubles columns. He’s doubled up with laughter, because he’s doubling his Ace writings!
A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week’s column by Steve! (And what’s with all the caps?)
Steve takes a look back at 1952, and the first issue of “IF Worlds of Science Fiction”–plus a word of advice for newer writers from Chuck Wendig (link) and some personal news.
Back from the holidays, Steve tackles three (!) B-movies at once. Why B-movies particularly? Like Everest, they’re there… and they significantly outnumber the really good ones! See what YOU think!
The third and final part of a series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
The second of a three part series in which Scide Splitters examines humorous stories eligible for the 1941 Retro Hugos Awards.
This week Steve reviews the latest issue of long-running (but not as long as Amazing Stories!) magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF). Some good reading here!
Steve looks at Netflix’s new SF offering by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczinski. The season starts slowly but begins to build quickly after episode 1.
Fracisco Porrúa, editor and translator of Bradbury, Borges, Simak & Sturgeon, passed away on December 18, 2014
Revisiting an excellent interview with Grand Master James Gunn
Why do the short story and the movie get adjectives in the title, but not the book? Steve tells why.
Steve examines Stephen King’s new–and unique!–novel, Mr. Mercedes.
Scide Splitters reviews an anthology from the 1970s featuring some of the most prominent names in SF humor at the time.
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 as the “Dean of Science Fiction,” though he was not necessarily the oldest or the best writer of SF during his lifetime, began his writing career before he went back into […]
In Star Trek: TOS, the episode Mirror, Mirror introduced us to an alternate universe featuring an Earth dominated empire. Star Trek ‘the Franchise’ has managed to pull that same feat off in the real world.
An examination of the second story collected in The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame – Microcosmic God by Theodore Sturgeon
An interview with Gary K. Wolfe discussing his work as a reviewer and his opinions about the Science Fiction genre.
A review of Philip José Farmer’s Venus on the Half Shell before its December reissue.
Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master James Gunn (also James E. Gunn). James writes, edits, and anthologizes science fiction and related scholarly books. In 1969, Paramount Pictures adapted his novel The Immortals into a television series for ABC (it first became a television movie, an ABC […]
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 1961 classic science fiction tale of near disaster filled with plenty of mystery and suspense. But the main character and true hero of the story was a submarine called the U.S.O.S Seaview.
2013 Feb 10 – Theodore Sturgeon, aka/Edward Hamilton Waldo, is best remembered for asking “What’s the next question?” In some portraits, you’ll see Sturgeon wearing a “Q,” with an arrow pointing forward, suspended from a thin, silver chain around his neck. He believed in questioning our assumptions. He would push further inquiry by suggesting that […]