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Summer 2015 SF Anime Preview

Step up and see what's going to be invading a simulcast site near you starting in July!

Anime roundup 4/9/2015: Helter Skelter

In this week's viewing: The new season kicks off and it's all over the place. Robots! Vampires! Time travel! Ancient fantasy! And more!

Spring 2015 SF Anime Preview

Spring, when an otaku's fancy turns to new series...

AMAZING THINGS: Nightshade Books Releases By Blood We Live

A new release from Nightshade books - a vampire anthology edited by John Joseph Adams

Scide Splitters: Working Stiff by Kevin J. Anderson

Scide Splitters reviews seven fun filled cases from the files of Dan Shamble, Zombie Private Investigator.

Review: Hunting Monsters Is My Business – The Mordecai Slate Stories...

Hunting Monsters Is My Business – The Mordecai Slate Stories is an action packed collection reminiscent to the pulp classic dime store novels with a morbid twist of supernatural mystery and intrigue.

2014: A Reading Odyssey – Part 2

Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014


Steve discusses two top thriller writers, Billie Sue Mosiman and Dean R. Koontz. Are their new books good?

I Congreso Internacional de Narrativa Fantástica – Perú

A report on and a photo gallery from the VII International Colloquium for Fiction Fantastic held at the Center for Literary Studies Antonio Cornejo Polar Lima - Peru

Vampire Diaries Got Good Again

A breath of fresh air wafts through the fetid vampiric stench...maybe something new is coming along

Recap: “The Master,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 13

What do you call a finale in which nothing gets resolved? In the case of "The Master" and The Strain I call it the end to a bad season of TV.

Recap: “Last Rites,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12

With just one episode left before the season finale, "Last Rites" ties up loose ends and fills in backgrounds as it builds towards a conclusion.

Interview (Part 2): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Welcome to the second part of an extensive interview with, Nina Allan who over the last decade has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. This time we discuss some of the more the specifically science fictional aspects of her debut novel, The Race, as well as maps, Hastings, the best vampire film in years, fracking, politics, the planet, language, communication and much more.

Recap: “The Third Rail,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 11

Can a show be scary when the audience can't take the villain seriously? That and the outcomes of bad special effects in this week's recap of The Strain.

Recap: “Loved Ones,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 10

How do two concepts from Greek drama relate to "Loved Ones," latest episode of The Strain?

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more.

Recap: “The Disappeared,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 9

In an episode of The Strain focused on character, the person who's supposed to b the most despicable turns out to be the most interesting.

Recap: “Creatures of the Night,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 8

The addition of a strong structure and exciting action—things lacking in the series to date—make this the best episode of The Strain so far.

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed.

Recap: “Occultation,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 6

The Strain often gets referred to as dumb fun by its fans, but this episode is long on one of those qualities, with the other vitally absent.

Recap: “Runaways,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 5

About three quarters of the way through “Runaways,” the fifth episode of The Strain, Season 1, a man who cleans up messes for the rich and famous shows up at Goth rocker Simon Bolivar’s townhouse.

Recap: “It’s Not for Everyone,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 4

Ever been forced to watch a chorus that's off key...? Episode 4 of The Strain is kinda like that.

Recap: “Gone Smooth,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3

The third time isn’t quite a charm for the first season of The Strain, but in its third episode the series shows its first signs of promising life.

Recap: “The Box”, The Strain, Season 1, Episode 2

Hmmm. Watching grass grow is boring. But, The Strain?

Top 20 Vampires in Books & Literature

With so many vampires (vampyres) to choose from, you're bound to find one that tastes just right!

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers....

So Long Alcide…and Everyone Else!

Death, panic and confusion reign as True Blood winds down.

Precap: The Strain, Season 1

The Strain is coming to FX. Here's what we know.

True Blood Returns With a Bite

Yes, it may be time for True Blood to go, but here's hoping it will go out with a bite!

True Blood – The End in Nigh

True Blood is coming to an end.