The Malevolent Seven is a dark humourous fantasy that moves very quickly. It’s not terribly deep, but for me it was a quick, fun read. (Bear in mind that my idea of fun is a bit twisted.)
And it’s time time time, and it’s time time time, And it’s time time time that you love, And it’s time time time. ~ Tom Waits Time is an illusion: our naive perception of its […]
Who stole the future and put a shopping mall in its place? The tallest freestanding tower in the world dominates the Tokyo skyline, but falls far short of touching the stars.
After a long, hot summer, Steve returns with two old black-and-white movie reviews. No, wait, the reviews are new… the movies are old! Read it while it’s fresh!
This week Steve reviews the November-December issue of F&SF. It’s also the second-to-last issue that will be edited by C.C. Finlay, who wants to return to writing. It’s a fine issue to end the year on!
Alejandro Veintimilla, Ecuadorian writer, has published Echoes and Caverns. 12 stories set in the context of cyberpunk science fiction. Its background is the technological world
Author Matthew Hughes has written a “slipstream” historical novel with fantasy elements. But much of it is true. Is it SF/F? You decide (I already think so!)
Fan, editor and publisher R. Graeme Cameron shares his experience of being inducted into the CSFFA’s Hall of Fame
Steve likes musical theatre. Steve watched Shrek the Musical. Did Steve like it? Read it and find out. Also, William Gibson writes an illustrated Alien 3 with Johnnie Christmas
A bilingual anthology, new releases and the latest issues of Fantastico magazine, Fantastic without Borders and an index of articles from LDP magazine
What effects will really advanced computing, AI, and 3D printing in a post-scarcity society have? Steve wonders if these books can become reality.
This week Steve gives his personal opinion about TV SF/F. What does he watch and why? See if you watch the same things!
This week, Steve reviews two books: one hard SF, one pretty good zombie book. And wants to wish you all a belated Happy International Women’s Day!
Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?
This week Steve plugs the new Canadian anthology Tesseracts 20 (shameless self-promotion), and interviews famed musician and self-confessed SF buff David Crosby of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), and his own group with his son James Raymond.
A discussion of three periods in Cuban science fiction.
This week Steve talks about Canadian SF/F, and those books, stories, and so on, that have been nominated for an Aurora Award this year. Oh, yeah—he’s a nominee too!
Eli K. P. William’s Cash Crash Jubilee is a fun, smart read, a great way to start a trilogy of novels.
Interview with Ronald Rodríguez Gonzales, a Bolivian cybergrind writer who has created the saga Hyperreality: The Book of Shadows.
Interviews with authors Dioni Arroyo and Javier Sáchez, who talk about their latest novels.
Steve continues to travel in time—at least in his head—by reviewing a movie that came out a couple of years ago. A time-travel movie of a sort. It’s all timey-wimey stuff!
The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.
Wrapping up the series by talking about a final and really influential technological change, the digital revolution.
This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour film “Freaks of Nature” and finds it rather flat, then alerts the media (us!) about a new semi-pro Canadian SF/F e-magazine!
Ziggy Stardust has gone back to Mars. Major Tom can’t hear us anymore.
If you’d love to sell your new book to one of the big SF print publishers, Steve–with a little help from his friends–tells you how to start!
Getting back together with Michael Swanwick, Launch Pad Workshop Alum
Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film’s a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!
Steve finishes his “time machine” with a look at the final three issues of Amazing’s first full year.
he 13th inductee into our growing list of The Greatest SF Novels of All TIme!
R.K. Troughton works as an engineer, developing tomorrow’s high-tech gadgets that protect you from the forces of evil as well as assist your doctor in piecing you back together. His passion for science fiction and fantasy has been fed through decades of consumption. He is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy screenplays and short stories, and his debut novel is forthcoming. His articles appear every Wednesday morning on Amazing Stories.