Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.
This month’s writing prompt involves strange goings on with seven people seated around a table…
Turning that distinctive recipe of post-apocalyptic literature on edge once again by taking readers to destroyed alternate worlds, Survival Game is the second “Apocalypse Duology” installment by Gary Gibson.
Highlighting the popular speculative element, Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris Pak should be mandatory reading for both students and fans alike.
Science fiction author and limnologist Nina Monteanu writes about changes in the genre, which she sees as changes in the way individuals interact with each other and the natural world.
Now that summer is winding down a bit, it’s time to start stocking up for winter reading – or – you’re TBR pile is just not tall enough!
A fresh take on traditional literature, Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer blends old and new philosophies on how society will be carved in the distant future.
The novel Earthbound by Mark R. Healy is a fast paced adventure, following one man’s attempt to escape a dying world and leave his sordid past behind.
Gideon Smith, Aloysius Bent, Rowena Fanshaw, Bell of the Airways and Maria the Mechanical Girl are back, and boy have they got their hands full!
Based on the Dragon Crest fantasy role playing game, The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees and Bill Flippin uses a unique approach in creating a world of sword and sorcery.
Which came first? Story or reality?
Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anthology series. And tells you where to get FREE SF!
Tanya, as an author, contemplates what inspires her to write a review.
Science Fiction has long offered a “backup plan” for planet Earth
A tale of forensic authorship, the discovery and completion of John Jame’s long lost final novel.
Steve dissects two movies: a new one and an oldie. But are they goodies?
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.
All was well until Lucas sold to Disney
Alternate economies, cyberpunk and world-building the future.
A murder mystery set in stone age Britian.
Go from an orbiting space habitat to a world of demons and telepaths…
World building requires art AND science. Nina takes us through a primer.
SI UNA MUJER-LOBO EMBARAZADA SE TRANSFORMA, ¿EL BEBÉ SE TRANSFORMA TAMBIÉN?
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we’re approaching the kind of TV pictured in Robocop or Kornbluth’s The Marching Morons. Whether it’s “I’d buy that for a dollar” or “Would you buy that for a quarter?” there’s a level of “entertainment” in movies and television which I and a bunch of others—I hope you’re one of them, too—don’t find particularly entertaining.
An introduction to another sub-genre of science fiction
An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology – The Space Opera Renaissance
Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.
Steve Davidson continues his examination of Stanley G. Weinbaum’s ground breaking tale – A Martian Odyssey.
C. E. Martin (yes, but which one?) wonders why we bother to distinguish some works as “alternate reality” when in fact, all SF and fantasy takes place in alternate realities.
Does science fiction suffer from animal animosity? Where are all the outer-spacey pets? Who banned fish tanks from the Enterprise? C.E. Martin wants to know.