One of the ways writer Kelly Sue DeConnick is developing the new Captain Marvel is by giving her firm links to the history and culture of women’s aviation. This approach combines the real world and Marvel Universe in a way that comics fans haven’t seen in several years. Captain Marvel #1, DeConnick introduces Carol Danvers’ […]
Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.
WWII Alternate History: This time, Hitler is killed during a bombing raid.
This week, Steve looks at the popular book series The Destroyer and their Film and TV counterparts. (Caution: this series is more violent than Game of Thrones!)
Man With The Iron Heart tells the story of Ian MacAndrew, a Scottish commando who works with the Czech resistance in Prague to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich.
The British appear obsessed with invasion literature.
Steve revisits the old days of computer gaming… the “old days” are back!
Guilt is often at the heart of good horror. Consider Father Karras’ guilt over his neglect of his mother in The Exorcist: it’s the path that Pazuzu chooses to attempt Karras’ corruption. The Strain knows the power of guilt, and tries to use it—but with less success.
Steve reviews a seminal classic: Destination Moon, the first Hollywood SF blockbuster that respected both science and science fiction.
There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path.
As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact that those people who helped to form our childhood are also getting older. We are made to understand that being influential does not make one immortal, at least not in a literal sense. And so, thousands of people the world over are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Hayao Miyazaki is truly, truly retiring this time.
With its haunting portrayal of the unthinkable, Fatherland sired (ha ha…) the alternate history sub-genre one might call: “What if … the Nazis won?”
Without Hitler, Nazi Germany doesn’t declare war on the United States; instead, saner men take the helm and use more rational policies to bring the USSR to its knees
Himmler’s War by Robert Conroy Writing alternate history (and period fiction) is a tricky task. There is always the temptation to bend details for the sake of a good story – and then there will be some humourless reader who will then write long posts on why it couldn’t happen the way you suggested. I […]