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!
After a two-week absence, Steve returns with a book review. Complimentary—and scathing—Steve talks about Mark Rounds’ first book.
Ira Nayman’s novel, a tour de force of rapid fire humor, is the focus of Scide Splitter’s latest review.
Nuclear weapons, of course, are another story. The book you should be reading right now, if you care even a little bit about, er, not getting mushroom-clouded or dying a horrible death from nuclear fallout, is Command and Control, by Eric Schlosser.
Let’s get one thing out of the way up front. I am crazy about Jeff Carlson’s writing. I even tipped him as my favorite lesser-known SF author in a recent interview here on Amazing Stories. Tying that hangman’s noose a bit tighter, I stated at the time that I thought Carlson’s best work was still ahead of him.
Richard Matheson passed away on Sunday. By this time many have given their thoughts and feelings on Matheson’s body of work so I am inevitably going to re-hash what has been stated elsewhere by writers who are far more eloquent and learned than I am. I just wanted to jot down a few of my […]
A while back I did a few articles regarding “science horror“, or works where the tropes of both SF and horror are blended together to create a gory speculative fun house. Recently, however, I began to think about the lessons learned from the experience and wondered: why are we afraid of monsters? Let’s break down […]