Enjoy these new releases as you put 2020 in the rear view mirror
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!
Introducing a new anthology of Ecuadorian SF
An online tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by “queer POC / Indigenous / Aboriginal creators”
A review of a new release by a controversial author.
A review of Outworlds 71: a legacy for fanzine editor Bill Bowers, 15 years in the making.
a horror magazine with a Stephen King theme
When the Core General ambulance ship, I Race To Seek the Living, arrives at the centuries-old STL colony ship Big Rock Candy Mountain, they find the crew of thousands in cryo, weird Tinkertoy bots everywhere, and a golden fembot named Hellen Alloy watching over them.
The War of the Worlds; a retro-review of the greatest alien invasion story of all time
On Spec always offers an incredible variety of fiction. Not merely a case of something for everybody, but a whole bunch of stuff worth reading
Defiler of Memories (Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito, 2016) by Oliver Vera Barberán is a YA, debut science fiction novel
Neo-Opsis returns, and goes digital
Want to or need to ignore the election results? Here are some suggested reads.
A review of Lackington's cocktails themed magazine issue
The current issue, Sept.-Oct., of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, is reviewed by Steve—and found to be good!
Contra los hispanófilos que aún en este mes de octubre –en el siglo XXI– siguen reclamando y celebrando el “día de la raza” –que...
Wouldn’t you know it, judging stories on their merits alone nevertheless results in a pleasing diversity of authors. Bonus!
Map’s Edge is an entertaining fantasy novel and will definitely sooth the appetite of lovers of the genre who are looking for an adventurous and fast moving story.
A roundup of September's posts
Today Steve reviews a new book by Edward Willett called “The Moonlit World,” part of his “Worldshapers” series. He thought it was a lot of fun.
Graeme reviews a collection of stories from the magazine he edits, though the anthology is edited by someone else.
If you want hardcore eco-sf, this is your book, but if you want something that speaks to the same points but has a story that pulls you in, I recommend his earlier book, 2312
Part II of Steve’s review of an excellent SF and fantasy collection of stories by San Francisco’s Lisa Mason.
Review of an illustrated novel with three authors
Here's a round-up of our most read posts from December of 2012 until now.
In sum, a classic case of a self-published work that needs a final edit at multiple levels. However, nitpicky points aside, the variety of theme and approach exhibited is pleasing, and the sweep of Dean’s imagination impressive and exciting. It’s actually a fun read.
Ghosts in the machine are fine by me, but that's where I like to keep them. 2020 has been scary enough already.
Guest author Carlos Enrique Saldivar reviews the book Terror en las Calles by Lénin Solano Ambía
Ecuadorian author María de los Ángeles Boada has written a children's fable with the title: The Dragons of Lumbre.
In this, his 300th column for Amazing Stories® online, Steve checks out a collection of good stories by author Lisa Mason, who continues to impress him.