This week Steve talks about some filk, some fan musicians, and even a movie! Yes, the sequel to Jurassic World is up… will it be a drubbing or roses and a bottle of champagne? Read it and see!
In honour of the late Harlan Ellison, Steve deconstructs—without major spoilers—the film “A Boy and His Dog.” It’s not a great film. See whether you agree!
Dr. Stephen Hawking and Science fiction: “I read a lot of science fiction when I was a teenager…”
This week, Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. 2017 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, their 68th anniversary issue. And finds it good to read!
Interview with Nat Segaloff, the author of A Lit Fuse, a biography about Harlan Ellison.
A discussion of three periods in Cuban science fiction.
Tributes to Brian Aldiss, Worldcon 75 aftermath, PKD anthology show, Near Earth Asteroid, Roy Krenkel art, authors speaking truth to power, nuclear zeppelins, more exoplanets and killer robots. What’s not to like?
T’is the season for holiday stories. In memory of popular editor David G. Hartwell, the yuletide Tor Books anthology Christmas Magic has just been re-released for all the good boys and girls of fandom.
Steve reviews the current F&SF. It’s still a great magazine! Get it now while it’s still on the stands!
The Starcrossed provides a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at how a SF television series goes from promising to awful.
50s redux – Super Science Fiction!
Two new reviews by Steve: the new Michael Moorcock book and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Are they worth it? You bet they are!
Steve revisits a favourite–classic–“spy spoof” from the ’60s. Many people loved these James Coburn films!
Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.
A review of some Seasonal fiction.
It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction
Norman Spinrad deserves a Grand Master Award. Now.
What brought me back to science fiction was the work of cyberpunk writers such as Rudy Rucker, Bruce Sterling and, yes, William Gibson.
A classic radio show devoted to science fiction
An exclusive interview with one of the genre’s greats, Harlan Ellison. Influential, ground-breaking, cantankerous, problematic, loyal-to-a-fault and a genius behind the typer, perhaps the most accurate thing one can say is that there is no other like him.
The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
When people talk about what they love about Babylon 5, season 2 is usually where that love comes from.
Hoaxes – from fakecons to television series – are a staple of the fannish world.
The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
Does Macy’s tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming “Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2”
Nebula Awards Weekend fast approaches. RK fills us in on some of the history of the awards.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction announces a forth coming Best Of anthology
As I sat on a park bench outside of the Art Deco exterior of the Hollywood Theater, on the nicest day of the year so far in Portland, not only did it seem like a victory and a vindication of the weird words and worlds of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, but for the whole of SF fandom.
In Star Trek: TOS, the episode Mirror, Mirror introduced us to an alternate universe featuring an Earth dominated empire. Star Trek ‘the Franchise’ has managed to pull that same feat off in the real world.
On Snowden, whistleblowers, heroes, traitors, bad editors, bad fans and fanzine reviews.