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September’s Writing Prompt: The Best Terrain

September’s Writing Prompt: The Best Terrain

August’s writing prompt is here. The Best Terrain Image: Edmundo Roa A genie approaches you with an offer he’s forcing you to take. The offer is this: you have to choose a type of terrain. Your options are forest, plains, desert, beach, or any other you can think of, as long as it’s a type of terrain. (No cities.) The following morning, you will wake up on that terrain at a rando... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEWS: ARQ and FINAL FANTASY XV: KINGSGLAIVE!

MOVIE REVIEWS: ARQ and FINAL FANTASY XV: KINGSGLAIVE!

Continuing with recent movie reviews, Steve looks at the Netflix Original movie ARQ, and also the 3D "mo-cap" movie Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, and finds them both quite watchable. Not great, but watchable! Read More »

Reseña de libro: La Pena y Otras Historias de Redención de Marcela Ponce Trujillo.

Reseña de libro: La Pena y Otras Historias de Redención de Marcela Ponce Trujillo.

A review of Marcela Ponce Trujillo short story collection La Pena y otras historias de redencion. Read More »

Fall 2016 SF Anime Preview

Fall 2016 SF Anime Preview

A look at what's coming your way from the anime world in October. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 5 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 5 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a fifth year with stories from Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, Tim Pratt, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more. Read More »

Anime roundup 9/29/2016: The Ends of All Things

Anime roundup 9/29/2016: The Ends of All Things

In this week's viewing: It's time to wind up the season with three finales. Read More »

Sports and Games in Science Fiction Romance

Sports and Games in Science Fiction Romance

Several science fiction and fantasy romance authors talk about the role of fictional sports and games in their novels. Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Congrats to China’s SF AppleCore:  Best SF Fandom in China!

AMAZING THINGS: Congrats to China’s SF AppleCore: Best SF Fandom in China!

SF AppleCore group wins Chinese Nebula for Best Fandom - and our contributors helped! Read More »

Noticis Literatura 28-9

Noticis Literatura 28-9

Notes from the launch of "Las adivinaciones de Louis Rimson," by Fernando Llor. Read More »

Review: THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans

Review: THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans

THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans is a book of two journeys. One taken by a heroine traveling to a magical land, and one taken by the readers who experience a re-imagined classic. Read More »

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond. Read More »

Comic Review: Casefile: ARKHAM: Nightmare on the Canvas by Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy

Comic Review: Casefile: ARKHAM: Nightmare on the Canvas by Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy

Casefile: ARKHAM: Nightmare on the Canvas is an engaging mash-up of Lovecraftian and noir fiction that manages to set eldritch cosmic horror in an urban jungle. Read More »

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards. Read More »

Daggers and Steele series has fans and detractors

Daggers and Steele series has fans and detractors

Although positively reviewed by many on Amazon, Alex Berg's Daggers and Steele series of noir fantasies attracts some common criticisms. Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: 9/25/2016

AMAZING NEWS: 9/25/2016

New newsletters added to the mix! Read More »

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 9-25-2016

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 9-25-2016

Awards, the continued return of the Pixel Scroll and lots of fannish stuff Read More »

FICTION RETURNS TO AMAZING STORIES

FICTION RETURNS TO AMAZING STORIES

Amazing Stories is now on the path for the regular publication of new fiction. Read More »

FICTION RETURNS TO AMAZING STORIES

FICTION RETURNS TO AMAZING STORIES

Amazing Stories is now on the path for the regular publication of new fiction. Read More »

JO PHAN’S READS: This Week in Fanzines

JO PHAN’S READS: This Week in Fanzines

The 50th Broken Toys - and the Last. Read More »

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

Astronauts. Lots of astronauts. Read More »

Does There Need To Be Science In Science Fiction?

Does There Need To Be Science In Science Fiction?

Well Duh.... Read More »

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both the NASA Space Shuttle and on the Starship Enterprise. And, along the way, she became the first female African American astronaut to travel into orbit. Read More »

Blogger Invitado: René Cueto. Viaje al Universo Vecino de Antonio Mora Vélez

Blogger Invitado: René Cueto. Viaje al Universo Vecino de Antonio Mora Vélez

Guest reviewer René Cueto finds beauty and a lot to ponder about human nature in Antonio Mora Vélez' new novel, Viaje al Universo Vecino Read More »

Anime roundup 9/22/2016: Double Stack

Anime roundup 9/22/2016: Double Stack

In this week (and last week)'s viewing: Time to catch up after last week's break, the surprise end of Re: ZERO, and more! Read More »

Book Review: Mutation by Nerys Wheatley

Book Review: Mutation by Nerys Wheatley

If zombie fiction is your cup of entrails, Mutation, the first novel in Nerys Wheatley’s Twenty-Five Percent trilogy provides an action packed thrill ride with some interesting new twists. Read More »

Noticias Literatura 21-9

Noticias Literatura 21-9

Announcements about a steampunk and science fiction conventions, as well as an interview with Juan Manuel Sánchez Villoldo, author of Las Guerras del Código. Read More »

200 años de Frankenstein: a propósito de “¡Diodati, idiota” de Salazar Ledesma

200 años de Frankenstein: a propósito de “¡Diodati, idiota” de Salazar Ledesma

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Rodolfo Salazar Ledesma published a novel that paid tribute to the early science fiction work. But, does it live up to its predecessor? Read More »

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 2, Praxis

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 2, Praxis

Nina Munteanu explores issue surrounding eco-fiction and optimistic science fiction with four female speculative fiction authors and/or publishers. Read More »

Cyber World ed. by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola

Cyber World ed. by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola

Cyber World – Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow from Hex Publishing is an impressive collection of short stories, combining the innermost elements of human experience and the technological possibilities of a not-so distant future. Read More »

Book Review: Prince of Outcasts by SM Stirling

Book Review: Prince of Outcasts by SM Stirling

S. M. Stirling is taking the Emberverse down a dark and disturbing road, and reviewer Matt Mitrovich thinks the long-running series will be the better for it. Read More »

David A. Kyle 1919 – 2016

David A. Kyle 1919 – 2016

A giant of the field is no longer with us. Read More »

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam combines women’s voices with contemporary jazz in fiction/poetry audio

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam combines women’s voices with contemporary jazz in fiction/poetry audio

Combination of short stories from the woman with perhaps the coolest name in speculative fiction and music from her partner. Read More »

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