Author: Steve Davidson

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ATOMIC BARK! explores all types of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Surrealism, and alternative/subversive culture, in all media, including literature, cinema, art, comic books, music, theatre, philosophy and science, and much more. The ATOMIC BARK!... Read More »

We’ve Gone to See the Wizard and Tra La Tra La Tra La: A review of Oz The Great and Powerful

We’ve Gone to See the Wizard and Tra La Tra La Tra La: A review of Oz The Great and Powerful

About five minutes after leaving the theater I ended the title take of the Wizard of Oz’s signature song with “…and we’re not happy at all.”  (‘We’ve gone to see the Wizard and we’re not happy at all... Read More »

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Our own Felicity Savage informs us that: Felicity Savage, writer and AMAZING STORIES blogger, and Japanese illustrator Hiroko Katayama have released their first picture book: Shotaro, the Ants, and the Big Earthquake. Targeting preschoolers, Shotaro ... Read More »

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UPDATE: Boy Howdy! are we getting closer to the day when someone not a character in a novel will be head to say “yeah, the tube linings are shot, we’re going to have to replace them all”… Grasshopper Successfully Completes 80M... Read More »

A PROPOSED TAXONOMY FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCE FICTIONNESS OF SCIENCE FICTION

A PROPOSED TAXONOMY FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCE FICTIONNESS OF SCIENCE FICTION

OR An Introduction to The Modified Brotherton-Troughton-Davidson-Scale-of-Science-Fiction-ness. The other day R.K. Troughton opened up a discussion on the line (if there is one) between fantasy and science fiction. R.K., having an affinity for games,... Read More »

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PSFS Announces March 8 Talk – Jay Smith Angry Robot Signs Rachel Neumeier Suvudu Starts Character Cage Match Northwest Writers Honor Octavia Butler… Read More »

Is It Hindsight or Prediction When They Got It Right But No One Listened?

Over the past several years I’ve been watching a number of trends within the science fiction field.  Some fill me with hope and anticipation, such as the strong movements pushing for greater equality in a number of areas, or the re-defining of ... Read More »

Amazing News, Monday, March 4, 2013

Amazing News, Monday, March 4, 2013

The New York Times has a lifestyle piece about Ron Maxwell, a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast member who has been doing the Time Warp, Again, since 1979.  A Lifestyle piece about a Rocky cast member?  Boy how things have changed!  (The NY Times has a ... Read More »

John Carter Through the Years

John Carter Through the Years

In light of John Whalen’s review of Michael Seller’s John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, I thought it might be instructive to take a look at the different artistic depictions of the world’s first interplanetary super hero.  You m... Read More »

Amazing News, Saturday, March 2, 2013

Richard E. Geis, the “Alien Critic” died February 4th.  Richard Geis’s fanzines – Science Fiction Review and The Alien Critic were among the first fanzines I subscribed to and avidly sought back issues to.  In a large way, one... Read More »

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