Author: Steve Fahnestalk

ROBERT E. HOWARD and the Many Faces of CONAN

ROBERT E. HOWARD and the Many Faces of CONAN

Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude. Read More »

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten. Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: Europa Report

MOVIE REVIEW: Europa Report

A review of the shaky-cam SF space adventure Europa Report Read More »

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s….

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s….

Steve discusses both super and non-super flying heroes - Commando Cody, Captain Marvel and Superman. Who didn't want a rocket pack when they were growing up? Towels worn as capes just don't seem to be able to get the job done! Read More »

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening. Read More »

Concise Convention Report and Some Other Thoughts

Concise Convention Report and Some Other Thoughts

A con report from deep in the heart of Rustycon 31 Read More »

The Movie Serials: All in Black and White for a Dime!

The Movie Serials: All in Black and White for a Dime!

What do Captain America, Buck Rogers, Batman, Flash Gordon, the Green Hornet and Gene Autrey have in common? They've all appeared in serials! Read More »

The Eagle and Dan Dare: My First Exposure to SF

The Eagle and Dan Dare: My First Exposure to SF

Steve takes us through the pages of the historic British comic mag, The Eagle. Read More »

More Fannish Nostalgia: My First Convention; My First Fanzine

More Fannish Nostalgia: My First Convention; My First Fanzine

Steve recounts the details of his fannish deflowering Read More »

SPACEMEN, Precursor to Starlog?

SPACEMEN, Precursor to Starlog?

Steve takes us through the pages of Spacemen, Warren Publications second film-centered magazine helmed by the late, great, missed and lamented Forrest J. Ackerman. Read More »

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