Author: Steve Fahnestalk

NaNoWriMoVember — What the Heck Is It?

Anyway, I thought maybe some of you might be interested in the process of writing a 50,000 word novel in the span of 30 days Read More »

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

Every con has a name badge, and most of them are well designed, like a little piece of art. Badge collecting is a great way to save convention memories Read More »

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

After Earth - a sci fi film masquerading as a science fiction film Read More »

Book Review — A Spooky Tale in Time for Halloween!

Book Review — A Spooky Tale in Time for Halloween!

Christopher Rice is the son of best-selling fantasy writer Ann Rice, whose tales of vampires in the Deep South sparked a renewed interest in the genre. His new book (from Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster) arrived on October 15, and I hav... Read More »

An Anniversary and a Convention Cold…

An Anniversary and a Convention Cold…

I found out just yesterday from the Internet Speculative Fiction Database that November 1979 marks the first fan column I ever published in Amazing magazine, the print version. My column was titled “Fans, Prose and Cons”—a somewhat obvious three-way ... Read More »

Book Review: Dr. Sleep. Does Every Book Really Need a Sequel?

Book Review: Dr. Sleep. Does Every Book Really Need a Sequel?

Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining? Read More »

Fanzines—to LOC or not to LOC?

Fanzines—to LOC or not to LOC?

This essay on Letters of Comment is definitely not a WAHF Read More »

Book Review: Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

V.E. (Victoria) Schwab’s people are called EO, for ExtraOrdinary people; people with something extra. These abilities are not genetic, nor are they the result of spilled chemicals (The Flash), extraterrestrial birth (Superman) or encounters with supe... Read More »

Film Review: The Colony

Film Review: The Colony

I wasn’t overly impressed with the film. I had expected a half-decent SF movie, and what I got was maybe a quarter decent. Read More »

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

What the heck is a “slanshack”? Read More »

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