Author: Steve Fahnestalk

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 »

Review: Starship Century

  Starship Century Back Cover image by Don Dixon Starship Century is a book based on the proceedings of the 2011 100- Year Starship Symposium, which brought together scientists and futurists to discuss the future of interstellar travel; to decid... Read More »

Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

I’m going to cheat a little, and review a movie that’s not really a genre movie. Well, as far as I’m concerned it is, because the movie’s about magic—and many fans are very much interested in magic—and also because the underlying theme of the movie i... Read More »

A Fan’s History, Part the Next….

A Fan’s History, Part the Next….

Fan Fahnestalk takes us through dead tree 'zines, 'live pixel' zines, IBM Selectrics, toner feel and more in this personal fan history. Read More »

Review: Oblivion

Review: Oblivion

I won’t say it’s the best SF film I’ve seen lately—it's certainly one of the best-looking, however; but it’s deserving of a second look if you’ve been hoping for a moderately good science fiction film to watch this summer. Read More »

A Fan’s History — Fanzines, Continued….

A Fan’s History — Fanzines, Continued….

Fanzines, continued: Okay, Mr. Smartypants, what’s a “sercon” zine? Actually, I’m glad you asked that question. It’s another of those annoying (well, to an outsider) fannish neologisms and acronyms. In this case, we have “serious” and “constructive” ... Read More »

A Fan’s History – Fanzines

A Fan’s History – Fanzines

Fanzines: What the heck is a ‘zine, anyhow? Well, ‘zine (usually abbreviated without the apostrophe) is short for fanzine, which should be self-explanatory. Unless I’m very much mistaken, SF fans were the first ones to publish zines as a regular thin... Read More »

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