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Review: Errantry, by Elizabeth Hand

Review: Errantry, by Elizabeth Hand

Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand Small Beer Press 2012 There’s a phrase used by some in Maine, where Elizabeth Hand lives part of the year, to describe those who aren’t Mainers: they are “from away.” It’s a ... Read More »

Review: Leviathan Rising by Jonathan Green

Review: Leviathan Rising by Jonathan Green

Review:  Leviathan Rising Leviathan Rising in many ways  reminds me of older styles of Science Fiction.  It’s a story set in our near future.  Mankind has colonized Mars and set up stations asteroid belts, but so far has not left this solar sys... Read More »

Swimming Anime – Not Just Fan Service (Really!)

Swimming Anime – Not Just Fan Service (Really!)

Back in March, the studio Animation Do released a trailer for a nameless anime about a group of hunky male swimmers.  The trailer caught fire on the internet, with folks all over begging for an anime to follow.  In July of this year that anime, based... Read More »

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Why has The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham remained a classic over the years? Believe it or not, it has a lot to do with its ambiguity. Read More »

Weird Tales, Summer Issue, #361, in Review

The summer issue of Weird Tales is especially important to those who love fairy tales and folklore. Issue #361 is also a tribute to the ninety-year legacy of the magazine, and contains a nice blend of poetry, art, stories, and several interviews and... 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 »

Love Thine Enemy: A Review of Interrupt by Jeff Carlson

Love Thine Enemy: A Review of Interrupt by Jeff Carlson

Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I am crazy about Jeff Carlson's writing. I even tipped him as my favorite lesser-known SF author in a recent interview here on Amazing Stories. Tying that hangman's noose a bit tighter, I stated at the tim... Read More »

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

Science Fiction Hobby Games by Neal Tringham I do love me some board games. I’ve been playing ’em since I was below the recommended age and never gave up. Over the last few years, I’ve become a more frequent player, having made a se... Read More »

Review: Destination: Planet Negro

Review: Destination: Planet Negro

It’s 1939 America and the Black community’s greatest minds are searching for the solution to the “Negro Problem.” One answer? Build a spaceship, fill it with all of America’s Negroes, and fly to Mars, with the help of George Washington Carver’s peanu... Read More »

Review: Magic 2014

Review: Magic 2014

Magic 2014 Main Screen It seems like just yesterday I’d won a pack of strange cards with the word magic written on them. Peeling off the foil revealed strange, mystical images and symbols — both enticing and entrancing. I was 11 years-old, it w... Read More »

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