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New Science Fiction Romances Arrive

New Science Fiction Romances Arrive

More new science fiction romances have hit the figurative ebook shelves, with everything from space pirates to a tale strongly reminiscent (to me) of both “Aliens” and “Jurassic Park.” Shall we start there? The Colony by Laurel Richards, which I read... Read More »

IS THERE A “PERFECT” MOVIE? Review of “GROUNDHOG DAY”

IS THERE A “PERFECT” MOVIE? Review of “GROUNDHOG DAY”

Have I written this column before? Have I written this column before? Steve asks, as he takes a closer look at Groundhog Day, a classic “time-warp” movie with Bill Murray. Read More »

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour film "Freaks of Nature" and finds it rather flat, then alerts the media (us!) about a new semi-pro Canadian SF/F e-magazine! Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: SATURN RUN by John Sandford and Ctein

BOOK REVIEW: SATURN RUN by John Sandford and Ctein

Steve picks up and reviews a brand-new hard SF book—a thriller—by best-selling mystery writer John Sandford and SF pro artist & photographer Ctein, and finds it a fast, fun read! Read More »

Big Brain Aliens

Big Brain Aliens

Look at the aliens from This Island Earth. If they are so smart, why are the denizens of Metaluna all such big headed pricks? Read More »

James Horner – Obituary

James Horner – Obituary

Film composer James Horner has died in a plane crash. Read More »

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood Read More »

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Another War is an early novella, published in the UK by Telos Publishing in 2005, by the British writer Simon Morden, who has since come to prominence with the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Metrozone series. It is a fast-paced horror story paying homa... Read More »

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is to say that beauty is subjective and, despite the human condition that every one of us shares, is subject to cultural biases as well as personal ones. This point was underlined recently with an online so... Read More »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more. Read More »

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