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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 »

Interview: Electric Cinema – Andrew David Barker

Interview: Electric Cinema – Andrew David Barker

The Electric is a ghost story steeped in the love of movies, with shades of vintage Bradbury and King. It is quiet an achievement. Read More »

Review: I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas by Adam Roberts

Review: I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas by Adam Roberts

It’s almost Christmas, so what better way to enjoy the holidays than sitting by the fire and checking out Adam Roberts book I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas. Read More »

Review: Hairy London by Stephen Palmer

Review: Hairy London by Stephen Palmer

A great quest with a deadline opens this homage to Victorian/Edwardian adventures. Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England. Read More »

Review – Searching for Ray Bradbury by Steven Paul Leiva

Review – Searching for Ray Bradbury by Steven Paul Leiva

A loving tribute to the memory of one of the most important figures both in the history of our genres and in American popular culture and the literature of the 20th century. Read More »

Venn diagram of Literary Fiction/Speculative Fiction along Character/Plot Spectrum

Crossroads: The Cores of Literary Fiction and Speculative Fiction

The relationship between speculative fiction and mainstream literary fiction is complicated by decades of group identity dynamics, mutual ignorance, and overbroad critical generalizations about both genres. However, if we try to put our long-held att... Read More »