Dan Simmons

Review – The Shelter & The Other Room by James Everington

Review – The Shelter & The Other Room by James Everington

Two reviews in one as Gary Dalkin takes us in to the worlds of horror and the weird and reviews a novella and a short story collection by James Everington. Read More »

Interview – James Everington

Interview – James Everington

Gary Dalkin interviews a new master of Horror, author of The Other Room, Falling Over and The Shelter. Read More »

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

Review: The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell

An updated review of a seminal and influential anthology - The Space Opera Renaissance Read More »

A Review of Flashback by Dan Simmons

A Review of Flashback by Dan Simmons

This book kicks posterior. It's a wild turbo-boosted ride through a shockingly plausible dystopia. Read More »

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

I’m not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I’m talking about vampires in the sense that they fill fantasy and horror in a continuing and ubiquitous fashion despite being done to death (so to speak), and th... Read More »

Interview with a Reader

Interview with a Reader

After a series of interviews with self-published authors, I thought I would interview a reader. Or rather, three of them, Sanford Begley, Joseph Capdepon II, and Jack William Finley. (Jack is also a writer.) They were gracious enough to answer my cal... Read More »

JACK VANCE: VISIONS OF A DYING EARTH

After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as “Dragon Moon” by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery lost steam. With Robert E. Howard dead for five or more years, Heroic Fantasy became a thing of t... Read More »

Talk

Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance of word processing, but it also has something to do with the perceived desire of the reading publi... Read More »