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REVIEW: F&SF SEPT.-OCT. 2017

REVIEW: F&SF SEPT.-OCT. 2017

This week, Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. 2017 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, their 68th anniversary issue. And finds it good to read! Read More »

Death

Death

2016 takes its toll Read More »

Book Review: Dave Duncan’s Irona 700. (BTW—I’m baaack!)     

Book Review: Dave Duncan’s Irona 700. (BTW—I’m baaack!)     

Upon his return from Missouri, Steve reviews a new fantasy book by master storyteller Dave Duncan. Read More »

TWO MOVIES AND A BOOK: Reviews of The Good, The Bad and The….      

TWO MOVIES AND A BOOK: Reviews of The Good, The Bad and The….      

This week Steve looks at two movies and an anthology. Great anthology, one lousy film and one... what? Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: June 29, 2014

Amazing News isn't always amazing...sometimes it's just Startling, or merely Astounding, or somewhat Thrilling...or maybe even Unknown.... 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 »

Book Review – Feast and Famine by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Book Review – Feast and Famine by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Imaginings Volume: 6 - Feast and Famine is a collection of ten short stories by the British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky, best known for the nine-volume (and counting) fantasy series, Shadows of the Apt, published by Tor. Read More »

Marketing As A Metafictional Tool: Harnessing the Power of Misdirection

Marketing As A Metafictional Tool: Harnessing the Power of Misdirection

Deliberate misdirection is a writer's tool that also deserves a place in the marketer's toolkit. Here's how writers can colonize the search page, where the reading experience ought to start. Read More »

Lost In Space! Reviews of Unknown or Underappreciated Books: Starship Titanic by Terry Jones

Lost In Space! Reviews of Unknown or Underappreciated Books: Starship Titanic by Terry Jones

Hello and welcome to what will be an occasional feature on my blog! So – what, exactly, do I mean by ‘unknown or underappreciated’? To put it simply – not everyone is a Kevin J. Anderson or David Weber or Eric Flint or Robert Heinlein. So... Read More »

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

CROSSROADS: Right Place, Time, and Tech – The Hitchhiker’s Guide

Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (itself spread across five books with a six written by Eoin Colfer), with its friendly, green warning against panic, casts a huge shadow over the field of humorous speculative ficti... Read More »