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Improbable Interviews – Adam Roberts

Improbable Interviews – Adam Roberts

I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between them have won the Arthur C Clarke, British Science Fiction Association, John W. Camp... Read More »

Review: Recursion, by Tony Ballantyne

Review: Recursion, by Tony Ballantyne

Ballantyne’s plotting is stunningly impressive, the story unfolding with clarity, precision and a powerful imaginative vision Read More »

Assisting Entropy

Assisting Entropy

Entropy happens whether we want it to or not. Why are we so fascinated with helping it along? Read More »

LEGO MOVIE vs. WRECK-IT RALPH: “You Gotta Have Heart!”

LEGO MOVIE vs. WRECK-IT RALPH: “You Gotta Have Heart!”

The Lego Movie is out on DVD--does it lack heart? Steve tells all. Read More »

Award Winners: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

Award Winners: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

Rainbows End (2006) won the Hugo and Locus Awards for best novel and was nominated for the Prometheus Award. Sad to say there’s no pot of gold awaiting the reader at the end. Read More »

Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movie Villains of All Time

Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movie Villains of All Time

The top ten villains to grace the screen. Read More »

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally Read More »

Movie Review – Man of Steel

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and I don’t doubt that you have some pretty visceral feelings toward the movie, not many of them good. Let me start with the good in this blisteringly bleak and depressing movie. The Lois Lane trope, that... Read More »

Oblivion: Yet Another Heady, Action-Fueled Science Fiction Epic Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Oblivion: Yet Another Heady, Action-Fueled Science Fiction Epic Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Credit: Tom Edwards Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion (2013) is a love letter to every science fiction film you’ve already seen, and a pretty beautiful one, at that, but it nearly collapses under the weight of its own ambition. Nevertheless, it’s an enjoya... Read More »

My Journey With Sci-Fi

There are many reasons that I love science fiction on the screen above and beyond any other format. I’ve always been someone who enjoys being told a story where I can see it in front of me. Yes I love the theatre too, but I also love the speci... Read More »

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