Review

Book Review: The Wind Whales of Ishmael – Philip José Farmer

I have two purposes for this review. One is to call your attention to a novel that older readers have probably already read, The Wind Whales of Ishmael by Philip José Farmer (originally published by Ace Science Fiction in 1971) now released by Britis... Read More »

Mars Babylon: A Review of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood by Michael D. Sellers

Reading Michael D. Sellers’ fascinating book, John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, we learn all the reasons why John Carter, Disney’s film version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, failed at the box office. This extensively researc... Read More »

Scide Splitters: Doughnut by Tom Holt

Scide Splitters: Doughnut by Tom Holt

Available in bookstores March 5th Known more for his works of comic fantasy, Tom Holt serves up humorous science fiction in his latest novel, Doughnut. This move toward SF seems to be a growing trend for Holt, although, since the science in this and ... Read More »

Mini-Review of Felicity Savage’s “Black Wedding”

Mini-Review of Felicity Savage’s “Black Wedding”

It’s been so long since I’ve heard a “new voice” in horror writing that I’d forgotten what it feels like. Felicity Savage’s “Black Wedding” in her collection Black Wedding and Five More Funerals gave th... Read More »

War and Dreams – Two Novels by Kathleen Ann Goonan

Kathleen Ann Goonan’s In War Times, originally published in 2007, won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel and the ALA’s Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year. A complex exploration of the political implications of alternative hi... Read More »

Amazing Stories from Mexico – Book Review: Three Messages and a Warning – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

Amazing Stories from Mexico – Book Review: Three Messages and a Warning – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

Three Messages and a Warning – Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown Small Beer Press 2011 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-193152031-7 I was drawn to this book for a myriad of re... Read More »

Writing Reviews – in My Opinion

Writing Reviews – in My Opinion

Readers tend to gain most from reviews while writers tend to live more by opinion. That ugly thin line between the two is where fan compassion blurs with confusion. Read More »

Various and Sundry Science Fiction Poetry

Welcome back! I have a bit of a hodge-podge for you today. The interview with Bruce Boston has been postponed for two weeks – life got in the way for both me and Bruce. But I promise you won’t be disappointed. Bruce Boston is a thoughtful... Read More »

Jazz and Drama: A Kids on the Slope Review

Jazz and Drama: A Kids on the Slope Review

Image courtesy of crunchyroll.com Even casual fans of anime have heard of Cowboy Bebop, the jazziest, classiest, most sophisticated space opera anime to ever be created (whoops, my bias is showing).  Bebop’s director, Shinichiro Watanabe, and musical... Read More »

Scide Splitters: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Scide Splitters: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Dark comedy is one of the more perverse pleasures in reading. For starters, you are invariably laughing at great misfortune, very often at events that, if they were not in a comedy, would register a ten on the Richter scale of human tragedy. And if t... Read More »

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