CIA

BOOK REVIEW: F. Paul Wilson’s PANACEA

BOOK REVIEW: F. Paul Wilson’s PANACEA

This week, Steve reviews the new F. Paul Wilson book, and finds it a thrilling, fast-paced read. If you've never read any of F. Paul Wilson's books, this would be a great one to start with! Read More »

“CLASSIC” Movie Reviews, OUR MAN FLINT and IN LIKE FLINT

“CLASSIC” Movie Reviews, OUR MAN FLINT and IN LIKE FLINT

Steve revisits a favourite--classic--"spy spoof" from the '60s. Many people loved these James Coburn films! Read More »

A PLEA FOR HELP and “The Expendables 3” Review

A PLEA FOR HELP and “The Expendables 3” Review

Steve pleads for your help on Spider Robinson's behalf (and his daughter) and also reviews Expendables 3. Read More »

Jingoism and the Culture of Fear in Star Trek Into Darkness

Jingoism and the Culture of Fear in Star Trek Into Darkness

Having seen Star Trek Into Darkness twice now, and having very much enjoyed it, my aim is to avoid spoilers here whenever possible, for the sake of those readers who might intend to see the film but haven’t gotten around to it yet. That said, if you... Read More »

Alice Sheldon Portrait - young

No. 16 – Alice Bradley Sheldon, The Screwfly Solution, and the Secret Life of a CIA Operative.

No. 16 – 2013 May12 – Alice Bradley Sheldon, The Screwfly Solution, and the Secret Life of a CIA Operative. It took a long time before the truth about Alice came out. Alice Sheldon Portrait – young In 1921-22, Alice, as Alice Bradle... Read More »

The Monster Makers

The spotlight last month fell on the special effects wizards who make SF monsters come to life. The crowning glory was the award of the Best Picture Oscar for Argo. This spy drama focuses on the rescue of a group of American embassy workers from  Ira... Read More »

Argo

Metadrama and Science Fiction in Affleck’s Argo

Credit: Mondo Gallery / Kilian Eng I had given some thought to doing an Oscars recap this week, tallying the various gains and losses of the science fiction and fantasy fields within that most prestigious of movie awards ceremonies. But given the con... Read More »