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NANOWRIMO and COLUMN 25 REDUX!

NANOWRIMO and COLUMN 25 REDUX!

Steve uses his personal time machine to share an early post about Modesty Blaise—he's off doing NaNoWriMo! (Don't know what that is? Read on....) Read More »

“MRS. PEEL—YOU’RE NEEDED!” (THE AVENGERS REVIEW)

“MRS. PEEL—YOU’RE NEEDED!” (THE AVENGERS REVIEW)

Before there was a Marvel version, there were The Avengers! Join Steve in a look back at some less-than-super heroes, but maybe a lot more fun ones! (And no CGI!) Read More »

Book Review: License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia

Book Review: License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia

Shakespeare vs Cthulhu? The Bard as Bond? I think I need 'Q' to explain all of this to me.... Read More »

Review: Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler

Review: Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler

Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler is the quintessential example of a guilty pleasure. You might feel a little guilty afterwards, but you’ll be anxiously awaiting a sequel. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Envoy to New Worlds by Keith Laumer

Scide Splitters: Envoy to New Worlds by Keith Laumer

Scide Splitters examines Keith Laumer’s first collection of stories featuring the less-than-diplomatic diplomat, Retief. 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 »

“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 »

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more. Read More »

Review: THIS “YEAR’S BEST” ANTHOLOGY REALLY *IS* THE YEAR’S BEST!

Review: THIS “YEAR’S BEST” ANTHOLOGY REALLY *IS* THE YEAR’S BEST!

Steve reviews Gardner Dozois's marvelous 31st Annual Year's Best SF! Read More »

The Top Ten Greatest Spaceships of All Time

The Top Ten Greatest Spaceships of All Time

A list of the top ten greatest spaceships of all time, following some rules, of course. Read More »

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