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Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin.
Steve reviews a seminal classic: Destination Moon, the first Hollywood SF blockbuster that respected both science and science fiction.
Does the movie Transcendence transcend the "sci-fi" label? Steve checks it out.
Steve takes on SyFy and Sharknado--with a glimpse of Sharknado 2!
The Lego Movie is out on DVD--does it lack heart? Steve tells all.
Steve revisits one of SF's all-time classic movies!
Steve examines Stephen King's new--and unique!--novel, Mr. Mercedes.
Steve reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past, and finds it good.
Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.
Robocop 2014: better than the original? Or worse?
Alexei Panshin is a well-known critic/reviewer of Heinlein and his works
Heinlein's YA (Juvenile) work is still generating praise and controversy.
Does Macy's tell Gimbels? This week a review of the upcoming "Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 2"
A YA fantasy that is for adults and accessible to teens; about a young woman who might be living in two worlds. And if so, are either or both real? Which one?
How does Stiller's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty stack up against Danny Kaye's original version, and with James Thurber's original story?
Steve posits some similarities between Robert A. Heinlein and Captain America in this continuation of his examination of the RAH "juveniles".
Dean Koontz has had more of his novels filmified than Demon Seed. Bet you didn't know that.
I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized...
The Winston SF series - part two - in all it's juvenile glory. Steve has some good info on how to obtain copies, reprints and replacement dust jackets.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we’re approaching the kind of TV pictured in Robocop or Kornbluth’s The Marching Morons. Whether it’s “I’d buy that for a dollar” or “Would you buy that for a quarter?” there’s a level of “entertainment” in movies and television which I and a bunch of others—I hope you're one of them, too—don’t find particularly entertaining.
Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called...
This week's piece covers the remainder of the main ACE Doubles cover artists and illustrators.
The art work gracing the covers of (most) Ace doubles was credited, another debt we owe Donald A. Wollheim.
Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.
Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.
A review of the shaky-cam SF space adventure Europa Report
Steve discusses both super and non-super flying heroes - Commando Cody, Captain Marvel and Superman. Who didn't want a rocket pack when they were growing up? Towels worn as capes just don't seem to be able to get the job done!
Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.
A con report from deep in the heart of Rustycon 31
What do Captain America, Buck Rogers, Batman, Flash Gordon, the Green Hornet and Gene Autrey have in common? They've all appeared in serials!