Three Laws Lethal shines in its exploration of the future consequences of incorporatng AI into our societies.
In Star Trek / Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared, we are treated with probably the most accurate comic representations of both TNG and Matt Smith era Doctor Who.
Niles Golan is an ex-pat Brit in Hollywood. Never grown-up, he narrates his life with an internal monologue transforming his everyday inadequacies into triumphs....
Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.
At the young age of 20, science fiction icon Jack Williamson wrote his first short story The Metal Man and welcomed readers to a new literary brilliance that would be enjoyed by generations to come. We take a look at this historic tale.
Now there are classic science fiction stories, and then there are classic science fiction stories used by educators to introduce young impressionable readers and writers to the age old argument of science and religion. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke is THAT kind of story.
The top 10 Alt Hist. novels - in this universe.
Thoughts on the show so far, and a review of the latest episode.
Bad marks for the season finale of Amazing Stories
Futuristic Canada is a very Canadian anthology. How much so may depend on whether you are Canadian, American, British or even Australian....
Heightened by the fears of the unknown, stories within the mysterious confines of space made for colorful entertainment and speculation, and Clarke used this tension to his advantage in Who’s There.
In a previous column, Steve gave short shrift to a comic strip version of Modesty Blaise. Here he humbly eats his words!
Tomei, Volume I is a collection of the first six Tomie stories by Junji Ito. Ito is a master of the horror manga genre, author of three aclaimed series, Uzumake, Gyu, and Tomie, which spawned a series of movies, running nine strong
Hey, Rocky, watch me pull movie reviews out of my hat! This week Steve goes back to the subject of a 2015 column: Studio Ghibli, which has continued releasing movies without even asking him! Are they good movies? Good?—just watch (er, read)!
An advance viewing of the director's cut redeems the earlier fifth lowest gross in US release version of this on-the-edge-of-the-apocalypse film
Tanya takes a deep dive into her own novel Ada Lyn
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘If I Forget Thee Oh Earth…’ isn’t just about doomsday. It is a lesson in the art of writing good science fiction.
HBO drops the ball on the BluRay release of From Earth to the Moon, the award-winning documentary series. This review includes a word from one of the original effects artists.
Amazing Stories premieres and we are not unhappy
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story The Sentinel lost in a writing competion and could feasibly have never made it to publication. But over time, the story emerged as the inspiration for the cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Stand on your head! This week, Steve looks at two Australian video imports: one a film and one a TV series. Look for the series on Netflix soon!
Steve, not being much of a gamer, was unimpressed by the blurb for the TV version of The Witcher. Did he change his mind when he actually saw the series? Find out for yourself!
Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.
Bruce Sterling's new novel showcases the theme of doing "great" things in the name of progress, regardless of whatever collateral damage is caused.
The Handmaid’s Tale is shocking, repulsive, heartrending, and alarming. And thoroughly hypnotic
Northern lights: anthology of Finnish science fiction (Osuuskumma International, 2016), edited by Magdalena Hai and Anne Leinonen is an interesting and novel proposal to approach, in Spanish, Finnish science fiction and fantasy.
Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenally in manga form, not many people expect a story centering around blues music in the deep...
Bruce Boston. Among speculative poets and those who read it, he’s a well-known name. But just in case YOU are not familiar with him,...
A look at Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi in comparison with his other major manga-turned-anime, Yu Yu Hakusho
Octavia Gone by Jack McDevitt is a blueprint for mystery writers. Smart characters not only looking for answers, but growing from what they discover is satisfying, even if we might not like what they find.