Three Laws Lethal by David Walton

Review: Three Laws Lethal by David Walton 

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Three Laws Lethal shines in its exploration of the future consequences of incorporatng AI into our societies.

Comic Review: Star Trek / Doctor Who: Assimilation²

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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.

Review – The Fictional Man by Al Ewing

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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....

THE AMAZING MARK HOGANCAMP

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Where does real life imitate the fantastic? This week Steve checks in with Steve Carell and Mark Hogancamp for the answer.

The Metal Man by Jack Williamson

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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.

The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke

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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 Best Alternate History Books (Version 1.0)

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The top 10 Alt Hist. novels - in this universe.

REVIEW: The Heat, Amazing Stories 2020, Season 1, Episode 2.

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Thoughts on the show so far, and a review of the latest episode.

AMAZING STORIES TV SHOW: Season 1, Episode 5 THE RIFT

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Bad marks for the season finale of Amazing Stories

CLUBHOUSE: Review: Futuristic Canada Anthology

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Futuristic Canada is a very Canadian anthology. How much so may depend on whether you are Canadian, American, British or even Australian....

Review: Who’s There? by Arthur C. Clarke

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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.

MODESTY BLAISE STRIPS…

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In a previous column, Steve gave short shrift to a comic strip version of Modesty Blaise. Here he humbly eats his words!

Comic Review: Tomie, Volume I – Junji Ito

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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

STUDIO GHIBLI, TAKE 2: PONYO and THE RED TURTLE

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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)!
London Fields director's cut

London Fields – Director’s Cut Review

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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

LA NANA DE LA CIENCIA FICCIÓN: Ada Lyn de Tanya Tynjälä

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Tanya takes a deep dive into her own novel Ada Lyn

‘If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth…’ by Arthur C. Clarke

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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.

Review of the HD Re-Release of FROM THE EARTH TO THE...

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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 TV SHOW DEBUTS

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Amazing Stories premieres and we are not unhappy

Review: The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

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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.

Down Under Video Reviews: “Red Billabong” and “Glitch”

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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!

SPOILER REVIEW: THE WITCHER (Season 1)!

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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!

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

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Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read.

Book Review: Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling

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Bruce Sterling's new novel showcases the theme of doing "great" things in the name of progress, regardless of whatever collateral damage is caused.

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale (Seasons 1 & 2)

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The Handmaid’s Tale is shocking, repulsive, heartrending, and alarming. And thoroughly hypnotic

Acerca de una antología de ciencia ficción finlandesa

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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.

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

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Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenally in manga form, not many people expect a story centering around blues music in the deep...

Interview with Bruce Boston – Part 1

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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,...

Yoshihiro Togashi and Growth As A Creator

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A look at Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi in comparison with his other major manga-turned-anime, Yu Yu Hakusho

Review: Octavia Gone by Jack McDevitt

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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.