They've redone Lost In Space again. Did they do a good job? Well, uh....


This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that?

Ciencia ficción ecológica y medioambiental en “Aún el agua” de Álvarez

Water was recently added to the commodities exchanges. Still the water (Seix Barral, Bogotá, 2019) by Juan Álvarez addresses this scary fact.

Comic Review: The Forever War

The first issue of Joe Haldeman’s six-part The Forever War series hits the shelves once again at your favorite comic store on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.

Review: Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312

As with all Mr. Robinson’s books he involves his personal sensitivities to the environment and his ecological concerns within the story. Global warming has had profound effects on Earth and the parts of the story that take place there present these problems realistically.

Sam Gunn – What a Character

As a master of expressing the true nature of human existence through realistic characters who strive to succeed for the betterment of man in a world often ruled by power hungry individuals, Bova remains true to form with the Sam Gunn character.

Review: Iron Sky The Coming Race

A review of Iron Sky's sequel - The Coming Race.

Book Review: Whispers from the Abyss

An H.P. Lovecraft inspired collection of shorts - no Elvis impersonations allowed.

CLUBHOUSE: Review: Alchemy and Artifacts, Tesseracts 22 Anthology

OBIR: Occasional Biased and Ignorant Reviews reflecting this reader’s opinion.   Alchemy and Artifacts: Tesseracts 22 Published by Edge-Lite, an imprint of Hades Publications, Inc., Calgary, Alberta,...

Review: Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is a multi-award winning Canadian author who needs little introduction. Rollback, his 17th novel, originally published in 2007, is set mainly in Toronto in 2047. There are also substantial sections set in 2009, when the first extra-terrestrial message is received on earth, and during the years leading-up to the arrival of that message. Key to both periods is Dr Sarah Halifax, radio astronomer and tenured professor...

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trans Space Octopus Congregation, by Bogi Takács

Cephalopods build alliances and research their past, Jewish shapeshifters speak to extraterrestrial planetminds, and Hungarian horse archers summon ancient terrors.

Scide Splitters: Next of Kin by Eric Frank Russell

Scide Splitters reviews Eric Frank Russell’s classic novel, Next of Kin. A story of one man’s ingenious plan to escape an alien POW camp.

Review: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, Part 2

A review of the sequel to Ancillary Justice.

Review: First Read of Rob Hansen’s THEN: Science Fiction...

An excellent history of British fandom comes to print in a wonderful Ansible Edition

Review: Making the Rounds, by Allan Weiss

Weiss takes on the Kabbala.

Review: Twelve Days by Steven Barnes

Twelve Days by Steven Barnes is a thriller, pure and simple. A good measure for new readers to discover the author’s writing style and skill.

Reseña de libro: Portal de los Dioses de Fabián Cortez

A review of Portal de los Dioses, a mixed genre novel featuring the Gumiho of Asian mythology

Re-reading Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3

Titan Books brings us the movie novelizations of all three books written by Alan Dean Foster in the original Alien saga. This powerful trio exemplifies why Foster is the master of movie novels.

REVIEW–Legacy: Overload

Remo Williams' progeny continue to fight the good fight!

Reseña de Libro: Antología de Escritoras Españolas de Ciencia Ficción. 1...

A review of the two volume anthology set from Sofía Rhei, Lola Robles and Teresa López-Pellisa, focusing on Dystopias and Post-Humanism

An Interview with Tang Fei on her Short Story, A Universal...

While I was reading Tang Fei’s short story, A Universal Elegy, it was like traveling in a train without a concrete destination. It just...

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

I would like to come forward with a confession: throughout most of college, I largely had to put my anime love on hiatus -...

CLUBHOUSE: Review: Neo-opsis Magazine #30

A review of Neo-Opsis magazine issue 30.

Book Review: The Enceladus Crisis by Michael J. Martinez

A review of the second book in the Daedalus series - The Enceladus Crisis.

Review: The Fallen Spaceman by Lee Harding

The Fallen Spaceman by Lee Harding, it is an interesting little book with some big ideas, and an ideal introduction to the genre for young new readers.

REVIEW (Spoilers!): Riddick (2013)

Adding to his list of perfect/near-perfect genre movies, Steve looks at Riddick, starring Vin Diesel. Is it one of them? Steve thinks so.

Serial Box’s Orphan Black: The Next Chapter Is a Mostly Successful...

While the Orphan Black comics had the benefit of illustrating as many clones as they liked between their pages, they weren’t able to delve as deeply into the series’ lore as Serial Box’s sequel has. Nor, as prequels or side-quels, could they cover so much new ground.

REVIEW: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July/August 2017)

The July/August edition of F&SF features many stories of dark fantasy and an unofficial theme of the arts.

Review: The Fire Children by Lauren Roy

Fans of original storytelling targeted for the young adult audiences will be impressed with emergence of author Lauren Roy and her soon to be released fantasy book, The Fire Children.

Revisionist Science Fiction History

How well do you know the history of the creation of the science fiction genre?