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“2001”, una película seminal

A critique of 2001 on its 50th anniversary

What will happen to SF films when streaming conquers the universe?

The movement away from physical artifacts (DVDs and Blu-Ray discs) to streaming services may leave future science fiction film fans in the dark about classics of the genre if selection does not improve.

AMAZING NEWS: 9=3=2017

David A. Hardy space art, new Lunar probes, impending Jupiter fly-by, pulp publications, Space X, Ben Bova, and much more


This week Steve looks at an almost-forgotten Golden Oldie SF writer: Will F. “Murray Leinster” Jenkins!

What’s wrong with Doctor Strange

After the first half hour, Doctor Strange somehow turned into a spectacular but oddly empty experience.

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

Review: Encounter at Dawn by Arthur C. Clarke

While influencing his own works of literature as well as that of other writers, Encounter at Dawn by Arthur C. Clarke stirred many questions about the past and future of humanity.

Star Trek vs. International Space Station: Transporters & Robots & Tribbles...

"Three to beam up". To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.


In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read!

The Genre Movies That Lose EVERYTHING On the Small Screen

Sometimes the medium the message is delivered through can drastically alter the experience.

What is Wrong With You People?

Science fiction's worst nightmares come true

Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick

The short story Mr. Spaceship gives readers plenty to think about with its unique twist on the self-aware machine. How far can and should man go to preserve civilization?

“Space Station 76”—A Movie Review

The characters dress as a ‘70s designer would have thought future people might dress, when they’re not dressing in actual ‘70s style...

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate.

Time Out’s ‘100 Best Sci-Fi Films’

This week the UK London listings and entertainment guide Time Out published part of an on-going series of genre by genre features on the 100 Best Films. The current one is ‘The 100 best sci-fi movies’. Gary Dalkin takes a look...

Review: Rollerball Blu-ray (Twilight Time edition)

Post fall of communism, with governments subservient to corporate paymasters, Rollerball seems like a much greater, more prescient, film now than the one I originally saw back in 1976. Today Rollerball surely stands as one of the most underrated films of the 1970s and one of the most thought-provoking and rewarding SF films ever made.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novel of All Time Part 1

The first candidate for the greatest SF novel 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.

Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movie Villains of All Time

The top ten villains to grace the screen.

Review: The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

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.

How Lame is Kubrick & Clarke’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Today?...

Graeme shares the experience of watching 2001 A Space Odyssey during its original release and ruminates on the films impact then and today.

A Science Fiction Primer

Media SF - in all of its varieties - is firmly and uncontestably rooted in the literature (whether it acknowledges its sources or not). The problem for the audience of media fare is that the mainstream definition of "sci fi" is overly broad, encompassing bad examples along with the good and offering no inherent means for distinguishing one from the other .

Review: Europa Report

Full disclosure:  Europa Report is currently in pay-per-view and will be in theater release in August.  I was provided an online copy to view...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Gary Dalkin

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

Cloud Atlas Shrugged – or let the Skyfall

On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart....