Wow. Ummm. Yeah. And you thought Futurama was a send-up of the genre!
The new Hitchhiker’s radio show sticks out a sore thumb.
Hitchhiker’s combined Pythonesque comic fantasy with an intellectual rigour that many ‘serious’ SF writers could learn from.
Give new meaning to the expression “Eat Local, Think Global”: This week, Steve takes a bite out of “Eat Locals,” a British 2017 vampire movie. Is it good, or does it suck? Probably a bit (a bite?) of both. Read it and see.
Jim C. Hines, known for his fantasy novels, tries his hand at humorous military SF and presents us with an unlikely group of heroes—Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse.
Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a sixth year with stories by Jim C. Hines, Mike Resnick, Alan Dean Foster, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Gini Koch, Ken Liu, Jack Campbell and more.
The announcement of the winning novel for the Minotauro 2017 Award, and an interview with author Pepe Carabel.
Comic Con in London is a star-studded, all-out geektacular three days of fun, food, celebrities, and costumes, costumes, and more costumes.
Scide Splitters examines a new humorous science fiction anthology from Baen Books, featuring stories from Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jody Lynn Nye, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Allen Steele, Robert Silverberg, James Gunn, and more.
Ed Bryant (1945-2017), award winning writer, celebrated convention toastmaster, and mentor to developing writers, also wrote some funny short stories.
Scide Splitters examines four of William Tenn’s (relatively) lighter comedies: “Party of the Two Parts,” “The Flat-Eyed Monster,” “Lisbon Cubed,” and “On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!”
Ira Nayman delivers the laughs in another humor packed installment of his Transdimensional Authority series.
Scides Splitters finds much to like in BBC America’s hectic and bizarre adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Unidentified Funny Objects, science fiction and fantasy’s first and only annual humor anthology series, is back for a fifth year with stories from Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, Tim Pratt, Jody Lynn Nye, Gini Koch, Esther Friesner and more.
With no concern for his safety, Ira Nayman wades into the controversy over whether women can be funny, exploring possible reasons for why men are so resistant to the idea.
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.
Now that summer is winding down a bit, it’s time to start stocking up for winter reading – or – you’re TBR pile is just not tall enough!
What’s the greatest cult film of all time? The participants at File 770 are gonna tell ya – but it’s not too late to support your own favorite cult movie!
The Librarians and The Lost Lamp by Greg Cox is a fitting companion to the popular television series, filling that agonizing void until the show returns for its second season in November.
Preview of the upcoming crowdfunded anthology
Fans had been waiting for the third Dirk Gently novel for over a decade when Douglas Adams passed away with the novel still unfinished. All we have are precious fragments of what might have been.
NOTE: The season 9 finale of the Big Bang Theory airs tonight. EPISODE 22: The Fermentation Bifurcation Penny invites everyone to a free wine tasting that she won at work, leading Leonard to wonder why scientists never win anything. Howard explains that he’s in science for the groupies (although Bernadette is a scientist, while Howard, […]
Science fiction writers had long warned the people of earth about the potential of a Martian invasion, but nothing could have prepared them for a billion jeering Little Green Men.
Sheldon gets a new laptop; Penny and Bernadette become lab techs and ‘maybe’ Leonard and Howard get to see Suicide Squad.
The Starcrossed provides a hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at how a SF television series goes from promising to awful.
Mr. Jackson apparently doesn’t know we’re not supposed to share our guilty pleasures!
“Brooklyn Project,” William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security.
Bernadette is going to have (another) child…
Why does it always seem that romantic comedies are funnier at the beginning? Scide Splitters attempts to answer that question while reviewing Connie Willis’ Uncharted Territory.
A sidelong look at fan disappointment.