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Yesterday, the world and our genre lost a terrific actress, Dame Diana Rigg (of The Avengers). Steve pays tribute to her this week.
Steve gets really retro this week, with a review of the 1937 movie King Solomon’s Mines. Does he dig up diamonds or dirt? Read and find out!
This week Steve gives his personal opinion about TV SF/F. What does he watch and why? See if you watch the same things!
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.
A plethora of awesome photos from MCM Comic Con, London.
The debate on the casting of a female Doctor on the show Doctor Who has been highly unfair to fans.
I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between...
Comic Con in London is a star-studded, all-out geektacular three days of fun, food, celebrities, and costumes, costumes, and more costumes.
Scides Splitters finds much to like in BBC America’s hectic and bizarre adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
MCM Expo Comic Con goes to the Cosplayers!
Okay, let me just put this out there. My favorite science fiction TV program is Doctor Who. To most of you that statement probably elicits...
Mark it on your (NEW) calendar: 2016 has begun!
It is a pleasure to report that I thought the first story of the new series was the best Doctor Who I have seen in a long time
This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of...) and reviews a new book and an overlooked movie from 2014. Check it out!
Crossplay: who says Captain America has to be a guy? Who says that only girls can dress up as Black Widow?
Loyal to the classic franchise, Doctor Who 10th Doctor Vol 2 - The Weeping Angels of Mons is a cohesive story that flows smoothly from pane to pane.
Weird Space: Baba Yaga by Eric Brown and Una McCormack is a fast paced space opera filled with colorful characters, intense suspense, and thought provoking drama.
There's still some copies left!
It's HERE! The long-awaited science fiction parody mash-up of Star Trek and Doctor Who - A Doctor for the Enterprise!
don't much care about the superhero films. I don't expect much from them, and was only disappointed by The Dark Knight Rises in that it wasn't as good as The Dark Knight. But Interstellar is disappointing in a very different way.
The Bone Clocks consists of six linked novellas chronicling the life of one woman, Holly Sykes, from rebellious teenager in 1984, to grandmother in 2043. Each novella is narrated in the first person present tense, but only the opening and closing sections are see directly through Holly’s eyes. In the other four sections she is a character in someone else's story. It is a strong framework on which to build a novel. Unfortunately Holly is not herself a particularly interesting person
I think Doctor Who's show-runner Steven Moffat is not quite managing to pull off one of the very tricky tasks facing a Who writer in the 21st century, which is this: How do you make the Doctor's companion strong, interesting and driven without overshadowing the Time Lord himself?
Another War is an early novella, published in the UK by Telos Publishing in 2005, by the British writer Simon Morden, who has since come to prominence with the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Metrozone series. It is a fast-paced horror story paying homage to HP Lovecraft, William Hope Hodgson, Quatermass, and even UNIT from Doctor Who.
They're expanding everywhere: an infinite series of novels, an endless number of parallel stories, each one populated by people who seem similar to us but whose lives have changed in just one salient way
When is a door not a door? When it's found in a fantasy or science fiction setting.
Who (right!) was the BEST Doctor? Pertwee? Baker? Baker? Eccleston? Hartnell? I don't know, but according to Abbot, he's on first base!
I don't want to be teleported. Oh, I know it is the ultimate science fiction method of travel and that it has been employed regularly...
Cyrano Jones and his Tribbles...another teaser from A Doctor For the Enterprise
Where would the Doctor be without his Companions. That's Companion with a capital C. There have been even more companions, than there have been incarnations of the Doctor, but as far as fan art goes, Rose Tyler, Amy Pond and Jack Harkness are clearly in the lead.
The Doctor is hot. No doubt about that: He may have started out as a cranky old man, a mad scientist, traveling the universe...