A review of Incredible Stories #18
A review of The Synthetic. Narrations about, robots, post human beings and artificial intelligence
A survey of Ecuadoran Science Fiction and its 150+ year history
Annalee Newitz Autonomous is a fairly brutal book at points, but it’s never hopeless. It explores the limits of idealism and good intentions
For his 263rd column, Steve revisits and rewrites one of his first “new” columns for Amazing, six years ago. If you missed it, now’s your chance to catch up!
They’ve redone Lost In Space again. Did they do a good job? Well, uh….
It’s origami nanobots!
An ordered reading of two collections by author Carlos Vera Scamarone reveals a vast improvement in the author’s technique. Besides, how can you say no to a collection with the title My Depressive Robot?
Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?
Organic-like robots…what could be more natural?
Conscious robots with the capabilities of human beings are one of the oldest sci-fi tropes; a threatening blend of human and machine that could turn from friend to foe at a moment’s notice. With recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) systems, there are many who both hope and worry that we will advance this technology […]
An overview of Spanish language science fiction theatre, starting with a Spanish language adaptation of Orson Well’s War of the Worlds.
A little different from what readers may be accustomed to from Marvel Comics, Star Wars Droids – Unplugged is still an entertaining look at droid life in that galaxy far far away.
In this week’s viewing: The final lineup for this season, and it’s looking outstanding!
Henry Bäx’s The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.
Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It’s a shame that there isn’t more of it, although…
On the 90th anniversary of the film’s release, Ivan Mendizabal analyzes the history and politics of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele takes us back to the pulp classics by reviving Edmond Hamilton’s hero adventurer from the 40’s, Captain Future.
A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week’s column by Steve! (And what’s with all the caps?)
Ira Nayman makes a startling admission: he often prefers literary fiction to genre fiction. Oh, no! That does not, however, make him blind to the limitations of literary fiction, as his review of A Free Man indicates.
Coming out on September 27, 2016 from World Weaver Press, the novella Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo is a compact little story with a lot to say.
The future may hold many surprises, and this may be one of them
A YA adventure with sentient trains!
Ted Hughes original tale is worth the read.
Mr. Jackson apparently doesn’t know we’re not supposed to share our guilty pleasures!
SF Westerns were the genre’s first break out hit (kinda)
Otto Von Trapezoid and The Empress of Thieves is unlike any book you will come across. Author Jesse Baruffi has created an exciting world where anything can happen and probably will.
“Three to beam up”. To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.
Oxymoron? If you think the title of this blog post is one, then read on, dear disillusioned reader! Be warned though, it’s going to take me a moment to get to the actual poetry. The members of the SFPA and our friends on our Yahoo Group had a conversation “recently” (well it was recent when […]
Where do Sailor Moon, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Batman, Boba Fett, the Borg, and Captain Jack Sparrow hang out?