Steve reviews the May-June issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and finds that it holds treasures for the readers of both science fiction and fantasy!
This week Steve goes in a time circle*This week Steve goes in a time loop*This week Steve breaks out of a time warp and reviews the movie “Happy Death Day,” which is not your average “Sorority Slasher” movie.
Steve gives us two reviews today—one a very enjoyable book; and the other a movie. Whether you enjoy that one or not is up to you… but be aware, Tom Cruise is in it!
The Mummy: Palimpsest is a classic adventure packed with entertainment for hardcore fans of comics, horror and pulp classic films.
Continuing with recent movie reviews, Steve looks at the Netflix Original movie ARQ, and also the 3D “mo-cap” movie Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, and finds them both quite watchable. Not great, but watchable!
Steve reviews the current F&SF. It’s still a great magazine! Get it now while it’s still on the stands!
Steve wonders whether the non-SF/F series about Jack Reacher, by Lee Child, could actually be an “underground” SF/F series. Hmmm.
Steve returns with two reviews: a film and a TV pilot. The film’s a good one; the pilot not so much. See what you think!
Scide Splitters reviews a story collection by one of science fiction and fantasy’s most prolific authors of short form humorous fiction.
Steve collects movie memorabilia at cons. Do you?
Steve talks about himself (what an ego!) a new urban fantasy, and other stuff.
Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort
Steve celebrates his first year of blogging for Amazing Stories online.
The formula is blissfully simple: Two characters. One vague villain. Only a whiff of backstory. No transparent lunges towards a potential sequel.
More than just a time loop story, All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka is like a fast paced video game where the hero learns from his mistakes, getting better and better every time he is killed.
I won’t say it’s the best SF film I’ve seen lately—it’s certainly one of the best-looking, however; but it’s deserving of a second look if you’ve been hoping for a moderately good science fiction film to watch this summer.
Many reviewers have already pointed out the fact that director Joseph Koskinski’s Oblivion borrows quite a bit from a number of earlier science fiction films, includng Moon, Planet of the Apes, the Matrix, even Star Wars, Attack of the Clones. And that’s all very true. Koskinski’s second feature film after his debut with Tron: The […]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQcgiZwLxVM&w=570&h=321] Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion (2013) is a love letter to every science fiction film you’ve already seen, and a pretty beautiful one, at that, but it nearly collapses under the weight of its own ambition. Nevertheless, it’s an enjoyable movie, filled with the kind of eye- and ear-candy you’d expect from the man who […]
The latest Tom Cruise vehicle – Oblivion – has hit the theaters outside the US and is apparently doing fairly well – at the Box Office. It’s also doing fairly well as a punching bag for critics who are a bit more familiar with SF in print and film than the average, already generating the […]
“The safest place there is. . . .” It’s a dubious, quizzical line, delivered by Lois Smith near the end of her one unforgettable scene as the self-proclaimed mother of Precrime. Dubious because we’re talking about the reliability of the human mind; quizzical because it’s a Philip K. Dick adaptation. But it’s a line, I’d […]