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Novedades de Octubre

Novedades de Octubre

News of speculative fiction book publications, magazines and more of interest to Spanish speaking fans. Read More »

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups on Facebook – the Science fiction Romance Brigade and the SciFi Romance Group – what scary stories had terrified them the mos... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: FRIGHT MARES, (edited by) BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN; AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINES, and MORE WRITING INFORMATION

BOOK REVIEW: FRIGHT MARES, (edited by) BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN; AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINES, and MORE WRITING INFORMATION

This week Steve looks at a new horror anthology—all stories by women writers—edited by Billie Sue Mosiman, and talks a bit about the Hugo and Aurora awards (in self-promotion); plus another snippet of Pinterest boards for writers. Take a look! Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first vampire movie, Nosferatu, and its influence on modern vampire movies. Read More »

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers.... Read More »

Stardust by Nina Allan

Stardust: The Ruby Castle Stories, by Nina Allan

Stardust is one of three books by Nina Allan published so far this year. First was the story collection Microcosmos. Next came the novella, Spin. Now we have Stardust, published as a very striking hardback by PS Publishing as PS Showcase #11. Stardus... Read More »

Stephen King – A Beginner’s Guide

For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context of modern American Gothic, being recommended by writers whose work I loved, particularly Stephen King. The admiration was mutual. ... Read More »

The History of Fantasy, Part II: Barbarians and Elves and Jesus Figures and D20s

         The nineteenth century closes with two books that will be imitated constantly for the next hundred years or so: Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. To a very real extent you have the spect... Read More »

The History of Fantasy, Part I: Books of Monsters

      Some people like to date Fantasy as starting with Tolkien, some like to reach back to the tales of the ancient world, but I like to split the difference and start with Beowulf. In terms of historical reach, the Anglo Saxon world is barely a st... Read More »