Monthly Archives: December 2018

Thinking About Vintage Science Fiction Month

It is almost the greatest time of the year again—Vintage Science Fiction Month!  Vintage Science Fiction Month is the brainchild of Andrea at The Little Red Reviewer.  The gist is simple: read science fiction written before you were born.  Write … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Tales from the Magician’s Skull vol. 1

We’re going through a mini-short pulp SF revolution right now, and I’m missing out on it because Tales from the Magician’s Skull is only the third different magazine I’ve picked up.  I place it firmly between Skelos and Cirsova.  It … Continue reading

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The Shattered Sun is Marred by a Weak Conclusion

The Shattered Sun is a hard book to pin down.  The copy describes it as an “epic sword-and-sorcery . . . fantasy.”  It is, technically, an epic fantasy.  The trilogy concerns potentially world-ending matters.  The third book, after all, opens … Continue reading

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Russian Superhero Movie “Guardians” is a Bad Movie that is Good Fun

Remember that wild-ass trailer for a Russian superhero movie with a werebear?  The good news is that you can stream a dubbed version for free with Amazon Prime.  The bad news is that it isn’t a good movie.  The other … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Traitor to Dreams by Alexander Hellene

Friend of the Blog Alex just published his novel A Traitor to Dreams.  I had the opportunity to beta read A Traitor to Dreams over the summer, and it is a good one.  Check it out! Can’t Wait Wednesday is … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read This Year (Speculative Fiction Edition)

It’s that time of year again!  Time for an endless parade of year end lists.  This is actually a scheduled Top Ten Tuesday topic for later this month, but I wanted to go ahead and get this one up. 2018 … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Where to Start with Isaac Asimov

I should really be hitting you with an honest-to-God book review today, but: because real life intrudes, because I haven’t finished the book, because I’m inspired by reading Alec Nevala-Lee’s history of John W. Campbell’s editorship of Astounding, because Vintage … Continue reading

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