Category Archives: Sundry

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

Posted in Sundry, Superhero Fiction | Tagged | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Fantasy, Sundry | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Sundry | Tagged | 14 Comments

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

Posted in Science Fiction, Sundry, Throwback SF Thursday | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

November 2018 Month-in-Review

Another month, another month in review!  We enter that time of year where things wind down, our tolerance for Christmas music and our gratitude already expended for the year.  Or at least it should.  I have a major work project … Continue reading

Posted in Sundry | Tagged | 6 Comments

Throwback SF Thursday: Comparing Howard’s The Moon of Skulls and Haggard’s She

I continue to slowly work my way through the Del Rey collection of Howard’s Solomon Kane stories.  One recent story, “The Moon of Skulls,” put me off a bit and led me to pull out one of its inspirations: She … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Sundry, Throwback SF Thursday | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Robin Hood (2018) Is Made By and For People Who Think History Is Lame

You’ve seen the trailer.  You knew that the latest Robin Hood movie was going to be bad.  It was certain to play loose and fast with the mythology and the history.  That could, in theory, still result in a damn … Continue reading

Posted in Sundry, Superhero Fiction | Tagged | 9 Comments