December 11, 2017

Review: Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder.

On sale this month!

We made an interesting observation at last year’s Necronomicon convention. Trekkies and storm-troopers seemed noticeably absent, while goths, zombies, and steam-punkers seemed to be all the ‘rage’. It is of note that the Steampunk movement has yet to really have a flagship movie or television franchise… but that all could change if anyone was willing to pick up the Burton and Swinburne series. [Read more...]

Review: Of Poetry and Podcasts.

This week, we break from the traditional book review format to bring you two pieces of unique science fiction from our copious errata sheet. We’re going to break with convention and be totally partisan and instead present you with an original venue and a podcast piece that has floated through our collective radar and are worth checking out;

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2010: The Year in Science Fiction

The Breath-taking world of Pandora… (Credit: 20th century Fox).

2010 was an odd year of sorts for science fiction; the major franchises (i.e., Star Trek, Star Wars, etc…) are on their respective “gap years,” but the odd indie gem was indeed out there, if you knew where to find them… [Read more...]

2009: The Year in Science Fiction and the Look Ahead.

2009 was an interesting year in the realm of science fiction. Sure, we had our predictable, (and sometimes regrettable) run of video games and toys turned into a two hour special effects gags, but some indie and foreign flicks made minor inroads into our sci-fi consciousness. The SyFy channel shortened its name for greater texting ease, while hip publishers like Pyr and podcasts like Escape Pod and the Drabblecast continued to gain ground in terms of exponential coolness. [Read more...]

2009: The Year in Science Fiction Poetry.

When I first set out to do a post on science fiction poetry earlier this year, I had my doubts. The subject bubbled up to the top of my short list of blog topics, and I feared that I would have to abandon it due to a dearth of material. Sure, I knew of some sci-fi poetry out there by established authors, but I feared that this would merely fit on the back of a cyber-postage stamp. Sci-fi poetry never seemed to be a critical favorite. The latent discovery of the Science Fiction Poetry Association set me straight on a few things.

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Review: 2012 the Movie.

Okay, we asked for it. As promised, we managed to see the flick 2012 on opening day and are, well, read on. We decided to attempt to judge this disaster flick against other disaster flicks, which granted, may be a strike in and of itself.

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Escape Pod: The Ultimate in SciFi Podcasting!

Pssttt! I’m gonna let you on a secret, a podcast that by very mention of its name will put you in the realm of the ultra-hip. For over a year now, topping our pod-catchers list has been a gem called Escape Pod. Run by the prolific guru of sci-fi Steve Eley, it is only one of two (including the Drabblecast) science fiction pod casts that make our must listen to list every week…in fact, the Drabblecasts’ Norm Sherman is now a frequent host on Escape Pod, perhaps in his evil bid to conquer sci-fi podcast-dom.

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Review: Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.


There’s an old sci-fi horror cliche that says “In space, no one can hear you scream…” This oft quoted phrase is frequently attributed to the first Alien movie, but I would bet that you can trace its roots further back into the sci-fi genre. Enter Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and out next month courtesy of Pyr books. Rusch’s works include the Escape Artist series, and she holds the distinction of being the only person to win a Hugo Award for both editing and fiction writing, a tall order, indeed! [Read more...]