24 August 2016
If the judges' choices in selecting a shortlist are so opaque and inexplicable to me, it's highly unlikely that I'll be able to guess the winner.
22 August 2016
What this brings us back to is the perennial question raised by the Clarke: what is this award for? What is it trying to accomplish? What is it trying to say?
19 August 2016
Hood is a solid writer. His style is very much in the vein of Richard Matheson and Stephen King, clear and down-to-earth while still evocative.
17 August 2016
Before the era of top ten listicles, marketing labels and the best-of-genre trailers, these films were seen and circulated within the cinephile world as examples of "great (art) films," not "great science fiction films."
15 August 2016
I learned repeatedly and thoroughly while reading Ian Pyper's strange new book Codex Ocularis, the human eye is anything but a perfect device.
12 August 2016
What apocalypse stories tend to share is a theme of faith: what it is to have it, what it is to lose it, and how the object of that faith is both constructed and reconstructed in a changing environment.
10 August 2016
When people stumble onto Preacher, they will be dumped into a world that's both confusing and familiar at the same time, irrespective of whether they have any familiarity with the source material.
08 August 2016
The first book enchanted with under-explored glimpses of otter islands and hints of Earth origins; this volume continues to offer glimmers of recognition coupled with enough strangeness and unanswered questions to keep readers invested.
05 August 2016
This is a modestly modern purgatory.
03 August 2016
The one thing that differentiates the show from the broad category of Portal-Quest Fantasy is that its protagonist never really gets it.
01 August 2016
There was a plague, or a meteor, or aliens; what usually matters in post-apocalyptic fiction is survival in the now.
25 July 2016
From the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the leather-clad witches of Charmed to Terry Pratchett's deathscapes, hell is pretty heteronormative.
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