ConFusion 11, Lois Gresh, and a Roaring Good Time

The jaunty crew of Elder Signs Press will be piloting our airships toward Troy, Michigan at the end of January. What glittery target roused us from our nightly debauchery you ask? Why, ConFusion 11 of course. Come visit our writers and editors as we manhandle panels and stagger about our book release party. Grab an […]

What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)

It’s hard to let Science Fiction and Fantasy History month go by without a nod to George Lucas and his epic Star Wars empire. Star Wars has been a global pop culture phenomenon for more than thirty years making more than 4.27 billion dollars in box office revenue alone. And George Lucas has made more […]

The Beginning of Genre in Film

Interesting that the first few films where a story played out were works of science fiction. Georges Melies’ A Trip To The Moon (1902) is a standout. Laughable today for its special effects, it still gave future film-makers what to look for in an unpredictable future where technology would expand the borders of entertainment. A […]

The Covert Operations of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

When I was growing up, you either liked Tolkien or you liked Lewis. There was no room for cross-over, no fraternizing with the enemy. I publicly ascribed to the Tolkien clan. After all, Lewis was baby stuff, and I couldn’t let anyone in on my secret love for Lewis, too. Oh, the shame.

Although the […]

Remembering H.G. Wells by Sidney Williams

History assumes importance by how we respond to it. The importance of past authors is the connections we make with them, either through reading their work or understanding how their work influences other authors we may be moved by.

Sidney Williams, is an author of adult and young adult genre literature. Below is his […]

Film Review: The Nutcracker 3D by Chris Welch

THE NUTCRACKER 3-D IS FUN FOR KIDS, WEIRD FOR ADULTS

Starring Elle Fanning, Charlie Rowe, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Yulia Vysotskaya, Frances De La Tour, Richard Grant, and Aaron Michael Drozin.

Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy

Released by Cinemarket Films.

Review by Chris Welch

When most people hear the title The Nutcracker, they almost always […]

Science Fiction and Fantasy History Month Goes to the Movies

Film is a great medium for the likes of science fiction and fantasy. Bizarre worlds, unbelievable creatures, impossible science–all can be made “real” thanks to the moving picture.

Sadly, younger fans do not always experience the classic older films because so much gets buried under the newer films.

Therefore, I decided as part of Science […]

December is Science Fiction and Fantasy History Month—Pass It On and Celebrate by Stewart Sternberg

December is Science Fiction and Fantasy History Month. Since when? Since now. However just declaring it to be so doesn’t make it so, but one has to begin somewhere. Hopefully writers, editors, bloggers, and their fans will take up the cause.

What is the purpose for designating a month to the history of Science Fiction […]

Calling Perry Rhodan by Stewart Sternberg

Rhodan was the name of a character in a best-selling science fiction series. Actually, the most successful science fiction series ever written. The franchise sold over one billion copies. Compare that to the five hundred million copies of the Harry Potter series and one hundred million for Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series. Rhodan’s figures are even […]

The Yam Sham by Avery Debow

Thanksgiving.

Norman Rockwell has ruined it for all of us. Despite wild efforts to attain that perfect picture of familial cohesion and harmony, a blot always seems to mar the attempted reproduction.

You know how it goes—the pie crust burns; the dishes pile high enough to graze the dust bunnies clinging to the ceiling fan; […]