Category: Science-Fiction

From the Archives: These Lonely, Haunted Places

SF/F Editor Keith Allison is engaged in a top secret mission abroad, so this month we’ll be sharing his meditation on folk horror and Penda’s Fen. ~~~ Mentally unpacking Penda’s Fen, a 1974 entry in the BBC’s “Plays for Today” series of television movies tackling controversial subjects often […]

Gab Emperor of Dune

“This is where things get weird.” So the prophecy foretold when I went forth into the desert and proclaimed that it was time for the sleeper to awaken, that I would finally look into the place I feared to look and find, staring back at me, God Emperor […]

Martian Man Hater

Like pretty much every punk rocker in history, my first exposure to Angry Red Planet was the cover to the Misfits album Walk Among Us, which depicted the band being menaced by a giant…rat-bat-spider…thing. Or maybe it was working for them. The monster, like the album, was pretty […]

I Was Once a Man!

In October of 2003, when I was employed as a writer for Toyfare magazine, I was tasked with writing an article pitting the two iconic toy lines against each other in a battle for overall supremacy. Hey, it’s the sort of things we did back then. I went […]

A Visit to the Doctor

The eleventh season of new Doctor Who recently wrapped, and I don’t know if you heard, but the doctor is a ladyperson this time around. I’m going to skip the think-piecing on that except to check in with a “hell yes” and mention that I tuned out of […]