Review – Illustrated Novel: “Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes”

Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes By Andrew E.C. Gaska Illustrations by: Jim Steranko, Matt Busch, Patricio Carbajal, Colo, Dave Dorman, Erik Gist, Lucas Graciano, Scott Hampton, David Hueso, Joe Jusko, Ken Kelly, Timothy Lantz, Leo Leibelman, Miki, Christopher Moeller, Andrew Probert, Brian Rood, Sanjulian, Chris Scalf, Tom Scioli, David Seidman, Dirk Shearer, Barron… Continue reading Review – Illustrated Novel: “Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes”

Good Ole Chuck – Tribute to Charles E. Fritch by William F. Nolan

He was a wonderful friend. He was a talented writer. He was a dedicated editor. He was Charles Edward Fritch, born January 20, 1927 in Utica, New York, where he grew up watching movie serials and reading science fiction. At the age of ten he filled a notebook with ideas for stories, and studied the… Continue reading Good Ole Chuck – Tribute to Charles E. Fritch by William F. Nolan

Review: ‘Aftershock and Awe’ — SPACE: 1999 Graphic Novel

Aftershock and Awe By Andrew E.C. Gaska, Gray Morrow and Miki (Awe) and Gaska, Miki and David Hueso (Aftershock) Creative Director and Letterer: Andrew E.C. Gaska Art Director: Chandra Free Cover Art: Gray Morrow and Miki (Awe) and David Hueso (Aftershock) Co-Writer: Erik Matthews (Aftershock prologue) Designer: Anna Shausmanova Cover Designer (Aftershock): Yumi Nakamura Editor:… Continue reading Review: ‘Aftershock and Awe’ — SPACE: 1999 Graphic Novel

Review: ‘Dreams and Visions’

Recently Hippocampus Press issued two collections by Richard Lupoff, Dreams ISBN 978-1-61498-039-1 and Visions ISBN 978-1-61498-038-4. Lupoff is a model of Science Fiction writing. His work can be ultra-funny, his work can be craftsman-like additions to subgenres of the field, his work can occasionally be among the best examples of the short story form (I… Continue reading Review: ‘Dreams and Visions’

ISSUE #2 (Fall/Winter) Preview: “Dark Side of the Moon: The Quiet Horror of SPACE: 1999”

    It’s 1975 and British Producer Gerry Anderson, best known for his Supermarionation television series Thunderbirds, has just launched his newest project, Space: 1999, a live-action science fiction spectacular that would become the most expensive series of its time. Taking its cue more from 2001: A Space Odyssey than the then cult favorite Star… Continue reading ISSUE #2 (Fall/Winter) Preview: “Dark Side of the Moon: The Quiet Horror of SPACE: 1999”

Fiction Excerpt: GENE O’NEILL’S “The Hungry Skull”

The Hungry Skull (A Love Story)   By Gene O’Neill “To all things there is a time, and a season for every matter under heaven. A time of birth, and a time to die . . .” —Ecclesiastes 3:3   1.  The Tattletale blinked on over the Retro Level Grand Mezzanine near the Ferry Building… Continue reading Fiction Excerpt: GENE O’NEILL’S “The Hungry Skull”

Thirteen Reasons not to read John Shirley’s Collection, In Extremis

In Extremis: The Most Extreme Short Stories of John Shirley John Shirley Underland Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-9826639-4-3 $14.95   If you have any interest in the work of John Shirley, and you fancy yourself as a punk rock, DIY, iconoclastic misfit who hates being told what to do, then I’m not going to tell you… Continue reading Thirteen Reasons not to read John Shirley’s Collection, In Extremis