August 2020

All Rise

The Clone Wars finished and Rise of Skywalker arrived on Disney Plus this week with the exact combination of joy for the former and ‘oh… hi…’ for the latter you’d expect. Rise is far more the traditional Star Wars movie than Rian Johnson’s defiantly, flamboyantly good space noir predecessor. In some ways — nearly all of them in the last twenty minutes — that’s […]

All Rise

Sal and Gabi Fix The Universe

Sal Vidon has a very specific way of dealing with the loss of his mami: pulling alternate versions of her from other universes into his. It’s not perfect, it’s not his mami after all, but it’s enough. Until his dad, a calamity physicist, creates a machine that will close the multiverse-crossing portals Sal uses. Which

Sal and Gabi Fix The Universe

Flight Instinct: Into The Night

Editor’s note: spoilers A terrified soldier hijacks a flight to Moscow, convinced the dawn will kill everything on the planet. No one believes him, but everyone believes the gun in his hand. Until the reports start coming in… I am always there for the pulp maxim of ‘start late, finish early’ and that is the

Flight Instinct: Into The Night

Bog Bodies

Killian has a problem. Killian is a problem, a young thug who’s badly screwed up. Driven out to the bogs by old friend and mentor Keano, and Gerry, a man who no one calls friend, Killian escapes. Wounded, terrified and on the run, he meets Neev, a young woman in a similar situation and together

Bog Bodies

Strange, New, Needed

Late last week, some genuine actual good news was released. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the new Star Trek TV show, focusing on the Captain Pike era of the Enterprise. Anson Mount’s definitive portrayal of Pike, Ethan Peck’s subtle and interesting new take on Spock, and Rebecca Romijn’s series-stealing hyper-competent Number One are all set to return. This command

Strange, New, Needed

The 2020 Ignyte Awards Short List

Oh my GOD this list. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Go check this out. Be amazed by the incredible quality of every single finalist. I am.   Three really quick thoughts: -WE HAVE FOLKS ON THAT LIST! Immense congratulations to the amazing Shiv Ramdas and to Team PodCastle for their spots here! -I’m so pleased to see YA,

The 2020 Ignyte Awards Short List

Vivarium: Home Is Where The Art Is

Serendipity, like Ayn Rand, is a hell of a drug,just one that doesn’t mutter something about the free market while throwing you down a well. Instead, it means that a brace of horror movies that were already good have been made better by the frankly terrifying world circumstances in which they’ve been released. First we

Vivarium: Home Is Where The Art Is

Chloë Yates talks The Book of Love

Fox Spirit Books are an award-winning UK indie publisher. I’ve had the great privileged to work with or alongside them for as long as they’ve been around. Chloë Yates is a fellow benevolent conspirator, whose incredible stories, not to mention voice work and other assorted acts of creative badassery, never fail to inspire. We talked about her latest anthology, The Book of Love,

Chloë Yates talks The Book of Love

Scroll to Top