The Fantastic Tele-Vision Machine: Orphan Black

(I apologize, somewhat, for the hyperbolic title. I've been reading a lot of golden-age science fiction and the semantics tend to be a little bit contagious. Then again, one should never apologize for reading golden-age science fiction) About five minutes into the third episode of the Canadian TV series Orphan Black, the main character, Sarah... Continue Reading →

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Read This Now: Sword in the Storm

I have a few more movie reviews for my irregular series on lesser-known works of fantasy, but I've been on vacation all week. However, reading and recommending a lesser-known or hidden work of fantasy is another thing I've wanted to do thanks to similar columns that used to appear in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Like... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Fantastic Planet

On 13 August, I posted a list on our Facebook page from blastr.com about non-US Science Fiction movies. While there was instantly a debate about the list on our page and in the off-planet offices of WTF, and while I personally had a few problems with some of the entries (or lack thereof... hello Scanners?)... Continue Reading →

The Art of Cosplay

During the summer of 1998 I was introduced to cosplay when I attended my first anime convention, Otakon. People were walking around dressed up in costume and it wasn't Halloween. There were Sailor Moon's galore, and even all of the Iron Chefs! And this is when I fell in love with cosplay. There weren't quite... Continue Reading →

Disconnecting from Magical Reality

Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But he didn't know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or... Continue Reading →

Surrealism in Horror

Let's talk of horror. Let's talk of the bizarre, the disturbing, the traumatic. Let's talk of what scares us, really scares us. I've written about surreal horror on my own blog, but it's never a bad time to explore this. Often, people think of a horror story as one filled with vampires, zombies, sugar-crazed power-drill-wielding... Continue Reading →

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