Tag Archives: David H.

October Takeover: European Horror – Vampires, Black-Gloved Killers and the Devil

~posted by David H. If you’re looking for the birthplace of the horror film, then the place you should be looking is Europe. From German silent films to Hammer’s Technicolor horrors and on to the black-gloved killers of Italian giallo, … Continue reading

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Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Comic Fantasy, All Pratchett

~posted by David H. If there has ever been a king of comic fantasy, then that crown was worn by the late Terry Pratchett. And in that crown, the shining jewel is the Discworld series. Published in 37 different languages … Continue reading

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Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Comic Fantasy

~posted by David H. Much like its sister genre science fiction, funny isn’t the first word that springs to mind when people think of the fantasy genre. The straight-faced seriousness of early fantasy authors like J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: New Wave Science Fiction

By David H. At the beginning of the 1960’s, science fiction was in a rut. While grand masters, such as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke, were still writing interesting and worthwhile work, the genre itself had become fossilized. The tropes … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Science Fantasy

~ posted by David H. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~Arthur C. Clarke Though many fans will vehemently deny it, the truth is that science fiction’s most closely related sister genre is fantasy. Both tell fantastic stories … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Time Travel

~posted by Dave H. One of the most enduring concepts in science fiction is that of time travel and its consequences. From Ray Bradbury’s famous short story “A Sound of Thunder” to the BACK TO THE FUTURE films and beyond, … Continue reading

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The Science Fiction Checklist Challenge: Humorous SF

~posted by David H. Science fiction as a literary genre is often viewed as one of the more serious, so it can be surprising to many people that it has such a rich history of comic stories. Many of the … Continue reading

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