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StarFest Denver 2017
A report on the 40th anniversary edition of the pre-eminent Rocky Mountain science fiction convention, StarFest Denver 2017.

Interview with Tom Kiesche
Tom Kiesche is the author of Park Ranger Park, a fantasy/sf novel, and as an actor has appeared in a handful of science fiction films.

Richard Groh, aviation and space artist
Richard Groh has been an artist and illustrator for over forty years. He has illustrated several aviation books, and now sells his rocket ship art from his Ebay store. His near-photographic drawings (using PrismaColor Pencils) feature spaceships from the classic TV shows: Tom Corbett, Space Cadet; Rocky Jones; Space Patrol and movies such as Destination Moon.

Derek Padula, author ofThe Dao of Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball (and its successors Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, is, on one level, just a rather compelling anime TV series. But to those who believe in the principles espoused by the series - to always strive to improve yourself - Dragon Ball means much more. Read our interview with the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball which explores Asian culture and the popularity of this seminal manga.


The Musical Telephone
Edward Bellamy's book Looking Backward, published in 1887, was one of the first science fiction books. It predicted the rise of the internet, for one thing.

Music historian Roger Hall adapted it into a one-act play, . Read our interview with Hall here.

King Kong in the City
The Thunder Child welcomes James H. (Jim) Burns to its virtual pages with a trio of articles on the seminal King Kong, the 1933 film that introduced the giant ape to the world, and which for decades was a staple on TV during Thanksgiving (long before the advent of cable TV). Jim talks about his memories of growing up with a Dad who loved that movie, reminisces about Chris Steinbrunner, and then talks about the impact of King Kong today.


Vertlieb's Views: A Brief History of Film Music
Steve Vertlieb takes us on a historical journey through the history of film music, from the very beginning with The Jazz Singer right up until the present day, and discusses such composers as Alex North, Miklos Rosza, Dimitri Tiomkin and Bernard Herrmann.

Book Review: Horror Films of the 1990s
Kenneth Muir, the author of the encyclopediac works The Horror Films of the 1970s and The Horror Films of the 1980s, both published by McFarland, now adds The Horror Films of the 1990s to his ouvre.

Eve Le Qinu reviews it in her book review column, The Mirror: Media Reviews of Eve Le Qinu.


Interview: Caroline Miniscule: The Coldest Equations
The Coldest Equations is a popular science fiction TV series which stars Tracy Karlovassi as superspy Miranda Rainbird. Every TV series generates an alternate earth where that series exists for real. Rainbird is framed for a crime she didn't commit, but the People Out There have devised a way to transport actors from Earth into the bodies of their character counterparts on the alternate Earths. Rainbird might be able to outrun her pursuers and solve the crime, but what can a mere actress do?

Book Review: Tear in Time
The year, 2005. One second Dr. David Warner is walking away from the body of a little girl whose life he failed to save in the operating room, the next he's walking into the Battle of Chattanooga, June 7, 1862, where he will have a lot more opportunity to employ his medical skills.


Interview: Gary Allen's Reborn: The Invessi Chronicles
Awaking aboard a crippled courier, a band of prisoners with shattered memories discover they may no longer be entirely human. It quickly becomes clear they are the focus of sinister and powerful forces. Staying alive may be the least of their problems.

The feature rich game interface offers you access to a game encyclopedia, character cards and awesome images, all of which will expand as your game progresses. Because RIC is turn-based, you can play at your own pace, potentially playing with other players from around the world, without having to commit huge blocks of time or play at inconvenient times.

Review: Haywire: Science Fiction/Horror Web series
It was but a quick bright flash, followed by a continuous electromagnetic pulse over the sky of Monroe, New York, that would forever change things. Those who were in the line of sight were damned to repeat the actions they were performing at the moment of the blast over and over again - letting nothing stop them.

And that is the premise of the new web series by LightsOut Film Group out of Orange County, NY..

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