The MT Void

Evelyn C. Leeper
Mark R. Leeper

1978-

Newsletter

Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society

Mark and Evelyn Leeper: leepers@optonline.net

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MT Void Vol. 37, No. 1 07/06/2018 • Happy Birthday, Mr. Mosca (Part 1) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• "We Are All Destined to Die Confused" (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• A.I. TALES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (DAZZLED AND DECEIVED, DEFINING MOMENTS IN BOOKS, and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN INDIAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 2 07/13/2018 • Happy Birthday, Mr. Mosca (Part 2) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• LIFEFORCE (1985) (film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
• Electronic Menus (letter of comment by Joy Beeson)
• Confusion, THE FLY, and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN INDIAN (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (HISTORY'S WORST DECISIONS AND THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THEM and THE MARTIAN WAR) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 3 07/20/2018 • Someone in South Africa Is Reading Isaac Asimov (comments
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 4 07/27/2018 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Philcon 2013 Convention Report
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in August (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• WAR OF THE SATELLITES (1958) (film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (PARADISE LOST) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 5 08/03/2018 • Sidewise Award for Alternate History Finalists for 2017
• KRONOS (1957) (film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
• Museum Thoughts (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• CURVATURE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• PARADISE LOST (letter of comment by Jerry Ryan)
• Heat Wave, Philcon 2013, WAR OF THE SATELLITES, MYSTERY IN THE WAX MUSEUM, and PARADISE LOST (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (FIRE WATCH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 6 08/10/2018 • The Late Flowering of Reference Books... (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• FARADAY, MAXWELL AND THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• This Week's Reading (ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL and THE PROBLEM PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 7 08/17/2018 • DEAD POETS SOCIETY: Be Careful What Your Teachers Teach You (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Grammar (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• EL MINISTERIO DEL TIEMPO (television comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• THE HYPNOTIC EYE (1960) (film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (letter of comment by Rincewind)
• This Week's Reading (THE NEW ANNOTATED H. P. LOVECRAFT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 8 08/24/2018 • Monster Movie Memories (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (1957) (film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hugo Award and Retro Hugo Award Winners
• PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (Hugo Awards and UNCHARTED: LEWIS AND CLARK IN ARCANE AMERICA) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 9 08/31/2018 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Say Hello to Rufus (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in September (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• PAYING THE PRICE OF PEACE (letter of comment by Dale Skran)
• Hugo Awards (letters of comment by Paul Dormer and John Purcell)
• Monster Movies (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING (letter of comment by Gary Labowitz)
• This Week's Reading (CATSEYE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 10 09/07/2018 • The Beloit Mindset List (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Dubious Wisdom of Mark Leeper (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• INFINITY'S END edited by Jonathan Strahan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• A NIGHT IN OLD MEXICO (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Andre Norton (letter of comment by Peter Rubinstein)
• Rufus Lee King (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Tim Merrigan, and Dorothy J. Heydt)
• This Week's Reading (John W. Campbell, Jr., Award winners) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 11 09/14/2018 • Philcon 2017 Convention Report
• Matt Helm, Where Have You Gone? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Going to See MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE--FALLOUT (comments by Tom Russell)
• PHORESIS by Greg Egan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BLACKKKLANSMAN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Origami, Convention Panels, and Temporal Parochialism (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• Beloit College Mindset List and the Wisdom of Mark Leeper (letters of comment by Keith F. Lynch, and Tim Merrigan)
• This Week's Reading (THE COLLECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, CRAZY SH*T PRESIDENTS SAID, and HUNGRY STONES AND OTHER STORIES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 12 09/21/2018 • Who Is Winning, Bond or Hunt? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Thoughts on a Chengdu Worldcon (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH by Alastair Reynolds (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• UNHOLY LAND by Lavie Tidhar (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• PEPPERMINT (film review by Dale Skran)
• Matt Helm and Other Spy Films (letters of comment by Rincewind, Keith F. Lynch, and Peter Trei)
• This Week's Reading (JOURNEY TO PORTUGAL, WHERE THE TIME GOES, AMERICAN NOTES, and THE BLACK CAT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 13 09/28/2018 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in October (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE RAIN (television review by Dale Skran) PARADISE LOST, MAKING MOVIES, Carpe Diem, Cliches, and Ethelred the Unready (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• Spy Films Spoilers (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• The Beloit Mindset List and the Dubious Wisdom of Mark Leeper (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (THE ODD COUPLE, SEVERANCE, THE CALCULATING STARS, and THE FATED SKY) (book and movie comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 14 10/05/2018 • Maybe We Are Not Smart Enough to Clone (comments by Mark R. Leeper
• THE RAIN (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• THE CALCULATING STARS and THE FATED SKY (letter of comment by Daniel Kimmel)
• THE ODD COUPLE (letters of comment by Peter Rubinstein and Kevin R)
• December 7, 1941 (letters of comment by Joy Beeson, Keith F. Lynch, and Dorothy J. Heydt)
• Spoilers (Including Some Spoilers!) (letters of comment by Kevin R, Tim Merrigan, Paul Dormer, Arthur T, and Dorothy J. Heydt)
• This Week's Reading (SIX MONTHS, THREE DAYS, FIVE OTHERS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 15 10/12/2018 • Those Harbingers Just Keep On Coming (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• STRANGE NATURE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• HEAD ON by John Scalzi (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• RUBICON: THE LAST YEARS OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC by Tom Holland (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• Gender Imbalance (letters of comment by Dorothy J. Heydt and Lowell Gilbert)
• This Week's Reading (CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and DEATH OF A SALESMAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 16 10/19/2018 • A Point of Policy (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• FIRST MAN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Harbingers (letter of comment by Steve & Pat Miller)
• Gender/Sex Selection (letters of comment by Peter Trei and Tim Merrigan)
• Envisioning the Future (letter of comment by Lee Beaumont)
• This Week's Reading (the "Murderbot" series: ALL SYSTEMS RED, ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, ROGUE PROTOCOL, and EXIT STRATEGY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 17 10/26/2018 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in November (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SOLIS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933) (film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
• Profanity (letters of comment by Gary Labowitz, Lee Beaumont, and Rincewind)
• Gender Pronouns (letter of comment by Gary Labowitz)
• This Week's Reading (PRIDE AND PROMETHEUS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 18 11/02/2018 • The Square Dance Conspiracy, Introduction and Part 1 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• BONEHILL ROAD (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Metric System (letter of comment by Lee Beaumont)
• Profanity (letters of comment by Jay E. Morris, Scott Dorsey, and Steve Coltrin)
• This Week's Reading (the "Foundation" trilogy) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 19 11/09/2018 • The Square Dance Conspiracy, Part 2 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• IF TOMORROW COMES by Nancy Kress (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• The Metric System (letter of comment by Gary Labowitz)
• Gender Pronouns (letter of comment by Gary Labowitz)
• The Square Dance Conspiracy (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (THE PENGUIN ESSAYS OF GEORGE ORWELL and Benjamin Franklin's AUTOBIOGRAPHY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 20 11/16/2018 • The Square Dance Conspiracy, Part 3 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ISLE OF DOGS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Metric System (letter of comment by Dan Cox)
• Gender Pronouns, George Orwell, and Square Dancing (letter of comment by Gary Labowitz)
• George Orwell (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• This Week's Reading (THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 21 11/23/2018 • The Square Dance Conspiracy, Part 4 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ASTOUNDING: JOHN W. CAMPBELL, ISAAC ASIMOV, ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, L. RON HUBBARD, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION by Alec Nevala-Lee (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• ISLE OF DOGS (letter of comment by Daniel M. Kimmel)
• Penguin Books (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Dorothy J. Heydt, and Kevin R)
• The Metric System (letter of comment by Dale Spiers)
• This Week's Reading (THE ANNOTATED EMERSON) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 22 11/30/2018 • Correction
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in December (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• MAC AND ME (comments by Gary Labowitz)
• The Metric System (letter of comment by Gary Labowitz)
• Penguin Quote (letter of comment by Denise Moy)
• Thanksgiving, Square Dancing, and ISLE OF DOGS (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• Origami, Quotes, James Bond, and THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• This Week's Reading (READY PLAYER ONE, SPACE OPERA, and 100 GREATEST FILM SCORES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 23 12/07/2018 • How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds
• "Newly Restored" 1910 Version of FRANKENSTEIN
• My Brush with Super Powers (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SALVATION by Peter F. Hamilton (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• ASTOUNDING (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Penguin Quote and Quotes in General (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• This Week's Reading (THE IDEA OF PROGRESS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 24 12/14/2018 • Of Magic Swords and Zombie Dogs (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SUSPIRIA (2018) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE HATE U GIVE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Super Powers (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Kevin R, and Dorothy J. Heydt)
• This Week's Reading (INSIDE THE THIRD REICH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 25 12/21/2018 • Round Up the Usual Suspect (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• All of Tor.com's Original Short Fiction From 2018
• Short Takes On New Films (DARKEST HOUR, EATING ANIMALS, and TITO AND THE BIRDS) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Horror Story (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• 20TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• GREEN BOOK (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CANNIBALS AND CARPET FITTERS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Super Powers (letters of comment by Jim Susky and Daphne Eftychia Arthur)
• Comic Books (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (INSIDE THE THIRD REICH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 26 12/28/2018 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in January (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• RED MOON by Kim Stanley Robinson (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE ADVOCATES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Super Powers (letters of comment by Radovan Garabik and Andre Kuzniarek)
• This Week's Reading (INSIDE THE THIRD REICH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 27 01/04/2019 • Online Film Critics Society Annual Movie Awards
• Repair Needed for Something Wilde (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• More Short Takes On New Films (MEN AND MONSTERS, MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE, and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE FAVOURITE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• AQUAMAN and MORTAL ENGINES: Or Why You Can't Trust Rotten Tomatoes (film reviews by Dale Skran)
• THE ADVOCATES and Median Income (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• Super Powers (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• SPARTACUS, RED MOON, and Super Powers (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (BOOK GIRL) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 28 01/11/2019 • Around the World in Eighty ... (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Theory and Origins of Piquant Food (Part 1) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE VERY BEST OF CAITLIN R. KIERNAN by Caitlin R. Kiernan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Rotten Tomatoes (letter of comment by Daniel Kimmel)
• MORTAL ENGINES and AQUAMAN (letters of comment by Peter Trei and Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (WALDEN, Edgar Allan Poe, THE SCARLET LETTER, and "Benito Cereno") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 29 01/18/2019 • The Theory and Origins of Piquant Food (Part 2) (comments by Mark R. Leeper) MARY POPPINS RETURNS (film review by Jim Susky)
• THE CONSUMING FIRE by John Scalzi (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• Around the World in 80 Minutes? (letter of comment by Daniel T. Cox)
• This Week's Reading ("The Foundation Trilogy" and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 30 01/25/2019 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in February (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED: THE HUMAN STORY RETOLD THROUGH OUR GENES) by Adam Rutherford (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• Jules Verne's Geography and Politics (letters of comment by Joseph T. Major, Mike Glyer, Kevin R, and Dorothy J. Heydt)
• Hot Food (letter of comment by Peter Trei)
• Around the World in 40 Minutes (letters of comment by Peter Trei, Dorothy J. Heydt, and Keith F. Lynch)
• Hot Food and MARY POPPINS RETURNS (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (TIME WAS, UNLOCKED, and ALICE PAYNE ARRIVES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 31 02/01/2019 • My Top Ten Films of 2018 (film comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE GOLEM (2018) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• IN LIKE FLYNN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Elevations (letters of comment by Joshua Kreitzer, Dorothy J. Heydt, Peter Trei, and Lowell Gilbert)
• This Week's Reading (THE BLACK GOD'S DRUMS, THE DREAM-QUEST OF VELLITT BOE, and PROOF OF CONCEPT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 32 02/08/2019 • You Say To-may-to, I Say To-mah-to (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• California, There You Go (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE BULLY PULPIT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 33 02/15/2019 • Free E-Book of New Astronomical Science Fiction
• Parkinson's and Me (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• TERRAN TOMORROW by Nancy Kress (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• PATRICK (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Golf (letter of comment by Peter Rubinstein)
• California (letter of comment by Dorothy J. Heydt)
• Theodore Roosevelt (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (PASSING STRANGE and THE JEWEL AND HER LAPIDARY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 34 02/22/2019 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for March (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• BULLITT COUNTY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction and Possible Futures (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• Wisdom and the Future Research Center (letter of comment by Lee Beaumont)
• This Week's Reading (AGENTS OF DREAMLAND, BUFFALO SOLDIER, GOLDEN STATE, and CITY OF TRUTH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 35 03/01/2019 • R.I.P. Betty Ballantine (1919-2019)
• Middle Earth Question (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retrospective: THE BLACK SCORPION (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Nebula Award Finalists
• TANGENT ROOM (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (television review by Dale Skran)
• SPACE OPERA by Catherynne M. Valente (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Science Fiction, the Future, and Art (letters of comment by Kip Williams and Daniel Cox)
• Buffalo Soldiers (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• This Week's Reading (JUNGLE OF STONE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 36 03/08/2019 • More Comments on THE BLACK SCORPION (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SPACE OPERA and Pop Bands (letters of comment by Kevin R, Dorothy J. Heydt, and John Kerr-Mudd)
• This Week's Reading (HISTORIANS' FALLACIES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
MT Void Vol. 37, No. 37 03/15/2019 • Dilbert and Science Fiction (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ian Fleming's James Bond (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE FAVOURITE (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS AND YUCATAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)

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