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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Vol. 35, No. 1 07/01/2016 • WEIRD TALES Magazine Available for Download
• Memory Foam (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Commitments and the Unknown (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• It's the End of the Season as We Know It! (iZOMBIE, SUPERGIRL, LIMITLESS, BITTEN, THE MAGICIANS) (television reviews by Dale Skran)
• RISING TIDES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• GYPSY, AURORA, Turner Classic Movies, and Samuel Pepys (letter of comment by Gregory Benford)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 5) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE WORLD OF LUCHA LIBRE, THE CUTTING ROOM, and BROWSINGS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 2 07/08/2016 • Worldcon Plans (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Car Touchscreens (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retro-Hugos: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Looking for Trouble--Skran v Stross (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• THE CINDER SPIRES: THE AERONAUT'S WINDLASS by Jim Butcher (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 6) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist novels: GRAY LENSMAN, THE ILL-MADE KNIGHT, KALLOCAIN, THE REIGN OF WIZARDRY, and SLAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 3 07/15/2016 • Elongated (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retro Hugos: Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Michael Swanwick (summary of presentation by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• OUTLAWS AND ANGELS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• UPROOTED by Naomi Novik (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• 5x5: A Review of the First Five Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child (KILLING FLOOR, DIE TRYING, TRIPWIRE, RUNNING BLIND, ECHO BURNING) (book reviews by Dale L. Skran)
• Samuel Pepys and Houses (letters of comment by Tim Bateman, Peter Trei, Kerr Mudd-John, and Paul Dormer)
• SLAN (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
• Quotes (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 7) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist novellas and novelettes) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 4 07/22/2016 • Tor.com eBook Club--One Free Book a Month
• Open Invitation (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Growing Threat (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M. R. Carey (book review by Dale L. Skran)
• NUTS! (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• "The Roads Must Roll" (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" Novels (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Michael Swanwick (letters of comment by David Goldfarb, Philip Chee, Keith F. Lynch, and Tim Bateman)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist short stories and dramatic presentations) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 5 07/29/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Encores (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for August (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Turner Classic Movies Halloween Line-Up Is Huge (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Simulating Chemical Reactions with a Computer (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE FIFTH SEASON by N. K. Jemisin (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• SUN CHOKE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• "The Stellar Legion" and Military Science Fiction (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Keith F. Lynch)
• Church Invitations, TERRORISM, and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (CLOSE TO SHORE, 12 DAYS OF TERROR, and BLOOD IN THE WATER) (book and film comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Appendix: TCM October Films of Interest to SF/Horror/Fantasy Fans
Vol. 35, No. 6 08/05/2016 • Correction
• Tor eBook Club Deadline (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Lessons of Pinocchio (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• yHOMELESS? (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Encores (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Gary McGath, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (BOOK BUSINESS and ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 7 08/12/2016 • Irony (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Meet Gjetost (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• They Don't Make Movies Like They Used To--Thank Goodness! (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Animal Intelligence and Altruism (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• Pinocchio (letter of comment by Gary McGath)
• Encores and the Proms (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Keith F. Lynch, Scott Dorsey, and Gary McGath)
• This Week's Reading (THERE ARE TWO ERRORS IN THE THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK and THE CIVIL WAR) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 8 08/19/2016 • Chamber Music (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• What Was I Thinking??? (Watching STAR TREK BEYOND) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• "Nearby" Earth-Like Planet (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• SUICIDE SQUAD (film review by Dale L. Skran)
• This Week's Reading (A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES by Winston S. Churchill) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 9 08/26/2016 • Boris Karloff Day on TCM--TODAY!! (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Is Nothing Sacred? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for September (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hugo Award Winners
• 1941 Retro Hugo Award Winners (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Infinite Universes (comments by Gordon Diss)
• KILLER PARTY (formerly SHOWER) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• BAD MOMS (film review by Art Stadlin)
• 5x5 Part Deux: A Review of Five Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child (WITHOUT FAIL, PERSUADER, THE ENEMY, ONE SHOT, THE HARD WAY) (book reviews by Dale L. Skran)
• Various Changes to Hugo Categories, Voting, Etc.
• Boris Karloff Day TCM Listings
• STAR TREK BEYOND (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• The Joy of Self-Immolation (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (TALES AND SKETCHES and THE BLACK LIZARD BOOK OF LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 10 09/02/2016 • Frustration (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• American SF/Horror Anthology Series of the 1950s and 1960s (Part 1, The 1950s) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Beloit Mindset List (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper) SUICIDE SQUAD, STAR TREK BEYOND, Hugos and Retro Hugos, SEVENEVES and Spoilers, and TRUMBO and A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (12 YEARS A SLAVE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 11 09/09/2016 • Secret Agent Polka (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• METROPOLIS Program Book (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• American SF/Horror Anthology Series of the 1950s and 1960s (Part 2, The 1960s) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ten Things I Like/Don't Like about the Prius (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• LOCAL CUSTOM by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• LONDON ROAD (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (MOBY-DICK AS DOUBLOON) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 12 09/16/2016 • Early Flying Saucer/UFO Book Covers
• JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ellen Datlow (summary of presentation by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• QUANTUM NIGHT by Robert J. Sawyer (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• SULLY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE PEOPLE GARDEN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Prius (letters of comment by John Jezl and Charles S. Harris)
• This Week's Reading (THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 13 09/23/2016 • Problems I Found in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• One-Word Film Titles (quiz by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• SOMNUS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• I.T. (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• 1493: UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED by Charles C. Mann (book review by Greg Frederick)
• This Week's Reading (THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU and JEWS, SLAVES, AND THE SLAVE TRADE: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 14 09/30/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in October (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• One-Word Film Titles (solution by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• NOW WE'RE ALIVE (ET MAINTENANT NOUS SOMMES EN VIE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• GENTLEMAN JOLE AND THE RED QUEEN by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• SOLE PROPRIETOR (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (ON THE EDGE OF GONE and RUNNING THE BOOKS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 15 10/07/2016 • Gregory Benford Receives Award
• Practical Application (comments by Mark R. Leeper) Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft and the Russian Space Program
• Walmart and the English Language (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• TRANSGALACTIC by James Gunn (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• This Week's Reading (THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION and THE PAPER MENAGERIE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 16 10/14/2016 • Get Back to Our Roots (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Mind of a Dog (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fueling Spacecraft (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Pies and The Great American Dream Machine (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• This Week's Reading (THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO JANE AUSTEN and LECTURES ON LITERATURE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 17 10/21/2016 • The Bat-Signal (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Crow X is a Credit to Crows Everywhere, Betty or Not (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SHIN GODZILLA (GODZILLA RESURGENCE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE WINDMILL (THE WINDMILL MASSACRE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSYS S. GRANT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 18 10/28/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in November (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MONSTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• General Grant's PERSONAL MEMOIRS (letters of comment by Jim Susky, Taras Wolansky, John Purcell, and Philip Chee)
• Canine Intelligence (letters of comment by Jim Susky and Taras Wolansky)
• SHIN GODZILLA and Rating Scales (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• SHIN GODZILLA and Translated Titles (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Steve Coltrin, Gary McCath, Scott Dorsey, and Paul Dormer)
• AURORA and Gregory Benford, Jane Austen, One-Word Film Titles, Walmart, CASABLANCA, SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, and Ideology and Scientific Consensus (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (TWELVE DAYS OF TERROR) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 19 11/04/2016 • The Interplanetary Experience
• Monster of a Wine??? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• More Thoughts on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE VALUE OF THE MOON by Paul D. Spudis (book review by Greg Frederick)
• STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retrospective Hugo Awards (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• This Week's Reading (CROSSTALK and YOU CAN LOOK IT UP) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 20 11/11/2016 • Supermoon on November 14
• Swimming and the Apollo Program (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• I Give My Rating System +2 (-4 to +4) or 7/10 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• LAURA (film comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Rocket Fuel (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Kerr Mudd-John)
• MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (letters of comment by Kevin R, Tim Merrigan, and Philip Chee)
• The Interplanetary Experience (letter of comment by Tom Russell)
• This Week's Reading (FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 21 11/18/2016 • More on the EmDrive
• The (Negative) Power of Technology (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ARRIVAL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ratings (letters of comment by John Purcell and Philip Chee)
• Superheroes (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Kevin R, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading ("How Great Science Fiction Works") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 22 11/25/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in December (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• DENIAL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• The (Negative) Power of Technology (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT and Presidents as authors) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 23 12/02/2016 • Big Sale on GSP (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Illustration
• One Who Didn't Walk Away (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Presidents as Authors (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (LIVING WITH A DEAD LANGUAGE and SOME KIND OF HERO: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 24 12/09/2016 • Thought for the Day (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Do Real Men Read? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SMART (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CONQUERORS by Roger Crowley (book review by Greg Frederick)
• Classicists and Science Fiction Fans (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
• This Week's Reading (annotations to Chapter 1 of MOBY DICK) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 25 12/16/2016 • Grading Pass/Fail (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Indian Savory Snacks (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• CROSSTALK by Connie Willis (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Roman Names (letter of comment by Sam Long)
• This Week's Reading (TEXTOS CAUTIVOS/BORGES EN "EL HOGAR") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 26 12/23/2016 • Death Stars
• What Else Am I Going to Do? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Creating Fake News Is Not Just Mischief, It Can Be a Profitable Enterprise (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Wallets (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• COUNTER CLOCKWISE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE DARK FOREST, by Cixin Liu (translated by Joel Martinsen) (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• DAREDEVIL (Season One: Netflix) (television review by Dale Skran)
• Gary [K.] Wolf[e] (letter of comment by Charles S. Harris)
• Llamas (letter of comment by Sam Long)
• Indian Savory Snacks (letter of comment by Kerr Mudd-John)
• PULP FICTION and Other Tarantino Films (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES, SHERLOCK HOLMES AMD THE PATCHWORK DEVIL, and ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 27 12/30/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in January (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ALIEN MORNING by Rick Wilber (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Fake News (letter of comment by Jerry Ryan)
• Sherlock Holmes Pastiches (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• This Week's Reading (LITERARY WONDERLANDS and HIDDEN FIGURES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 28 01/06/2017 • Online Film Critics Society Annual Movie Awards
• The Answer (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Top Ten Films of 2016 (film comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ROGUE ONE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• HACKSAW RIDGE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE STOLEN LYRIC (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fake News and Hacking (letters of comment by Jerry Ryan and John Purcell)
• THE INVISIBLE BOY, Sherlock Holmes, TAFF 2017 (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (POSTCARDS FROM STANLAND and PUTIN COUNTRY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 29 01/13/2017 • Six-Foot Submarines (comments by Mark R. Leeper) Mini-Reviews (JACKIE, THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY, and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fast Radio Bursts (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE OBELISK GATE by N. K. Jemisin (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BEYOND EARTH: OUR PATH TO A NEW HOME IN THE PLANETS by Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D. (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• This Week's Reading (COPENHAGEN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 30 01/20/2017 • Monster Drive-In Posters
• No, Thank You (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Mini-Reviews of 2016 Films (Part 2) (LA LA LAND, OFF THE RAILS, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, and THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Visible Light Telescope Upgrade (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• MINIATURES: THE VERY SHORT FICTION OF JOHN SCALZI (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• A PATCH OF FOG (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CLAIRE IN MOTION (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• JACKIE, Fast Radio Bursts, N. K. Jemisin, and BEYOND EARTH (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY and THE DIM SUM FIELD GUIDE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 31 01/27/2017 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• How Soviet Writers in 1960 Envisioned 2017
• Revisionist Recipes (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for February (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE FOUR THOUSAND, THE EIGHT HUNDRED by Greg Egan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE DAUGHTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• LA LA LAND (letter of comment by Art Stadlin)
• This Week's Reading (ISAAC'S STORM) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 32 02/03/2017 • Fast Radio Bursts from Extragalactic Light Sails (comments by Mark R. Leeper and Gregory Benford)
• Mini-Reviews of 2016 Films (Part 3) (SWISS ARMY MAN, LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, AMONG THE BELIEVERS, SUNSET SONG, and NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Anti-Matter Food (letters of comment by Peter Rubinstein and George Phillies)
• Single-Letter Film Titles (letter of comment by Bill Higgins)
• INHERIT THE WIND, OF MICE AND MEN (1939), THE DAUGHTER, and LA LA LAND (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (CIVIL WAR GHOSTS, GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES, and ATHEISM: A BRIEF INSIGHT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 33 02/10/2017 • Unfinished Business (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• "On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!" by William Tenn
• The Ascent of THE LORD OF THE RINGS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Autism on the Rise (comments by David Rubin)
• THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BABYLON'S ASHES by James S.A. Corey (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• ROAD TO THE WELL (film review by Mark R. Leeper) This Week's Reading ("Masterworks of Early 20th Century Literature", HEART OF DARKNESS, and SICILIAN CAROUSEL) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 34 02/17/2017 • Philcon 2016 Convention Report Available
• Not Just a Boast (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Return of the Dread (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• WAY STATION by Clifford D. Simak (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Project Blue (letter of comment by Gregory Frederick)
• Walls, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, Autism, THE DISPATCHER, and THE EXPANSE (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• VARNEY THE VAMPIRE by James Malcolm Rymer or Thomas Peckett Prest (book review by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THROUGH FIVE ADMINISTRATIONS: REMINISCENCES OF COLONEL WILLIAM H. CROOK) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 35 02/24/2017 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• MT VOID Policy on Fiction
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for March (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Near-Future SF (tweet by @Kosmogrrrl)
• THE SKILL OF OUR HANDS by Steven Brust and Skyler White (book review by Dale L. Skran)
• BURLESQUE: THE HEART OF THE GLITTER TRIBE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• LAVENDER (2017) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• VARNEY THE VAMPIRE (letters of comment by George Phillies and John Purcell)
• WAY STATION (letters of comment by Philip Chee and John Purcell)
• Superbugs and Project Blue (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• Stigmata (fiction by David Rubin)
• This Week's Reading (INVISIBLE PLANETS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SF IN TRANSLATION) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 36 03/03/2017 • Mediterranean (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Mini-Reviews of 2016 Films (Part 4) (CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Microbes and Antibiotics (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• BURLESQUE: THE HEART OF THE GLITTER TRIBE and Luchadores (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• "Stigmata" (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• THE SKILL OF OUR HANDS, Turner Classic Movies, and Near-Future SF (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS OR THE CHILDREN OF CAPTAIN GRANT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 37 03/10/2017 • Space News (comments by Greg Frederick)
• Common??? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Superman vs. the KKK (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• BRIMSTONE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• ATOMICA (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• SHARDS OF HONOR by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE BIG PICTURE: ON THE ORIGINS OF LIFE, MEANING, AND THE UNIVERSE ITSELF by Sean Carroll (book review by Greg Frederick)
• "Stigmata" (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, Z, INHERIT THE WIND, THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, MOONLIGHT and Mahershala Ali, EYE IN THE SKY, HACKSAW RIDGE, ADMIRAL, THE FINEST HOURS, and ROGUE ONE (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• Elections, IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS, WAY STATION, THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE and SIR CHARLES GRANDISON, Microbes and Antibiotics, Talented Minority Syndrome, ISAAC'S STORM (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (POPE JOAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 38 03/17/2017 • Old Bridge (NJ) Comic Con
• A Word of Advice (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Selecting Words and Counting Ideas (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• KONG: SKULL ISLAND (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• TICKLING GIANTS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Malaya and Talented Minority Syndrome (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• Superman vs. the KKK (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
• Greg Benford, Reading, HIDDEN FIGURES, ANDROMEDA NEBULA, and MEDUSA'S WEB (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• This Week's Reading (THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF LANGUAGE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 39 03/24/2017 • What Is CRISPR, and Why Is It Scaring Some People? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• DIG TWO GRAVES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Selecting Words (letters of comment by Lee Beaumont and Philip Chee)
• THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF LANGUAGE and Chinese (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Steve Coltrin, and Radovan Garabik)
• This Week's Reading (THE MAN FROM MARS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 40 03/31/2017 • Tomorrow (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in April (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Video of Mars (comments by Greg Frederick)
• BETHANY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• BOKEH (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• INTO THE FIRE: SAMANTHA KANE #1, by Patrick Hester (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE MAN FROM MARS (letters of comment by Allan Maurer and Tim Bateman)
• Selecting Words (letters of comment by Peter Trei and David Goldfarb)
• This Week's Reading (DOWN HERE IN THE DREAM QUARTER) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 41 04/07/2017 • Hugo Finalists
• Three Times More Confusing (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Mini-Reviews of 2016 Films (Part 5) (ZERO DAYS, ANTHROPOID, THE SALESMAN, TOUCHED WITH FIRE, and TRANSPECOS) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• WORLDS APART (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• DAY FOR NIGHT (letters of comment by Paul Dormer and Tim Bateman)
• This Week's Reading (STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHER STORIES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 42 04/14/2017 • Role Model (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The New Perspective (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR: VOLUME ELEVEN (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Hugo Awards (letter of comment by Jerry Ryan and comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Confusing Mathematics (letters of comment by Jay, Kevin R, Paul Dormer, Keith F. Lynch, and Radovan Garabik)
• This Week's Reading (IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE and WAR FILMS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 43 04/21/2017 • Shades of Gray (comments by Mark R. Leeper) Geography and Martians (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• New NASA Discovery at Enceladus (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE DAWN OF INNOVATION by Charles R. Morris (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• ANDROMEDA NEBULA (Correction) and HIDDEN FIGURES (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• Tripod Ambulation and Other Topics in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (letter of comment by George Phillies)
• Grammar (letter of comment by Keith F. Lynch)
• Confusing Mathematics
• This Week's Reading (THE TRUE BELIEVER, EL LIBRO DE LOS SALMOS and "Overrated! Top 10 Books You Don't Need to Read") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 44 04/28/2017 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Congratulations
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in May (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE GIRL FROM THE BROTHEL (TALKING TO THE TREES) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Role Models (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (CRETACEOUS DAWN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 45 05/05/2017 • Chart of the History of Science Fiction (and Napoleon's Retreat) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Soap Opera Effect Meets Dracula (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• A NIGHT WITHOUT STARS by Peter F. Hamilton (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Davy Crockett, Enceladus, HIDDEN FIGURES, and THE RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (NEW YORK 2140 and LATIN@ RISING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LATIN@ SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 46 05/12/2017 • One-Hour History of Hammer Films (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Brothers Win XPrize for "Star Trek"-Inspired Tricorder
• Retrospective: FANTASTIC VOYAGE (Part 1) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HORROR OF DRACULA (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• LATIN@ RISING, Paper, and Fonts (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (REEL TERROR) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 47 05/19/2017 • Correction and Apologies to Philip Chee and David Goldfarb
• Hugo Finalists Change
• Spot the Space Station
• Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
• Superman vs. the KKK, Part 2 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retrospective: FANTASTIC VOYAGE (Part 2) (comments by Mark R. Leeper) WICKED WONDERS by Ellen Klages (book review by Joe Karpierz) Stefan
• Zweig and HORROR OF DRACULA (letter of comment by Allan Maurer)
• FANTASTIC VOYAGE (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• This Week's Reading (BREAKING THE MAYAN CODE (REVISED) and RHINOCEROS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 48 05/26/2017 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Nebula Awards
• GHOSTS (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for June (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE ASYLUM OF DR. CALIGARI by James Morrow (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• SPACESHIPS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE REAL AND THE IMAGINED by Ron Miller (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• THE WOMEN'S BALCONY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Spot the Space Station (letters of comment by David Goldfarb, Jerry Ryan, John Purcell, and Pete T)
• Issue Numbers, Hugo Finalists, Turner Classic Movies, and Rain and Dogs (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (SIMULACRON-3) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 49 06/02/2017 • Greece (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• AFTERIMAGE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Spot the Space Station (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (LAST YEAR and THE MARTIAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 50 06/09/2017 • The Rise of the Hacker Century (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• BE AFRAID (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Greece (letters of comment by Keith F. Lynch and Gregory Benford)
• This Week's Reading (LAGOON, WICKED WONDERS, and A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 51 06/16/2017 • Adam West, R. I. P.
• The Val Lewton Story (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• When Mona Lisa Went Missing (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• AARON'S BLOOD (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• WONDER WOMAN (film review by Dale Skran)
• Agatha Christie (letter of comment by Joseph T. Major)
• Generation Ships, Greece, AFTERIMAGE, Matt Helm, Geography and Martians, THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE, HIDDEN FIGURES, DEADPOOL, and Hugo Finalists (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (POSTERN OF FATE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 52 06/23/2017 • Marvel Movies (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• What Is Science Fiction--Chopped Liver? (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalists (and Winner) 2017
• Notes While Reading THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• NINEFOX GAMBIT by Yoon Ha Lee (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• MARS: OUR FUTURE ON THE RED PLANET by Leonard David (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• THE MIDNIGHTERS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Mona Lisa (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• This Week's Reading (Hugo novella finalists: THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY, PENRIC AND THE SHAMAN, A TASTE OF HONEY, THIS CENSUS-TAKER) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)

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