Phantastes by George MacDonald

April 19, 2016 Ben Zwycky 2

(Originally posted at the Castalia House Blog) Everything I said last week about “The Golden Key” applies in spades to Phantastes. Though there is a tenuous common narrative thread through the book and continuity is […]


Syfy’s The Magicians

April 18, 2016 Josh Young 7

What do you get if you take Harry Potter and turn Hogwarts into a graduate program? And then add a mysterious Narnia clone (Both the books and the universe) force the harried grad students to deal […]


“GOD, ROBOT” Officially Released!

April 18, 2016 Anthony M 2

From the Amazon blurb: It is the year 6080 AD. Detective Theseus Hollywell has at last discovered the hiding place of William Locke, a notorious fugitive from justice who has been hunted for decades after […]


The Golden Key by George MacDonald

April 12, 2016 Ben Zwycky 1

(This was originally posted over at the Castalia house blog) George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish poet, author and Christian minister. His fantasy novels made him a household name in his day, but he is […]

Philosophy & Theology

Is Galaxy Quest Superversive?

April 11, 2016 Brian Niemeier 3

The crew of the Protector, about to give the Enterprise crew a run for their money–and have more fun while they’re at it. Yesterday I revisited the late 90s cult classic Galaxy Quest. Not only is […]


Dragon Con is launching its own awards

April 9, 2016 Josh Young 1

We here at SuperversiveSF haven’t really made a secret of where our sympathies lie in the Great Hugo Kerfuffles; we’re Puppies of one stripe or another, who’d like to see the Hugos once again awarded […]


Why Man of Steel Was Bad

April 4, 2016 Anthony M 1

Because Clark Kent’s father told him it was a better idea to let a school bus full of children die than potentially jeopardize his identity as Superman. And he’s one of the good guys, unambiguously […]