V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
Local Author Fair at Page One Books
Press Release [ Sun Mar 27 2016 12:00 PM ]
Buy books from local authors and small presses.
V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015
Badass Ladies of Sci-Fi
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 26 2015 8:00 PM ]
Women of Wonder--in literature, comic books and TV shows--are the focus for New Mexico's annual Bubonicon.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
The World Is Ending or Light Is Dying
Lev Grossman’s journey to lit magic
By Erika T. Wurth
To become a bestselling fantasy novelist, Lev Grossman (who’s coming to Santa Fe) first had to realize what he wasn’t.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
All That Glitters Is Foretold
Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo
An unusual, existential fantasy novel counts down to death.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
First World Problems
Review by Lisa Barrow
Hard to Be a God
Don Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
By Lisa Barrow
Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Jason and the Anglophiles
“Atlantis” on BBC America
By Devin D. O’Leary
A shameless mashup of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Game of Thrones” comes to the boob tube.
Farewell, My Metaphysic
Review by Lisa Barrow
Something More Than Night
Ian Tregillis’ genre-warper Something More Than Night isn’t quite your typical mystery. For one thing, it’s set in Heaven, and the VIP who got himself rubbed out just happens to be the angel Gabriel.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
The Last Dark: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
In this final book of the series, Thomas Covenant must traverse a near-apocalyptic world in hopes of defeating the evil entity Lord Foul.
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
RIP Jack Vance
The cusp of the demon is the iPad in your lap
By Jerry Cornelius [ Wed May 29 2013 5:00 PM ]
If you said “Jack who?” you might want to know George R.R. Martin once called him the greatest living science fiction writer and a master of fantasy “right up there with Tolkien.” That’s right, buddy, Tolkien. Unfortunately, as of Sunday, May 26, 2013, he no longer qualifies as living and will have to settle for merely being the greatest.
Carlo Rotella’s overview of Vance’s significance as a writer in The New York Times Magazine is probably the best thing I’ve ever read about him. I suggest you read it too. “The Eyes of the Overworld” (from the second Dying Earth book) is a prescient and deeply ironic metaphor for this avatar-obsessed virtual non-life we’re cultivating as a race of touchscreen and phone addicts. And this, 40 years before FaceBook. It’s also hilarious. Thank you, Jack Vance, for just being you.
V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
Five Seven Five
The winners of our 19th annual Haiku Contest
By Summer Olsson
It wasn’t easy editing the results of our 19th annual haiku contest. Below the winners wax poetic on subjects ranging from “APD” to “Erotic” to “Breaking Bad.”
V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
By Summer Olsson
Bubonicon, Steampunk Style
A totally killer schedule is in place for Albuquerque’s annual, homegrown festival of science fiction and fantasy. The theme of this year’s convention is steampunk, which we at the Alibi are crazy about [Feature, “Full Steam Ahead,” July 21-27]. There’s a costume contest on Saturday night, a discussion on “Steampunk Definitions: More Than Victorian Clothing,” a make-and-take workshop with gears, and vendors selling corsets, cloaks and all the other bits and bobs to fulfill your mechanical-wonder needs.
V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
The Daily Word in Madoff’s pants, hand hearts and whiskey
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 11 2011 11:49 AM ]
Family of civil rights lawyer Mary Han says police botched the investigation of her death.
Los Ranchos may get a plastic bag manufacturing plant that operates 24 hours a day.
Guv sent out letters to see whether immigrants with driver’s licenses still live in the state. She says more than a quarter of them were sent back by the post office.
Bernie Madoff’s pants can house your iPad.
Carlsbad is running out of water.
Tonight, Republican candidates will debate in Iowa. Gawker’s got your predictions.
More people are getting their tattoos removed.
The secrets of hand hearts revealed.
Robotic exoskeleton. Yhuuuuuusssssssssss.
Underwater volcano to erupt near Oregon.
American distillers may be rushing whiskey. Crisis?
An investigative report on the use of drones.
The top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
SuperGiant’s oracular third creation
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
On Saturday, July 9, SuperGiant releases its third (mystical, heavy, bitchin’) album Pistol Star, recorded over the past two years with Sid Garcia at Sight 16 Studio. The Alibi was previously unable to cover SuperGiant happenings given the fact that half of the band was employed by the paper. That no longer being the case, below, in our first article on the band, vocalist Joel Rogers discusses equipment, symbolism and the mysteries of existence.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
ACE Panel Schedule
Friday, June 24
Our comprehensive guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo–panels, prizes and super-powered personas galore.
Infrequency • trance • Graeme Byous • electronica, progressive • AnthonyMarx 9 • house at Historic El Rey Theater
Route 66 Revisited Opening at Gallery at 400
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