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Neal Ulen
Editor/Webmaster - Neal is a writer and recovering engineer who likes pizza, the insidious power of sarcasm (and pizza), and debating science fiction (and pizza). You can also find his writing on Omni, Geeks, and other media platforms.

Sci-Fi Short Friday: Atropa

Atropa

An off-world detective investigates the missing research vessel Atropa in this science fiction short by Eli Sasich. It pay homage to classic 80s movies like Alien, with a slight twist of time travel (or time dilation).

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Retro Review: Hollow Man

Hollow Man

Want to see great special effects? Fine, watch Hollow Man. Wanna be entertained? Then stay away. The film does have its moments, but I found myself waiting for the credits to come …

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Sci-Fi Short Friday: Entropy

Check out this awesome science fiction short depicting a space ship traveling far beyond the confines of Earth. Much like the Wanderers video that came out a couple years ago, it captures the awesome potential of what space travel might …

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The Decline of Popcorn Movies Part II

The Decline of Popcorn Movies

The text below the break is part one of an opinion piece originally published on June 5th, 2000. Here are some updated thoughts:  Some of the words ring very true in this article.  Specifically about how popcorn flicks have morphed into …

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Review: Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

(Header concept art by Alex Andreev.) I am SO behind on my book reviews at this point that I plan on posting abbreviated versions going forward just to catch up.  I finished Roadside Picnic several years ago and picking my brains …

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Retro Review: The Legend of Drunken Master

The Legend of Drunken Master

If you like Jackie Chan and can’t get enough of that awe-inspiring action, you will love the The Legend of Drunken Master. If not, I suggest you go anyway just to witness the unusual “Drunken Boxing” fighting style. It’s a refreshing break from traditional martial arts films.

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The Decline of Popcorn Movies Part I

The Decline of Popcorn Movies

As a public service to fellow movie fans, I offer you the following group of warning signs that point to a modern 'popcorn' movie. Does having one or two of them mean the movie you rented or went to see is south of cheese? Not necessarily, but having more than three should raise immediate suspicion.

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Clarkesworld #116

Clarkesworld 118

Clarkesworld is a monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine first published in October 2006.  Each issue contains interviews, thought-provoking articles, two reprints, and at least four or five works of original fiction. Our fiction is also available in ebook editions/subscriptions, …

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