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Neal Ulen

Neal Ulen
Editor/Webmaster - Engineer by training, nerd by passion. Speculative fiction has influenced me since I was a kid, guiding me to the career I have now, and likely saving me from myself during times in my young life when the path was fraught with a minefield of choices. I dabble in tech, game, film, fiction, and writing. These are my true passions, and have been since the summer of '77.

Apex Magazine #44 Released

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field.  New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. Issue #44 can be found online …

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Oblivion

Oblivion starring Tom Cruise

In 2005 Joseph Kosinski began writing a creator-owned graphic novel entitled Oblivion.  Eight years later we get to see his speculative vision on the big screen.   Kosinski has come a long way since then, I can’t imagine that he …

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Firefly Universe Online…Lives!

Browncoats everywhere can rejoice!  Firefly Universe Online has risen from the dead.   It appears that Fox has given their blessings to DarkCryo Entertainment to continue developing their browser based MMORPG that takes place in the Firefly universe.  Presumably this …

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Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Short Attention Span Review™ Camouflage 3.0 Don't say I didn't warn you about the ending, and to call Camouflage a science fiction book is a stretch, and to award it a Nebula award was a crime. No offense Joe.Average User …

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Pacific Rim: Jaegers vs. Kaiju!

Just as Star Wars was George Lucas’ homage to the movie serials of the 1930s and 40s, Pacific Rim is Guillermo del Toro’s homage to the Japanese monster movies from the 1970s.  Those movies are close to my heart as I spent much …

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New SciFi on SyFy? Internet Faints!

Continuum: New SciFi on SyFy

I’ve payed attention to the SyFy Channel with a modicum of interest only two times in my life.  Once was when it broadcast the entire Babylon 5 series, in sequence, back to back each evening.  The other was when Battlestar …

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Man of Steel Trailer

Superman has been an American staple since he first appeared in a 1938 issue of Action Comics. Since then he has appeared in a myriad of print, television and silver sceen incarnations. Man of Steel is the 3rd modern reboot of the character which started with Christopher Reeve back in 1978. Outside the modern era Superman has only appeared in one other theatrical movie...1951's forgettable Superman and the Mole-Men. And boy has Kal-El come a long way!

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Retro Review: Ringworld by Larry Niven

Short Attention Span Review™ Ringworld 3.0 What makes great science fiction writers "great" is the ability to capture a great concept while telling a compelling story. I could just as easily have read an article in a scientific journal and …

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The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story

Short Attention Span Review™ The Real Story 4.0 The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story is a vile repulsive story. Angus Thermopyle is one of the most despicable piece of antagonist trash I've had the pleasure to share a story …

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