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Neal Ulen

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.

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

Before there was Halo, there was Ringworld by Larry Niven.  And before Ringworld, there were…well…Dyson Spheres. I recently finished Larry Niven’s seminal work after many years of procrastination (I’m good at it). I use the world “seminal” because he’s managed …

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The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story is not a book for kids. It’s full of murder, rape, violence, and language that would make a (space) pirate blush.  Rape seems to be a common theme in Stephen R. Donaldson‘s more popular …

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