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Revolution Returns March 25th, Future Uncertain

Broadcast networks continue to defy logic by putting shows on hiatus for large mid-season breaks. Revolution being the latest victim of this practice. The show debuted with excellent ratings for a science fiction series and have held fairly steady after the …

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The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

What better artist to kick off our Art section with than one Ralph McQuarrie.  Unfortunately we lost Mr. McQuarrie recently (March 2012) at the age of 82, but his legacy as an influential science fiction artist will live on.    …

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Subterranean Magazine Winter 2013

Subterranean Press has released the Winter 2013 magazine issue.  The magazine is free (online) and is a great source for science fiction, fantasy and horror short fiction.  This issue contains some very lengthy tales in the form of two novelettes …

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Newton’s Wake: A Space Opera by Ken Macleod

I recently took a long hiatus from reading.  Things tend to get in the way of pursuits of passion…typically work.  When it was time to pick up another fiction book I scanned my sagging shelves and decided I wanted something …

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Minecraft Players Recreating Earth 1:1500 Scale

Surely by now everyone has heard of Minecraft, that really clunky and graphically prehistoric game that has made its creator rich, and eaten up countless billions of geek-hours.  Think of it as Legos on raging steroids.  I’ve tried it but …

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Defiance MMO Beta: Jan 18-20

The SyFy Channel and Trion Worlds (Rift) are embarking on a new, ambitious concept this April:  Launching a new television series that is linked with a massively multiplayer online (MMO) shooter.  This concept has never before been tried by a …

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Precision Machined Dice

Kickstarter is awesome.  There’s no denying that.  Where else can a young engineering geek get to practice some of her fundamental engineering knowledge by using CAD to design up near perfectly balanced dice, engage a machine shop to discuss the …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Price Concept Movie

Neil Gaiman is a writer that can fill a reader with dread, wonder and amazement using very few words. One of my favorite novels of his is The Graveyard Book for this very reason.  He has also worked his magic in …

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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 starring Tom Cruise

Oblivion

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

Let me start by saying I really like Joe Haldeman‘s works.  In my mind he’s becoming similar to a new Michael Crichton (RIP), but with fewer words and without the late author’s typical bibliography at the end of each novel. …

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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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Continuum: New SciFi on SyFy

New SciFi on SyFy? Internet Faints!

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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