Category: Books

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fellowship of the Ring

Retro Review: The Fellowship of the Ring

Weighing in at very close to three hours, The Fellowship of the Ring is already a classic, without a doubt. I knew in my nerdy heart of hearts, walking out …

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Retro Review: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

I dug this old review up because I recently watched Jurassic World on Blu-ray. One thought that kept crossing my mind was “Don’t these people ever learn!!!” It goes all the way back to The Lost World when humans first re-opened Pandora’s genetic box and tried to control natural mutation. [Original publication: Nov 29, 2000]

Retro Review: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan has been a fantasy staple for nearly 80 years, and this movie could have been the start of a great movie franchise, but someone screwed up when making the sequel and reboot. This version of Conan is definitely one of the better fantasy flicks out there.

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