• Blindsight by Peter Watts

    Blindsight by Peter Watts

    Good science fiction entertains. Cerebral science fiction questions. Great science fiction does both. Blindsight is great sci…

  • Revelation Space Universe

    Revelation Space Reading Order

    In what order do I read these works? With a little research I was able to map out the Revelation Space reading order.  Some o…

  • Brazil

    Retro Review: Brazil (1985)

    Many of the bureaucratic and narcissistic themes present in Brazil are simply hyperbolic interpretations of the current world…

  • Blade Runner

    Retro Review: Blade Runner (1982)

    The visually lush Blade Runner explores and asks the question: What makes us human? It repeatedly strides right up to that re…

  • Mission to Mars

    Retro Review: Mission to Mars (2000)

    Mission to Mars is a film worth renting for science fiction fans to either enjoy or mock . . . depending on your tastes. And …

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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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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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