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Book Review: Warbreaker

Book Review: Warbreaker

Although there is a sufficient number of titles to grant “fantasy” a section separate from science fiction in most bookstores, they are still grouped together. The irony is, in most cases, a fantasy novel has to incorporate many features of science fiction to [Read More]

Growing Up with Science Fiction in the 1940s

Growing Up with Science Fiction in the 1940s

When I was a kid, I bought my first science-fiction magazine at the age of thirteen. All older science-fiction fans remember when they bought their first magazine, and we were all about the same age – twelve, thirteen, maybe fourteen. In the 1930s and 1940s we were [Read More]

Follow Up: Warehouse 13

Follow Up: Warehouse 13

I had my reservations about this show, but I was hopeful it would only get better. I had concerns about the female lead, and the stories moving a little slow. So far, the show has met my expectations, but there are a few rough patches. The show has picked up the pace. I do [Read More]

Syfy? Really?

Syfy? Really?

Okay Sci-fi/Syfy, I get that you are trying to reinvent yourself as not being geeky, but other than they name change and some spiffy new promos you aren’t cutting it. I can’t see where this is getting any better. A visit from my father exposed me to pretty non stop [Read More]

Warehouse 13: Does it Work?

Warehouse 13: Does it Work?

The Sci-fi Channel…wait. My bad… “The Syfy Channel” has another show with potential on its hands. Despite their totally lame “renaming/rebranding” campaign, I will have to give them credit for Warehouse 13. The pilot was a little slow going, but I [Read More]

Summer Show to Watch: Eureka

Summer Show to Watch: Eureka

I’ll be the first to admit that I only causally watch the Sci-fi Channel’s Eureka. I never thought it was a bad show, but it just sort of happened. Before I had a DVR, I was never home when it was on. Then when I got my DVR, I kept forgetting to record it. Really [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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