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OK, I’m Gonna Need Those Guns Back

Last night I watched the last two episodes of The Expanse on SyFy and my geek heart is full of joy and wonder. It wasn’t perfect but it came damn close. Due to the constraints of SyFy and network TV, … Continue reading

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SCP – Secure Contain Protect

The SCP Foundation is ideal for those who are fond of X-Files or Welcome to Night Vale. SCP is a little hard to describe. It’s a compendium of stories written by many people, where the clandestine Foundation collects and captures … Continue reading

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The Expanse – Space Opera with Gravitas

I had read the first three books in The Expanse series in such a breathless rush it’s now hard for me to remember all the exact details. It was just flowed so well and was populated with great characters, pithy … Continue reading

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Bring Him Home!

We finally streamed Ridley Scott’s The Martian last week. I approached this with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. I loved the book. It was a funny, smart nail-biter full of hard science and some truly great characters. Ridley Scott … Continue reading

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Death Isn’t Cruel – Merely Terribly, Terribly Good at His Job

News is breaking that Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. This is a long expected blow to the science fiction/fantasy community. Terry had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago. In typical Pratchett style he referred to … Continue reading

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Working Towards a Weirder World

I’ve got this image on my desktop right now. I like these fantastical images to stir my imagination and to make me think weirder. Right now I’m sifting through both the short story and the novel. I’m looking for weak … Continue reading

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His was the Most…Human

Leonard Nimoy has passed away. “We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead… Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… … Continue reading

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Newsflash: the Firefly guys were villains

Originally posted on Jay Kristoff – Literary Giant:
Hello droogs. So. This started as an idle tweet a few days back and devolved into a drunken conversation in which me and a buddy both proved we’ve spent waaaaaaaay too much…

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Ascension – Featuring Tricia Helfer’s Ass

A while ago I wrote a post bemoaning the lack of decent science fiction on television. I had high hopes for Ronald D Moore’s Helix but the first few episodes were so filled with plot holes, incredulous actions, and cardboard … Continue reading

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…and Wait….and Wait

I have made a few posts about the deplorable state of science fiction on television and its equally dismal future. So you can imagine my glee and jubilation when this news broke: http://io9.com/syfy-is-turning-james-s-a-coreys-books-into-game-of-t-1562411885 http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/syfy-fives-10-episode-order-to-space-opera-the-expanse-from-mark-fergus-hawk-ostby-alcon-entertainment/ For those unfamiliar with The Expanse, … Continue reading

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