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reviewed The World's End (2013 film). August 24, 2013
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'The World's End'
                              How many horror-sci-fi movies has it …
reviewed The World's End (2013 film). August 21, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
'The World's End'
   By Joan Alperin Schwartz   We're all familiar with the quote, 'You can never go home again' . Well, that's not exactly true...You can go home again, but it may …
reviewed After Earth (2013 film). August 01, 2013
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After Earth
The story begins when General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns home to care for his 13 year old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). An asteroid storm damages Kitai's craft necessitating a crash landing …
reviewed After Earth (2013 film). May 31, 2013
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After Earth
Every son, whether conscious or unconscious, wants to impress his dad...Wants to gain his father's respect.                         …
reviewed Ender's Game. February 13, 2013
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I just reread Ender's Game.  It made sense to me since the movie was coming out soon and of course I would compare them.  But I need to explain my perspective on the story.      …
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. April 08, 2012
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I Remember I had to read this book in Grade 10 English class. Ive never been a fan of Hard Science fiction, but I thought the book was pretty intresting. I enjoyed it.
reviewed The Ancient Alien Question by Philip .... October 24, 2011
The Ancient Alien Question by Philip Coppens
The Ancient Alien Question-A New Inquiry Into The Existence, Evidence   and Influence of Ancient Visitors by Philip Coppens poses some very   important questions as to how advanced …
reviewed Gift From the Stars. October 16, 2011
Gift From the Stars
First Contact with an alien species can happen in a grand moment of scientific discovery, like in the film "Contact." It can also happen in a much more mundane and accidental manner.   …
reviewed Gundam 00: The Movie: A Wakening of t.... September 05, 2011
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Gundam 00: The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
From the back of the DVD case: The new government of the Earth Sphere Federation is carrying out a program of peaceful reconciliation,  and preparing for the appearance of the Innovators who will …
reviewed Generation Extraterrestrial. August 13, 2011
Generation Extraterrestrial
Many novels have been written about aliens coming to Earth. What happens after they become part of society, and the media spotlight moves elsewhere?      Grace Brown is a serious scientist …
posted a Quick Tip about Aliens Colonial Marines - Wii U. June 13, 2011
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Aliens Colonial Marines - Wii U
I was asked to take part of a special behind the scenes look at the new Aliens Colonial Marines game while attending E3. The presentation took place in a bunker from one of the films that was guarded …
reviewed Old Man's War. May 22, 2011
Old Man's War
I read Old Man's War years ago because I had heard so many good things about it.  It was mentioned in the same breath with Starship Troopers (the book) and The Forever War.  Since the 90s …
reviewed Old Man's War. May 14, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Old Man's War
I have to be honest, I’m really sad that I didn’t read this book sooner. John Scalzi’s 2005 novel Old Man’s Warencompasses everything that is good about military SciFi, and …
reviewed Ender's Game. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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The coolness of Ender's Game has to do with its insight into the military indoctrination and isolation that goes into many males' upbringing in our society. I have come to believe that this 'insight' …
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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One of the better military science fiction novels.
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. February 22, 2011
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   not many know this, but Cards fiction was rejected regularly by most magazine editors in the field until Bova ran the short in Analog.  Should never have happened - one of the few "mistakes" …
reviewed Ender's Game. February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
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It's a  classic.  It's one of a handful of books that I've read more than once.  My pre-teens also really like it.  It's the start of a good series.  I'm not …
reviewed Nor Crystal Tears by Alan Dean Foster. February 20, 2011
Nor Crystal Tears by Alan Dean Foster
This is a "First Contact" sci-fi story.  The first meeting between humans and thranx.       Well there just isn't any nice way to say it.  The thranx are …
reviewed Uplift War by David Brin. January 24, 2011
Uplift War by David Brin
David Brin's Uplift universe is definitely a BIG CONCEPT paradigm.  Primitive Earthlings stumble upon advanced civilizations that haven't just existed for millions of years but BILLIONS of …
posted a Quick Tip about The Event. November 22, 2010
The Event
This show started out with a fairly respectable premise, but it's quickly veered into NeverNever territory where methinks it's all going to add up to nothing.
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. November 08, 2010
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Still one of my son's favorites, and one I'm really glad we both got to read. Fascinating ability to think and write movement in three dimensions.
posted a Quick Tip about Ender's Game. November 06, 2010
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Another one that just isn't a good fit for me even though it has a lot of interesting elements. There is something about the style of the writing I am not crazy about.
posted a Quick Tip about The Alien. October 30, 2010
The Alien
I more so love it for the art. The dark world of H.R.Giger
reviewed The Voyage of the Space Beagle. September 05, 2010
The Voyage of the Space Beagle
With all the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to read Van Vogt's "Voyage of the Space Beagle" with the same clarity and futuristic vision that perhaps inspired Gene Roddenberry to spin …
reviewed Flying Saucers : A Modern Myth of Thi.... August 26, 2010
Flying Saucers : A Modern Myth of Things Seen in
Jung wrote in the Preface to the First English Edition, "In 1954 I wrote an article ... In 1958 this article was suddenly discovered by the world press and the 'news' spread like wildfire ... but---alas---in …
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