Tag Archives: scifi

Thankful for Anne McCaffrey

This week speculative fiction author Anne McCaffrey died at the age of 85.  Best known for her series Dragon Riders of Pern and her story The Ship Who Sang, she was an amazing author who could build incredible worlds populated with deep, … Continue reading

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Star Trek Facts

Well, how about this… right after seeing a fact sheet on Firefly, I came across this one for Star Trek over at Graph Jam…  The line about the glue is hilarious! What’s your favorite fact?  EDC

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Review: Cowboys and Aliens

This week my dad and I went on our semi-annual trek to the movies and saw Cowboys & Aliens. Heading to the theater, I had already lowered my expectations, as Rotten Tomatoes had compiled reviews to only 44% positive (i.e. … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff for June

As a speculative fiction author and blogger, I try to skip over the typical stuff most spec fic sites cover like upcoming movies and TV, focusing instead on the more esoteric.  But, I’ll make an exception on this one… PopSci … Continue reading

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Fighting Pre-Crime

In the 2002 movie Minority Report,  police make use of ‘precogs’ – people with the ability to dream of crime before it happens – to arrest suspects for wrongs they have yet to commit.  This works well, even driving down … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy – A Three Part Review (Part 3 – The Message)

In the first and second parts of my review of Tron: Legacy, I talked about the things I liked and did not like about the movie.  But what are the messages in T:L?  There are many I can recall, but … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy – A Three Part Review (Part 2 – The Bad)

So was Tron: Legacy anything more than ear and eye candy?  Unfortunately, the story was a little flat, and it felt very Lucasian – my term for the plot being the shortest route between two action set pieces.  As a … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy – A Three Part Review (Part 1 – The Good)

Over the holidays my dad and I went to see Tron: Legacy in IMAX 3-D. If you read my  Speculative Fiction Christmas wish list, you know how hopeful I was for this movie. After all, the original Tron was ahead of … Continue reading

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