Tag Archives: Science Fiction

A Trip to Mars

Mars is so hot lately. Some billionaire detailed a fantasy-level plan to colonize Mars. The world rejoiced. Our little buddies Opportunity and Curiosity are roaming around looking for microorganisms, water and secret Nazi bases. The Schiaparelli probe is scheduled to land on Mars … Continue reading

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Sometimes they die, but always They Live

Another famous person died recently.  This still happens.  It’s almost as if they’re just like regular citizens. In particular, Rowdy Roddy Piper went on to bouncier wrestling rings or flouncier kilts or wherever dead entertainment wrestling villains go when they leave … Continue reading

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Seven years for Seveneves

I have enjoyed some Neal Stephenson novels in my time.  Cryptonomicon and Quicksilver, if we’re going to name names. His new novel Seveneves is ready for ingestion. However, the book’s informational blurb came with the line “a grand story of annihilation … Continue reading

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Tech Tech Boom, The story of Oblivion

“Tech.  Tech.  Boom.” That would be the very short, and possibly preferable, version of Oblivion. I was blissfully ignorant of Oblivion starring Tom Cruise.  I can only assume that I repressed any memory of its existence as I might any … Continue reading

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Real World of Warcraft

This is old news, but I was thinking about how successful something like this could be whenever they get it right. According to this profile in the L.A. Times, the network is partnering with role-playing game designer Trion Worlds to develop a … Continue reading

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Splice it up

I just watched Splice.  I’m still watching it actually. I wish I wasn’t. The story held such promise.  However, as happens, the execution did not rise to the challenge.  I’m sure somebody somewhere wrote endless amounts of rapturous prose glorifying … Continue reading

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