Book Review – Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Carrie Vaughn from friends who read her Kitty Norville series, so when NetGalley had a copy of her new book, Martians Abroad, available to read, I jumped at it.  I’m glad I did, though the book is not without it’s faults. The story takes place in a… Continue reading Book Review – Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Things I Want from the New Bryan Fuller Star Trek Series

The news dropped today that Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) will be the showrunner for the new Star Trek series set to premiere on CBS next year, before moving to the CBS All Access paid subscription.  My enthusiasm for the new show had been stifled by the mostly mediocre movies and the fact that I’d… Continue reading Things I Want from the New Bryan Fuller Star Trek Series

Book Review – Archivist Wasp

For months, one of my online friends has been recommending Archivist Wasp to pretty much everybody.  It was on my list to check out some day, but when it went on sale a few weeks back she decided to just gift the book to a few of us and be done with it.  I’m very… Continue reading Book Review – Archivist Wasp

Ender’s Game News – Ben Kingsley and Hollywood Whitewashing

Some notes:  This post has some plot details of Ender’s Game: The Book, so if you haven’t read it (and WHY NOT) read the rest of this at your own risk. I hesitate to even write this, as Orson Scott Card’s books were a pretty fundamental part of my childhood, after I read my brother’s… Continue reading Ender’s Game News – Ben Kingsley and Hollywood Whitewashing

NaNoWriMo? Should I subject myself to this again?

Why am I considering this?  Shall I torment myself yet another year?  Yeah, actually, I think so.  Looking at the 10 Types of writer’s block I linked earlier, I think I might have a way past the ones that typically take me down.  I have ideas, and I think I can strangle my inner critic,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo? Should I subject myself to this again?

Friday Finds – Alligator Biodiesel and a Supernova

Missed a week due to unforseen circumstances, but here are the most recent posts: Movie Review –  Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Long title, good movie. Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary – Star Trek’s best game? Second Class Citizen – They don’t care about us folks that still watch… Continue reading Friday Finds – Alligator Biodiesel and a Supernova

Movies to Introduce Your Kids to Science Fiction

Giant Freakin Robot has a list of 15 movies (or movie series) to use to introduce your kids to the Science Fiction genre.  I agree with many of the movies here, though you may want to pre-screen some of them as it’s been pointed out that Ghostbusters has a bit of salty language and implied… Continue reading Movies to Introduce Your Kids to Science Fiction

Friday Finds – Jumping the Shark

Solid week, things are easy at the office.  Here are the week’s posts: Movie Review – Captain America: The First Avenger – Cap rocks, even if the Red Skull didn’t. Old Game Tuesday – Heroes of Might and Magic – Got me playing this again (III Complete), at least until my wife plays me and… Continue reading Friday Finds – Jumping the Shark