Today I embarked on an incredible new voyage, one where few men and women have gone before… Okay, that was a bit over-dramatic. However, I did begin a new project today, one which will take me years to complete. If I can ever complete it, given that my lifetime is finite, of course. Here’s my […]Read more "Boldly Going: Firewater’s Star Trek project"
How would you explain the television series Black Mirror to someone who has never watched an episode? I would compare it to the classic Rod Serling show, The Twilight Zone. That series was a reflection of its times. Throughout the run of the show, certain themes were dominant. The Cold War and […]Read more "The Mirror Crack’d (a review of Black Mirror)"
Here is my concise review of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Earth, his final book (chronologically speaking, anyway) in the Foundation series: I didn’t like it. Which is not to say I hated it. This was, after all, the second time I’ve read the book. The first time was sometime around 1986, when it was published. […]Read more "Foundation and Earth (or, the Asimov Crisis)"
I stumbled across Storywonk the way I “discover” most things: while looking for something else. I have previously documented how I began listening to podcasts after I received my current iPhone. It began with Kevin Smith’s Smodcast shows before I branched out into other things. At present, most of the podcasts that I listen to […]Read more "There and Back Again (a new Tolkien adventure)"
There has never been a better time to be a nerd. Or a geek. Or a fanboy. Or whatever formerly-pejorative label that those of us of a certain bent now wear proudly because we are a part of, and not separated into a lower class from, the zeitgeist. There has never been a better time […]Read more "A Great Time to be a Geek (superhero zeitgeist)"