This 1994 novel is a sequel to To Save the Sun, which was published in 1992. I remember enjoying the first novel, also co-written by Ben Bova and A.J. Austin, but I’m afraid I read it too long ago to remember the details. What made me enjoy the novel is that it reminded me of […]Read more "To Fear the Light (To Save the Sun, Book 2), by Ben Bova & A.J. Austin — a book review"
This post began as a 250-word digression in the middle of one of my reviews of a classic Trek episode. I’ve come to understand how my brain works over the years. It is easily distracted by things it associates with other things. Sometimes I can ignore this free association—this tangential thinking—if I am sufficiently caffeinated […]Read more "Space Is Big (a brief digression about warp drives and similar fictional constructs)"
Five years or so ago, I was excited by the fact that HBO had purchased to rights to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series and that Jonathan Nolan was attached to develop the project. In my excitement, I re-read the original trilogy, plus the two sequels Asimov wrote in the 1980s. Asimov also wrote two “prequels,” focusing […]Read more "\\/\// Westworld: Season 3 — a review"
The following is a list of 10 corporations that exist only in their fictional universes. Oscorp Technologies (Marvel Comics) — This one is found primarily in Spider-Man comics. It’s founder and CEO was Norman Osborne, who also became the Green Goblin. At least he did back when I was reading comics. LexCorp (DC Comics) — […]Read more "10-List: Fictional Corporations"
You know me. I don’t do many reviews of season premieres. Here’s the thing. I was pretty much sure that the story being told by Westworld during seasons one and two was over. I couldn’t imagine that there was anywhere else the story could go, really. My imagination is limited. If nothing else, this premiere […]Read more "Westworld: Season 3 Premiere “Parce Domine” — a review"
Abaddon’s Gate is the third novel in The Expanse series, written by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck). These are the books that the Amazon Prime series (formerly a SyFy series) The Expanse is based upon, going into its fifth season next year. Some of the events of Season […]Read more "Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
You probably don’t have to be a fan of The Expanse series of novels by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) to be a fan of the television series. But, I think it helps. I became a fan of the television series first, watching the first three seasons […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 4 (Amazon) — a review"
Y: The Last Man, Book Three collects issues #24-36 of the graphic novel originally published more than a decade ago. Please understand that I’m getting current on this relevant piece of pop culture before any television series premieres. I was a latecomer becoming a passenger on The Walking Dead bandwagon, watching the television series […]Read more "Y: The Last Man, Book Three, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., and Goran Sudzuka — a comic book review"
Sometimes, things that I didn’t intend to happen occur, and, again sometimes, I go with the flow to see where events take me. This is how I got to tour the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (which is in a dry county, ironically). It’s how I ended up taking the tour of Graceland, in […]Read more "Nerd Premiere Twofer: Harley Quinn & The Mandalorian — a review"
Yeah, yeah. I know. Captain Marvel wasn’t the last movie in Phase 3. It was, however, the last one I watched, this morning. To be perfectly honest with you (and I always am), I delayed watching this movie because I didn’t think I would like it. I’ve never been a fan of Captain Marvel in […]Read more "Captain Marvel — a review (and a farewell salute to MCU Phase 3)"