Monthly Archives: July 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Review

So I just saw Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and the only reason that I went to see this movie was to see special effects. And boy, was that a good decision, because while the visuals are … Continue reading

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David D. Levine – Arabella of Mars (2016) Review

Genre: Science Fantasy Series: The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 1 Pages: 382 The year 1812. England and France are at war. Arabella Ashby has a pleasant life running through canyons on Mars. She lives there as a young lady with … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Discovery & The Orville?

So, in September there is a new Sci Fi show coming out named The Orville, and it provides us with an intriguing look into what is going on with the legacy of Star Trek. Successful and/or notorious producer Seth MacFarlane … Continue reading

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T.J. Bass – The Godwhale (1974) Review

T.J. Bass only ever wrote two books and this is his second and last one. Both of them are extraordinarily weird. So, Half Past Human (1971) and The Godwhale (1974) play out in a future earth where a few trillion … Continue reading

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Dunkirk (2017) Review

What Nolan aims to do with Dunkirk, if I interpret it correctly, is to make us feel what it was like to actually have been there, as an anonymous soldier, one of countless thousands. And as is clear near the … Continue reading

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R. Scott Bakker – The Unholy Consult (2017) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: Aspect-Emperor, part 4 In reviewing this novel, I accidentally wrote a novel myself. So it has come to this. The final book in the Aspect-Emperor sub-series. All storylines converge in the far north. The Ordeal marches … Continue reading

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Motivational Growth (2013) Review

When Ian’s television set breaks down, his entire world breaks down with it. Living like a hermit, his television (nicknamed Kent) was the only thing keeping him going. Ready now to commit suicide in his bathroom, a fungal growth under … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – Borne (2017) Review

Genre: New Weird/Science Fiction/Biopunk Pages: 336 My rating: 8.5/10 Jeff Vandermeer’s new creation, or concoction, requires so much explaining that I don’t know where to start. I will try to give a brief description of what is only the setup: … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

7.5/10 2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year for comic book movies. First we got Logan, giving a strong ending to the X-Men after the mediocre X-Men: Apocalypse, then Guardians of the Galaxy 2 which was a lot … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons – Olympos (2005) Review

Genre: science fiction Pages: 912 My rating: 8/10 [Some spoilers for Ilium] Ilium was great, but now it is time to get some answers. Ilium attempted to combine high science fiction concepts with both Greek mythology and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. … Continue reading

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