Monthly Archives: February 2021

Firefly (2002-2003) TV series & Serenity (2005) review

Well, one thing’s for sure. There won’t be a season 2 review. Firefly really is a western in space, complete with all the typical characters that you would usually see in a western. The gunslinger, the priest, the doctor, the … Continue reading

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Mini-Reviews: 14 movies from 2020

Hey everyone, Here are some more micro reviews for movies from 2020. I did this before. Here is part 1 for 2020: Linky McLinkface. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). The F&F franchise has inexplicably morphed into a … Continue reading

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Review: Michael Swanwick – The Iron Dragon’s Daughter (1993)

9/10 Jane was taken as a young girl. A changeling. Now, going through puberty, she works in a hellish Dickensian factory alongside goblins, fays and trolls, run by corrupt elves, making black dragons of iron for the elves’ war effort. … Continue reading

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Review

9.0/10 A Charlie Kaufman film so you know it’s going to be out there. An old guy imagines himself as a young man with a girlfriend who then wants to break up with him. How sad is that? It takes … Continue reading

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Review: Philip K. Dick – Martian Time-Slip (1964)

7.5/10 I bought this book because I like the title. Isn’t it mysterious? (And I’m a big fan of PKD) So, what is going on on Mars? Isolated homesteaders are eking out a living on the dusty plains of the … Continue reading

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Which old SF TV show shall I watch? Babylon 5? Firefly? Farscape?

I’m watching the Expanse and greatly enjoying it. It’s probably the best SF show produced right now and one of the best – if not the best – SF show of all time.  Inspired by a YouTube video about top … Continue reading

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Review: Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Ruin (2019)

6.5/10 Slight spoilers for Children of Time How could a book about terraforming, uplifted species, evolution, alien communication and large timescales be so hard to get through? Children of Ruin is the sequel to the successful science fiction novel Children … Continue reading

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