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In Plain Sight: An Investigation into UFOs and Impossible Science, by Ross Coulthart (review)

First, A Brief Dive Into the UFO rabbit hole  Before I talk about the book, I will give a story on my own short excursion into the topic. Interest in UFOs has exploded lately and I briefly joined the ride. … Continue reading

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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

7/10 Yes, this is what you think it is. The official sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A space Odyssey (1968). The story of 2010 is written by the same author as 2001, Arthur C. Clarke, but the film is not … Continue reading

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Becky Chambers – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2015)

7.5/10 A roadtrip story, through spaaaace, that doesn’t go anywhere fast. But it is filled with cuteness. The story follows Rosemary Harper, a newbie clerk and student of alien languages. She is sent to the ship Wayfarer, a rough patchwork … Continue reading

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Under the Skin (2013)

7.5/10 Just remember: if you see a woman in a fur coat, alone in a van, run away. Ok. To give you an idea of what the “vagueness” of the movie is like, I’ll discuss the first 4 minutes in … Continue reading

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Jack McDevitt – The Engines of God (1994)

7/10 The Engines of God is a novel about interstellar archeology. That’s right. Humanity has reached the stars and found the mysterious ruins of alien civilizations around them. It is actually to be expected. In the billions of years that … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

8/10 It’s been 10 years or so since I last viewed this movie. And it really isn’t as good as I remember, unfortunately. Back in my childhood, Star Wars episodes 5 and 6 were this untouchable work of wonder, together … Continue reading

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Ted Chiang – Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

9/10 A collection of 9 superb short stories, representing 12 years of craftsmanship and imagination. Ted Chiang is a SF writer who almost never writes. Maybe once in a few years he produces a manuscript, and usually it is a … Continue reading

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Peter F. Hamilton – Judas Unchained (2005)

8/10 After finishing Pandora’s Star (2004) I had basically no choice but to start Judas Unchained (2005). It is not so much a sequel to the first book as the continuation of the story. Together, Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained … Continue reading

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Skyline (2010)

4/10 A group of party friends hide out in an LA apartment while aliens come with big ships and bright lights to harvest humans. This is a familiar combination of good special effects and really mediocre filmmaking. This underlying mediocrity … Continue reading

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They Live (1988)

7/10 In what today would have been part 1 of an endless franchise, a nameless man tries to find a job in a city and he gets involved in an underground movement to rid the world of aliens that have … Continue reading

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