Of Porgs and Force Ghosts

So. The Last Jedi. Let’s do this in three stages, depending on how much you want to read. The first two parts should be spoiler-free, but the third, well. I feel that to go into any SERIOUS detail, I have to give some spoilers. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of …

Flying Killer Discs from Planet AOL

Science fiction is full of weird technology. Sometimes it’s super-Swiss-Army-Knife weapons like the Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon from…

The Beginning of the End is Here, Well, at Least the Trailer Is

Just finished watching this… whew. To be honest I… No, wait. You go watch it. Then I’ll write.     Okay, done? As I said… whew! If there’s one thing that Marvel has damn-near perfected it is the drama of the trailer. I mean, here we are six months from …

Queens is a Good, Tension-Filled Follow to Pawns

I’ve always found the mix of science fiction and fantasy to be a little weird. For some reason, including magic in a universe that has space travel just seems incongruent. The exception to this has been Star Wars. I mean, The Force doesn’t really count as magic, does it? Of …

The Awesome Insanity of Thor: Raganarok

Thor: Ragnarok is probably the most entertaining movie I’ve ever seen that left me with more questions than I started with. I’ll try to make this as spoiler-free as I can. So, Thor: Ragnarok.  To be honest, I can give you a review in just one sentence: It’s one crazy-sauced …

Nading’s Caliban has scary monsters in its DNA (and RNA)

It’s always a good thing when you walk into a book and are surprised by how good it is. I’ve never read anything by Miranda Nading before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from her 2014 release, Caliban. Was it going to be a Crichton knockoff? How dark …