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The Fantasy of Dystopian Fiction

Did you ever notice how most dystopian fiction feels so fake?  That’s probably because in the last final analysis we know what happens. Spoiler alert: Good wins. Somebody should really tell James Cameron that. Science fiction has dealt with the … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Winston Smith’s Story of Sci-Fi

James Cameron is a hell of a visual craftsman.  You can’t deny the man’s vision, nor his solid understanding of the fundamentals of story structure. His worldview?  Ehh… The second episode of his brief delve into the story of sci-fi … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie

For all that I take Hollywood out behind the woodshed for their odd views on the world and near total rejection of the truth and beauty of the world, credit where credit is due. John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan … Continue reading

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A Normie Looks at Sci-Fi

Happy Tax Day.  Here’s hoping you’ve got a nice cushion to sit down on now that Uncle Sam is done having his way with you. If you have watched any Devon Stacks’ analyses of the Hollywood machine, then you probably view … Continue reading

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Drik Gently Season Two – The Shark Jump

This review is spoiler free, which if you’ve seen the show is a feat given that mentioning pretty much anything that happens in the show will spoil some surprises. The first season of Dirk Gently felt like an early David … Continue reading

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Gun Ghoul

Happy Ides of March, everybody.  Watch your backs! Back in December I took the Arkhaven Comics then new online book store for a test drive.  Wil Caligan’s Gun Ghoul showed up in plenty of time, but personal events made reading a … Continue reading

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

The Dirk Gently books never did anything for me.  Too twee.  Too “LOL so random”. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency represents one of those rare achievements where an American film company takes a foreign property, lets the executives demand changes … Continue reading

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A Sniper’s War

Up for some pro-Russian propaganda? I got a flick for you. Be warned, though. It’s half cool, half head-slapper. A Sniper’s War presents the story of Deki, a Serbian who enlists in the Russian backed “Ukrainian Separatist” movement that sprung … Continue reading

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Corrosion: Just A Taste

The first 80 minutes are free, but they tell a complete story from start to finish.  Reading this audio book the first time was a real pleasure – I’d already bought and read it before the call came down – and I … Continue reading

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Ember War, Issue #3

The third installment of Richard Fox’s “Ember War Saga”, adapted for comics by Jon Del Arroz and Jethro Morales, dropped for backers earlier this week, and the fun factor continues to ramp up. One minor complaint about this issue is the lack … Continue reading

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