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The Generational Sweet Spot

You can’t really blame Marvel for trying to build a new line-up of superheroes to replace the old cohort.  Everyone loves Nick Fury and Cap and Tony Peteyand , but they’ve suffered through fifty full years of stories.  They are … Continue reading

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The Smell of Desperation

It isn’t working and they know it. It’s gotten so bad out there that you’re even seeing NormiCons calling for Americans to turn their backs on the foreign movies churned out by Hollywood.  They’re calling for more films by conservative … Continue reading

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Mutants Versus Mankind

Look upon the works of the Futurians ye mighty, and despair. While looking up links for further reading on how smoking post-Pulp sci-fi gave America’s literary scene cancer, I came across this stunning admission that the Campbellian era laid the … Continue reading

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The Locusts Are At It Again

John W. Campbell, we barely knew ye.  Mark your calendars, the Hugos themselves are now shortlisted for the next struggle session.  And pretty soon after that, flush toilets. Less than two weeks after the latest parody version of the once-esteemed … Continue reading

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Wild Stars IV – Get Kicking

Michael Tierney is one of the brighter stars in the constellation of Cirsova authors. The dreamtime fight for survival of his “Shark Fighter” story in issue #2 demonstrated to me that the magazine had a lot more to offer than … Continue reading

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The Boys: More of the Same

What if the supervillains won, and then hid behind a front-facing good-guy façade? That could be an interesting premise for a TV show*.  Particularly so given the ongoing revelations about the private peccadillo’s and past-times of the real world’s elites.  We … Continue reading

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Pup Kult Stephenson

Is it just me, or did this feel a lot like a Stephenson novel? It features the weird future of Snowcrash and the abrupt lurch of an ending of… Well, pretty much every novel Stephenson ever wrote. Not a complaint.  Just … Continue reading

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Cirsova – Seeds of the Dreaming Tree

Lost tribe tales set in the modern day fell out of fashion shortly after the last few corners of the map were filled in by intrepid explorers.  The extra challenge of squeezing a bit of mystery into our digitized and … Continue reading

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Quick Movie Hits

Long flights with no laptop and an empty reading queue on the trusty kindle make things so dull that one might be tempted to run through a quick scan of the free Hollywood fare provided by the airline.  That’s how … Continue reading

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1994, December 1980

 You can just barely see the background of the amazing cover of this issue of 1994 includes a Mount Rushmore that has been expanded by two faces – a nice touch indicating that our dinosaur riding caveman is from the far … Continue reading

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