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Lions, and Tigers and Giant Ants, Oh My!

The only thing more annoying than a swarm of tiny ants invading your kitchen in the winter is giant ants terrorizing your family in a New Mexican desert. But really. SciFi phenomenon movie Them! chronicles the experience of a group of well-meaning poli… Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Science Fiction

Cheeky, contemplative, elusive, disgruntled, raw, ironic — I’m convinced it doesn’t matter so much what your first sentence states as long as it manages to peak your reader’s interest. Readers, after all, need to find a reason to continue with … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Science Fiction

Cheeky, contemplative, elusive, disgruntled, raw, ironic — I’m convinced it doesn’t matter so much what your first sentence states as long as it manages to peak your reader’s interest. Readers, after all, need to find a reason to continue with … Continue reading

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Top (& Bottom) Five from Gravity

***Spoiler alert*** Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity follows astronaut Ryan Stone’s tumble through the cosmos to land back on planet earth. Here’s the good (and not so good) from my perspective. Top Five 1.The opening credits of the earth and the views of space throughout the movie were breathtaking! 2.“Wow this would be awesome in 3d!” Unlike […] Continue reading

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Musings on what comes after “being human”

What would a world be like where no one died from cancer? Where everyone was too rational to bother with the idea of mutually assured destruction? Where populations were perfectly managed for their resources? This would be the realm of the post-human. Science-Fiction writers across the globe are perpetually drawn to the possibility of bettering […] Continue reading

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You go (SciFi) girl.

I’ll admit it; I’m all for equal rights, equal pay, and appreciation of the abilities and talents of women all over the planet, but when it comes to science fiction writing, the occasional bout of blatant misogyny doesn’t bother me too much. But don’t jump on me yet! Let me explain what I mean. Do […] Continue reading

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On being relatively certain.

Some people don’t believe that love could drive the universe. It’s not an experiment; you can’t reproduce it with foolproof results, churn it out a few times into a theory, and then build it up into a fact. And I suppose all this is all true. Pizza and basketball could woo one woman to marriage, […] Continue reading

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