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About Peter Damien (33 Articles)
Peter Damien is a busy writer who lives in Minnesota because he just really likes frigid temperatures and mosquitoes. He lives in the crawl-spaces between heaps of books and can be seen scurrying out at dusk to search for food and ALL the TEA. His wife and two boys haven't figured out how to get him out of the house, so they put up with him. He as astonishing hair.

Uncanny Robots

It’s really remarkable and exciting to learn about the research that’s happening on robots and artificial intelligence these days. It doesn’t get as much [Read more]

January 9, 2012 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

REVIEW SUMMARY: Brilliantly written fantasy in the tradition of Madeline L’Engle, to be read by young adults of all ages. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Henry York goes to [Read more]

February 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

Slow Tuesday Night

I don’t know how many of you have G-mail, or spend any particular amount of time following technology related news. I don’t follow with any tremendous devotion, [Read more]

February 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Duma Key by Stephen King

REVIEW SUMMARY: One of Stephen King’s most interesting novels. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: With his life, and mind, in shambles after an industrial accident, Edgar [Read more]

January 9, 2010 // 11 Comments

REVIEW: Batman: Arkham Asylum

REVIEW SUMMARY: A highly polished game in every aspect, putting it on the top of the heap of Batman stories, not to mention video games this year. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [Read more]

October 19, 2009 // 5 Comments

Comic Books vs. Natural Selection

About a week ago, someone sent me an article which pointed out that, surprisingly, Disney had bought Marvel Comics for something like four billion dollars. This deal outraged [Read more]

September 17, 2009 // 4 Comments


REVIEW SUMMARY: Lovely images and faithful panel translations, but with no emotional significance, or grounding. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The film is set in an alternate 1985, in [Read more]

August 24, 2009 // 13 Comments

REVIEW: Torchwood: Children of Earth

REVIEW SUMMARY: Really brilliant, except when it’s really not. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: All across the world, all of the children are freezing and chanting. Over and [Read more]

August 1, 2009 // 15 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: The Fountain (2006)

REVIEW SUMMARY: A movie that is stunning not only in its visual imagery, but also in its storytelling and emotional power. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A movie built around [Read more]

July 17, 2009 // 9 Comments

An Open Letter to Ghostbusters III

Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock, on the side of some mountain somewhere, you are probably aware that there’s a new Ghostbusters movie [Read more]

July 12, 2009 // 2 Comments

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