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NASA, a Mission to Mars, and Escapees

Jon Stewart’s show from Monday night was hilarious as Jon focused the discussion about the practical aspects of a mission to Mars on the details of space toilets. The [...]

August 5, 2010 // 2 Comments


REVIEW SUMMARY: Outstanding visual effects and a compelling set of characters help this rather simple sci-fi story deliver a very entertaining experience. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

December 28, 2009 // 18 Comments

REVIEW: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

REVIEW SUMMARY: Disappointing effort at a fairy tale by one of my favorite authors. This story is filled with good prose, but the plot and character issues sink the book. MY [...]

August 28, 2009 // 12 Comments

REVIEW: The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

REVIEW SUMMARY: Interesting sci-fi ideas, interesting characters, made for an overall fun experience. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Rebecca and Tane are high school kids in New [...]

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Best of Gene Wolfe by Gene Wolfe

REVIEW SUMMARY: Awesome collection of short stories from one of the best writers of our generation. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Thirty-one excellent stories from the mind of [...]

August 18, 2009 // 2 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: My Name is Bruce

REVIEW SUMMARY: Bruce Campbell laughs at himself, his fans, and the camp movie industry he is very much a part of with this silly spoof of cult horror films. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

August 5, 2009 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

REVIEW SUMMARY: Extremely funny offering by Pratchett, a true standout in a long series of quality books. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Rescued from the gallows by the Prince, [...]

June 14, 2009 // 1 Comment

Doctor Who Season 1 Thoughts…

I know I’m just getting to this series, but wow! I keep wondering why it took me so long to start watching. The other folks here (John especially) raved about it. It [...]

April 8, 2009 // 8 Comments

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

REVIEW SUMMARY: Fantastic and time-appropriate novel by a master of comedic fantasy. I wouldn’t make this my first Diskworld book, but it is a great part of the series. [...]

February 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

What SF would you recommend to a non-reader?

It’s time for the 2009 edition of a question that comes up on SF Signal every so often. The other day, a colleague of mine recently asked me what five sci-fi books I [...]

February 9, 2009 // 16 Comments

Are Science Fiction Conventions Dying?

I recently met a person who was a major supporter and volunteer for the Boskone science fiction convention. He was concerned that the cons were dying. He indicated that [...]

January 25, 2009 // 21 Comments

REVIEW: The Sunborn by Gregory Benford

REVIEW SUMMARY: Gregory Benford’s follow-on to The Martian Race about life on the edge of the solar system is innovative and intriguing. There are lots of good ideas [...]

January 25, 2009 // 0 Comments


REVIEW SUMMARY: Very interesting time travel movie that moved in a direction I hadn’t expected. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 30 years after his fathers death, a man [...]

January 24, 2009 // 5 Comments

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