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REVIEW: Doom 3

AUTHOR: id Software REVIEW SUMMARY: Best single-player game from id Software, lots of fun, tedious at times MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: This incarnation of id’s first [...]

August 10, 2004 // 8 Comments

REVIEW: Street Lethal

AUTHOR: Steven Barnes REVIEW SUMMARY: Surprisingly poor effort by Barnes MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Aubry Knight is a rising star in the sport of nullboxing (zero-G fighting) [...]

August 8, 2004 // 2 Comments

BS, BS everywhere, and not a drop to…

If you get Showtime on your local cable system or orbital statellite-based TV solution (ie, dish) then you owe it to yourself to check out Penn & Teller’s show [...]

August 6, 2004 // 11 Comments

REVIEW: Island in the Sea of Time

AUTHOR: S.M. Stirling REVIEW SUMMARY: Alternative history fiction that does a great job despite some rather glaring ‘lucky breaks’ along the way. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

August 6, 2004 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Celestial Matters

AUTHOR: Richard Garfinkle REVIEW SUMMARY: Great hard sci-fi set in the universe according to the ancient greeks. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: JP has reviewed this book on the [...]

August 6, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: T2: Infiltrator & T2: Rising Storm

AUTHOR: S.M. Stirling BOOKS: T2: Infiltrator & T2: Rising Storm REVIEW SUMMARY: Fun romp in the Terminator universe, both were an enjoyable read MY RATING: T2:I T2: RS [...]

August 6, 2004 // 0 Comments


Well, while Google was down I did a little reading up on alternative search engines. Sure you’ve all heard of yahoo, msn, lycos, and askjeeves. But I ran across this [...]

July 26, 2004 // 6 Comments

Say It Ain’t So…

This has nothing to do with SciFi – so sue me. As an American, a Texan and a former resident of Austin, I’ve always taken special pride in Lance Armstrong. After [...]

July 19, 2004 // 0 Comments

Truth Stranger Than Fiction

Maybe you’ve seen the trailer for the move The Terminal starring Tom Hanks? This is a story about a man who is trapped in an airport – not being able to leave due [...]

June 21, 2004 // 0 Comments

Showgirls in the VIP

In the ‘no, I’m not making this up’ category comes news of a special VIP edition DVD set of the movie Showgirls. Now I know what some of you are saying [...]

May 30, 2004 // 4 Comments

An interesting pair

This isn’t a review per se because the 3 books in question aren’t Sci Fi (or even fantasy) and as such aren’t topics for this blog. However, the authors are [...]

May 25, 2004 // 2 Comments

Great site

You could have gotten to this site by followng links from a previous blog entry, but I found David Darlings web site to be amazing. It has a great ‘news of the [...]

May 17, 2004 // 0 Comments

MMO games

Check this link out – a graph of subscribers to the various massively-multiplayer online games as of January 2004. Oh, and while they aren’t on the list, NCSoft [...]

May 13, 2004 // 0 Comments

The times, they are a changin’

In case you don’t follow technology trends a big change is coming to your desktop PC. Almost every piece of technology is going to be updated or replaced at the end of [...]

May 10, 2004 // 1 Comment


REVIEW SUMMARY: Funny book about corporate politics and marketing MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A currently unemployed, recently graduated marketing major makes a big splash [...]

May 7, 2004 // 0 Comments

I hardly know her!

We all know that searching the web can be more challenging than trying to hit the 50 hole while playing “Dyson Sphere skee ball“, especially if you’re [...]

April 25, 2004 // 4 Comments


I know I shouldn’t be surprised by hardware anymore, but the new NVIDIA nv40 solution is amazing. Yes it is an order of magnitude faster than the previous generation, [...]

April 19, 2004 // 5 Comments


REVIEW SUMMARY: Awesome FPS that has it all – strong story, outstanding graphics, and overall fun gameplay. Look out Half-Life 2 and Doom 3! MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [...]

April 8, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Rainbow Six: Raven Shield

REVIEW SUMMARY: The latest Rainbow Six installment delivers the best counter terrorism game yet. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: More terrorists, more action, and a great graphics [...]

April 4, 2004 // 0 Comments

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