Category Archives: Science Fiction

Isaac Asimov

So, the “Grandmaster of Science Fiction”.  I’ve read his stuff.  His descriptions of technology are generally lacking (though the positronic brain idea is pretty cool) and his character development seems nonexistent.  I recently read The Foundation, which focuses on one … Continue reading

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Influences:  Frank Herbert

I think everyone who recognizes Frank Herbert will know Dune and its universe, which was synonymous with him.  Six books, and a saga left unfinished that was and continues to be fleshed out by his son.  But Frank wrote a … Continue reading

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Interstellar

Fantasy has had so many outlets over the last few decades with Star Wars, Narnia, and Tolkien and with comics from Marvel, DC, and several independent stories like Conan, R.I.P.D. and Watchmen. Science Fiction has had a harder time.  It’s … Continue reading

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Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon

I think it’s kind of neat that two individuals who did not make a name for themselves in comics have been centrally responsible for the rise of comic book movies in film of late and think a little background on … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Science Fiction Characters 5

1 Balthazar’s Angel:  Is she in Balthazar’s head?  Is she part of his programming or a symptom of psychological disorder.  Is she real?  Why can’t anyone else see her?  This breathtaking blonde was generous, cruel, absolutely devoted to the one … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Characters in Science Fiction 4

7 Robert Neville:  Imagine surviving an apocalypse because you are the only person who is immune to a plague that changes the human genome into something feral.  Now imagine watching your wife, child, and even your dog dying because of … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Characters in Science Fiction 3

13 Jack Harkness:  The immortal Jack, polysexual, fun-loving, lover of the Dr.  Sure he started off as a time agent, but how many times did he save the world?  He ran Torchwood, all the while flirting with any sentient male, … Continue reading

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