Category Archives: science fiction

On Shelf And Screen: Ursula LeGuin

As a science fiction reader, I’ve overlooked Ursula LeGuin. But after two recent experiences, I’ve become a fan. First, I reacquainted myself with The Lathe of Heaven. The novel was made into a tv movie in 1980. It’s interesting that as … Continue reading

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Hard Sun, Hard Violence

As I’ve encountered streaming series on hulu and amazon, I notice there’s a lot of boundaries pushed beyond what’s been aired on cable networks. Some of those boundaries are plusses–telling a story over a period of twelve hours, give or … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Cold Welcome

Earlier this week I finished Elizabeth Moon’s Cold Welcome. Ms Moon has one outstanding book that’s graced my bookshelf. I enjoyed the series that followed her strong female character through a series of military adventures in space, though I found it … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Daughter of Eden

Count me as an admirer of author Chris Beckett. The third in his Eden series has been on my bookshelf for some days. It’s a good conclusion to the good work begun in Dark Eden (reviewed here) and continued in … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Moon And The Other

John Kessel has crafted an enjoyable, thought-provoking read here. The premise: thirteen decades into the future, the moon is peopled by a few dozen colonies. Two feature in this novel. One self-presents as a free Muslim society, but reads a … Continue reading

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Alien Intelligence

You read that term and what do you think? You know of my hobbies in astronomy and reading science fiction. If you are reading here, and even if you are turned off by one or both, you likely think of … Continue reading

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Project Almanac

I’m a softie for time travel movies above most other science fiction themes. I stumbled upon Project Almanac channel surfing last week on a day off, so I stuck with it. David Raskin, hopefully heading to MIT if the money … Continue reading

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