Category Archives: science fiction

On My Bookshelf: Women F/SF Authors

Sometimes I get surprised by authors at the early end of their career. Imperfections can be easily forgiven, especially for a new writer with something new to say or a different approach to something old. Becky Chambers’ debut novel The … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Luna (Wolf Moon)

I like fiction–books and movies–with balance. What I mean: characters have good things. And a conflict emerges because something good is threatened. Their loves. Their activities. Their lives. The reader or viewer is on edge because they can’t imagine losing … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: SF That Often Doesn’t Get Finished

I’ve had a particularly difficult time reading science fiction these days. A few days ago someone in real life asked me for a recommendation, and I struggled to think of one. I remember a passage in a recent novel of … Continue reading

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The Paper of Timeless

This is something like the Golden Age of Geek Television. Science fiction, fantasy, and even a Big Bang. It’s all cool in a way that it wasn’t when I was growing up. I’ve reviewed some 21st century series here that … Continue reading

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A Science Fiction High Castle

Last year I wrote favorably about the pilot episode of the small screen adaptation of Philip Dick’s The Man In The High Castle. I’m a few episodes into season two now. My verdict is still favorable. But this is one … Continue reading

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Star Dawn

In a liturgy/music/astronomy/science fiction mash-up, I’d like to nominate Alan Hovhaness’ mini-symphony “Star Dawn” for your December listening experience. From the review at a tribute site for the composer: In this work evoking space travel, bells symbolize the stars, flowing … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Luna (New Moon)

The moon may be the closest celestial body to our home planet. It might also be the only one we will be able to colonize in the next century. But sf fans know it doesn’t get as much love as … Continue reading

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