You’ll have to excuse this week’s roundup’s meager offerings; I’m just returning from a trip out of town. Normal operations will resume shortly!
Originally publish March 1, 2016
Young Josh was a voracious reader without video games or internet to distract him– and homeschooled to boot, so all that time spent not being distracted by other students meant he read literally everything in the
Well, it wouldn’t be a show about first contact with an alien race if it didn’t include some sort of episode about the effects first contact would have on religion– and
Silver Empire author Russell Newquist has put two of his books, War Demons and Vigil on sale in honor of the Feast of Saint Michael this week. I haven’t read either novel, but Newquist is a fine storyteller and, I gotta admit, War
Several years ago, Brian Niemeier’s Dragon-nominated Nethereal came out, and I noticed something very interesting: the images playing in my head as I read it were coming out very 90s anime-esque. Since then (and maybe before
We all tend to think of Roddenberry as the guy who made Star Trek, and thus we think of him as a science fiction guy. But
On occasion, you pick up a book that doesn’t quite rock your world, but is good enough that you’re willing to give the author another shot. Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter was one such novel, and I’m
The early, post-pilot episodes of a show are kind of notoriously rough. For every Battlestar Galactica with a “33,” there’s a dozen shows with episodes that seem bizarrely small stakes, a meaningless digression, or something
What secrets does the less-than-top-secret-but-still-mysterious military installation know as Area 51 hide? Experimental Aircraft? Flying Saucers? Aliens? Immortality? The secret to successfully making an ice cream on Chopped?
Look, trying to break into Area