Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released! Check it out here. Advertisements

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Amazon Black Friday sale!

Amazon has a Black Friday sale for Kindle books for as low as $1.99, including some of Philip K. Dick’s classics, Ubik and The Man in the High Castle. This is excellent timing as I’ve wanted to reread the latter for some time. Note … Continue reading

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“2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke

Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey was not simply an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey novel. Kubrick and Clarke actually produced their works in tandem and meant for each to supplement the other. It was meant to … Continue reading

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“The Science of Battlestar Galactica” by Patrick di Justo and Kevin R. Grazier

In honor of Glen A. Larson’s recent passing on November 14, 2014, I am running several reviews about books related to Battlestar Galactica, his most famous and greatest creation. The Science of Battlestar Galactica is written by Kevin R. Grazier, science advisor for the … Continue reading

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“The Theology of Battlestar Galactica” by Kevin J. Westmore

In honor of Glen A. Larson’s recent passing on November 14, 2014, I am running several reviews about books related to Battlestar Galactica, his most famous and greatest creation. Battlestar Galactica clearly deals with issues of faith and religion. One of the most … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” coming to HBO!

Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction series Foundation will be coming to HBO soon! The books focus on the use of psychohistory to predict and account for historical events in order to prevent the collapse of galactic civilization. The website io9 has more on … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

In honor of Glen A. Larson’s recent passing on November 14, 2014, I am running several reviews about books related to Battlestar Galactica, his most famous and greatest creation. In academic literature about popular culture, scholar-fans have to strike a delicate balance … Continue reading

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“The Martian” by Andy Weir coming to the Big Screen!

The website Shortlist has put out a list of popular books  slated to become movies in 2015. Of these, I’ve only read Andy Weir’s The Martian, which is excellent. I will post my review of the book closer to the movie’s release … Continue reading

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“Tears in Rain” by Rosa Montero

I bought Tears in Rain mostly because it was advertised as a spiritual successor to Blade Runner, one of my favorite movies. The book is not an actual sequel, but it touches upon many of the themes and issues raised in that movie. … Continue reading

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