September 21, 2017

Review: Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein

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Why read old scifi? We’ve often heard this question kicked around in the darkened corners of science fiction conventions and on ye’ ole cyber webs. Hey, it’s true that we now live in an age where such red-letter sci-fi dates as 2001 and 1984 have come and gone… and even The Terminator’s Skynet was to have been long since operational by now. [Read more...]

Review: The Crossing: Blood of the Lamb Book One by Mandy Hager.

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Anyone that follows this space knows that we love us some dystopian science fiction. From 1984 to The Hunger Games,  there’s just something that’s oddly comforting about a warning presented by a frightening future heeded.

But what is it that makes us think that doom and destruction is always just around the corner? Why is it that while half of America is tuned into Downton Abbey on Sunday nights, the other half is watching The Walking Dead? And hey, is there a market for a series that mashes up the two?

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1984 by George Orwell

Some wouldn’t consider 1984 to be a science fiction novel.  After all, there aren’t any rockets or ray guns here. Still, no 20th century novel has had more of a far reaching impact on modern culture. The book should be compulsory reading in public school. [Read more...]