December 13, 2017

November 2013: The Month in Science Fiction

The pre-holiday movie season has begun. As we approach the cusp of the holiday season, several fine science fiction offerings are already in theatres. We were duly impressed with Thor 2, and glad to finally see Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic Ender’s Game at last get its big screen due. Heck, we even enjoyed the movie Gravity, despite its minor (and one major) science faux pas… spoiler alert: you can’t journey to the International Space Station from the Hubble Space Telescope! Now, all eyes are turning towards the big screen adaptation of Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. [Read more...]

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

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How do you spark a revolution? Often, the greatest figures in history are the most reluctant.  Such is the case of Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games series. We have to admit, we’re a late comer to the series, though we’d heard rumblings from avid fan-dom as early as last year’s NecronomiCon. Once we saw the film, we were hooked. I love it when something new and original breaks through. Fans of this space will remember our review of the first Hunger Games book, and we’re actively burning through (pun intended) the final (?) book in the series, Mockingjay. [Read more...]