In-Flight Entertainment: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Stories

Epiphany struck me 35,000 over Chicago. Dimmed lights in the plane cabin made my laptop screen glow conspicuously on the tiny tray table, an invitation to judge over my shoulder, but I didn’t have time for self-consciousness. I had revisions to finish. Faced with a cross-country business trip, I’d assigned myself a travel project of … Continue reading In-Flight Entertainment: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Stories

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Do Androcentrists Dream of Electric Wombs? A Movie Review of “Blade Runner 2049”

I recently undertook a campaign to study more canon science fiction classics, such as Philip K. Dick's story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, inspiration the iconic movie “Blade Runner”. Although I enjoyed some of the concepts, the dated portrayals of women in both versions rankled me. Thus the early trailers for Blade Runner 2049 … Continue reading Do Androcentrists Dream of Electric Wombs? A Movie Review of “Blade Runner 2049”

Book Review: “Children of Time”

“Well, now I’m going to have nightmares,” said my Laddie mildly, without taking his eyes from his Kindle. I glanced across the pillow at him. “Why?” “Because this book has giant spiders…and they’re better characters than the humans.” Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time will make even arachnophobes rethink their prejudices. Without spoiling too much of the … Continue reading Book Review: “Children of Time”

Visit the Moon for 99c: Celebrating NASA’s 60th with a Sci-Fi Book Sale

Sixty years ago today—July 29, 1958—President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA. The U.S. space agency pioneered numerous exploration efforts around our home planet, into our local solar system, and beyond towards the far reaches of the universe. What better way to celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary than with a journey  to the … Continue reading Visit the Moon for 99c: Celebrating NASA’s 60th with a Sci-Fi Book Sale