Jun 26, 2008
Jonathan McCalmont has posted an interesting read called How to define a genre… and why not to bother in which he looks at various attempts to define science fiction, and what if any help they have been.
A few years back I made a post The Definitions of Science Fiction in which I listed some worthy attempts to define the genre. I ended that with Damon Knight’s definition:
Science Fiction is…
Jun 26, 2008
Honestly coming up with any sort of definitive list of Batman stories is next to impossible. While there are a lot of bad stories, there are also a lot of good ones. I’m not going to claim that this is anything more than a sample of what’s available. But I do think that these…
Jun 24, 2008
If you are a member of Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1982), odds are that the original Star Wars trilogy figured prominently in your childhood. I was lucky enough to see Star Wars (not “Episode IV: A New Hope” - just plain old Star Wars)on the big screen at the tender age of seven, and it totally blew my mind. My life was forever changed that happy day,…
Jun 23, 2008
SciFi Ranter Girl helpfully posted the season premieres for all the genre tv for 2008, a few weeks ago. For which I am grateful, because I always end up forgetting when shows start and if I don’t have a season pass set up already I miss the first episode.
So I created a public Google calendar based on the information:
The direct link to it is:
If you have information on any…
Jun 19, 2008
Science fiction seems to be the genre of choice in Hollywood these days, but it mainly comes in the forms of superheroes or action based sci-fi. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy both types of movies when I’m in the right mood, but I’m starting to wonder if Hollywood just isn’t capble of making a good hard science fiction movie.
What is Hard SF?
Well now there’s a question. I’m not a…