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Defining Definitions, Fandom’s Favorite Hobby

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…

Eight Batman Stories You Should Read

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Batman A History of the Dark Knight

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…

Growing up Star Wars: 1977-1985.

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,…

Sci-Fi TV Schedule For 2008-2009 Season

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…

Can Hollywood Make a Good Hard SF Movie?

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…

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