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A Dystopian Future or Just Business as Usual?

I reflect back on the 1980’s as a good decade, but many science fiction writers of the time didn’t. As a recent article in The American Conservative observes, the 1980’s turned out providing a congenial context for a grim, dystopian … Continue reading

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The Arrival: Good Science Fiction

“The Arrival,” which debuted in U.S. theaters last Friday, is well worth the time, though it is a bit plodding at certain points. Without giving away any of the plot, the movie underscores to me how science fiction really has … Continue reading

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A Trekker’s Review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

I just returned from seeing “The Force Awakens, Star Wars VII.”  Just to be upfront, I’m a relative outsider as far as Star Wars goes.  Star Trek is my science fiction passion.  But I thought I would offer this constructive … Continue reading

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The Doomsday Machine: A Star Trek Masterpiece

I am a bit of an unrepentant Trekker – not a Trekkie, mind you – just a Trekker. I don’t go to conventions, I don’t secretly don Star Fleet uniforms in the privacy of my home, and  I have not … Continue reading

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Why “The Planet of the Apes” is a Science Fiction Film for the Ages

I love The Planet of the Apes, not only for its superb writing, underscored by its pathos, subtle humor and biting social commentary, but also for its unapologetic misanthropy. The film was released during what is widely considered a watershed … Continue reading

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