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Science Fiction Friday: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them – Film Review

Last night we went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The theater was filled with people in Harry Potter garb (scarves, robes, backpacks, sweaters) so we knew we were in good company 🙂 From the minute the film started I was instantly brought back into the wizarding world, mostly thanks to Hedwig's… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them – Film Review

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Science Fiction Friday: Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card

How could it have taken me this long to read the second book the First Formic War trilogy? I read Earth Unaware over a year ago. That’s embarrassing. At any rate, I finally read it and as with pretty much all Orson Scott Card books, it far surpassed my expectations. Spoilers ahead! One of the… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card

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Science Fiction Friday Book Review: Earth Unaware

   Earth Unaware initially surpassed my expectations so much so that I was not planning to write this review. There was nothing to critique because every page was perfection. I took no issue with this book until page four hundred, which considering how Ender in Exile went, that’s saying a lot. Two words: Imala Bootstamp.… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday Book Review: Earth Unaware

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Science Fiction Friday: Gerard Klein “Party Line”

So I thought it best to finish out July with another of Gerard Klein’s best works, “Party Line”. As I mentioned previously, Klein is a French scifi writer whose first story “appeared in 1955, when he was nineteen. He published nearly sixty more in the next decade” and now works as an editor in France… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Gerard Klein “Party Line”

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Science Fiction Friday: Gerard Klein “The Valley of Echoes”

Gerard Klein is one of the most distinguished French science fiction writers and his work is fantastic, by which I mean that I’ve yet to read a story of his that I didn’t like. He’s got a certain je ne sais quoi if you will. Yes, I went there. “The Valley of Echoes” reminds me… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Gerard Klein “The Valley of Echoes”

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Science Fiction Friday: H.G. Wells “The Country of the Blind”

The Country of the Blind lies in a valley in the Andes Mountains that is entirely isolated from the rest of the world. It is a valley gifted with fertile soil, a temperate climate, and an abundance of animals and fresh water. All of the children born into this country are blind. A lost mountaineer… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: H.G. Wells “The Country of the Blind”

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Science Fiction Friday: “Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven – Bring On that Nova Weather

“Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven begs the questions: If this was your last night on Earth what would you do? More importantly, who would you choose to be with? “What I wanted was someone who would join my…farewell party without asking the wrong questions.” –Stan, “Inconstant Moon” This story begins in San Diego, California late… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: “Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven – Bring On that Nova Weather

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Science Fiction Friday: J.G. Ballard, â€śChronopolis”

 J.G. Ballard’s “The Chronopolis” tells of Conrad Newman who, while waiting on death row, contemplates his past and his discovery of the city of Chronopolis. Conrad lives in a world where the concept of time is obsolete. (i.e., no checking your iPhone every minute and a half for no reason). His society functions lazily with… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: J.G. Ballard, â€śChronopolis”

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Science Fiction Friday: Jack Finney “The Third Level”

Before you say, I don’t know who Jack Finney is, does Invasion of the Body Snatchers ring any bells? It’s arguably his best work but Finney is just as well known for his short fiction of the thriller and science fiction kind. If you’re into Back to the Future at all, even in the slightest, you’ll… Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Jack Finney “The Third Level”