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The Language of the Stars

Ultimate Star Wars, by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, and Ryder Windham – I saw this fully illustrated guide to the series mentioned online, and decided to check it out at the library. It’s divided into sections on characters, … Continue reading

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The Carter Center

John Carter – Originally called John Carter of Mars, and that’s still the title that appears at the end of the film, but apparently a focus group or something decided it would get more of an audience if they left … Continue reading

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On Darkest Thulcandra, in Deepest Heaven

I have a complicated relationship with C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia were significant reading in my formative years; and even though I don’t share his Christian belief, most of what I’ve heard from him presents Christianity in a way … Continue reading

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A Man Walks Into Barsoom

The Mars Trilogy, by Edgar Rice Burroughs – While Burroughs is best known for Tarzan, he also wrote a series of books about the red planet, which combine light science fiction with swashbuckling adventure. I don’t know that they’re that … Continue reading

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The Hollow Earth Catalog

One bizarre idea that pops up from time to time in fiction and conspiracy theory is that of the hollow Earth. There are several variations on this, including that there’s a smaller sphere or multiple spheres inside the larger sphere … Continue reading

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Me Tarzan, You Jane

Tarzan – The ape-man is one of the most prominent characters of twentieth-century fiction, dating back to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes in 1912. There were actually a lot of Tarzan books, but I’ve only ever read the … Continue reading

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You Be Alien

The idea of life on other planets (or, in some cases, planetoids) is one that has been in the public consciousness since we knew other worlds existed. Perhaps you could say they even predate that, as myth-makers have always proposed … Continue reading

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