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The Force Sets Its Snooze Alarm

I finally got around to seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and here are my thoughts on the film. I should warn you that there are SPOILERS in this post. I feel like I’m the last one to see this, … 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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Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

The ray gun has long been a staple of science fiction, but you still don’t see too many of them around. The main reason seems to be that they would require a major power source, hence making handheld energy weapons … Continue reading

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