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A Masterful Ending to a Trilogy: Book Review of Gabriel’s Revenge, by Steve Umstead

(Note: No spoilers). Right away, I will confess that I loved the first two installments of this story. Now, with this third novel of the Evan Gabriel trilogy, author Steve Umstead closes his masterful science fiction epic. Or maybe “odyssey” … Continue reading

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The Fantasy Genre: A Man’s World? Who Are the Fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy?

WARNING: This article is crammed with unscientific observations, and has absolutely no data to back up the author’s opinions. Please take them for what they are…subjective. The idea for this post started innocently enough. But as I jotted down notes … Continue reading

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The Necroblogicon: What place does technology have in classic horror?

I’m roughly halfway through reading the Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft. So far, I am completely in awe at this body of work. But this isn’t a book review…that will come later. This something a little less serious. One of … Continue reading

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A visionary work…book review of the #scifi classic The Time Machine

“In a moment my hand was on the lever, and I had placed a month between myself and these monsters.” What a classic, wonderfully imaginative science fiction sentence. I had read H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine many years ago. I … Continue reading

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The Accidental Astronomer: Watching the Eclipse from the Fringe

My neighbor called me up yesterday afternoon. “I’m setting up my telescope to watch the eclipse. Want to come?” If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you probably know that I routinely repost/tweet images from NASA. I think of … Continue reading

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Book Review of Gabriel: Zero Point by Steve Umstead #scifi #sciencefiction

(Note: No spoilers). I was thrilled when I heard a few weeks ago that Steve Umstead had a prequel in the making for his popular and captivating Evan Gabriel scifi adventure trilogy. There’s always that element of sadness when a … Continue reading

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Better than #scifi…check out this #nasa video flying over the earth

I had to share this absolutely amazing video. It’s like the scene from a high budget science fiction movie, except it’s real life. The video, taken from the International Space Station, records the nighttime earth, thunder storms, and amazing aurora displays. Some … Continue reading

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To map or not to map? An important question for #fantasy and #scifi #writers

I have always maintained that one of the fundamental responsibilities of the fantasy or science fiction writer is the responsibility to create a contextually plausible setting for the story to take place in. Actually, this is a minimum requirement for … Continue reading

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