[Flashback] Star Wars, the Matrix, and a FB rant good enough to save

This guy is dead wrong… ran into this article a year ago, and posted the following comments on FB: How ‘Star Wars’ ruined sci-fi The six “Star Wars” films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how many kids… Continue reading [Flashback] Star Wars, the Matrix, and a FB rant good enough to save

Fanfic I’d like to see

OK, there are a few fanfic stories I’d really like to read. Perhaps I’ll get to writing one someday; more likely not. Two alternate versions of Harry Turtledove’s Lizards/Worldwar books: 1) “Fleetlord Atvar and the Cuban Missile Crisis” 2) Lizards arrive in 2021, as described/implied in John Birmingham’s Axis of Time Trilogy Harry Potter: 1)… Continue reading Fanfic I’d like to see

Rolling over in her grave…?

Well, not quite — Ursula Le Guin is very much alive, and has thoroughly (and IMO deservedly) panned the film Earthsea which is loosely based on her novels Wizard of Earthsea, Tombs of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore… I stress loosely… I saw the first episode last night, and it’s entertaining enough, although I’m glad… Continue reading Rolling over in her grave…?