Today we review the DisneyPlus streaming series The Mandalorian! Check it out here!
I grew up watching James Bond movies and loved the outrageous tongue-in-cheek spy thrillers starring Ian Fleming’s iconic character. As our society has become more politically correct, the great Bond has been bowdlerized. He seduces fewer women, drinks less, and doesn’t smoke. Worse yet, the fanciful over-the-top plots that characterized Bond films from the 1960s […]
When as a student in elementary school, I first heard about the underground railroad, I was disappointed to discover it was only a metaphor. In Colson Whitehead’s alternate history, The Underground Railroad, it has real steam locomotives. Though the book won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017, I hadn’t heard of it until I saw a […]
In science fiction, I have my specific interests, such as steampunk and alternate history. I didn’t pay attention to annual awards until the “Sad Puppies” controversy* concerning the politicization of the Hugos arose in 2013. I heard about Scalzi due to his feud with right-wing sci-fi/fantasy author Vox Day regarding this movement. I’ve read several […]
Ghost in the Shell is one of those classic anime movies that seasoned fans recommend to newcomers. Like most anime, it began life as a manga. Ghost’s progenitor was the cyberpunk-themed series by Masamune Shirow which ran from 1989-1990. Its original Japanese name was Kōkaku Kidōtai which means “Mobile Armored Riot Police.” This was the […]
As you should know by now, I really love a good alternate history. Some writers change one or two things and others change many things. A good example of the latter is Kingdom of the Wicked by Helen Dale. Her story (which is split into two books) explores a scenario in which the Industrial Revolution […]