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Out of nowhere came a man with a miraculous message.
Presented in illustrated documentary, what we know of his story, and the history of our community he inspired.

Text, Cartoon added on 2011 Apr 22
Subjects: Invulnerable, science fiction
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Chiming in late on the SF TV comments -

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Nov 6
Subjects: science fiction, series

...aliens discovering just how good it is to have humans along on their ships...

Why, that's right out of my Invulnerable story!

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jun 19
Subjects: Invulnerable, science fiction

me, re 5th Element: by breaking an ashtray

*rethinks*

Or water glass. Whatever.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Mar 6
Subjects: economics, Fifth Element

...a more accurate term would be "crony socialism"...

Yes. I cringe every time I hear the term "crony capitalism." Such an oxymoronic phrasing.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Mar 6
Subjects: economics, Fifth Element

Last week, I mentioned I was re-reading The Time Traveler's Wife. Finished it on Friday.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 31
Subjects: science fiction, The Art of

naturalfake: ..."Behold the Man" ... I wasn't shocked so much as sort of depressed by the display of pure vitriol and hate by Moorcock....

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 31
Subjects: Jesus, science fiction

Speaking of time-travel science fiction, which I haven't yet but will soon (SWIDT?)...

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 31
Subjects: science fiction

Brown Line: ...at one point describing "acres of parking" around Wrigley Field: oy veh!

Perhaps he was thinking of Cominsky [sic]?

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 24
Subjects: Chicago, science fiction

mindful - Thank you for the review "The Time Traveller's Wife". I'll be sure to put it on my queue.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 24
Subjects: Chicago, science fiction

Oh, forgot to mention a very personal aspect of re-reading Time Traveler's Wife - the main "present time" and place for the story is North side of Chicago, in the early 1990s.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 24
Subjects: Chicago, personal history, science fiction

At our daughter's for dinner earlier this month, I sat down near her bookcase and picked up a copy of The Time Traveler's Wife. Been a while since I first read it, and I found myself immedia

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 24
Subjects: Doctor Who, romance, science fiction

MrScribbler: I really dug the first part of Man in the High Castle. It was one of those can't-put-the-book-down reads. And then it all went to hell.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 17
Subjects: science fiction

Village Idiot's Apprentice: "so where is the Japanese Trade Minister now?"

I'm just gonna go with "Da Fuqua" when describing the ending.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 17
Subjects: science fiction

Back from finishing First Men in the Moon.

Wells certainly had fun exercising his vivid imagination in creating his lunar universe!

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 17
Subjects: reading, science fiction

otho: The Rise Of The Machines...

Anna Puma: Which one? Colossus or Skynet?

Landru

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 16
Subjects: humor, science fiction, Star Trek

Watched about half of The Day the Earth Stood Still tonight. (The original.) Have seen it so often, I have it all basically memorized. So I thought. But, we started watching it and...

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 10
Subjects: film, science fiction

Of all my Christmas gifted books, as I predicted, I started with HG Wells's First Men in the Moon.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 10
Subjects: reading, science fiction

Willowed last thread...

Anna Puma: "A little SciFi 'cheer' to start the New Year. A quick little story I just posted."

Well! That was... abupt!

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 4
Subjects: science fiction

Anna Puma: "A little SciFi 'cheer' to start the New Year. A quick little story I just posted."

Well! That was... abupt!

Read all… Subjects: added on 2016 Jan 4
Subjects: science fiction

Speaking of SF-ish flix (which Avatar isn't), Milady and I finished watching The Martian tonight. Satisfying enough - well portrayed.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2015 Dec 26
Subjects: Mars, moon, science fiction

J.J. Sefton: NICE!!!

Thanks. My daughter has repeatedly said, pretty dark for my usual fare, but seemed like a necessary resolution.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2015 Dec 3
Subjects: alternative history, science fiction, time-space

I read Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy back when I was in high school.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2015 Nov 1
Subjects: Isaac Asimov, science fiction, sex

Morning, Glories. Permission to re-board the USS AoS?

A comic repeat (Apr 2014) re changing history, just for BttF day.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2015 Oct 21
Subjects: science fiction, time-space

Re books for young'n's, IIRC, Asimov early in his career did a series of books for kids, which should be good straight-up SF.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2015 Jul 12
Subjects: Isaac Asimov, science fiction

... and worms and silverfish and...

oh... um... hi...

[grinding of gears]

I guess picking here & now would be out of bounds?

Read all… Subjects: added on 2014 Jun 14
Subjects: history, science fiction

Some webwork hooks are just irresistably baited.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2014 May 31
Subjects: science fiction, webworker

This long post conveniently broken up into readable bite sizes as if I'd been commenting all along...

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"Intentionally Crashed Into the Far Side of the Moon"

Read all… Subjects: added on 2014 Apr 24
Subjects: AoSHQ, Eureka, moon

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