Category Archives: Science fiction

Followed by the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson


I will not be able to write a full review yet because I am barely at the half-way point of the first book, Red Mars. But here is what I have gleaned out of the 300 pages I have read … Continue reading

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Why this can never be a perfect world, for anyone


I have been reading nothing but science fiction these days because there is so much out there from 50-70 years ago that is speculative sf about the future of humankind. Here are some of the things I have picked up … Continue reading

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Life under reality


What have I been doing since I last wrote here?  I’ve watched the TCM 31 days of Oscar, and saw many films that I never saw.  Lots of old black and whites from the 30s and 40s, as well as … Continue reading

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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Star Trek The Original Series


I have long been known as an original series Star Trek Trekker/Trekkie (either title is okay with me, but I don’t buy and wear costumes, nor do I attend Star Trek conventions these days). But as someone who was excited … Continue reading

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Filk Music


Filk music combines two of my interests – folk music and science fiction. It is about a phenom called “filking”, or “filk singing”. There is a great write-up about it in Wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filk_music I first became aware of filking about … Continue reading

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