Tag Archives: science fiction

Happy Birthday, Doctor Who

51, while not round or square, is no less momentous an achievement. Happy birthday, Doctor Who, and here’s to many more seasons. I watched it only the other week, but I think November 23rd is just the right time to … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan

My second question would be, “How do they keep their prisoners alive for fifty or sixty years without ever letting them leave the hotel room?” I ask this question only so that I can answer it by depicting the hotel … Continue reading

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Displaced Volume

Eureka is Greek for “This bath is too hot.” — The Doctor, The Talons of Weng-Chiang

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John Carter

I’ll cop to it up front: I’m not a Burroughs aficionado. In some circles, not getting down with the multitudinous works of Edgar Rice Burroughs is on par with saying you don’t like Firefly. In my defense, I triedA Princess … Continue reading

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Blindsight

I checked Blindsight out for the set-up more than the story: in the not-too-distant future, genetic science has resurrected a long gone Pleistocene predator, homo sapien vampiris, an off-shoot of prehistoric humanity that preyed on its cousins for a vital … Continue reading

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The Golden Torc

The Pliocene exile saga continues in The Golden Torc, following on from The Many-Colored Land. The action got going much faster this time out, mostly because this book overlaps with and follows on directly from its predecessor. We spend less … Continue reading

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The Ontological Emergency

“Please state the nature of the ontological emergency.” — Doctor Zimmerman’s significantly less popular Emergency Philosophical Holographic program.

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