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Sideshow Collectibles + Ralph McQuarrie = Just Take My Money

Ralph McQuarrie is a legend in the film industry.  His incredible work on the original Star Wars trilogy, E.T. The Extra Terresterial, Cocoon, Nightbreed and the original… 101 more words


San Andreas - As disaster movies go... pretty good

Aloha – Other than the New Dawn having problems near Pluto it’s been a pretty slow news weekend for astronomy.  So I surrendered to the urge to see a movie.   222 more words

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Review: The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi

(The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi. New York: Knopf, 2015, $25.95, 371 pp.)

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

Following his highly entertaining corporate capitalism/GMO sci-fi-disaster novel, … 1,789 more words

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"The Man Who Needed a Job" (January 2010)

Barry’s hands rested in his lap until he realized they were relaxed. At once, he exerted pressure on his knuckles until the bones began to show through the skin, especially on the right hand, where one knuckle had no finger. 2,699 more words


"The Self-Made World" (ca. early 2010)

The nurses and stenographers waited in their white rubber coats, steam rising up from under their facemasks and fogging their spectacles. With Origen’s pause, an anxious sigh, sharp and perturbed, escaped from all of the room’s inhabitants. 3,771 more words


The Angelic Prophecy- page 1 

The Angelic Prophecy by Kelly Long

“It was late, well after their shift and once more he had been left standing at their meeting place alone. 85 more words


Olaf Stapledon - Star Maker (1937) & Last and First Men (1930)

Perhaps no book has ever been written with a greater sense of scale than Olaf Stapledon’s Star Maker. Many esteemed people of the day were impressed by it: Jose Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Bertrand Russell and Winston Churchill. 870 more words