Category Archives: Science Fiction

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I noticed today that it had been released for streaming, so I went ahead and watched.  (I missed it in the theaters.)  Based on everything that had been said about it, it was better than I expected.  It was entertaining … Continue reading

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Re-coil

I just finished reading J. T. Nicholas’ Re-coil, a space opera novel.  It takes place in the solar system, so it’s not an interstellar story, although there are hints the series might go there eventually.  It involves a future where … Continue reading

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Star Trek Picard

Just watched the first episode of Star Trek Picard.  What follows has spoilers, but only from the early parts of the episode. It takes place about 15 years after the events of the last Next Generation movie.  Picard appears to … Continue reading

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Lost in Space

When I was very young in the early 70s, I remember coming home after school and watching afternoon TV, a lot of syndicated shows from the 60s.  One of those shows was the original Star Trek, in the early years … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Expanse (season 4)

Season 4 of The Expanse TV show was released Friday on Amazon Prime, so I just spent today binging on it. There was a lot of uncertainty about the show last year when SyFy canceled it, but within a short … Continue reading

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Ad Astra: Apocalypse Now in space

The movie Ad Astra is a strange mix.  In many ways, it’s a visually stunning film with excellent production values.  And it has first class name stars, most notably Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.  But the plot has serious … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Silver (Inverted Frontier Book 2)

I just finished reading Linda Nagata’s new book, Silver, which is the second book of her new Inverted Frontier series.  It’s a sequel to the first book, Edges, which I recommended earlier this year, and Memory, which I described and … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Memory

I’ve noted before that I think science fiction author Linda Nagata is an underrated talent.  She crafts mind bendingly imaginative tales.  I’ve recommend several of her books, all in The Nanotech Succession series, which she has recently started adding to … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Altered Carbon: Download Blues

I posted a while back on the Netflix series, Altered Carbon, based on the books by Richard K. Morgan.  The series presents a universe where everyone has a device implanted in their brainstem shortly after birth that records their personality, … Continue reading

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Recommendation: The Warship

Back in January, I recommended Neal Asher’s The Soldier, the first book of a series called The Rise of the Jain.  The series takes place in Asher’s Polity universe, a future interstellar civilization run by AIs (artificial intelligence) and featuring … Continue reading

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