Sci-fi and Fantasy Christmas Movies

It's December, and that means lots of Christmas themed music and shows. As a fan of speculative fiction, I would think that the magic that seems to permeate the holiday season would lend itself to science fiction and fantasy movies, but that's not really the case. There are plenty of Christmas movies that include Santa … Continue reading Sci-fi and Fantasy Christmas Movies

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The Purpose of Alien Sci-Fi

I have a theory about science fiction that focuses on man's interactions with aliens. My thought is that every one of them starts with the basic question: 'If humans aren't the smartest creature, what makes us unique?' In general, we ascribe certain characteristics to all the animals we encounter. Most quadrupeds (dogs, cats, horses, etc.) … Continue reading The Purpose of Alien Sci-Fi

I Recently Finished Reading: Way Station

I picked up this book when I first started going through the Hugo Awards, and I remember that it really changed my perspective on what science fiction could be. This was the first sci-fi novel I had read that was more about ideas than about story. Way Station focuses on a single man maintaining a … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Way Station

I Recently Finished Reading: Rocket Ship Galileo

I was about a third of the way through this book when I started wondering when it was published. It was clear that it was one of Heinlein's earlier works, both because of the kind of technology he was describing in the book, as well as the social issues that Heinlein invariably brings up. I … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Rocket Ship Galileo

I Recently Finished Reading: Lucifer’s Hammer

It took me a long time to finish this book. It fell into that difficult spot where it was interesting enough to keep me reading, but not interesting enough to really draw me in. That means that I would read it on occasion, but not every chance I got. I'm not the biggest fan of … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Lucifer’s Hammer

Best Action Sci-Fi Movies

I love watching sc-fi movies, but I've found that most lists of the best sci-fi movies span the entire genre. That means dramatic movies like Ex Machina are placed next to comedy films like Spaceballs. Sure, it shows the large variety that's possible in sci-fi, but it doesn't always help me find the kind of … Continue reading Best Action Sci-Fi Movies

Best Comedy Sci-Fi Movies

I love watching sc-fi movies, but I've found that most lists of the best sci-fi movies span the entire genre. That means dramatic movies like Her are placed next to horror films like The Thing. Sure, it shows the large variety that's possible in sci-fi, but it doesn't always help me find the kind of … Continue reading Best Comedy Sci-Fi Movies