Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Killer Klowns from Outer Space poster

“Killer Klowns From Outer Space” 30th Year Anniversary Celebration

Has it really been 30 years? I remember seeing Killer Klowns from Outer Space when it first came out. I was living in Santa Cruz at the time, where many of the scenes were shot. It was fun to see locations I knew transformed in the film. America’s fascination with this quirky film began on […]

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Carma holding a copy of The Art of Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Steampunk” by Art Donovan

Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction, has become more than just a literary movement and has evolved into an artistic movement, as well. Based on an art exhibit presented by Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science, Art Donovan’s The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the […]

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Travel Reads: “Heroes & Villains” by Andrew Boyle

Photographer Andrew Boyle spent three years photographing and interviewing the cosplayers at New York City’s Comic-Con for this book. The result is a fun picture book showcasing some amazing costuming talent. Stats Title: Heroes & Villains: A Photographic Odyssey into the Fantastic World of Cosplay By Author: Andrew Boyle Hardcover: 264 pages Publisher: Smith Street […]

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Movie Review: “Annihilation” (2018)

After her husband returns home — a year after he went missing — a former army officer now biology professor signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Movie Stats: Title: Annihilation Director: Alex Garland Producer: DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions Screenplay: Alex Garland, based on the […]

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How UFOs Conquered the World

Travel Reads: “How UFOs Conquered the World” by David Clarke

Do you believe UFOs are extraterrestrial or supernatural in nature? Then this book just might rock your world. David Clarke shares his journey of researching the UFO phenomenon and his realization that the best explanation for it is psychological, rather than extraterrestrial or supernatural. Stats Title: How UFOs Conquered the World: The History of a […]

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Travel Reads: “The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales” by Mark Samuels

Travel Reads: “The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales” by Mark Samuels

If H.P. Lovecraft’s dark view of the universe appeals to you, then Mark Samuels’ collection of short stories in this anthology will be right up your alley. Stats Title: The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales Author: Mark Samuels Paperback: 178 pages Publisher: Chomu Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1907681051 ISBN-13: 978-1907681059 Available on […]

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Black Panther 2018

Movie Review: “Black Panther” (2018)

Marvel’s latest superhero film, Black Panther, has been getting good reviews. Here’s another one … with a twist. Movie Stats Title: Black Panther Director: Ryan Coogler Producer: Marvel Studios Screenplay: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Release Date: Feb. 16, 2018 Starring: Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), […]

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