Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Carma Spence holding a copy of The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

Travel Reads: “The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk” by Hiroshi Unno

A visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels, with text in both English and Japanese, this book is a fun romp through fantastic illustrations of yesteryear. Stats Title: The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk By Author: Hiroshi Unno Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: PIE International ISBN-10: 4756249752 […]

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Carma Spence holding a copy of The Year of the Geek by James Clarke

Travel Reads: “The Year of the Geek” by James Clarke

Part calendar, part encyclopedia, The Year of the Geek presents an infographic look at geek culture day-by-day. Geek culture, as demonstrated in this book, includes science, science fiction, television, comics, manga, anime, film and more. One day you’ll learn about Copernicus, on another Mr. Potato Head. Stats Title: The Year of the Geek: 365 Adventures […]

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“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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Carma holding a copy of Heroes & Villains by Andrew Boyle

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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