{book} of all possible worlds…

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord Ballantine Books|Del Rey, 2013. hardcover, 303 pages. Library borrow. A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom theyContinue reading “{book} of all possible worlds…”

{book} life-altering lenses

Eye in the Sky by Philip K Dick Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin), 2012 edition orig. written 1957 & published by Ace Books. Tradepaper, 243 pages. What does it say about me that this was a Christmas gift? “When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tourContinue reading “{book} life-altering lenses”

{book} bound-picture-page-funny-tale-carrier

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman illustrated by Skottie Young (as this is the U.S. edition) Harper (HarperCollins) 2013. hardcover.   While mum is off at a conference presenting her paper on lizards, dad is tasked with minding the kids’ schedules, heating pre-made casseroles, and groceries–like the milk supply. Mum isn’t gone long and theContinue reading “{book} bound-picture-page-funny-tale-carrier”

{event} sci-fi experience

According to its creator Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings, seven years ago, The Sci-Fi Experience was born to: a) Continue their love affair with science fiction b) Return to science fiction after an absence, or c) Experience for the first time just how exhilarating science fiction can be. Choose your options and Join us! ThisContinue reading “{event} sci-fi experience”

{film} mr. nobody

“We cannot go back; that’s why it’s hard to choose.” (Nemo) Nemo Nobody is 118 years old and the only remaining mortal human in the year 2092. Who is this man called Mr. Nobody? No one knows, including himself. There are no records of his 118 years of existence and the stories he tells aContinue reading “{film} mr. nobody”

{comics} pluto vol 1-7

If you are going to check out this manga series by Urasawa x Tezuka from your local library, please be sure they have all 8…As it is, I need to carve out time to find the 8th volume somewhere. Believe me, one volume will throw you into the next and you’ll not want to hitContinue reading “{comics} pluto vol 1-7”

film can make visible what is invisible

I believe I mentioned that it was in all likelihood that my experiences of science-fiction for the Sci Fi Experience 2011 would occur through film or television. In a preparatory manner, I pulled the Cinema oriented textbooks/guides I had from University off the shelves and followed all the index entries on “science fiction.” Susan Hayward’sContinue reading “film can make visible what is invisible”