The best science fiction is cautionary. It's about projecting what is happening in the present, exaggerating it, blowing it out of proportion so it can be better understood. In theory, at least.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Well, I'm sure most of you noticed this little ritual this past week-- the Shuttle Discovery making a series of passes around the landmarks of Washington, DC astride a NASA 747.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Franc Zero, New Orleans Paranormal Examiner, contacted me for an extensive and in-depth interview on a whole host of topics, some of which are familiar to readers, some less so.
Friday, April 13, 2012
This series -- which started as a look at comic book sorcerers and their real-world parallels and grew far beyond my expectations -- began with "The Possessed," a Doctor Strange story in which interdimensional alien walk-ins possess the citizens of a Bavarian hamlet.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
The Reason Rally® -- billed as the biggest-ever gathering of atheists, skeptics and so on and so forth--came and went without my reporting on it. I was busy with work and was also in the middle of the Millennium series that I'd been meaning to put up here for several years.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I've had a strange relationship with Fringe. I thought the pilot was great but the first half of the first season had a particularly irritating corporate/team-building/authority-boosting vibe I found particularly galling.
But it recovered beautifully midway through the first season and answered my prayers by picking up stakes and moving up to Vancouver.