Tag: science fiction

Top Five Songs to Inspire Science Fiction Writers

In earlier posts, I suggested Five Songs to Inspire Writers, Five Songs to Inspire Fantasy Writers, and Five Songs to Inspire Horror Writers. Now we’ll move on to science fiction. Robots. Spaceships. Aliens. Intrepid explorers traveling to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in… Continue Reading “Top Five Songs to Inspire Science Fiction Writers”

What I’m Reading: Ender’s Game

My book this time is about a bright young boy who is oppressed at home and school, but one day receives an invitation to attend a very special school, a place where life is far different than the normal, boring existence of everyday humans.… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Ender’s Game”

What I’m Reading: The Left Hand of Darkness

I’ve been wanting to read Ursula Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness for years, but somehow had never gotten around to it until now, as the latest selection in the book club at my work. Thanks be to the book club! Anyway, I quite… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Left Hand of Darkness”

What I’m Reading: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

I’ve actually reviewed Robert Heinlein’s The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress before, but I read it again for a book club at my work, so I’ll give it a fresh review. I thought it might be interesting to write this new review without reading… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress”

Scary Movies: Alien Resurrection

Okay, last horror movie from my family’s annual October horror moviethon. At my son’s strong request, we watched the fourth movie in the Alien franchise, Alien Resurrection. Previously on this site, the first Alien movie was the only horror movie I’ve reviewed to receive… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Alien Resurrection”

What I’m Reading: The Mote in God’s Eye

Now this is a great science fiction novel, and simultaneously an illustration of the limits of genre fiction. The Mote in God’s Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, succeeds at every level as an SF story. The primary character in a very large… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Mote in God’s Eye”

Scary Movies: Alien 3

We’re coming up on the scary movie season and we have some great movies lined up this year. Before we get to that, though, I need to clear the decks. My son and I watched Alien 3 a couple months ago, so I need… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Alien 3”

Scary Movies: Aliens

What am I doing reviewing a scary movie the week before Christmas? Well, every Saturday night, the  members of my family alternate picking a movie for everyone to watch, and my son’s choice this past week was Aliens. (I reviewed Alien a few months… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Aliens”