Monthly Archives: January 2018

Vintage Science Fiction Month: What The Beastmaster lacks in Fidelity to the Source Material, it makes up for in Weirdness

First things first.  If you’ve read Andre Norton’s The Beast Master—or, better yet, read my review of the same—you should know that the movie adaptation—and it is, technically, an adaptation—has little to do with the book.  Of course, in the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions—who needs them!  They mostly deal with boring stuff like diet and exercise.  I only want to talk about books.  So bookish resolutions.  Those are still cool.  So cool I gave you a bonus resolution.  [Now two!  Because … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Beast Master is Half-Western, Half-Planetary Romance

I had a heckuva time finding this book.  Like any kid from the tail end of Generation X, I had seen the Beastmaster movie countless times on cable as a kid.  And I picked up at some point that the … Continue reading

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Planetary Defense Command Ranks 49 SF Magazines from Best to Worst

Originally posted on Planetary Defense Command:
In my last post, I explained why I’ve cut off my first round of magazine reviews at 49, and described my ranking method.  So, on to the results, giving my first issue of each…

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With The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson Took a Page from Brandon Sanderson

I liked The Last Jedi.  But I didn’t love it.  Or, rather, I loved parts of it and had real issues with other parts (you can find those thoughts in depth here).  Opening up Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, I was … Continue reading

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2018 State of the Blog

2017 was a good year for me and a good year for the blog.  2017 also capped what was, for me, an extraordinarily eventful decade.  A decade that started with the death of my sister.  At the time, I had … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2017

2017 introduced me to a lot of great writers.  Looking back over last year, I am pleased to see the diversity among those writers.  My list splits very evenly among fantasy debuts, indie books, and vintage SF.  This is also … Continue reading

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