The Wheel of Time Season Two Review

The Wheel of Time Season Two Review

The second season of Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time series ended a few weeks ago so I thought a short review might be in order as well as a few thoughts on the whole process of adapting fiction to TV. (Caution: There will be mild spoilers for the first two...
Favorite Sci-Fi Films from the 1950s

Favorite Sci-Fi Films from the 1950s

I have always had an odd fascination with sci-fi films from the 1950s. More than any other decade the films of the 1950s have always seemed to epitomize the classic sci-fi story tropes: Space Travel and Exploration, Alien Invasion, Atomic Apocalypse, and Mutant...
Why I Like Science Fiction & Fantasy

Why I Like Science Fiction & Fantasy

I recently rewatched one of my favorite scifi films, Forbidden Planet (1956). I did not ask my wife to watch it with me as we had viewed it for one of my birthday scifi film festivals a few years ago. My wife’s enthusiasm for scifi films from the 1950s does not...
I am a heretic

I am a heretic

(Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay ) I am a heretic. At least when it comes to my appreciation of scifi and, to a lesser degree, fantasy. I find myself drawn to and appreciating many of the things that general fans of the genre disdain and disliking the things they...
The Wheel of Time TV Series — A Delayed Review

The Wheel of Time TV Series — A Delayed Review

This review of Amazon’s Wheel of Time TV series is terribly late. I posted a version of it on facebook months ago and in my newsletter, but I figured since the series is still getting bad reviews on Amazon from disgruntled book fans, I would add it here. I love...

Remembering September 11th, 2001

Photo by Jason McCann on Unsplash 20 years ago today I woke from a nightmare dream of people running and screaming from something on the lower westside of NYC to my roommate at the time calling to tell me there had been a terrorist attack. I watched the first tower...

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