Taking a cue from a fellow AJS-er, I consider various books by my favorite author, Ursula K. LeGuin, as a literary on-ramp for younger readers.
Before he gained fame writing thrillers and his well-regarded Travis McGee books, John D. MacDonald was also quite a prolific writer of science fiction. He wrote three novels, and published dozens of stories in the pulp magazines.
A little known, or at least often overlooked fact, is that back in the mid-1960s, Philip K. Dick wrote a children’s novel that was only published posthumously in the 1980s. I read it recently, and decided to share my thoughts on it.
It seems like a question that comics fans often ask each other, but it’s one that, if you give it some thought, simply can’t be answered.
Someone who’s not the biggest fan of horror or zombies takes a look at four classic zombie movies with different takes on the phenomenon.
A few years ago, my interest in the planetary romance genre was reignited, and I decided to read several classic series in this genre for the first time – and tell everybody what I thought about them.
The holodeck in the post-TOS Star Trek is an intriguing bit of future hi-tech, but it may have been used a bit too much as a storytelling device, and sometimes it was just plain annoying.