The Ancillary trilogy ends with the tremendously satisfying Ancillary Mercy.
Middle installment stumbles a bit from the brilliant Ancillary Justice but is still compelling science fiction.
The Gone World is dark, twisty, and inventive, with big ideas and a plot that grabs you from the prologue.
Head On is a great thriller and an exhilarating ride from the start!
Passengers is 3/4 of a great movie undone by an outlandish and ludicrous finale.
This new iteration of Star Wars since Disney purchased them a few years back is not the Star Wars that we grew up on. While The Force Awakens largely played … Continue Reading Star Wars: Bloodline(2016) – Claudia Gray
Fans of apocalyptic science fiction and zombie horror will find a lot to like in The Girl With All the Gifts.
Star Trek Beyond is a mostly satisfying, perfectly entertaining film that still feels like it leaves a lot on the table.
Salvage & Demolition is a lot like a novel I read last year, The Shining Girls. The difference is that novel was terrible and this one is not. Few writers … Continue Reading Salvage & Demolition – Tim Powers
You would think the fourth most expensive movie ever made would have a super-kick-ass-awesomely-wicked story, right?
This is not a review. This is a rambling attempt to process the movie and the road leading to it. The TL;DR version: it’s amazing. Probably 2nd or 3rd best … Continue Reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
The night the fatal Georgia Flu arrives in Toronto, fading movie star Arthur Leander has a heart attack on stage performing the title role in King Lear. Jeevan, a paramedic … Continue Reading Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
After Disney bought Lucasfilm and secured the rights to Star Wars they announced that new movies would be coming shortly. As I write this The Force Awakens is less than … Continue Reading Star Wars: Aftermath – Chuck Wendig
The basis for both the 1951 movie The Thing From Another World and John Carpenter’s much more faithful adaptation, 1982’s The Thing, (the less said about the 2011 remake/prequel the … Continue Reading Who Goes There? – John W. Campbell, Jr.
The Fold is a hugely entertaining science fiction novel in the tradition of Michael Crichton’s Sphere as well as the Lincoln Child novel Deep Storm. Centering around scientists and very … Continue Reading The Fold – Peter Cline (Now with more review words!)
Armada is a summer blockbuster in book form. It’s entertaining, it moves fast, and it’s a fun ride. It’s also not nearly as smart as it thinks it is. Armada … Continue Reading Armada – Ernest Cline