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steven-belanger's picture
Oct.13.2013
Photo: Season One's main advertising poster, from the show's Wikipedia site.   How do you build upon an already-great show?   Though the first season was okay, the second season was far superior to the first.  What else can you say about a show that seamlessly compounded serial...
steven-belanger's picture
May.06.2013
Photo: Bellevue Hospital Ambulance, New York Times, 1895--from the Wikipedia page of The Alienist.   Been a few weeks away with illness, exhaustion, overwork, and some good headway on my novel and some shorter pieces.  Sort of an odd time lately, mostly without focus.  I've been...
joshua-r-wagner's picture
Nov.05.2012
by J. R. Wagner   Warning: Spoilers. Lots of 'em.   Second Warning: I'm a writer, not a movie reviewer. Oh and this is a bit lengthy -but the humor and obscure movie references make up for it!   Now that that is out of the way...           Prometheus  ...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.23.2012
  This is the sort of adventure movie that I'm usually drooling over, the missus simply tolerating and along for the ride. This time, as the popcorn and nachos disappeared, she leaned over and whispered, "I really like this!" It's a Ridley Scott flick, and by the time of the missus...
mayra-calvani's picture
Feb.28.2012
The Eden Paradox, by Barry Kirwan, is an enjoyable read that will be relished by fans of science fiction. Fifty years into the future, the earth has been maimed by war and is near collapse from heat exhaustion. Scientists have already found the vaccine for AIDS and robot soldiers have quelled...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Aug.16.2011
Fifteen years ago when scientists postulated that a Martian meteorite named Allan Hills might contain evidence of microscopic fossils of bacteria, the news was received with a mixture of astonishment and skepticism. This week, NASA researchers supported that theory by finding evidence that suggests...
ciara-lake's picture
Mar.23.2011
Ancelin Trever is running from a nightmare. Her family brutally murdered, she runs to the new colony world, Verrian. Wild and untamed, this alien world is full of dangers she is ill prepared for. Haunted by her past, she's forced to trust a man she must struggle to hide her growing attraction...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Mar.15.2011
I’m engaged in a discussion over in the forums of BestsellerBound about why the theme of my soon-to-be-published book will make it hard to sell. I knew as I planned and wrote it that it would be, at the very best, a niche-book–of interest to a rather small audience. While I certainly didn’t even...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.22.2011
Alert: Stay turned to this channel for a special broadcast, Monday, 28 Feb. Irina Avtsin will tell us all about the power of the word, “No!”. ~~~~~~~~~ If you’re new to this blog, you may think its title, Notes from An Alien, refers to either me, Alexander M Zoltai, or writers in general being...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.01.2011
I’m going to have my first face-to-face meeting with my editor in eight days. I just realized as I wrote that sentence that the combination of “face-to-face” and “editor” might have given a few readers a chill. A face-to-face is serious, right? Does serious have to mean bad? The editor, that...