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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.22.2014
I used to love the original “Star Trek,” each episode a short course in cultural anthropology. The Enterprise traipsed through outer space, often stumbling across civilizations running on a distorted operating system that oppressed some inhabitants to benefit others. The distortions being...
kim-packard's picture
Nov.01.2013
I got to attend the annual Texas Book Festival  http://www.texasbookfestival.org/ again this year, last weekend. Some of the topics that interested me were: bringing the classics back, the importance of shared mythology whether it's about mermaids or DJs, genesis in the writing process or...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jul.13.2013
There is nothing so satisfying as finding a new author, except finding a new author of really good, solid science fiction. That author is Pierce Brown and the book is Red Rising. When I started the book, I was not impressed. Brown thrust me into the world of a Helldiver and the mining caste of Reds...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.23.2013
Since there are now a couple of cable series about the Borgias, The Borgias on Showtime and Borgia: Faith and Fear, I have had a look at what most of the world thinks about the Borgias. Everyone knows that Lucrezia Borgia was a poisoner without peer and I seem to remember she was involved The...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Oct.12.2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2001 - I think the point a lot of us have been trying to make for a long time has been missed.  I am sure Gerald Ford cut a deal with Richard Nixon when he pardoned him.  Yes, George H.W. Bush served his interests when he pardoned Caspar Weinberger.  However,...
SFKaufman's picture
Mar.04.2011
  Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman has inked multiple book deals with two heavy-duty traditional publishers who have recognized the importance and value of his writings and teachings. Tuttle Publishing has contracted with the author for a re-packaging of a classic written in contemporary form entitled,...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Apr.13.2010
              Realpolitik is a term that is often ascribed to Florentine diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Of course, the term, which obviously means “real politics,” is as old as man and applies to almost everything. The first humans had to deal with the “reality” of survival....