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Retro Review: The Mummy Returns @ Infinispace.net

The text below the break is part of a theatrical review originally published on May 7th, 2001.
Here are some updated thoughts:  My opinion on The Mummy Returns really hasn’t wavered over 15 years.  It’s still an unsuccessful sequel to the fun original.  It’s a rehashed summer ca…

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Sci-Fi Short Friday: Master of Orion @ Infinispace.net

Why should movies or shorts have a monopoly on trailers?  Let’s mix things up and add some gaming trailers to Sci-Fi Short Friday.  Some of the coolest shorts/trailers have come during the release of popular games.  One of the most recent being Master of Orion.
Master of Orion has blasted o…

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The 2016 Hugo Award Winners @ Infinispace.net

There are two biggies when it comes to science fiction writing awards.  The Nebula and Hugo awards.  The Nebula award is handed out by actual science fiction writers (think Academy awards).  The Hugos are handed out by representative fans at Worldcon (think People’s Choice award).  This weekend t…

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http://infinispace.net/2016/08/the-2016-hugo-award-winners/

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Retro Review: The Fountains of Paradise @ Infinispace.net

I’ve always been fond of the classics, both the books and the authors.  As a fan of the genre I feel obligated to be knowledgeable about what has come before, and to be honest some older science fiction, while reading a bit dated from a technology viewpoint, are often superior in …

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TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story @ Infinispace.net

UnBoxed Films presents, TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story, the gritty Star Wars fan film of a loyal Imperial Stormtrooper who is forced to confront his past in the heat of an epic battle. It is directors Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards. It is imagined from a perspective that is seldom explored within…

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Sci-Fi Short Friday: Azarkant @ Infinispace.net

In the future, a team of astronauts are sent on a ten year journey to a distant planet to find new life. On their way, they encounter a large, abandoned spaceship that is drifting in the orbit of a mysterious planet. They board the ship with anticipation of the great discoveries to uncover…

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Retro Review: The Blair Witch Project @ Infinispace.net

The text below the break is part of a theatrical review originally published on July 31st, 1999.
Here are some updated thoughts:  Hot on the heals of the new Blair Witch movie (really?) to be released September 16, 2016, it’s time to dust off this review.
In the summer of 1999 the amount of…

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Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson @ Infinispace.net

(Header art by WETA Workshop)
Note:  This review contains minor spoilers.
That last time I posted an article about Neal Stephenson it was after reading his monstrous, brilliant, and, some would say, inaccessible novel Anathem.  In that review I point out this possible inaccessibility linked to ob…

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Review: Primordia @ Infinispace.net

I spent (and still spend) a lot of time immersed in books and storytelling during the late 1980s and early 1990s, so I naturally migrated to the burgeoning genre of adventure gaming, almost exclusively on the personal computer.
I adored this genre and played most of the mainstream adventure …

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