He Said, She Said: Arrival Review @ Infinispace.net

Doctor Strange returns the Marvel Universe back to more personal storytelling. In it we are presented with the origin story of the ego-maniacal genius Dr. Stephen Strange and his journey to find and redefine himself in a . . .

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Review: Roadside Picnic @ Infinispace.net

(Header concept art by Alex Andreev.)
I am SO behind on my book reviews at this point that I plan on posting abbreviated versions going forward just to catch up.  I finished Roadside Picnic several years ago and picking my brains for the details that I want to address is exceedingly difficult, so…

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Retro Review: Aliens @ Infinispace.net

The text below the break is part of a DVD review originally published on June 29th, 2001.
Here are some updated thoughts:  This movie is just as good today as it was 30 years ago.  Unfortunately the franchise has been downhill ever since, and hit rock bottom with the Alien vs. Predator movies.  U…

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Alien Megastructures Discovered Orbiting Star! . . . Or Not. @ Infinispace.net

Or how a somewhat mundane scientific light flux analysis by Yale researcher T. S. Boyajian gets picked up by media and blown out of proportion . . . or not.
Let’s back up a minute and boil it down to understandable terms.
The star in question is KIC 8462852, a rather boring, mature main s…

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Understanding the Fermi Paradox @ Infinispace.net

I’ve mentioned the Fermi Paradox in several articles over the months, mainly related to book reviews involving contact with alien civilizations.  But I never really felt the need to elaborate on the idea.  Everyone knows what the Fermi Paradox is, right?  I always assumed readers knew ab…

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SciFi Short: Fragment @ Infinispace.net

Posted with minimal comment . . .
An Air Force jet breaks up over the desert. A mysterious radio beacon draws the pilot from the crash site.  A discovery is waiting.  And it is not of this Earth.
That ending?  Holy shit . . . was NOT expecting that.  But I suppose it opens up the story to all kin…

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