April 4, 2020

This is not the dystopian future we voted on. But there is a silver lining amid the waves of shuttered businesses and sheltered people confined to the four walls of their homes and apartments…

Time to Read!

Or listen, for you audio book aficionados.

Netflix already out...

March 28, 2020

Don’t get me wrong, the season was okay. But I expected better than okay. So maybe it’s a question of expectations here. It doesn’t help that I much preferred the previous actor Joel Kinnaman to Marvel’s Anthony Mackie. Mackie does an okay job, better, in fact, as the...

March 7, 2020

Probably not.

But two words do not an entertaining blog post make, and the answer is obviously more complicated than that.

First of all, the question posed in the title is really 2 questions:

  1. Is Star Wars still a viable investment for Disney in the wake of The Rise o...

February 22, 2020

I’ve written before about the Star Trek franchise reboot on CBS. I wrote about Star Trek: Discovery and all the problems with season 1. With Discovery, I hoped that the writers would fix their mistakes and felt that they did that by season 2. Sadly, I’m not sure they c...

January 25, 2020

What you see above is Sumerian cosmology clearly etched on a Sumerian tablet. In this tablet, you see the sun surrounded by ten planets (our Solar System). 

But why ten planets?

I’ll explain.

I was a history major and studied the Sumerian tablet translations from scholars...

January 11, 2020

TL;DR Superfans are way too attached to things we love, and if authors / directors disrespect the source material we will unceremoniously burn down the internet.

Our last couple articles have touched on Star Wars, and this one will too. There's a reason for that.

Star Wa...

December 14, 2019

The holidays are upon us and with it the eggnog guzzling, panicked shopping, and ugly sweatshirt wearing time of year. As I scroll through the most popular items to purchase, it comes as no surprise that Baby Yoda merchandise is in popular demand. (And, yes, I realize...

November 30, 2019

Before we start with this overview/review of Disney+’s new and “first” Star Wars live-action series, I’d like to mention I might mention spoilers going forward. You’ve been warned.

You may have noticed first in quotes. There have been Christmas specials on TV, so that’s...

November 17, 2019

 Photo by Christian Fregnan

Yesterday, it struck me that I was due to write an article to be posted on the Sci-Fi Reads blog today.

Yet, I had a problem: it was the day after the 20Booksto50k indie author conference in Las Vegas, and I was busy hanging out with fellow sc...