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Superheroes Round 24: Wonder Woman

2017/06/25 Leave a comment

This movie was fun.  It was high time we had a Wonder Woman movie, and I’m reasonably convinced that it’s the best movie that DC has put out for a good long while.

In other words, I’m about to do some analysis and spoil the whole plot.

Wonder Woman, aka Diana, is definitely the central character of the story.

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Science Fiction Round 73: More Guardians, More Galaxies

2017/06/04 Leave a comment

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last weekend, and it was a fun film.

Of course, from the perspective of physics, it was a travesty.  Rather than banging on the usual obvious things not done right (Faster than light travel won’t work!  That’s not what happens when you’re exposed to vacuum!), I’ll try to touch on a couple of more subtle issues.

There are spoilers here, but seriously, they’re basically all for things you should have seen coming.

The characters in this poster were all in the movie. The movie was also at least as colorful as the poster.

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Science Fiction Round 72: Cosmic Powers

2017/05/14 Leave a comment

I recently read the Cosmic Powers anthology, which is a wild ride.  It’s a collection of stories from a delightful variety of authors, including a prequel story to The Stars Are Legion.  I have a couple of thoughts to share.

I’m not sure what these spaceships are on the cover, but they are colorful.

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Science Fiction Round 71: Lock In

2017/04/29 Leave a comment

John Scalzi’s Lock In is a pleasant afternoon read about a near-future FBI investigation.

I found myself anticipating many of the twists, but it was a fun read nonetheless.

Also, spoilers follow.

I’m not sure what the point of the cover was. Maybe the red people are supposed to be threeps (remote-controlled bots used by Haden’s sufferers).

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Science Fiction Round 70: A Brief History of Time Travel

2017/04/16 Leave a comment

I recently read Time Travel: A History by James Gleick.

It’s not a science fiction story by itself.  Instead, it’s a wide-ranging analysis of time travel in fiction and popular thought — and well worth a read.

It’s probably just as well that they decided to go for mostly text on the cover. Time-travel diagrams can get messy.

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