Author: Daniel M. Kimmel

Review: Passengers

Review: Passengers

Treating its audience as adults - what a novel concept! Read More »

Film Review:  Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

Film Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Find out what the author of Jar Jar Binks Must Die thought of The Force Awakens Read More »

Short Stories

Short Stories

Super Under-Size Me! Read More »

Editors

Editors

Editors. You can't please all of them all of the time, but maybe you can please some of them, some of the time. Read More »

Review: Stand On Zanzibar by John Brunner

Review: Stand On Zanzibar by John Brunner

Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner's 1969 Hugo Winner for Best Novel, was one of those books I always meant to get around to reading, especially when I came across an essay that suggested it was a precursor to cyberpunk. Read More »

Neal Stephenson’ s Reamde

Neal Stephenson’ s Reamde

By the time Stephenson hit it big with Snow Crash I was already a fan. Read More »

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

When I returned to reading science fiction as adult I discovered a whole new generation of authors:Greg Bear, David Brin, William Gibson, Octavia E. Butler, and Orson Scott Card. In each case I would read a recommended book and enjoy it so much IR... Read More »

The New Novel

The New Novel

Shh! It’s a Secret: a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender’s Guide Yes, while I’m dealing with everything else in my life I’ve decided to start writing a new novel. It’s a time travel story and, I hope, a co... Read More »

When You Shouldn’t Read John Scalzi

When You Shouldn’t Read John Scalzi

Like many readers, I became a fan of John Scalzi after reading his Old Man’s War. It’s a wonderful book and it led me on to his others. I’ve now read most of his novels and even had the pleasure of writing the introduction to a coll... Read More »

Better Than Oprah

Several years ago I interviewed an author whose book had been turned into a movie. The book had been a selection of Oprah Winfrey’s “Book Club” and he freely admitted that that selection had changed his life. It was like winning the... Read More »

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