Author: Ira Nayman

BOOK REVIEW: The Annihilation Score

BOOK REVIEW: The Annihilation Score

The great thing about writing a series of novels is that, if your original idea is flexible enough, you can throw just about anything you want into them. Charles Stross exemplifies this by throwing superheroes into his Laundry series book The Annihil... Read More »

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage: Same Studio, Different Universe

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage: Same Studio, Different Universe

It's hard to believe that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage were produced by the same company. A close comparison shows that the two series couldn't be more different. Read More »

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else...but, really, it's just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh... Read More »

Adventures in Treklandia

Adventures in Treklandia

You don't have to be a fanatic Star Trek follower to become a Klingon... Read More »

Not the Times Table You Learned In Grade School…

Not the Times Table You Learned In Grade School…

N. J. Rayner's The Time Table is a frustrating reading experience, with some excellent bits and others...not so much. Read More »

Literary Fiction Isn’t Always That Great, Either, You Know

Literary Fiction Isn’t Always That Great, Either, You Know

Ira Nayman makes a startling admission: he often prefers literary fiction to genre fiction. Oh, no! That does not, however, make him blind to the limitations of literary fiction, as his review of A Free Man indicates. Read More »

Spec Fic Publishing: Pitfalls and Opportunities

Spec Fic Publishing: Pitfalls and Opportunities

What is a new author supposed to do when so many established authors are being abandoned by their publishers? Read More »

Dragons and Dragons and…More Dragons, Oh, My!

Dragons and Dragons and…More Dragons, Oh, My!

Dragoncharm doesn't quite work as an epic fantasy novel, but, as reviewer Ira Nayman suggests, it can be enjoyed if read with a different genre in mind. Read More »

Woman Can’t Be Comedians? Funny You Should Say That…

Woman Can’t Be Comedians? Funny You Should Say That…

With no concern for his safety, Ira Nayman wades into the controversy over whether women can be funny, exploring possible reasons for why men are so resistant to the idea. Read More »

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

One screen good, three screens better? Not, as Ira Nayman found, in the case of a screening of Star trek: Beyond in Barco Escape. Read More »

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