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The Thespian Thesiger–A Lost Icon

The Thespian Thesiger–A Lost Icon

When one usually hears the words “Universal Horror” many names quickly come to mind. The first, and most obvious, names are Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.  Other famous actors that might pop into heads are Claude Raines, both Lon Chaneys, and perhaps... Read More »

Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting Ruined.

Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting Ruined.

I am a sucker for Sci-Fi movies, art and literature featuring either alien ruins or ruins of a collapsed human society Read More »

Spiders and Beatles and Books—Oh, My!

Spiders and Beatles and Books—Oh, My!

Steve takes a Beatle break... or does he? Read More »

How Big is a Book?

How Big is a Book?

How big is a book? SF & Fantasy books were slim volumes in wire racks until market forces created the massive tomes we're used to today. What happened? Read More »

The Time Machine Destination

The Time Machine Destination

Society would do well to heed science fiction's prophetic visions. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Engineering the Onboard Software

Space Shuttle First Flights: Engineering the Onboard Software

By comparison to the Space Shuttle, Apollo was a Model-T Ford - no set of computer-controlled spaceship operations like this had ever been attempted. Nothing that got us to the Moon could be reused here, and so it was discarded. Read More »

What Was the Plan?

What Was the Plan?

Steve examines what has to have been the stupidest space mission. Ever. Read More »

SEMBLANZA DE LA CIENCIA FICCIÓN EN BOLIVIA

SEMBLANZA DE LA CIENCIA FICCIÓN EN BOLIVIA

A portrait of science fiction in Bolivia Read More »

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James

The Fourth Gwenevere by John James

A tale of forensic authorship, the discovery and completion of John Jame's long lost final novel. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

During high speed atmospheric flight, the extreme forces buffeting the Space Shuttle produced abrupt, violent oscillations that, left unattended, would cause it to spiral out of control. No human was capable of flying the Shuttle unassisted. Read More »

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