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Rogue One Movie Review

One year after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s perhaps taken for granted just what a colossal smash success the movie was. Disney took a beloved franchise that George Lucas had all but run into the ground, and in an age where

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Tor is shutting the door to unsolicited submissions

Looks like the marketplace for original short science fiction just got a little bit smaller. As of January 7th, Tor, one of the biggest markets for speculative fiction stories, will no longer be accepting unsolicited short fiction. Tor has been a major longtime staple in

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

What can I say about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? What more IS there to say at this point? Ever since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, and announced plans for more Star Wars movies, like countless others, I’ve followed the process with growing

The Martian Movie Review

Mars certainly has carved a spot in the human imagination, which makes its reputation as a box office graveyard somewhat intriguing. The last time a movie about Mars was a box office success was Total Recall (not this one) back in 1990, with every movie

RavenCon 2015

Its once more that time of year, when Richmond’s local sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention, RavenCon takes roost for the weekend, once again bringing several big name authors and industry bigwigs, along with thousands of genre fans to town. Watching RavenCon fill Richmond with genre buffs, tabletop gamers,

Ex Machina Movie Review

If you don’t know the name Alex Garland, you have doubtlessly heard of his work, and quite likely loved it. Garland is a science-fiction novelist, but he is perhaps best known for his work as a screenwriter, most notably for being behind two of the