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The Martian: Science vs. Fiction

I saw The Martian last night at the Denver Science Museum’s IMAX theater, as part of the Denver Film Society’s annual sci-fi film fest. It was good to see the film again, especially on a giant screen, and especially when a Mars expert joined us to discuss...

Recommended Books for New Authors

When people find out I’m an author, they typically want to know what kind of books I write. However, just as often, I come across people who’ve been working on a story or book themselves. Not all of these people want or intend to publish their works, but...

Film Discussion: Perfect Sense

I just saw Perfect Sense at the Sie Film Center, part of the Denver Film Society and Denver Science Museum’s science fiction film fest. The fest is in its 3rd year and I’ve gone every year. In past years I cherry-picked films I wanted to see, but this year...

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

After I said I would read no more classic science fiction for a while, if ever, I caved and read The Left hand of Darkness when a friend loaned me his copy. I’m glad I caved. This book includes many of the conventions of classic sci-fi: long and excessively...

Hillary Clinton Makes History

I rarely talk politics. I rarely post political memes on Facebook. In nearly a decade of blogging, I don’t think I’ve ever written about politics. But I have to make an exception today. Because something amazing has happened. Hillary Clinton has clinched...

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