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Master of Might-Have-Beens

Harry Turtledove shows what might have happened if the Confederacy had won the Battle of Antietam, and the war. Read More »

Save Farscape

Save Farscape!!! Save Moya!!! I hate to be a doubting Thomas, but if SciFi is that determined to start destroying sets of one of their hightest rated shows on Wednesday, I doubt they’ll listen to the fans that put it there. But, for McSweeny, we’ll give it a shot! Go there, and make your voice heard. [ As seen on ... Read More »

George Lucas

Each time I watch one of these films, I am struck by something different. This time around, I was particularly aware of the fact that in the five Star Wars films made so far, we are seeing essentially the same images, over and over again. Each time through, they are placed in different contexts, used in different sequences, but basically Lucas is telling stories from a very basic visual vocabulary. Read More »

The Alchemist’s Door

Doctor John Dee and Rabbi Judah Loew face demons in sixteenth-century Prague. Read More »

Gene Wolfe – The Book of the Short Sun

While on holiday I finally finished the reading "Return to the Whorl", the final volume of Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the Short Sun" science-fiction trilogy. A deep, complex and literary work, it's one of those books I know I shall have to read a second (and possibly third) time to fully understand. Read More »

Hugo Awards

The 2002 Hugo Awards were announced last night. Read More »


A novel about Big Science and political chicanery at a nuclear weapons lab. Read More »

Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 12) by Aaron Alston

I consider the Star Wars books appetizers for real books. These books read so fast, it’s like reading a magazine. That doesn’t make them bad books, it just makes them filler. I’ve gotten rather bored with this series lately, since the New Republic was so busy getting it’s ass kicked and the Jedi had no clue as to what they ... Read More »