To Boldly Imagine: Star Trek’s Half Century

Star Trek is one of those franchises that I’ve only dipped into occasionally: I never watched much of the shows, and I was more of a Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica fan in college. That said, Star Trek was a huge, enormous influence on every aspect of science fiction, introducing millions of non-readers to … More To Boldly Imagine: Star Trek’s Half Century

The Unidentified Adventures of Raymond A. Palmer

  One of my favorite films is Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg. While watching it recently, I realized something: I’ve never noticed a significant overlap between the science fiction community and the UFO community. Sure, there are science fiction stories about aliens invading Earth, and I’m sure that there are plenty … More The Unidentified Adventures of Raymond A. Palmer

Review: Pitbull: The Battle over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey

I have to admit, I hesitated a bit when my wife first showed me a picture of Tiki on her computer screen. We had just gotten married, and were in the final stages of getting a house. A dog was something that we had talked about for quite a while, and we had gone through … More Review: Pitbull: The Battle over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey