I want to head off any Harlan Ellisons about to post who will say all the guy didwas rip off hit movies and make them into TV shows... when you're 7 years old, you love Star Wars, and VHS decks don't exist yet— this guy kept your imagination going. And why he certainly may have been inspired by the success of certain… » 11/15/14 3:19pm 11/15/14 3:19pm

Well said— these theories always assume that advanced life will have figured out how to travel faster than life or communicate in a way faster than radio waves. The odds of cracking those basic physics problems seems a lot higher to me than the possibility of life out in the vastness of space. » 11/05/14 1:13pm 11/05/14 1:13pm

When Marvel started their yearly event plan saying they were seeing it as a storyline for every season, like a TV series I was kind of into it— but it quickly became clear it was a plan to make you buy more comics. DC lost me ages ago doing the same thing, but making it confusing to boot. This just feels like a way… » 11/03/14 7:01am 11/03/14 7:01am

I really really really wanted to like the first book after your wonderful write up on it. I'd been craving good space opera for some time, I'd just finished the first Expanse novel, and I grabbed Justice along with a couple Culture books and I came to a very sad realization... I don't like super hard scifi. » 10/20/14 3:03pm 10/20/14 3:03pm

I'm just going to be the jerk that says NONE. I don't think it's about the quality of some stories being better than the movies they are derived from. In the case of Star Wars, I have looked at a lot of EU books that try alternative forms of storytelling and/or points of view that are much different from the styles of… » 10/17/14 3:00pm 10/17/14 3:00pm