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[ Feb 2013 ]
Metropolis

Written by: Thea von Harbou
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Starring: Brigette Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Movie Marathon: Artificial Intelligence
In Short: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, …

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[ Jan 2013 ]
Dune

1965
Published by Ace (among many others)
Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, Kindle editions, and pretty much everything else
In the Stacks: Obsession
In Short: Paul Atreides moves to a new planet and becomes the Emperor of the galaxy.
Recommended: …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
Mirror Dance

“Hugo-winning” may sound like a big deal. But is it really?
by Rachel Hyland
On September 2, at the 70th World Science Fiction Convention held in Chicago, Illinois (Chicon 7), the 2012 Hugo Awards were given out …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
2001-a-space-odyssey-ape

In an attempt to be fair and balanced and thoroughly, completely above reproach in properly researching my side of this debate, I have just come off two hours of mind-numbing, eye-rolling, fist-clenching torture. Yes, folks, …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
Sun_Earth_Moon

“Are you not entertained?”
– Maximus Decimus Meridius

Apparently, my esteemed colleague’s answer to that is, no, she was not. I pose the question, “So what?” Like Commodus, I will put it to the masses: Are we …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
Foundation

Foundation, Book 1
1951
Published by Spectra (reprint edition), among others
Available in Hardback, Paperback, Audio, and Kindle
In the Stacks: Asimov
In Short: Whoever called this a “novel of ideas” was spot-on.
Recommended: Of course.
“Violence is the last refuge of …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
Isaac Asimov The Complete Stories Vol. 1

Published by Broadway
1990
Available in Trade Paperback
In the Stacks: Asimov
In Short: An excellent and wide-ranging collection of stories by the master.
Recommended: Of course.
Isaac Asimov. What do we really know about him? Can we really trust him …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
Pebble in the Sky

Galactic Empire, Book 3 (according to internal chronology)
1950
Published by Doubleday
Available in Paperback and Kindle editions
In the Stacks: Asimov
In Short: A man from the past-Earth must save future-Earth from internal and external enemies. Oh, …

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[ Sep 2012 ]
Caves of Steel

The Caves of Steel (1954), The Naked Sun (1956), The Robots of Dawn (1983), Robots and Empire (1985)
Published by Doubleday, and then pretty much everyone else over the years
Available in Paperback and Kindle editions, …

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[ Jun 2012 ]
ray_bradbury2

Upon the death of science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury earlier this month, a mere sampling of the paeans of praise sung to his name…
by Rachel Hyland
“Do you ever read any of the books you burn?”
He …