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Forthcoming Documentary: "For the Love of Spock"

Interview with William Astore on the Military in Science Fiction

Regular readers of this blog may recall that in a previous post I recently I drew attention to an interesting article by William Astore in The Nation titled "Can You Spot the American Military in Your Favorite Sci-Fi Film?." I thought the topic was worth taking a closer look at, so I got in touch […]

Inverse: Second Life and Second Childhood

Inverse features an interesting essay titled "The Unlikely Benefits of a Virtual Second Childhood." The subtitle reads "Want a do-over? You're not alone." As this indicates, many are using child avatars in the alternative digital universe of Second Life to play out their childhoods again. Some choose never to grow up. The article explores the […]

Call for Submissions for an anthology volume: Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred

Call for Submissions for an anthology volume: Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred They ways in which people pursue religion has changed in America and the West. Traditional, institutional religions are in decline, and even among those who claim “None” as their identity, an individualized spirituality of seeking is growing in popularity. As a part […]

Adam Savage TED Talk: My Love Letter to Cosplay

Del Toro, Bleak House, and Sacred Relics

The current issue of Rue Morgue, July 2016, includes an article by Dave Alexander titled "Beyond the Walls of Bleak." It is inspired by the upcoming tour of some of Guillermo del Toro's collection in his Bleak House called "At Home with Monsters," beginning with the venue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. […]

Astore: The American Military in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

There is a very interesting article over at The Nation online titled "Can You Spot the American Military in Your Favorite Sci-Fi Film?" by William Astore. The author bring his experience a retired Air Force officer and lifelong science fiction fan to his analysis, and discusses his changing perceptions of the military over the years […]

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