Eye Fi

22 Feb 19
What Has Been Read Cannot Be Unread

A YA/sci fi Afrofuturism trilogy.   Basicially, the three Binti novellas contain the story of Binti, a young Himba girl from Earth who has the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University on a far far planet. Despite her family’s concerns, Binti’s talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime […]

22 Feb 19
Laura Mae

February 21st, 2019 I asked Donise where she would like to interview: The cafe was slow for a Sunday afternoon. Couples sipped coffee and exchanged smiles and laugh while singles read the paper or talked on phones. I smiled at the woman at the next table as she typed away on a small laptop. I […]

22 Feb 19
Nod

As corpses go, Cord proved a constant thorn in my side. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the old thief, but dying merely inconvenienced him. Dealing with the mess after, however, dug into my ass like a persistent nettle. Given the choice of a nettle in your ass for years, or a small beetle that […]

22 Feb 19
Musings of a Middle-Aged Geek

****PLANET SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!**** “Identity part 1”, the title of this week’s cliffhanger episode of “The Orville,” has a double meaning. While it primarily refers to the Kaylon android science officer Isaac’s cybernetic race, it also hints at something deeper…the identity of the series itself. After “Identity Part 1”, the amiable, lighthearted sci-fi ‘dramedy’ “Orville” […]

22 Feb 19
Critical Hit

The Wandering Earth is the epic Chinese sci-fi blockbuster that tells the story of a distant future in which the sun is about to expand into a red giant and devour the Earth, prompting mankind to make an audacious attempt to save planet. The multi-generational heroes build ten-thousand stellar engines in an effort to propel Planet Earth out the solar system, in the hope of finding a new celestial home.

22 Feb 19
jbronderbookreviews

Kingdom of Ash and Soot Publication Date: July 3rd, 2018 Genre: YA/ Historical Fiction/ Adventure “I want to be free.” The words came rushing out of me before I could think through their implications and consequences. “There are two things you need to know about yourself if you want to be free—what you stand for, […]

22 Feb 19
Marshmellow Pastel

[content warning: discussion of suicide in the context of fiction] [So, as usual, I know it’s a massive stretch to compare some silly anime to “serious” philosophy but today’s theme is the Absurd, which I’ll define with Camus’ lucid simplicity in The Myth of Sisyphus: “The absurd is born of [the] confrontation between the human need [for meaning] […]

22 Feb 19
GIGsoup

As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason. After their tour date at Wakefield was sadly cancelled in the latter months of 2018, the chance for Chasing Dragons to showcase their debut album in their Northern roots was put on hold. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait with bated breath for too long, for […]

22 Feb 19
7Review

Pioneer’s UDP-LX500 slashes the asking price of its flagship brethren but still promises a premium mix of movie and music playback. Steve May reports [toc] AV INFO Premium universal UHD Blu-ray player A rung down from the flagship UDP-LX800 Panasonic DP-UB9000; Sony UBP-X1000ES AFTER PIONEER TEASED a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player lineup last Summer, the UDP-LX500 […]

22 Feb 19
Nonna's Mulberry Tree

What? What is going on here??? We walked towards our gate in Newark Airport’s Terminal C – a terminal we never use – and I gasped. Tablets* to the right of me. Tablets to the left of me. Tablets on tables. Tablets at work stations. It had already pissed me off that United had us […]