science fiction

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This week in African-American History Month, we honor a local hero in Octavia Butler (1947-2006). This Pasadena native, graduate of John Muir High School (Class of ’65) and frequenter of […]

Map of the USA as depicted in the Main in the High Castle TV series.

We’re on the brink of the new year, which makes it a good time to reflect on the changes that the future might bring and the way that those changes are […]

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Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont I rarely give a book five stars. This one deserves it, both for the quality of the work and for its importance […]

Toy dinosaurs

It’s Dinovember, the month when people all over the internet celebrate the awesomeness of dinosaurs by posing toy dinosaurs in different situations, taking pictures, and putting them online for everyone […]

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold While actually the second book published in Lois McMaster Bujold’s epic Vorkosigan saga, The Warrior’s Apprentice makes an excellent place to start the […]

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May the Force be with you on this May fourth–Star Wars Day! While we’re not yet up to the level of space travel and exploration that is shown in the […]

The Martian by Andy Weir This book is a remarkable work of future-fiction, in that it requires few if any advances in science beyond things currently on the drawing board. […]

A Call to Duty [Book One of the Manticore Ascendant series] by David Weber and Timothy Zahn Weber is a master of military science fiction, and is best known for his Honor Harrington […]