Surviving Lost in Space

“Oh, the pain! The pain!” Dr. Zachary Smith’s memorable catchphrase summarizes the mixed feelings I have when reflecting on the television show Lost in Space. The show aired between 1965-1968 for three seasons. I watched it as a kid alongside Star Trek during its long run in syndication. The show was fun yet frustrating and […]

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Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: The 1950s Surrealist Cityscapes of Richard Powers

Originally posted on Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations:
Richard Powers (1921-1996) is one of my favorite science fiction cover artists.  Heavily influenced by the likes of Yves Tanguey and Picasso, his delightful vein of surrealism graced the covers of multiple classics of the genre (for example, Simak’s City, Clarke’s Earthlight and The City and…

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Seveneves Review

Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves explores the premise ‘Could mankind in a couple of years take to high orbit to survive a world-destroying catastrophe?’ The catastrophe in question (early spoiler) is the moon blowing up. Enough of the debris is calculated to hit earth eventually, so mankind must mobilize to survive. Dreary stuff indeed. This is a […]

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