Lights Out! Fun with EMPs

You take a weapon that destroys technology and sends modern folks back to the pre-industrial age, and what do you have? The perfect plot device for exploring nineteenth and early twentieth-century problems with modern sensibilities and know-how. The EMP accomplishes all that and so much more. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has become a popular plot […]

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Where to Get Your Batman Fix

I haven’t seen the new film Batman vs. Superman. I will eventually, once the crowds die down. As much as the trailers look exciting, the early mixed reviews are not surprising, even though I avoid the fanboy shadenfreude of seeing movies based on beloved characters bomb. I want good movies regardless of what inspires them. […]

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