The Autobiography of Mr. Spock

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{5/5} “The universe is a vast and wild place, and in this chaotic variety lies not disintegration, but the means to realize a fuller, more sustained unity of self. In embracing what is different in others, we become more fully ourselves.” The Autobiography of Mr. Spock by Una McCormack, published in 2021 Before his mission […]

A Quiet Place Part II

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “The people that are left, they’ve become… You don’t know, do you? I do. They’re not the kind of people worth saving.” A Quiet Place Part II, released in 2020 After the attack at their house, the family must move on. But moving is very dangerous. They must be quiet, of course, to avoid […]

3rd Rock from the Sun (season 3)

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{5/5} “Do you think I want to spend my weekend pretending to be engaged to a lunatic rather than tell my parents the truth? … I’ll pick you up in the morning.” — Mary 3rd Rock from the Sun season 3, aired in 1997-98 Sally, Harry, and Tommy have returned to the home planet — […]

Lost in Space (season 3)

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{4.5/5} “Danger, Will Robinson.” Lost in Space season 3, aired in 2021 After narrowly escaping rampaging robots the 97 children of the expedition, with Judy as captain, were supposed to end up at the colony at Alpha Centauri. But they ended up following a different radar signature to the Fortuna, a ship thought lost 20 […]

Best science fiction novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2020s Adrian Tchaikovsky The Doors of Eden Becky Chambers The Galaxy, and the Ground Within       Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Ultra       Robert J. Sawyer The Oppenheimer Alternative       John Scalzi The Last Emperox […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer VOY: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Nightfall by Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror by Orson Scott Card Exhalation by Ted Chiang Stories of […]

Science fiction novels

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Here’s an update to this list. It still only includes books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 10 years). Best of the best Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks Navigator by Stephen Baxter The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter Existence by David […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

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Here’s an update to this list. 5/5 3rd Rock from the Sun 5 5                   5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5 5 5 5 5         4.86 Angel 5 5 5 5 5             5 Babylon 5 4.5 […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an update to this list. I didn’t watch as many movies as usual in 2021 so there are not too many additions to this list. Hopefully I will catch up soon on some that I missed. Year Winner Runner Ups 2021 The Mitchells vs. the Machines   2020 Palm Springs Bill & Ted Face […]