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So, I've gone to see Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Pt 1) and braved the opening weekend crowds to do so. To to be up front about it, I haven't read any of the books, so there will be no comparisons between book and movie. This is strictly a view of h[Read this blog post]
This week in Sci-Fi Time Capsule, the best sci-fi cartoon ever: Futurama. When you've created a cultural icon with the weight of The Simpsons, sometimes it's best to just take a bow and wander off into the sunset. Thank you, Matt Groening,for taking [Read this blog post]
Have you ever read a book where every character sounds the same? How about one where the main character has a set of beliefs that they work into every conversation? You might be noticing signs of an unfortunate foible of writers: injecting themselv[Read this blog post]
This week in Sci-Fi Time Capsule, Total Recall. Despite all the trappings of a summer action movie, including star Arnold Schwarzenegger, it has some legit sci-fi credibility (as well as its share of cringe-inducing missteps).
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More people want careers in writing than actually have them. Many are trying to bridge the gap between wanting and having. There is no magic formula (though if you can manage to catch lightning in a bottle, it couldn't hurt), but there are things[Read this blog post]