Tag: space opera

Summer Fun Time Reading ’19

The beach-related holidays are here, my friends, and I am on the road for summer fun time. As you know, reading is a huge summer fun time thing. I hope you enjoy mysteries of all kinds as mystery abounds in these suggestions, including: Mysterious interdimensional travel through a […]

The Two Naomis

The second half of the third season (TV seasons are weird these days) of The Expanse, which wrapped in late June (thanks, Amazon, for making sure it was a season finale instead of a series finale), begins with a seemingly innocuous detail about one of its characters. It’s […]

Doctor Aphra and the Poetry of Star Wars

In the remarkable, almost painfully revealing documentary, The Beginning: Making Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace ,* George Lucas appears before his producers, editors and special effects crew at Skywalker Ranch and explains to them that his vision for Episode I: the Phantom Menace is like poetry. […]

Summer Fun Time Reading ’17

It’s summertime again and the living is gelatinous and humid at least for me. Maybe you’re planning a vacation or are relieved to get your place to yourself as you wave good-bye to friends, family, your partner. Maybe you’re going to the beach or on a camping trip. […]

Requisition Forms as Space Opera

There’s something to be said for patience. Or for grim determination. Whichever you think best suits the situation. Sometimes, you endure something unenjoyable simply because you’re committed to an overarching principle, and in the end the investment of time in that unenjoyable stint results in blossoming appreciation for […]