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There was a giant knot right above my temple which got progressively more painful every time I prodded it. My Wal-mart shift was. Well… have you ever been to Wal-mart? That's what it was, only with a sore head and not enough sleep. I was really looking forward to getting home to my comfy bed and crashing for the evening. At least until I remembered Steven.
Okay so this is a slightly unusual situation. I'm reviewing a book that won't be published until 2015, but it was published when I bought it. That's because the author self-published and then subsequently sold the book and a sequel to a major publisher. That explanation out of the way let's talk about The Clockwork Giant by Brooke Johnson. It's a Young Adult novel with a steampunk setting and a heavy emphasis on romance.
I wasn't planning on writing reviews for every episode of this season of Supernatural but this is the third episode in a row that has inspired me to write a review for whatever that's worth. Unfortunately this time out I don't have a much in the way of positives to offer.
While it's selection of the latest movies is inconsistent at best, if you're a fan of older science fiction and fantasy movies then Netflix can be quite a treat. What follows is a list of 10 movies that Netflix categorizes as classic scifi. Though their use of the word classic seems… liberal.
Even if you don't have Netflix these are movies that are worth watching should you get the chance. Though in some cases I wouldn't recommend actually buying them.
There's a song in the musical The Music Man called Pick a Little, Talk A Little. This song reminds me of how people behave on social media. While we talk a big game about effecting social change and broadening our understanding what's actually going on is more like this:
Oh this was such a good episode. Doctor Who is a juggling act and th best episodes manage to give you humor, fear, action and a big idea all in a single package. It's not easy, but when it works it's great. This worked. Writer Jamie Mathieson came through with a script that was actually even stronger than Mummy On The Orient Express, which is no small achievement.
In the last couple of decades the tone of science fiction has been overwhelmingly pessimistic. There's a cultural notion of late that it's more realistic to portray everything as going wrong and being bad. Because that's what life is. Except it isn't. When looked at statistically life is over-all better than it was 40 or 50 years ago.