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Why I Love Science Fiction

I’ve loved science fiction since before I knew what a genre was. I first saw Star Wars at age four, so that was my intro to the genre. I’m sure I could barely read at the time. I always found all stories about planets, stars, space travel to be fascinating. For books, it was probably A Wrinkle in […]

STEM and Star Wars

Today, I spent a good fifteen minutes waiting for starwars.com to load from my iPhone in a parking lot as I waited to read the big casting announcement for the first in the Disney-Lucasfilm partnership to take over Star Wars: Episode VII. Once the page finally came up on my phone, I realized that this […]

RIP Arthur Clarke, One of Sci-Fi’s Greatest

He turned Jupiter into a second sun and now he’s gone. At age 90, one of science fiction’s greatest, Arthur C. Clarke, has died. He passed his last years in Sri Lanka, this Brit served in the Royal Air Force in WWII, survived polio, designed preliminary modern satellites, and wrote classics like 2001: A Space […]

Star Wars, Candidates, and Shot Down Satellites

It’s my birthday; I can cry if I want to… getting older isn’t what it used to be. I saw Princess Leia live this week and seeing her age just brings home my own aging. But I was really happy to see Carrie Fisher’s one woman autobiographical play, “Wishful Drinking”, at the Berkeley Rep. Definitely […]

William Gibson’s Latest Novel

Spook Country, I read in a recent Wired interview that William Gibson’s latest is more of a spy novel than sci-fi, so I decided to pick it up one day at the Stanford Bookstore and start reading… it had been a few years since my last foray of Gibson’s work – Idoru, I think it […]