Review of Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Book Cover for "Stranger in a Strange Land" Religion and sexuality are two of the most difficult subjects to engage as a writer. Regardless of the writer’s intentions, someone is going to be deeply offended or challenged, probably both. Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land seeks to both offend and challenge. Heinlein uses the … Continue reading Review of Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 3)

Fan Art for Season Two of “Babylon 5”. Source In the final part of Season Two of Babylon 5, the series enters arguable it’s darkest moments (up to this point). Throughout the season, we’ve seen the descent of Londo Mollari in the darkness of his own ambitions, regardless of the consequences. We’ve seen EarthGov slipping further … Continue reading Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 3)

A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 2)

Box Cover Art for Season One of "Babylon 5". Source In the first article in this series, I covered the first half of Season 1 for Babylon 5. The subtitle for the entire first season is Signs and Portents. This is significant because the first season lays the groundwork for storylines and character arcs that … Continue reading A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 2)

Reality Bends – A Review of Philip K. Dick’s “A Scanner Darkly”

First Edition Cover for "A Scanner Darkly". Source      When one reads any story written by Philip K. Dick, one expects certain themes and situations to appear. An example would be the question: What constitutes reality? In A Scanner Darkly, Dick uses drug culture and the often-debilitating effects of drug abuse to take the reader … Continue reading Reality Bends – A Review of Philip K. Dick’s “A Scanner Darkly”