Monthly Archive: August 2009

Quest of the Spider (Doc Savage #68) 0

Quest of the Spider (Doc Savage #68)

This is the third story originally published by Street and Smith (and the 3rd, 4th or 5th in the PJF chronology-there are three dated June, 1931). Lester Dent wrote the majority of the Doc...

The Runes of the Earth by Stephen Donaldson 0

The Runes of the Earth by Stephen Donaldson

Having read (recently) the Gap Series (back-to-back) and the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (in school, about 100 years ago), I was looking forward to diving into this series, “The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant”....

District 9 – Four movies in one 1

District 9 – Four movies in one

Watching District 9 with my 18 year old this weekend and observing how is interest level changed made us realize that the movie is four movies in one. He was interested in some parts,...

For my son, off into the world 2

For my son, off into the world

He is now several inches taller than me, but says he still looks up to me. This certainly won’t be my last bit of advice (I remain hard to shut up), but I will...

Chocolate (the martial arts movie, not the candy) 1

Chocolate (the martial arts movie, not the candy)

The same director and martial arts choreographer who did Tony Jaa’s Ong-Bak and Tom-Yum-Goong worked on this 2008 Thai film, which, like Ong-Bak has a sometimes difficult to follow plot, great fighting stunts and...

Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin 0

Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin

As a child living in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, I was able to watch many of the Apollo launches from the roof of my parents house. Apollo 11 and the first moon landing, the...

Slate’s Armageddon Matrix 0

Slate’s Armageddon Matrix

In a classic case of “I wished I’d thought of that”, the eZine “Slate” has created “Choose Your Own Apocalypse”, a cross between Jeopardy and Armageddon. With a matrix of 144 (that’s 12 x...

The Land of Terror (Doc Savage #8) 2

The Land of Terror (Doc Savage #8)

This is the second story originally published by Street and Smith (and the 2nd in the PJF chronology) and it is a bit rough around the edges. A professor of chemistry, Jerome Coffern, one...

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