Category Archives: Fiction

Harry Potter and the Power of the Internet

A couple weeks ago, I reviewed a work of fan fiction called Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. I wanted to make one more point about this piece, not about the story itself, but about how … Continue reading

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The Great Silent Treatment

A Short Story Author’s Note: For the first time, I am publishing a piece of my original fiction on this blog. I’ve previously been looking at trying to break into traditional publishing, but the online medium is becoming moreand more … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #3.2: Planet of the Apes

Randall Munroe’s What If? Previous post in this series: Stars Q: What sort of logistic anomalies would you encounter in trying to raise an army of apes? Randall’s response: No response. My response: I’m not sure what the submitter means … Continue reading

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Children’s Fantasy: Books Versus Movies

It’s a well-known rule in fiction that the book is always better than the movie. However, in my survey of children’s fantasy, I have discovered that this genre is the exception. In many cases, the movie versions of children’s fantasy … Continue reading

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Review: xkcd TimeAfterTime

A year ago, I highlighted a unique new style of story telling from the xkcd webcomic entitled Time. Somewhere between a comic strip and a movie, this story displayed one new black-and-white frame, usually pretty closely associated with the previous one, every … Continue reading

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Confirmed! 9 lost episodes of Doctor Who recovered

Doctor Who is an excellent British science fiction show about the titular time traveling alien, which has enthralled audiences literally for generations with the help of (depending how you count them) 13 lead actors. It celebrates its 50th anniversary next … Continue reading

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xkcd’s Time: good science fiction in a new medium

For the past four months, perhaps the most unique work of science fiction I have ever personally seen has been playing out over at xkcd: Time. If you don’t know about the xkcd webcomics, you should check them out. They … Continue reading

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