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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Milwaukee novelist reflects on the ‘Me Decade’

 I don’t know why retired Milwaukee pathologist Reuben Eisenstein decided to set his debut novella during the 1970s, but the choice was spot on. Date Certain takes place in the post-Vietnam War, post-Watergate, post-’60s-activism Carter years—a period of national apathy and
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Space Family Smith

 Love and rivalry between father and son, the odyssey of searching for a passage home, the slaying of monsters—ancient and enduring themes in myth and literature. After Earth shapes them as science fiction with Will and
Monday, May 27, 2013
 One thousand years in the future, humanity has abandoned earth and now resides somewhere beyond our solar system. The Legendary Ranger, Cypher Raige (Will Smith), is training his undisciplined teenage son Kitai
Thursday, March 28, 2013
 The second chapter of Hasbro's G.I. Joe resets the franchise. It's more comical, more action-packed and jammed with action stars. Bruce Willis plays Original Joe, now General Colton, returning to the fray, and lending weapons
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Last year, comedy writers Vince Figueroa and Beth Lewinski wrote and directed Natalie Ryan and the Brain Thieves, a sci-fi adventure that starred young actress Anna Wolfe as an ancient time traveler with the personality of a sweet girl from the...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Considering the diversity of theater offerings, it's surprising that certain genres don't get more play on local stages. Science fiction may have its place on the big screen, but it's rarely explored in Milwaukee theater. Last year, Vince Figueroa...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Classic Soviet sci-fi reissued in paperback

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic, reissued in a paperback English-language edition by Chicago Review Press, is a classic Soviet-era science fiction novel that rivals the work of Bradbury, Asimov and Ellison. It's hard not to notice the Cold War...
02.12.2010 | | Posted at 08:41 AM
By David Luhrssen
The cosmos seems to expand in all directions as the human eye and imagination see further into the mystery with no end in sight. One of History Channel�s most interesting series, �The Universe,� explores space, matter and time��the place we call the universe� as its stentorian narrator puts it. Through snappy visuals and interviews with a mostly well-chosen assortment of academic experts, the se...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Helping me get the taste of "Avatar" out of my mouth ...

By Ken Brosky
Upon leaving the theater last night, I found myself oddly perturbed. James Cameron spent ten years on AVATAR, and yet the script wasn't very well-written. My intellectual sparring partner asked me what, exactly, I expected from a science-fiction movie. Well, to be entirely honest, I expected a story. I expected, in addition to fantastic, amazing special effects (which it delivered!), good dialogue...

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