Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

To The Commenter Currently Languishing in My Moderation Queue, and Soon to Be In My Trash Bin

When the first words of your comment are “Apologies for an off-topic comment, but…,” followed by a rather lengthy comment which is indeed entirely unrelated to the comment thread at hand, you are signaling two things: 1. That you are in fact not in the least sorry for your off-topic comment, just like someone who […]

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Last-Minute Appearance Notice: Saturday at Context 24 in Columbus

The folks at Columbus’ Context 24 convention contacted me yesterday with some bad news: Their Guest of Honor, L.E. Modesitt, had to withdraw unexpectedly due to unavoidable personal circumstances, and they were hoping that I might be able to come in and help fill the sudden gap in their programming. I said yes. I am […]

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Five Steps to a Classic Science Fiction Film

Over at FilmCritic.com, I look at what it takes for a science fiction film to be considered a classic by asking five questions; the more questions a film can answer “yes” to, the more likely the film will one day be considered one of the greats of the genre. What are the questions? And do […]

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