My personal Martian chronicles…

Discovery. A few days ago, I turned on the news to finally hear something other than scandals, angry tweets, and a world increasingly going to hell in a hand basket.  There was a headline story about the planet Mars.   The Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars almost 6 years ago, had discovered organic material on…

San Diego Comic Con 2017 final entry/recap…

Well, SDCC has come and gone.    It’s been a lot of exhausting, sweaty, crowd-navigating fun.   At age 50, it’s becoming increasingly patience-taxing at times to navigate/negotiate the formidable crowds with good humor and grace, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.   It’s Nerd-vana.   And when you’re in the middle of it?…

Visions of Futures Past…

We’re a few years shy of two decades into the 21st century, and I’m a graying, spectacled, middle-aged geek who’s now living in the “future”of his childhood. And so far it’s not quite the future I imagined in my youth.   Parts of it still amaze me, but the bulk of it is very underwhelming and more…

A Tale of Two Martians

In addition to science fiction, I’m also a lifelong fan of actual space science as well.  Certainly “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” whetted my youthful appetite for space opera and space fantasy, but it was seeing a relatively obscure 1964 movie on late-night television when I was a kid that helped in developing a future…