Book Review: Holly by William Aime

When I saw that the cover of this book features a giant axe, I was hoping I knew what the title of this murder mystery refers to. Holly is a retelling of (or at least inspired by) the fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. If you haven’t read it, don’t worry: there isContinue reading “Book Review: Holly by William Aime”

Books: Several Years In Review

I logged onto Goodreads the other day for the first time in years. Some of the books in my Currently Reading list were long finished, others I had abandoned and forgotten about. It was hard to think of books to put on my virtual shelves. I remembered the books I had read over the lastContinue reading “Books: Several Years In Review”

The Alien Is the Real Love Story

Why Venom (2018) was pretty great. [Spoilers! But not for the ending.] I did not see Venom in theaters because I could not find anyone who would see it with me. The film was getting panned by critics, but I was hearing good things from people I knew. They said it was surprisingly fun, withContinue reading “The Alien Is the Real Love Story”

Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” Disappoints

This article was written for the November 21, 2014, issue of the Pioneer Log. It was originally published online here.  There are very few austere science fiction and space travel films made in the last 20 years that “Interstellar” doesn’t evoke. A man drives a truck through a cornfield in some unidentified part of the midwestern United States; heContinue reading “Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” Disappoints”