Strange Days

Fighting monsters is easy. Maintaining an interstellar relationship? That’s hard.

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Manga

The Japanese manga Planetes reminds us that it’s not always about destroying the Death Star Sometimes, I tell people that it’s my brother Nick’s fault. Back in those dim, dark days before home video,  Nick gave me an audio cassette that he had recorded,  with the suggestion that I should check it out. “It” turned out to […]

Return of the Space Cadet

Whenever I’m asked to write an introduction or a short bio, I’m always tempted to quote  from the Rolling Stones’ song, “Sympathy For the Devil.” You know the line: “Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste.”  The problem with that is that I’m not wealthy, and the jury’s still […]