Under the Moons of Mars…JPL catches Phobos and Diemos rising…and it’s not John Carter’s sky
This week after an absence, Steve talks about Mars as myth, especially as portrayed by Leigh Brackett. Which do YOU prefer? Myth or science fact?
It’s been exactly four years since the last time the world was supposed to end. Catch up with all the best end of the world theories here!
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography is a comprehensive catalog of the author’s work, compiled in a massive yet elegant volume just as impressive as the writer it honors.
Mark Watney is not the first human to have been stranded on Mars.
Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough’s tales
The latest in genre happenings
Legendary artist Gray Morrow created some comics as well
Discussions of what is and what is not Sword & Sorcery can be a thorny proposition. On the one hand S&S is largely no different than epic Fantasy (ala Tolkien) except in scope or tone. On the other side is a branch of Science Fantasy known as Sword & Planet, and to many is called […]
Reading Michael D. Sellers’ fascinating book, John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, we learn all the reasons why John Carter, Disney’s film version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, failed at the box office. This extensively researched volume finds there was a perfect storm of incompetence on the part of just about everyone involved […]
In light of John Whalen’s review of Michael Seller’s John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, I thought it might be instructive to take a look at the different artistic depictions of the world’s first interplanetary super hero. You may find my interpretations a bit snarky, but then what’s a good blog entry for? Forthwith, […]
On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart. Skyfall, the 23th entry in probably the world’s longest running and most successful film franchise. An undemanding, commercially safe example of formula film-making and an enormous box-office hit. Cloud Atlas a […]
Yesterday the Huffington Post published a map prepared by Javier de la Torre from CartoDB that illustrated every single known meteorite impact on the Earth since the year 2300 BC (4,313 years of meteorite impacts). Here’s that map: Look closely. There is not one single inch of the land surface of our planet that hasn’t […]