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Musings, Virus

Freedoms in Crisis

It has become a cliche to say this, but no less true: we live in unprecedented times. What we currently face as a global population is the stuff of the most frightening films and novels. One of the obvious comparisons is with King’s The Stand. Fortunately, though it may look and feel as if we… Continue reading Freedoms in Crisis

Fiction, Orphans of the Sky, Robert A. Heinlein, Science Fiction

Orphans of the Sky

I haven’t come across any other reviews or analyses that have mentioned this connection, but I will be bold and say that Robert A. Heinlein’s Orphans of the Sky is a literary cousin to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Orphans, the first part of which is included in Heinlein’s Future History timeline. Takes the reader… Continue reading Orphans of the Sky

Evil, Television

Evil: The Best New Show On Network Television?

We all know the quality of network television has been falling consistently over the last several years (decades). Not that the bar was so high to begin with. Certainly, given my tastes and interests, I lean toward a particular type of televised entertainment. Shows like The X-Files, Fringe, and Supernatural top my list of favorites.… Continue reading Evil: The Best New Show On Network Television?

Television, The Leftovers

The Leftovers

Based on the novel of the same name by author Tom Perrotta and developed for HBO by Perrotta, Damon Lindelof (Lost), and with substantial story input and direction from Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, On the Basis of Sex), The Leftovers, as a series (3 seasons for a total of 28 episodes), is part mystery, science-fiction/fantasy,… Continue reading The Leftovers

Fiction, Spirit Black

Spirit Black (Part I, First Draft Excerpt)

Part I: An Awakening The Damaged I was known then as Jason Brandon Noone. In my young, formative years, I lived in a small Colorado town in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Millers Gap was nestled in a wide valley accessible by a single, ill-maintained two-lane blacktop road known as Resurrection Highway (that… Continue reading Spirit Black (Part I, First Draft Excerpt)