Spielberg’s Movie is a Noble Attempt But Nothing Will Ever Compare to the Novel

– By J.W. Fox – It is an old but true cliché: the book is always better than the movie. When I read Ready Play One, I knew it could make a great movie but Hollywood would never be able to make it. The licenses alone would keep it tied up, or force them to […]

Pacific Rim Tries to Make War Fun But Only Makes it Senseless and Nonsensical

– By J.W. Fox – Pacific Rim Uprising delivers exactly what you expect. Giant robots, fat kaiju with glowing blue blood, massive explosions, urban destruction, laughable science, flimsy plot, and one-dimensional characters. It is an opportunity to turn your brain off for a couple hours and watch senseless mayhem. The writers and producers tried their […]

The Moon and the Other by John Kessel

– By J.W. Fox –   John Kessel’s The Moon and the Other is very much a work of social science fiction, with all the pros and cons that go with that label. At times it is reminiscent of Heinlein, with characters having influential roles in Lunar politics, giving speeches, and lecturing one another on […]

Rebels Finishes Strong, Providing Much Needed Answers to Some Big Questions

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS OF SERIES FINALE FOLLOW While the Star Wars saga marches on with Episodes 8 and 9, Disney is filling in some of the gaps with its Star Wars Stories and its animated series. Star Wars Rebels was their first, tying into to the events before A New Hope […]