Author Archives: lenteme

Sci Fi Fantasy Chess Set

Yesterday, in a slow, post-lunch work skive, I played chess against the computer. And I won. “So what?”, you might think, but I don’t win any kind of chess game very often, let alone one played against a machine. So I … Continue reading

Posted in Misc | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

5 Iconic Space Ships in Sci Fi

When Space Shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at the Kennedy Space Center yesterday morning an era ended. Like the Saturn rockets and Lunar modules of the Apollo program, the Shuttle will now become an iconic image in the … Continue reading

Posted in movies, science fiction | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Contagion – Catch it a a Cinema Soon

Remember bird flu? What about swine flu (a.k.a the aporkalypse)? Or the less catchily-named S. A. R. S.? Imagine if any of these diseases had lived up to the media hysteria and had gone on to infect millions. Steven Soderbergh’s … Continue reading

Posted in movies, science fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Zombies – Be Prepared

Is there something we’re not being told? I’ve been checking the straws in the wind and suspect that the zombie apocalypse may be imminent. In May, the CDC issued some advice on what to do when the zombie attack comes. … Continue reading

Posted in books, movies, science fiction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

5 Sci Fi Acts of Betrayal

Betrayal is one of the most loathsome of crimes and has a long and murky history. It even has its own price (thirty pieces of silver) and its own catchphrase (Et tu, Brute?). But it’s part of human nature and the … Continue reading

Posted in movies, science fiction | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Reasons To Be Cheerful – Adaptations

Following on from last week’s look at movie prequels in production, this week I’m making a list of books I’m gonna read before the adaptations hit the screens. Some of my friends prefer to watch the movie first. They like to … Continue reading

Posted in books, movies, science fiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Reasons To Be Cheerful – Prequels

As we approach the mid-point of 2011 I’m thinking about which movies I’m looking forward to in the coming months. And there seem to be a good few prequels, sequels, etc. in the pipeline. Now I love prequels but I need to prepare … Continue reading

Posted in movies, science fiction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment