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Misadventures in Speculative Fiction
Posted in One Million Watts on 21 October 2009
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I love stories written in the speculative fiction genre — “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union,” “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” and so on. In fact, I love the genre so much that for the past few years I’ve labored to resist the temptation to write it.

Serious as a Hefty Bag Full of Rottweilers: Meet “The Middleman”
Posted in Things We Like on 28 August 2009
Stats: 6,936 views and 1 Comment

If you have any love in your heart for James Kirk, Emma Peel or Maxwell Smart, you could hardly do better than to buy the DVD of the smartest, most geek-tacular genre comedy of the past decade.

Quentin Tarantino: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Nerd
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 25 August 2009
Stats: 12,463 views and 4 Comments

I love to talk to fellow nerds like Quentin Tarantino. Once they get going their passion increases, the pretense of normalcy drops away, and the pure nerd within them burns as brightly as E.T.’s finger.

The Geekiest Spots in Seattle
Posted in Seattle on 18 August 2009
Stats: 34,066 views and 5 Comments

Let’s face it: There are a lot of geeks living in Seattle. It’s really not that surprising when you think about it. We have Microsoft in our backyard, as well as more video game developers, comics publishers and record labels than you can shake a slide rule at.

Ultimate Sci-Fi Smackdown: “Logan’s Run” vs. “The Island”
Posted in Things We Like on 14 August 2009
Stats: 122,076 views and 9 Comments

Watch as a classic sci-fi movie battles a modern “sy-fy” movie in deadly geek combat. The party won’t stop until one movie stands supreme at the center of the universe.