Astounding Stories #5 Blasts Off On The Retro Rocket!

Classic science fiction fans, rejoice! The fifth thrill-packed issue of Astounding Stories of Super-Science is heading to your e-reader later this month! In the meantime, head on over to Retro Rocket Press to catch up on the previous four issues. These classic books have been lovingly converted into an e-reader-friendly digital format and include all(…)

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Martians Invade Netflix and Hulu Plus

Ain’t It Cool News posted a fantastic review of War of the Worlds: Goliath. You can read their review here. For those who prefer their media delivered digitally, the movie arrived on both Netflix and Hulu Plus this month. War of the Worlds: Goliath can be streamed here from Netflix or Hulu. Don’t forget to rate(…)

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#YesAllWomen

I’m sure by now we’re all familiar with the details of the Isla Vista shootings, so I won’t go into them here. Nor will I mention the perpetrator’s name because I do not wish to give him that form of immortality. To me, his is simply a murderer, a coward, and a selfish brat. What(…)

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Top Five A$$holes You See At Every Con

My wife and I attend three to four cons a year, on average. I’m setting a personal record this year, however, with six conventions spanning Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. In my travels, I’ve met some fantastic people. I’ve met a few of my personal heroes and have been introduced to new fandoms. I love(…)

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Demicon 25 WOTW:G Karaoke Contest

During the War of the Worlds: Goliath panel at Demicon 25, we held a karaoke contest. Four brave contestants came up front to sing “Martian in the Jar,” which featured in the Green Man Pub scene in the film. The winner took home a free copy of the film on DVD. Here are videos of the(…)

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Progress Report: WOTW:Goliath Novelization

Several people have asked how the War of the Worlds: Goliath novelization is coming along. I’m happy to report it’s coming along quite nicely. As of this morning, the manuscript sits just shy of 30,000 words, which means I’m roughly half finished. Once I’m finished with the film material, there’s still deleted and added scenes to(…)

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Mean, Green, and Back On the Screen!

Wow. So as you’ve probably already heard, the first trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot was released this morning. Fan reactions have been predictably mixed. My thoughts? I’m willing to see how this plays out. Let’s talk about some of the points that have the fans’ panties in a wad. White Shredder Yeah,(…)

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See You At Keokon!

What? Is it time for Keokon already? Sure is. Keokon 7 will be held this Friday and Saturday, March 21 & 22nd at the Keokuk Heritage Center (located at 5th & Main in Keokuk, Iowa). I’ll be speaking at 3:30 on Saturday, discussing War of the Worlds: Goliath and the upcoming novelization. I’ll also have a(…)

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