Neal is a writer and recovering engineer who likes pizza, the insidious power of sarcasm (and pizza), and debating science fiction (and pizza). You can find him at http://infinispace.net
Instant Pot - Hard "Steamed" Egg Perfection
The common egg. The perfect natural protein. There are unquantifiable ways to prepare them... more ways than Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue can prepare shrimp! But the simplest and most paleolithic way to prepare an egg (aside from its unsavory and unsafe raw form) is to hard boil this golden treasure in its natural, hard shelled chest. Convenient and compact, it's one of the foods we always have in our refrigerator.
An Interview with Best-Selling Science Fiction Author Alastair Reynolds
A long time resident of Wales, Alastair Reynolds is a best selling science fiction author, specializing in a form of space opera that is peppered with dark noir and gothic influences that still possesses a sense of optimism. He earned his PhD in Astronomy from the University of St Andrews (Scotland) in 1991 and went on to work for the European Space Agency. While there he became more focused on writing, working on short stories and eventually turning his attention to his first novel, Revelation Space, which was published in 2000. Due in much part to the Revelation Space series and his masterful storytelling, he was soon elevated to one of the new generation of science fiction masters. In 2004 he left his astronomy career behind to pursue writing full time.
Everything You Need to Know About 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'
Whether you're new to sci-fi, or space opera, or esoteric French comics, or are just not deeply knowledgeable on the genre -- I've got you covered! Being thrown into a new world or setting can sometimes be daunting and off putting, especially when the viewer has no connection or basis to be drawn into the story. I shall remedy this by providing succinct packets of information that you can download directly into your inquisitive brain as a primer to prepare you for Luc Besson's spectacle Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Alien: Covenant - An Analysis
Warning: This article/review contains spoilers. Alien: Covenant As a massive Alien fan (and to an almost imperceptible lesser degree, an Aliens fan) I’m always excited for a new Alien movie, especially with Ridley Scott involved with the series again. Alien holds fond and terrifying memories for me because I had to sneak into a theater in 1979 when I was very young (too young!) in order to watch it... and it was glorious!
How 'Star Wars' Changed the Paradigm
Hot on the heels of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, it's an opportune time to look back on the ripple effect . . . nay, scratch that . . . the tsunami effect it had on cinema history, and how it propelled science fiction into a juggernaut genre at the box office.