To Boldly Podcast…

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As I have shamelessly plugged here before, your humble blogger also happens to be a writer of science fiction–which is kind of obvious, given the content of this website! I’ve actually been doing it for the better part of twenty years, but I had to crank out eight whole novels before any publisher would touch me with a ten foot pole. Along the way I had a few adventures out in Hollywoodland, when I was invited ...

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Opus Trek

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Back when I was a kid, I begged my mom to buy me what I thought of as the Holy Grail of Star Trek reference books, The Star Trek Compendium by Allan Asherman.  Of course, it didn’t help that I told her that the name of the book was The Star Trek Emporium–but eventually, trusty mom figured it out and it picked the book up just in time for my birthday.  Unwrapping that puppy, I couldn’t wait to jump in and read about ...

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Dead Reckoning

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I was perusing the pages of Variety today whilst sitting at Spago sipping on my half-caf skinny mocha fair trade latte, and came across this interesting tidbit on the surprising level of success enjoyed by, of all shows, that zombie chompfest The Walking Dead:

Just in case anyone doubted “The Walking Dead” could continue the ratings surge its fourth season experienced last year, the staggering numbersAMC posted Sunday night should put any skepticism to rest. ...

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Only in Florida

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If there was ever any doubt about the state of weirdness in Florida, the argument got settled flat last week. In the space of less than four days, we not witnessed the nervous crackup of a NASA astronaut at an Orlando airport, but also the sudden end of a certain tabloid celebrity’s life in a Hollywood hotel. Hot on the heels of our hurricane problems, election debacles and inexplicable attraction for serial killers, it seems that the Sunshine ...

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eBay that iPod?

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One of the things that fascinates me as a writer is the difference between perception and reality–or, as things seem to be going these days, the increasingly fuzzy line between the two.  Take, for instance, the recent furor over a Forrester Research report that extrapolated some profit projections for Apple’s iTunes download service.  Well, apparently some media outlets decided to cherry pick a few of the findings and then rushed out breathless headlines that stated, “iTunes sales plummet ...

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