Monthly Archives: May 2014

Children’s fantasy literature review: Introduction

Children’s books are very much a genre of their own–or rather multiple genres, since they can be realist or literary fiction, mysteries, fantasy, history, or (almost) any other adult genre, plus the different age groups: chapter books (ages 6-10), middle … Continue reading

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Book review: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

I usually shy away from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. I’ve read about what kinds of things have got into the shared timeline from places like Wookieepedia, and I feel like large swaths of it are ridiculously over the top. … Continue reading

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The Sun’s big brother found

The Sun was born 4.57 billion years ago from a giant molecular cloud, as one of probably hundreds or even thousands of members of a freshly-minted open star cluster. So where are all these brothers and sisters of the Sun? … Continue reading

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Cosmos side by side: part 2

This is my review of Episodes 5-9 of the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. See my review of Episodes 1-4 here. The middle third of the new Cosmos series branches out more from the original, tackling many … Continue reading

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