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R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey – Gone Between

I’m sorry to learn of Anne McCaffrey’s death. I discovered her Dragonrider books in 5th or 6th grade, literally on the same day that I discovered Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels, and both played a big role in shaping my psyche. (As I’ve mentioned before, one of the things I liked about Avatar was the way […]

Dragonriders of Venus

I forgot to mention that I saw Avatar before my trip. So here’s a belated review. I’ll start with the negatives. If there’s a problem with this film, it’s that it’s completely formulaic and predictable. In terms of plot (as opposed to visuals), there were no surprises – none. Every step of the story was […]

I’m Your Venus

The full trailer for Avatar pretty much gives the story away, but that’s okay. I’m excited to see it for a couple of reasons: first, it’s a sympathetic portrayal of resistance to American military imperialism (I don’t know whether these Marines are actually American in the story or whether they’re from a United Earthforce or […]

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