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Interstellar: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Recent events have shown that probably there will not be commercial space flight for a while. I accept that I will probably never make it into space; even if it becomes available in my lifetime I … Continue reading

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Winter Reading, part 1

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As the end of the year approaches, my stack of to-be-reviewed books grows ever taller. I realized to my horror that I am rapidly approaching the point of not being able to remember what I liked or disliked about each … Continue reading

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Birdman: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  I can resist super-hero movies — even Batman and the X-Men often leave me cold, and let us not speak of the horror that was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! But I can never resist a movie … Continue reading

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Anne Hills in Concert: A Very Short Review

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by Brenda W. Clough  One of the things about being a Creative is that you have fellowship with all other Creatives. We are all in the same boat, doing our work, trying to get it out there in the face … Continue reading

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Let the Celebration Commence: Reviews of BVC Authors

Kudos and loud Hurrahs! for two Book View Cafe authors who have received rave reviews from Kirkus. First, let us celebrate John W. Campbell award-winner, Kristine Smith, who’s upcoming  novel, GIDEON, (written under her Alex Gordon pen name) received this accolade: … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – October 8, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   • … Continue reading

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Girl Genius Radio Theater: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  This show was actually a script, read aloud by voice actors, which was staged at the World Science Fiction Convention in London in August. As you can see, it really is a reading — a couple … Continue reading

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The Lego Movie: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  This is not a movie that I intended to see. I do not do Legos, I do novels, which are very similar only you have to make the pieces. But my son, who is oppressed by … Continue reading

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Her: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Her, by Spike Jonze, is an Oscar-winning movie came out in 2013. I haven’t gotten around to seeing it until now, and it is, I am delighted to report, the purest SF you ever saw. You … Continue reading

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Let The Right One In: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  This is a play that we saw in London that I did not select. A friend organized a group of 20 to go, and of course I said yes without a thought. (I never say no.) … Continue reading

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