Category "Reviews"

Book Review: Fringe: Sins of the Father

Book Review: Fringe: Sins of the Father

Author: Christa FaustPaperback: 320 pagesPublisher: Titan BooksISBN-10: 1781163138 ISBN-13: 978-1781163139Synopsis: Never-before-revealed secrets of the characters, leading to the creation of the government’s covert Fringe Division.In 2008, Peter Bishop is estranged from his father and running shady operations in Southeast Asia. His latest [...]

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Book Review: Steampunk LEGO

Book Review: Steampunk LEGO

Author: Guy HimberHardcover: 200 pagesPublisher: No Starch PressISBN-10: 1593275285 ISBN-13: 978-1593275280Synopsis: Filled with dirigibles and floating cities, penny-farthings and pirate ships, curiosities and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated collection of Victorian-era sci-fi treasures, all built from LEGO.Curated by award-winning LEGO [...]

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Book Review: Rabbitback Literature Society

Book Review: Rabbitback Literature Society

Author: Pasi Ilmari JääskeläinenHardcover: 352 pagesPublisher: Thomas Dunne BooksISBN-10: 125006192X ISBN-13: 978-1250061928Synopsis: Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children’s author Laura White to join the Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of [...]

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TV Review: HELIX, Season 2 Episode 1 “San Jose”

TV Review: HELIX, Season 2 Episode 1 “San Jose”

Genre: Sci-Fi | ThrillerNetwork: SyfyAir Date/Time: January 16, 2015 10/9c(Two-Hour Season Premiere)Synopsis:The second season of Helix finds the doctors of the Centers for Disease Control, still haunted by the Narvik outbreak and the events that took place in Arctic Biosystems, [...]

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TV Review: 12 MONKEYS, Season 1 Episode 1 “Splinter”

TV Review: 12 MONKEYS, Season 1 Episode 1 “Splinter”

Genre: Sci-Fi | Adventure | MysteryDirector: Jeffrey ReinerWriters: Terry Matalas & Travis FickettNetwork: SyfyAir Date/Time: January 16, 2015, 9/8cSynopsis: Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, Syfy’s anticipated adventure thriller 12 Monkeys explores the provocative [...]

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DVD Review: Extant: The First Season

DVD Review: Extant: The First Season

Genre: Sci-Fi | Action | DramaCreator: Mickey FisherOriginal Broadcast Network: CBSDiscs: 4Run time: Approximately 540 minutes (13 episodes)Synopsis:Extant is a serialized mystery thriller about a female astronaut (Halle Berry) trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in [...]

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Book Review: The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

Book Review: The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

Author: Nathan SawayaHardcover: 248 pagesPublisher: No Starch PressISBN-10: 1593275889 ISBN-13: 978-1593275884Synopsis: Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits—all made from LEGO bricks.The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made [...]

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Book Review: The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

Book Review: The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

Author: Terry GriffinPaperback: 276 pagesPublisher: No Starch PressISBN-10: 1593275684 ISBN-13: 978-1593275686Synopsis: With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art [...]

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TV Review: Ascension, Night One

TV Review: Ascension, Night One

Genre: Drama | Sci-FiWriter: Adrian CruzNetwork: SyfyAir Date/Time: December 15, 2014, 9/8 (1st 2 hours of 6, 3 consecutive nights)Synopsis:Ascension is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960’s that sent hundreds of men, [...]

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