The MT Void

Evelyn C. Leeper
Mark R. Leeper

1978-

Newsletter

Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society

Mark and Evelyn Leeper: leepers@optonline.net

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Vol. 34, No. 1 07/03/2015 • Time Zones (correction by Mark R. Leeper
Vol. 34, No. 2 07/10/2015 • The Counterfeit "Deguello" (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Misplaced 1911 Nostalgia (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• ANCILLARY SWORD by Ann Leckie (book review by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• ANCILLARY SWORD by Ann Leckie (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Pronunciation of Town Names (and Others) (letters of comment by Charles S. Harris and Sam Long)
• Irrational Numbers (letter of comment by Charles S. Harris)
• This Week's Reading (RAISED FROM THE GROUND and HAMMETT UNWRITTEN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 3 07/17/2015 • Why Is Symmetry So Widespread in Animals? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Taking a Course On-Line--Sort Of (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• ADVANTAGEOUS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• DIAMOND STAR by Catherine Asaro (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• CAFFEINATED (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Numbers with Infinitely Long Tails (letter of comment by Dan T. Cox)
• The Alphabet (letters of comment by Kevin R, Paul Dormer, Gary McGrath, Kerr Mudd-John, and Keith F. Lynch)
• Cities Named for Other Cities, But Pronounced Differently (letters of comment by Jay E. Morris, Kevin R, and Peter Trei)
• This Week's Reading (THE NEW WILD) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 4 07/24/2015 • Solar System Skullduggery (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Sam and the Law (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Some Comments on BUBBA HO-TEP (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• DARK WAS THE NIGHT (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison (book review by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• SKIN GAME by Jim Butcher (book review by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• 10 CENT PISTOL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Murder Rate in USA in 1911 (letter of comment by Peter Rubinstein)
• Taking a Course On-Line (letter of comment by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• Irrational Numbers and Invasive Species (letter of comment by Steven Milton)
• Coffee (letter of comment by Philip De Parto)
• Rote Learning and the Elements (letter of comment by Peter Rubinstein)
• Cities Named for Other Cities, But Pronounced Differently (letter of comment by Peter Rubinstein)
• Symmetry in Animals (letters of comment by Taras Wolansky, Steve Coltrin, and Peter Trei)
• ADVANTAGEOUS (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (AURORA, UNIVERSE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 5 07/31/2015 • Comic Con Is Coming to Old Bridge!
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Films in August (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE THREE BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu) (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu) (book review by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS by Kevin J. Anderson (book review by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• AURORA and ORPHANS OF THE SKY (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 6 08/07/2015 • Star Trek Economics, SF Books You Pretend to Have Read, Worldcons and Art, and Bell Labs in the 1960s (links)
• MINYANS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Little Contribution to the World's Ills (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• CIBOLA BURN by James S.A. Corey (book review by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• MISSION IMPOSSIBLE--ROGUE NATION (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• AURORA (letter of comment by Gregory Benford)
• Time Zones, ZIP Codes, Unabridged Editions and Readers Digest Condensed Books, and THE DEATH OF CAESAR and THE LEOPARD (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING and Jonathan Strange (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• UNIVERSE (letters of comment by Kevin R and Keith F. Lynch)
• ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME (LAUDATO SI') (letters of comment by Kevin R and Philip Chee)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Introduction) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME (LAUDATO SI') and THOMAS WORLD) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 7 08/14/2015 • Pluto Restored (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hugo Balloting Sets Record
• The Future of a Bit of Wash (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• EDGE OF INFINITY edited by Jonathan Strahan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• MESSAGE FROM HIROSHIMA (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Unabridged Editions and Edward Gibbon (letters of comment by Kip Williams and Joseph T. Major)
• Ocelots and Voice Actors (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• Artificial Stupidity, Asteroids, and Harry Palmer (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Jonathan Strange and Names (letter of comment by Gwendolyn Karpierz)
• Books You Pretend to Have Read, Worldcons and Art, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE--ROGUE NATION and Tom Cruise, AURORA and Gregory Benford (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME (LAUDATO SI') (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Kevin R)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume I of VI) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE GRACE OF KINGS and THE ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 8 08/21/2015 • Hugo Awards Live Streaming
• Metaphysics (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Why the Japanese Don't Play the "Bomb-Guilt" Card (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• FANTASTIC FOUR (2015) (film review by Dale L. Skran)
• THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR by Scott Hawkins (book review by Dale Skran)
• Jobs (and the Military) (and Health Insurance) (letters of comment by Robert Mitchell, Jay E. Morris, Lee Beaumont, Keith F. Lynch, Gary McGath, Dorothy J. Heydt, Scott Dorsey, Kevin R, and Peter Trei)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume II of VI) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE READER'S QUOTATION BOOK: A LITERARY COMPANION) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 9 08/28/2015 • Peter and the Wolf (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in September (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hugo Awards and Other Sasquan Stuff (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• BLOOD PUNCH (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• DUSTY'S TRAIL: SUMMIT OF BORNEO (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• FANTASTIC FOUR (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Kevin R, and Peter Trei)
• Cyberjudges (letters of comment by Kerr Mudd-John, Keith F. Lynch, Kevin R, Gary McGath, and Scott Dorsey)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume III of VI) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (DISCOVER magazine) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 10 09/04/2015 • Dilemma (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Ace Double (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Time Is Relative, and the Beloit Mindset List (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• THE TOP OF THE VOLCANO: THE AWARD-WINNING STORIES OF HARLAN ELLISON (R) by Harlan Ellison (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE HARD WAY by Lee Child (book review by Dale L. Skran)
• PAPER PLANES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Robot Overlords in New Jersey (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• Japan and World War II (letter of comment by Kerr Mudd-John)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume IV of VI) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE SECRET OF THE NINTH PLANET and THE SECRET OF SATURN'S RINGS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 11 09/11/2015 • PARTICLE FEVER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Thirteen Top Scientists' Favorite Books And Movies
• Sameness in Time and Space (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Henrique Alvim Correa Illustrations for WAR OF THE WORLDS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Crowded Sky (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ace Doubles, Donald Wollheim, and Harlan Ellison (letters of comment by Fred Lerner and Allan Maurer)
• THE HARD WAY by Lee Child (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Lincoln's Assassination (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• Weapons, Feuds, and the Rule of Law in the Roman Empire (comments by Mark Zenier)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume V of VI) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE BURIED GIANT, PLAGUE LAND, and DREAMERS OF THE DAY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 12 09/18/2015 • Eat This (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fermat's Last Tango ... (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Retreads of Summer (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE 17th ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS (film review(s) by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fall SF TV Previews and Mini-Reviews (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• Future NASA Mission to Europa (letter of comment by Gregory Frederick)
• Edward Gibbon and the Maya (letter of comment by Peter Trei)
• Favorite Books and Movies, CHILDHOOD'S END, WAR OF THE WORLDS Illustrations, ROCKETSHIP X-M, and Ace Doubles (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume VI of VI) (Part 1) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE JUST CITY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 13 09/25/2015 • Transience (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in October (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• PAY THE GHOST (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• DARK MATTER, ORPHAN BLACK, and IZOMBIE (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (Volume VI of VI) (Part 2) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (SEEING) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 14 10/02/2015 • Puzzle (sent in by Tom Russell)
• Ellen Datlow Lecture
• Fresh Air (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Becoming Gregor (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ambiguous Titles (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Proof We are Living in the 21st Century (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• THE PRIME MINISTERS: SOLDIERS AND PEACEMAKERS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Operas, Operettas, and Musicals (letters of comment by Tim Bateman, Kevin R, and Paul Dormer)
• Remakes (letters of comment by Tim Bateman, Kevin R, Peter Trei, Paul Dormer, Philip Chee, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading ("What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear", THE FICTIONAL MAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 15 10/09/2015 • Puzzle with Answer (sent in by Tom Russell)
• Kevin McCarthy (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Prototype (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Is Anyone Proofreading the Instructions? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MARTIAN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• REVERSION (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Aging and Traveling (letter of comment by Gregory Benford)
• Operas, Operettas, and Musicals (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• THE METAMORPHOSIS (letters of comment by Paul Dormer and Keith F. Lynch)
• CONSTANTINE (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (A SHERLOCK HOLMES DEVOTIONAL and SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE VEILED DETECTIVE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 16 10/16/2015 • Astronaut Kjell Lindgren's Sasquan Videos
• Church Schism (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Wilhelm Gostloff (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MARTIAN (letters of comment by Pater Rubinstein and Hugh McGuinness)
• Religious Laws (letter of comment by Peter Trei)
• Kevin McCarthy (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• Colm Feore (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (THE WORLD WITHOUT US and LIFE AFTER PEOPLE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 17 10/23/2015 • Strange Objects (links from Gregory Frederick)
• Don't Believe Everything You Read (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The State of Horror (lecture report by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• CRIMSON PEAK (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• BRIDGE OF SPIES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• BEASTS OF NO NATION (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MARTIAN (book and film review by Dale L. Skran)
• The Wilhelm Gostloff (letters of comment by Dale L. Skran and John Purcell)
• THE WORLD WITHOUT US (letters of comment by Gregory Benford and John Purcell)
• Church Schism, ISS and Worldcon, and THE MARTIAN (letter of comment by John Purcell) This Week's Reading (CICERO'S SELECTED POLITICAL SPEECHES ) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 18 10/30/2015 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Limitation (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in November (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Comments on the Film WAR OF THE WORLDS (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• ROTOR DR1 (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• STEVE JOBS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Exit One, Enter Three (CONTINUUM, MINORITY REPORT, LIMITLESS, BLINDSPOT) (television reviews by Dale L. Skran)
• Corrections to and Comments on the Report on the State of Horror (by David Goldfarb and Philip Chee)
• William Goldman, MARATHON MAN and Alfred, Lord Tennyson (letters of comment by Mike Glyer and Peter Trei)
• THE MARTIAN (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (PROFESSOR BORGES: A COURSE ON ENGLISH LITERATURE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 19 11/06/2015 • Ukraine and Darth Vader
• Air New Zealand Runs Rings Around the Competition (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fundamentals (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Spot Removing (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Candidates (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• BONE TOMAHAWK (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• We Are All Science Fiction Fans (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• Lofgeornost (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, Douglas Fairbanks, and Silent Films (letters of comment by Kip Williams, Gary McGath, Alan Woodford, Paul Dormer, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (FOUNDING BROTHERS, FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL '72, and LA NOVIA DE CORINTO Y OTROS CUENTOS DE ANGELES Y HECHOS SOBRENATURALES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 20 11/13/2015 • 23 and Me (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Poetry as Raw Bread Dough (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Comments on the Film WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• SPECTRE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• WOMAN IN GOLD (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Candidates (letter of comment by Gregory Frederick)
• Air New Zealand Safety Videos (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• The Shape of the Earth (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (THE ANATOMY OF REVOLUTION, "The Ballad of Lost C'Mell", and "The Marching Morons") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 21 11/20/2015 • Reflections in a Wine Glass (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Crimes of Film Subtitle Writers (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Comments on the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Television Series (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• FLUTTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Marching Morons (letter of comment by Steve Milton)
• WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Andre Kuzniarek)
• "Wait. Wait. Don't Tell Me." and Poetry (letter of comment by Peter Trei)
• This Week's Reading (BALTASAR AND BLIMUNDA) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 22 11/27/2015 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Time Goes Backward On Planet of the Apes (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for December (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Law of Unintended Consequences (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• CIBOLA BURN by James S.A. Corey (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON by Daniel Keyes (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• Wine Clubs (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Television Show (letter of comment by Gary McGath)
• Subtitles (letters of comment by Peter Trei, Kevin R, and Paul Dormer)
• The Marching Morons (letter of comment by Kerr Mudd-John)
• Candidates (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (book buying, Cranbury Bookworm pricing changes
Vol. 34, No. 23 12/04/2015 • Extreme Solutions (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Separated at Birth?
• Step Aside, Tabasco--Sriracha Is the New Kid in Town (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Bah, Humbug! (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Space: The Invisible Frontier (comments by Dale Skran)
• WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BROOKLYN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• SUFFRAGETTE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• PERSIAN FIRE by Tom Holland (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• Correction on Oscar-Winning Sports Films (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, CHARLY, and DES FLEURS POUR ALGERNON (letters of comment by Joseph T. Major, Paul Dormer, and Gary McGath)
• Secretary of State or Senator? (letter of comment by Mike Glyer)
• Climate Change Proposal (letter of comment by Gregory Benford)
• "I Have Seen the Future" (comments by Alan Woodford)
• This Week's Reading (THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYICH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 24 12/11/2015 • A Statistician Goes to the Grocery (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Oldest Horror Movie On Record (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• A Universe of Horrors (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Analyzed
• Illustration (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• December 11, 1908 (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Mini-Reviews of Films of the Year (THE DEAD LANDS, A SINNER IN MECCA, and WHAT OUR FATHERS DID: A NAZI LEGACY) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Observations on the Sherlock Holmes Novels (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• TRUMBO (2015) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Tabasco Sauce and Sriracha Sauce (letters of comment by Don Blosser, Jay E. Morris, and Peter Trei)
• This Week's Reading (THE GENTLEMAN IN THE PARLOUR and MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM!) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 25 12/18/2015 • Starvo? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Online Film Critics Society Annual Movie Awards
• Mini-Reviews of Films of the Year (SPOTLIGHT and RACING EXTINCTION) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Innocent Until Proven Guilty (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Ceres (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• TURBO KID (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• DUNE by Frank Herbert (50th anniversary reflection by Joe Karpierz)
• MEETING INFINITY edited by Jonathan Strahan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Georges Melies (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• Sherlock Holmes, Jacques Futrelle, D'ORDEL'S PANTECHNICON, and D'ORDEL'S TACTICS AND MILITARY TRAINING (letters of comment by Fred Lerner and Kip Williams)
• Yogurt and Blueberries (letters of comment by Joy Beeson and Dorothy J. Heydt)
• This Week's Reading (THE CAVE, THE NOTEBOOK, and JOSE SARAMAGO EN SUS PALABRAS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 26 12/25/2015 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Hope (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for January (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Choices (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• DUNE (letter of comment by Don Blosser)
• Anti-Mormon Sentiment in Classic Novels (letter of comment by Peter Rubinstein)
• MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM! (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• Aurora Borealis (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• OFCS Winners (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• Innocent Until Proven Guilty (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Steve Coltrin)
• BEN-HUR (letter of comment by Katherine B. Pott)
• This Week's Reading (WORLD OF PTAVVS and CLASSICS AND COMMERCIALS: A LITERARY CHRONICLE OF THE FORTIES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 27 01/01/2016 • Puzzle (and Answer) (by Mark R. Leeper)
• Update on Bell Works (Holmdel Bell Labs Building)
• Mini-Reviews of Films of the Year (THE BIG SHORT and MACBETH) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Downtowns Are Not What They Used to Be (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Picture Says It All: Falcon 9 Returned First Stage (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• SICARIO (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CAN & CAN'TANKEROUS by Harlan Ellison (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Honesty and Dishonesty in Fiction (letter of comment by Robert Mitchell)
• WORLD OF PTAVVS (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• Choices (Organic vs. ?) (letters of comment by David Goldfarb, Phillip Chee, Keith F. Lynch, Paul Dormer, Gary McGath, Dorothy J. Heydt, Alan Woodford, and Peter Trei)
• Answer to Puzzle (by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP, THE CALL OF THE WILD, SIDDHARTHA, and SEVENEVES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 28 01/08/2016 • Produce Questions (by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Ballet is Scary (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Top Ten Films of 2015 (film comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Rules of Movie Car Chases (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• ANOMALISA (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Answers to Last Week's Puzzle (letters of comment by Kip Williams, Fred Lerner, and Susan de Guardiola)
• SICARIO and SPECTRE (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• SIDDHARTHA and LORD OF LIGHT (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading ("Hate" and THE MAN WHO COUNTED) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 29 01/15/2016 • Quick "Star Wars" Quiz
• Every Frame a Masterpiece (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Pants Zipper Crisis (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Toleration (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• JERUZALEM (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• A BORROWED MAN by Gene Wolfe (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• What I Read on My Winter Vacation (THE BONE LABYRINTH, PERSONAL, HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT, THE BRAIN ELECTRIC, HERO OF THE AIR) (book reviews by Dale L. Skran)
• DURANT'S NEVER CLOSES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Choices (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• SEVENEVES (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• TRUMBO, HE NAMED ME MALALA, ANOMALISA, and Last Week's Puzzle (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• THE MAN WHO COUNTED and Logic Puzzles (letter of comment by Arthur T)
• This Week's Reading (THE ANNALS OF IMPERIAL ROME and SHE NAILED A STAKE THROUGH HIS HEAD) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 30 01/22/2016 • Welcome to the Void Express (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Maybe the First Smoke (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, "Red Nails", and "Pigeons from Hell") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 31 01/29/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Ill-Equipped (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in February (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Light Is the Left Hand of Darkness and Darkness the Right Hand of Light (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• 2015 Academy Award Nominees in Short Live-Action and Animation (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Pants Zipper Crisis (letter of comment by Barry Litofsky)
• Tabby's Star and THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (letter of comment by Gregory Benford)
• This Week's Reading (THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: WRITINGS FROM THE PAMPHLET DEBATE, 1764-1772
Vol. 34, No. 32 02/05/2016 • Correction
• Health Resort (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Mini-Reviews of Films of the Year (CAROL, THE LITTLE DEATH, LISTEN TO ME MARLON, ANIMALS, STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE BLACKLIST (Season One) (television review by Dale Skran)
• CENTRAL STATION by Lavie Tidhar (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Impressment (letter of comment by Joseph T. Major)
• Lights (letters of comment by Leland R. Beaumont, Paul Dormer, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (THE PIG THAT WANTS TO BE EATEN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 34 02/19/2016 • Digital Backlash (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ADMIRAL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• "Almost" (letter of comment by Charles S. Harris)
• Charitable Investments (letter of comment by Leland R. Beaumont)
• Mars Rover (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (THE WOMAN WHO WALKED IN SUNSHINE and SEVEN DAYS IN MAY) (book and film comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 35 02/26/2016 • Correction
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for March (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• COLLIDING DREAMS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (MANDEN FLORES A LA LUNA and THE CROQUET PLAYER) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 37 03/18/2016 • I'd Bet On That (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fruit in Jeopardy (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• NEMESIS GAMES by James S.A. Corey (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• ANCILLARY MERCY by Ann Leckie (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Mass Market Paperbacks (and Other Forms) (letters of comment by Keith F. Lynch, Gary McGath, and Peter Trei)
• Travel and Adaptors (letters of comment by Kip Williams and Paul Dormer)
• Sherlock Holmes (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• Time's Arrow (letter of comment by Dan Cox)
• This Week's Reading (THE COBBLER OF RIDINGHAM and D.A.) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 38 03/25/2016 • Electrical Adaptors (cartoon)
• Science-Related Exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum (NJ) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Strange World of Planet X (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• You Just Can't Trust Those Time Travelers
• MOMENTS OF CLARITY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CAMINO (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (BORGES IN "SUR") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 39 04/01/2016 • Thank You, Evelyn. (comment by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for April (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Identity (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Annual Hugo Nominations Screed (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (film review by Dale L. Skran)
• Planets (letters of comment by Steve Lelchuk, Keith F. Lynch, and Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (Bryn Mawr book sale, ROME'S REVOLUTION and THE BORROWED MAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 40 04/08/2016 • Looking for Some Mathematics Help (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Creativity Is More Powerful Than Knowledge (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Why Cooking Is More Complicated at Home Than on TV (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Retrospective: Q-PLANES (1939, US Title: CLOUDS OVER EUROPE) film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Founding Fathers (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Identity (letters of comment by Leland Beaumont and Tom Russell)
• This Week's Reading (WHAT TO THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 41 04/15/2016 • Is the Future Award-Winning Novelist a Writing Robot?
• Bigger and Bigger Thieves (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Penny Box Crimes (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Passover (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Space X (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• INVADERS: 22 TALES FROM THE OUTER LIMITS OF LITERATURE edited by Jacob Weisman (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• The Loneliness of Numbers (letters of comment by Kip Williams, Charles S. Harris, Kerr Mudd-John, and Kevin R)
• WHAT TO THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK (letters of comment by Gregory Benford and Judy Harris)
• Valerie Hobson (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• Creativity (letter of comment by Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: THE TRAGEDY OF THE WHALESHIP ESSEX and the film IN THE HEART OF THE SEA) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 42 04/22/2016 • iTunes U (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Project Breakthrough Starshot (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• DOUGH (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• LOVE THY NATURE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• AI Authors (letter of comment by Neil Ostrove)
• Passover (letters of comment by Peter Trei and Lowell Gilbert)
• Films' Recognition Values (letter of comment by Paul Dormer)
• This Week's Reading ("The Whisperer in Darkness") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 43 04/29/2016 • Hugo and Retro Hugo Award Finalists Announced
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• English She Is Funny (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• FANAC History Project on YouTube (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• INVISIBLE MAN APPEARS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in May (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SACRIFICE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Passover (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Project Breakthrough Starshot (letters of comment by Peter Trei and Philip Chee)
• This Week's Reading (Hugo and Retro Hugo Award Finalists) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Hugo and Retro Hugo Award Finalists
Vol. 34, No. 44 05/06/2016 • Fiction (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hugo Award News (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Do Mathematicians Live in a Fantasy World? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retro Hugo Finalists Availability (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• THE CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• AURORA by Kim Stanley Robinson (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• Space X to Mars (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE INVISIBLE MAN (letter of comment by Gary McGath)
• This Week's Reading (THIRD-CLASS TICKET and TWELFTH NIGHT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 45 05/13/2016 • Hugo Awards Update and More Availability (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Elon Musk and Science Fiction (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Scary History (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Losing Power (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• AURORA (letters of comment by Gregory Benford and Andy Love)
• The Logic of Mathematics (letters of comment by Leland R. Beaumont, Kevin R, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (LOST HORIZON) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 46 05/20/2016 • The Western Tradition (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Strange Cars (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time... (Presidential Visits) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• "NOT SO MUCH," SAID THE CAT, by Michael Swanwick (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• RUSHLIGHTS (Original and Director's Cut) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Elon Musk and Iain M. Banks (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Paul Dormer, Peter Trei, and Keith F. Lynch)
• Primary Elections and Delegates (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Keith F. Lynch, Kevin R, Tim Bateman, and David Goldfarb)
• History and the Past (letters of comment by Tim Bateman and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (ASSASSINATION VACATION) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 47 05/27/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Centennial Event in Matawan (NJ) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Piracy (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Deiselpunk Industries (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in June (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• WEST SIDE STORY (film comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• THE GOD CELLS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hacking Cars (letter of comment by Peter Trei)
• Electoral College (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (WHEN GENERAL GRANT EXPELLED THE JEWS and THE MARTIAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 48 06/03/2016 • The Babel Fish Is Here ...
• Second Nature (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Reinventing What Did Not Need Reinventing (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retro Hugo Availability Corrections (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE ROCKETEER (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Kevin R)
• THE MARTIAN (letter of comment by Steve Coltrin)
• THE GOD CELLS and Eric Merola (letter of comment by Lowell Gilbert)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 1) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE and AROUND THE WORLD IN 50 YEARS: MY ADVENTURE TO EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 49 06/10/2016 • Whole Window (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Welcome to Legitimacy, Science Fiction Fans. (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE LOBSTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (film review by Dale Skran)
• The Babel Fish, Mathematics, THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE, Samuel Pepys's DIARY, and Muhammed Ali (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• Natures (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Peter Trei)
• If This Goes On..." and "Blowups Happen" (letter of comment by Gary McGath and correction by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 2) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading ("The Lottery in Babylon") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 50 06/17/2016 • Bent (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Differences of Opinion (comments by Mark R. Leeper) ARCHIVIST WASP by Nicole Kornher-Stace (book review by Dale Skran)
• Natures and Dimensions (letter of comment by Neil Ostrove)
• Science Fiction, Legitimacy, and Fake Movies (letter of comment by Steve Coltrin)
• Samuel Pepys and Calendars (letter of comment by Sam Long)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 3) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE COLLECTED STORIES OF BERTRAND RUSSELL and THE TIME TRAVELER'S ALMANAC) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 34, No. 51 06/24/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Yet More Hugo Changes (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Every Bit Helps (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in July (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SOUTHBOUND (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• GYPSY by Carter Scholz (book review by Dale Skran)
• Reading Community (letter of comment by Charles S. Harris)
• Fake Movies (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 4) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (Cranbury Bookworm and the Death of Used Bookstores in General) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 1 07/01/2016 • WEIRD TALES Magazine Available for Download
• Memory Foam (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Commitments and the Unknown (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• It's the End of the Season as We Know It! (iZOMBIE, SUPERGIRL, LIMITLESS, BITTEN, THE MAGICIANS) (television reviews by Dale Skran)
• RISING TIDES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• GYPSY, AURORA, Turner Classic Movies, and Samuel Pepys (letter of comment by Gregory Benford)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 5) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (THE WORLD OF LUCHA LIBRE, THE CUTTING ROOM, and BROWSINGS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 2 07/08/2016 • Worldcon Plans (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Car Touchscreens (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retro-Hugos: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Looking for Trouble--Skran v Stross (comments by Dale L. Skran)
• THE CINDER SPIRES: THE AERONAUT'S WINDLASS by Jim Butcher (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 6) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist novels: GRAY LENSMAN, THE ILL-MADE KNIGHT, KALLOCAIN, THE REIGN OF WIZARDRY, and SLAN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 3 07/15/2016 • Elongated (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retro Hugos: Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Michael Swanwick (summary of presentation by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• OUTLAWS AND ANGELS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• UPROOTED by Naomi Novik (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• 5x5: A Review of the First Five Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child (KILLING FLOOR, DIE TRYING, TRIPWIRE, RUNNING BLIND, ECHO BURNING) (book reviews by Dale L. Skran)
• Samuel Pepys and Houses (letters of comment by Tim Bateman, Peter Trei, Kerr Mudd-John, and Paul Dormer)
• SLAN (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
• Quotes (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS by Samuel Pepys (Part 7) (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist novellas and novelettes) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 4 07/22/2016 • Tor.com eBook Club--One Free Book a Month
• Open Invitation (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Growing Threat (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M. R. Carey (book review by Dale L. Skran)
• NUTS! (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• "The Roads Must Roll" (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" Novels (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Michael Swanwick (letters of comment by David Goldfarb, Philip Chee, Keith F. Lynch, and Tim Bateman)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist short stories and dramatic presentations) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 4 07/22/2016 • Tor.com eBook Club--One Free Book a Month
• Open Invitation (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Growing Threat (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M. R. Carey (book review by Dale L. Skran)
• NUTS! (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• "The Roads Must Roll" (letter of comment by Fred Lerner)
• Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" Novels (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• Michael Swanwick (letters of comment by David Goldfarb, Philip Chee, Keith F. Lynch, and Tim Bateman)
• This Week's Reading (Retro Hugo finalist short stories and dramatic presentations) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 5 07/29/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• Encores (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for August (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Turner Classic Movies Halloween Line-Up Is Huge (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Simulating Chemical Reactions with a Computer (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE FIFTH SEASON by N. K. Jemisin (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• SUN CHOKE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• "The Stellar Legion" and Military Science Fiction (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Keith F. Lynch)
• Church Invitations, TERRORISM, and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (CLOSE TO SHORE, 12 DAYS OF TERROR, and BLOOD IN THE WATER) (book and film comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Appendix: TCM October Films of Interest to SF/Horror/Fantasy Fans
Vol. 35, No. 6 08/05/2016 • Correction
• Tor eBook Club Deadline (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Lessons of Pinocchio (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• yHOMELESS? (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Encores (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Gary McGath, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (BOOK BUSINESS and ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 6 08/05/2016 • Correction
• Tor eBook Club Deadline (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• The Lessons of Pinocchio (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• yHOMELESS? (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Encores (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Gary McGath, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading (BOOK BUSINESS and ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 7 08/12/2016 • Irony (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Meet Gjetost (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• They Don't Make Movies Like They Used To--Thank Goodness! (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Animal Intelligence and Altruism (letter of comment by Philip Chee)
• Pinocchio (letter of comment by Gary McGath)
• Encores and the Proms (letters of comment by Paul Dormer, Keith F. Lynch, Scott Dorsey, and Gary McGath)
• This Week's Reading (THERE ARE TWO ERRORS IN THE THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK and THE CIVIL WAR) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 8 08/19/2016 • Chamber Music (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• What Was I Thinking??? (Watching STAR TREK BEYOND) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• "Nearby" Earth-Like Planet (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• SUICIDE SQUAD (film review by Dale L. Skran)
• This Week's Reading (A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES by Winston S. Churchill) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 9 08/26/2016 • Boris Karloff Day on TCM--TODAY!! (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Is Nothing Sacred? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for September (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Hugo Award Winners
• 1941 Retro Hugo Award Winners (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Infinite Universes (comments by Gordon Diss)
• KILLER PARTY (formerly SHOWER) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• BAD MOMS (film review by Art Stadlin)
• 5x5 Part Deux: A Review of Five Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child (WITHOUT FAIL, PERSUADER, THE ENEMY, ONE SHOT, THE HARD WAY) (book reviews by Dale L. Skran)
• Various Changes to Hugo Categories, Voting, Etc.
• Boris Karloff Day TCM Listings
• STAR TREK BEYOND (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• The Joy of Self-Immolation (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (TALES AND SKETCHES and THE BLACK LIZARD BOOK OF LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 10 09/02/2016 • Frustration (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• American SF/Horror Anthology Series of the 1950s and 1960s (Part 1, The 1950s) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Beloit Mindset List (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper) SUICIDE SQUAD, STAR TREK BEYOND, Hugos and Retro Hugos, SEVENEVES and Spoilers, and TRUMBO and A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (12 YEARS A SLAVE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 11 09/09/2016 • Secret Agent Polka (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• METROPOLIS Program Book (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• American SF/Horror Anthology Series of the 1950s and 1960s (Part 2, The 1960s) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ten Things I Like/Don't Like about the Prius (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• LOCAL CUSTOM by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• LONDON ROAD (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (MOBY-DICK AS DOUBLOON) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 12 09/16/2016 • Early Flying Saucer/UFO Book Covers
• JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ellen Datlow (summary of presentation by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• QUANTUM NIGHT by Robert J. Sawyer (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• SULLY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE PEOPLE GARDEN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Prius (letters of comment by John Jezl and Charles S. Harris)
• This Week's Reading (THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 12 09/16/2016 • Early Flying Saucer/UFO Book Covers
• JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ellen Datlow (summary of presentation by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• QUANTUM NIGHT by Robert J. Sawyer (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• SULLY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE PEOPLE GARDEN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Prius (letters of comment by John Jezl and Charles S. Harris)
• This Week's Reading (THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 13 09/23/2016 • Problems I Found in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959) (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• One-Word Film Titles (quiz by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• SOMNUS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• I.T. (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• 1493: UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED by Charles C. Mann (book review by Greg Frederick)
• This Week's Reading (THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU and JEWS, SLAVES, AND THE SLAVE TRADE: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 14 09/30/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in October (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• One-Word Film Titles (solution by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• NOW WE'RE ALIVE (ET MAINTENANT NOUS SOMMES EN VIE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• GENTLEMAN JOLE AND THE RED QUEEN by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook review by Joe Karpierz)
• SOLE PROPRIETOR (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (ON THE EDGE OF GONE and RUNNING THE BOOKS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 15 10/07/2016 • Gregory Benford Receives Award
• Practical Application (comments by Mark R. Leeper) Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft and the Russian Space Program
• Walmart and the English Language (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• TRANSGALACTIC by James Gunn (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• This Week's Reading (THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION and THE PAPER MENAGERIE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 16 10/14/2016 • Get Back to Our Roots (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• The Mind of a Dog (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fueling Spacecraft (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Pies and The Great American Dream Machine (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• This Week's Reading (THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO JANE AUSTEN and LECTURES ON LITERATURE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 17 10/21/2016 • The Bat-Signal (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Crow X is a Credit to Crows Everywhere, Betty or Not (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SHIN GODZILLA (GODZILLA RESURGENCE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE WINDMILL (THE WINDMILL MASSACRE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSYS S. GRANT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 17 10/21/2016 • The Bat-Signal (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Crow X is a Credit to Crows Everywhere, Betty or Not (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SHIN GODZILLA (GODZILLA RESURGENCE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE WINDMILL (THE WINDMILL MASSACRE) (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• This Week's Reading (PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSYS S. GRANT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 18 10/28/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in November (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE MONSTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• General Grant's PERSONAL MEMOIRS (letters of comment by Jim Susky, Taras Wolansky, John Purcell, and Philip Chee)
• Canine Intelligence (letters of comment by Jim Susky and Taras Wolansky)
• SHIN GODZILLA and Rating Scales (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• SHIN GODZILLA and Translated Titles (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Steve Coltrin, Gary McCath, Scott Dorsey, and Paul Dormer)
• AURORA and Gregory Benford, Jane Austen, One-Word Film Titles, Walmart, CASABLANCA, SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, and Ideology and Scientific Consensus (letter of comment by Taras Wolansky)
• This Week's Reading (TWELVE DAYS OF TERROR) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 19 11/04/2016 • The Interplanetary Experience
• Monster of a Wine??? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• More Thoughts on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE VALUE OF THE MOON by Paul D. Spudis (book review by Greg Frederick)
• STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Retrospective Hugo Awards (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS (letter of comment by John Hertz)
• This Week's Reading (CROSSTALK and YOU CAN LOOK IT UP) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 20 11/11/2016 • Supermoon on November 14
• Swimming and the Apollo Program (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• I Give My Rating System +2 (-4 to +4) or 7/10 (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• LAURA (film comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• Rocket Fuel (letters of comment by Philip Chee and Kerr Mudd-John)
• MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (letters of comment by Kevin R, Tim Merrigan, and Philip Chee)
• The Interplanetary Experience (letter of comment by Tom Russell)
• This Week's Reading (FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 21 11/18/2016 • More on the EmDrive
• The (Negative) Power of Technology (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ARRIVAL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Ratings (letters of comment by John Purcell and Philip Chee)
• Superheroes (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Kevin R, and Keith F. Lynch)
• This Week's Reading ("How Great Science Fiction Works") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 22 11/25/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in December (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• DENIAL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• The (Negative) Power of Technology (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT and Presidents as authors) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 22 11/25/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in December (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• DENIAL (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• The (Negative) Power of Technology (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT and Presidents as authors) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 23 12/02/2016 • Big Sale on GSP (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Illustration
• One Who Didn't Walk Away (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Presidents as Authors (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (LIVING WITH A DEAD LANGUAGE and SOME KIND OF HERO: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 24 12/09/2016 • Thought for the Day (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Do Real Men Read? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• SMART (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CONQUERORS by Roger Crowley (book review by Greg Frederick)
• Classicists and Science Fiction Fans (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
• This Week's Reading (annotations to Chapter 1 of MOBY DICK) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 25 12/16/2016 • Grading Pass/Fail (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Indian Savory Snacks (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• CROSSTALK by Connie Willis (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Roman Names (letter of comment by Sam Long)
• This Week's Reading (TEXTOS CAUTIVOS/BORGES EN "EL HOGAR") (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 26 12/23/2016 • Death Stars
• What Else Am I Going to Do? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Creating Fake News Is Not Just Mischief, It Can Be a Profitable Enterprise (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Wallets (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• COUNTER CLOCKWISE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE DARK FOREST, by Cixin Liu (translated by Joel Martinsen) (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• DAREDEVIL (Season One: Netflix) (television review by Dale Skran)
• Gary [K.] Wolf[e] (letter of comment by Charles S. Harris)
• Llamas (letter of comment by Sam Long)
• Indian Savory Snacks (letter of comment by Kerr Mudd-John)
• PULP FICTION and Other Tarantino Films (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES, SHERLOCK HOLMES AMD THE PATCHWORK DEVIL, and ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 26 12/23/2016 • Death Stars
• What Else Am I Going to Do? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Creating Fake News Is Not Just Mischief, It Can Be a Profitable Enterprise (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Wallets (comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
• COUNTER CLOCKWISE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE DARK FOREST, by Cixin Liu (translated by Joel Martinsen) (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• DAREDEVIL (Season One: Netflix) (television review by Dale Skran)
• Gary [K.] Wolf[e] (letter of comment by Charles S. Harris)
• Llamas (letter of comment by Sam Long)
• Indian Savory Snacks (letter of comment by Kerr Mudd-John)
• PULP FICTION and Other Tarantino Films (letter of comment by Jim Susky)
• This Week's Reading (SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES, SHERLOCK HOLMES AMD THE PATCHWORK DEVIL, and ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 27 12/30/2016 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies in January (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ALIEN MORNING by Rick Wilber (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• Fake News (letter of comment by Jerry Ryan)
• Sherlock Holmes Pastiches (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• This Week's Reading (LITERARY WONDERLANDS and HIDDEN FIGURES) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 28 01/06/2017 • Online Film Critics Society Annual Movie Awards
• The Answer (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Top Ten Films of 2016 (film comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ROGUE ONE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• HACKSAW RIDGE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE STOLEN LYRIC (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fake News and Hacking (letters of comment by Jerry Ryan and John Purcell)
• THE INVISIBLE BOY, Sherlock Holmes, TAFF 2017 (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (POSTCARDS FROM STANLAND and PUTIN COUNTRY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 28 01/06/2017 • Online Film Critics Society Annual Movie Awards
• The Answer (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Top Ten Films of 2016 (film comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• ROGUE ONE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• HACKSAW RIDGE (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE STOLEN LYRIC (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fake News and Hacking (letters of comment by Jerry Ryan and John Purcell)
• THE INVISIBLE BOY, Sherlock Holmes, TAFF 2017 (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (POSTCARDS FROM STANLAND and PUTIN COUNTRY) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 29 01/13/2017 • Six-Foot Submarines (comments by Mark R. Leeper) Mini-Reviews (JACKIE, THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY, and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fast Radio Bursts (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE OBELISK GATE by N. K. Jemisin (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BEYOND EARTH: OUR PATH TO A NEW HOME IN THE PLANETS by Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D. (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• This Week's Reading (COPENHAGEN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 29 01/13/2017 • Six-Foot Submarines (comments by Mark R. Leeper) Mini-Reviews (JACKIE, THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY, and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Fast Radio Bursts (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• THE OBELISK GATE by N. K. Jemisin (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BEYOND EARTH: OUR PATH TO A NEW HOME IN THE PLANETS by Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D. (book review by Gregory Frederick)
• This Week's Reading (COPENHAGEN) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 30 01/20/2017 • Monster Drive-In Posters
• No, Thank You (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Mini-Reviews of 2016 Films (Part 2) (LA LA LAND, OFF THE RAILS, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, and THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Visible Light Telescope Upgrade (comments by Gregory Frederick)
• MINIATURES: THE VERY SHORT FICTION OF JOHN SCALZI (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• A PATCH OF FOG (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• CLAIRE IN MOTION (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• JACKIE, Fast Radio Bursts, N. K. Jemisin, and BEYOND EARTH (letter of comment by John Purcell)
• This Week's Reading (TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY and THE DIM SUM FIELD GUIDE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 31 01/27/2017 • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures, etc. (NJ)
• How Soviet Writers in 1960 Envisioned 2017
• Revisionist Recipes (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• My Picks for Turner Classic Movies for February (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• THE FOUR THOUSAND, THE EIGHT HUNDRED by Greg Egan (book review by Joe Karpierz)
• THE DAUGHTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
• LA LA LAND (letter of comment by Art Stadlin)
• This Week's Reading (ISAAC'S STORM) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 32 02/03/2017 • Fast Radio Bursts from Extragalactic Light Sails (comments by Mark R. Leeper and Gregory Benford)
• Mini-Reviews of 2016 Films (Part 3) (SWISS ARMY MAN, LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, AMONG THE BELIEVERS, SUNSET SONG, and NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU) (film reviews by Mark R. Leeper)
• Anti-Matter Food (letters of comment by Peter Rubinstein and George Phillies)
• Single-Letter Film Titles (letter of comment by Bill Higgins)
• INHERIT THE WIND, OF MICE AND MEN (1939), THE DAUGHTER, and LA LA LAND (letter of comment by Kevin R)
• This Week's Reading (CIVIL WAR GHOSTS, GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES, and ATHEISM: A BRIEF INSIGHT) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
Vol. 35, No. 33 02/10/2017 • Unfinished Business (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• "On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!" by William Tenn
• The Ascent of THE LORD OF THE RINGS (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
• Autism on the Rise (comments by David Rubin)
• THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• BABYLON'S ASHES by James S.A. Corey (audio book review by Joe Karpierz)
• ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (letter of comment by Kip Williams)
• ROAD TO THE WELL (film review by Mark R. Leeper) This Week's Reading ("Masterworks of Early 20th Century Literature", HEART OF DARKNESS, and SICILIAN CAROUSEL) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)

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