"If you ask 'Should we be in space?' you ask a nonsense question. We are in space."   -Frank Herbert

TRAIN TO BUSAN, A No Spoiler Review

By Susi Jensen | January 5, 2021 |

TRAIN TO BUSAN is the story of a father and daughter trying to make their way from Seoul to Busan. While on that journey, a viral outbreak that turns its victims into flesh-eating zombies, begins to ravage the country. TRAIN TO BUSAN, set in Korea, is subtitled for English (or other language) speakers. This film…

So, You Just Finished Writing a 70K Word Sci-Fi Novel…Advice to the Young Writer

By Susi Jensen | October 31, 2020 |

Periodically, a friend tells me that he or she knows someone who is writing or has written a novel. It happened last week as I’m sure it happens to most writers. Not that I’m the expert on all things writing, but I’ve navigated the writing world long enough to have an opinion. So, I had…

EQUILIBRIUM, A No Spoiler Review

By Susi Jensen | October 22, 2020 |

During COVID, I have been watching older science fiction films, whose theatrical release I might have missed. EQUILIBRIUM falls into that category. Written and directed by Kurt Wimmer, starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs and Emily Watson, this film is rated R for violence, released in 2002. You can rent it as an Amazon…

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, A No Spoiler Review

By Susi Jensen | September 8, 2020 |

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, by Michael Crichton, was the first novel published by Crichton under his actual name. He had published previously under a variety of pen names. His reason for publishing under other names…he was a medical student at Harvard and was actually thinking he might practice medicine someday and didn’t want his patients to…

KINGDOM, A Review of a Korean-Made Masterpiece

By Susi Jensen | August 25, 2020 |

As I have said before and hope to repeat for many years to come, NETFLIX is taking the cake when it comes to combing through international productions and finding top-notch stories.  KINGDOM is brilliant. Rated R for violence. No sexually explicit content at all. Not even a kiss. And yes, this is a zombie story,…

HANNA, A Review of Amazon Prime’s TV Series

By Susi Jensen | August 1, 2020 |

The second season of HANNA was released July 3 of this year, the dreaded year of Covid, and since all of us are streaming our content each night/day/allday/allnight (until recently, there have been no sports to watch and no air-conditioned movie theaters in which to view the latest fun film)…However, most of us are still…

A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ, by Walter M. Miller Jr., A No Spoiler Review

By Susi Jensen | July 30, 2020 |

This morning, I finished reading the classic science fiction novel, A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. I rate this novel PG for violence. First, the short review… To purchase the novel, click A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. 5 Reasons I Recommend A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ  If you are a science fiction fan and want to be fluent in…

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, A No Spoiler Review of the Amazon Prime TV Series

By Susi Jensen | July 15, 2020 |

I recently finished viewing all 4 seasons of THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE and loved it. Also…I know I’m a little late to the game, but it’s hard to keep up, especially if you’re trying to read and watch scifi! There’s a lot of good content out there in the multiverse. I give this…

DARK/WEB, Chapter 8 A Final Review with a Few Minor Spoilers

By Susi Jensen | June 18, 2020 |

My 8th post on this particular Amazon Prime series. I reviewed chapter by chapter (episodes are called chapters). For a review of the pilot, click Chapter 1. Today I viewed the finale. Question that arose…Will DARK/WEB will have a second season? Will there be enough interest? I have no way of knowing. What I can…

DARK/WEB, Chapter 7 Minor Spoilers

By Susi Jensen | June 17, 2020 |

7th and Penultimate Chapter. My 7th review in 7 days. This review will contain spoilers for earlier episodes and minor spoilers for this episode (episodes are called Chapters), so be warned. Go back to menu or click PILOT if you want to read an introduction to the series. I’ll say a little about the structure…

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