Revelation Space (2000) – Alastair Reynolds

Growing up I loved science fiction movies and television (still do) but as far as reading went I stuck to Star Wars and Star Trek novels before finally letting Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001, and Frank Herbert’s Dune open my mind up a little more. Still, I wouldn’t delve much deeper than that for a number…

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) – Peter Hyams

  We dive into the cinematic universe of Arthur C. Clarke with this next film. I’d previously written about 2001: A Space Odyssey here, so I could jump right ahead to its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. This was my first introduction, film-wise into the worlds Arthur C. Clarke had created. I’d previously…

3001: The Final Odyssey (1997) – Arthur C. Clarke

  The final installment of Clarke’s Odyssey series is a stronger read than the previous entry, and features yet another character from the first novel. The solar system is easier to move around in now with advancements in engineering and spacecraft, and a ship recovers a body spinning in space, that of astronaut Frank Poole……

2061: Odyssey Three (1987) – Arthur C. Clarke

  The third novel in the Odyssey series sees mankind continuing exploration of the solar system, with the return of Halley’s comet, and a scientific expedition/cruise ship heading to the infrequent solar visitor to attempt an historic landing. There are other parties at work though, eager eyes are turning to the clouded atmosphere of Europa,…

2010: Odyssey Two (1982) – Arthur C. Clarke

  The mystery of the monolith in orbit around Jupiter grows as a new mission is launched from Earth to hopefully discover what happened on that fateful mission in 2001. Taking its cue more from Kubrick’s film version than his own novel, though parts of that have been incorporated, the setting for mankind’s next encounter…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Arthur C. Clarke

  Before I dived back into the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, I had an undeniable urge to revisit Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey series. I’d recently visited a planetarium, and seeing Europa up there on the screen, in orbit around the giant Jupiter just fired that urge again, so I settled in to the journey again (one…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – Naka Jima Kill & Boragora or Bust

First off, before I jump in, how gorgeous is that art above, created by Trevor Grove! Check out his work here. This week Jake (Stephen Collins) gets embroiled in assassination plots and claim jumpers in two episodes that see us coming up incredibly quickly on the end of the series, which is so sad, and I…

Leviathan Wakes (2011) – James S.A. Corey

I love a good science fiction movie or television series, but oft-times I have a hard time digging into science fiction books, the exception being Arthur C. Clarke, Star Wars and Star Trek novels with occasional deviance into other titles if they catch my attention. I’ll read all manner of books, they just have to hold my…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Stanley Kubrick

  As we stand on the cusp of a New Year (2013! Wow, does that sound futuristic!) I thought I would end the year with this classic from the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Made in 1968, this stunning visual achievement, which took home the Academy Award that year for Best Effects, it still stands a…

Alphaville (1965) – Jean-Luc Godard

A year before Gene Roddenberry’s stalwart Captain Kirk would take on ultimate computers and artificial intelligences controlling the lives of its subjects, a grizzled, film-noir detective/secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) who is undoubtedly kin to Blade Runner Rick Deckard, travelled the interdimensional roads (in a car) from the Outlands to the planet (?)/city(?)/dimension(?) of Alphaville on…