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Book Review: Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry by Dan Curry and Ben Robinson

Encyclopedic in its scope and a must-have for fans of Star Trek and/or special effects in any visual medium.
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In Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry by Dan Curry and Ben Robinson, the reader is constantly reminded that all of Dan Curry’s work has been in collaboration with a dedicated and talented team; however, it is obvious very quickly that Curry has a singular, impressive vision that steers the ship. The effects and stories behind credits sequences, alien and alien weapons design, to complex set decorations, highlight Curry’s intelligence, wit, and laser-like focus on adding realism and wonder to every storyline. Curry’s genius shines from every page. Some of the most insightful moments come in the form of

Book Review: Serpentine by Philip Pullman

Serpentine feels like a lazy Sunday afternoon with close friends but is only for fans who are completionists.
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Serpentine, by Philip Pullman, is the latest entry into the author’s much lauded His Dark Materials. Coming in at fewer than 5,000 words, this is not a story, it is a short story. However, it will stand up to multiple readings. Because this is such a short entry in the His Dark Materials universe, there is not much I can say about the plot without giving everything away; however, I can say that Serpentine focuses on teenager Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon Pantalaimon visiting the town of Trollesund with an important interlude involving Dr. Lanselius and his daemon snake. Lyra

Book Review: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, edited by Una McCormack

Fans of Star Trek: Voyager will be pleased to receive added insight into favorite storylines from the series; unfortunately, such scenes are few and far between.
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The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, by Una McCormack, is the third book in a series of planned Star Trek “autobiographies” following 2015’s The Autobiography of James. T. Kirk and 2017’s The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard, both written by author David A. Goodman. The book spans the entirety of Janeway’s life from her idyllic childhood on a small farm outside Bloomington, Indiana, to her position as vice-admiral in Starfleet Command. In between, we learn of Janeway’s time at the Starfleet Academy, her first command, and insightful revelations concerning her time lost in the Delta Quadrant—an adventure first recounted in the seven