Daniel W. Rasmus is a writer, poet and strategist who lives outside of Seattle, WA.
Sunday, December 8 2013
A visit to Seattle's Star Trek convention reveals the conflicted feelings cast members have towards being immortalized in comic form.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
From Roots to Star Trek and well beyond, LeVar Burton says that his time on Reading Rainbow was "the most important thing I've ever done." With a new app to encourage reading, he tells us how its legacy will extend to a whole new generation.
Thursday, August 8 2013
With two big screen releases to establish the franchise-wide reboot under the belt, Star Trek: The Ongoing Series becomes a focal point for fan interest. We talk to series regular writer, Mike Johnson.
Wednesday, October 24 2012
It will be Halloween soon enough, and surprisingly, perhaps a key to Halloween can be found in Tony Parker's critically acclaimed comics adaptation of Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the novel that formed the basis for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.
Thursday, February 27 2014
Uncharted puts the "big data" of Google Books through the lens of a tool called Ngram, but the meaning of the results, and even their validity, turn a great read into a cautionary tale.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
In Simple Dreams Grammy Award wining Linda Ronstadt takes readers on a ride through the landscape of America's '60s and '70s music.
Thursday, January 2 2014
If you care about the idea of “new”, or how "new" has influenced literature and art, then you must read Novelty.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years offers a visual treasure trove and plenty of history for even the most devout Whovian.
Thursday, October 24 2013
A.N Wilson's The Elizabethans is a very readable history, despite the author's inability to get out of his own way.
Sunday, October 20 2013
Unlike many books that put words into Shakespeare's mouth, Nick de Somogyi does an excellent job of literary forensics. He expertly reconstructs Shakespeare's insights into stagecraft that lie scattered throughout his works.
Friday, May 17 2013
Orci, Johnson and Messina get the fan base prepped with plenty of action and enough open questions to drive a starship through them.
Monday, October 15 2012
The Waste Land as an iPad app demonstrates how we might re-imagine the book, but it also illustrates how editorial choices can limit value.