Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Baby with the Biggest Head Wins

Sometimes science fiction looks backward instead of forward—some time travel stories, such as Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder,” propel readers not into space, but back in time, so that characters can carouse with dinosaurs. Or, y’know, try to shoot … Continue reading

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Should This Happen?

In Stephen King’s novel (and movie) Thinner, a vengeful gypsy curses an overweight and corrupt lawyer, causing him to drop pounds as though they were steaming hot potatoes. Sounds a lot better and easier than jump-roping one’s way to slimness, … Continue reading

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