The solar system is wonderful and fascinating, encompassing nine planets and many other heavenly bodies, except that Pluto is no longer officially a planet. Why was that, and why do so many people seem to care? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “The Pluto Files” explores the controversy surrounding Pluto in great depth from the perspective of a guy who found himself immersed in the hottest astronomical debate since Galileo.
An entertaining study of the superheroines who have inspired us for decades, The Supergirls by Mike Madrid rejoices in these women’s struggles, successes and continued growth. Get to know the many facets of these heroines’ past, present and future lives and be inspired to love everything that makes them super.
“I Never Had it Made” is the personal story of an ordinary man who became a legend simply because he refused to be intimidated or defeated. Baseball is America’s game, and Jackie Robinson used that game to change the face of America forever. Experience the story in theaters as 42: The Jackie Robinson Story.
Technology and humanity, the unavoidable question is asked: we advance, but do we better ourselves? All science fiction inevitably wrestles with that haunting question. Philip K Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” dissects the fundamental questions of humanity, and what makes us special. Ultimately, Android or Adam, how you live is more important than what you are.
After “sixteen years worth of research, writing, and rewriting,” Sean Pidgeon should have a good book on his hands. But between a strange point-of-view(third person, present tense), lack of a real plot until the last 100 pages, and long, rambling chapters and paragraphs, Pidgeon fails to bring the magic and mystery of King Arthur and the story of one man’s journey to find the truth about him to life.
Aging rock star Judas Coyne spends his retirement living off his royalties and collecting horrific items. When he hears someone is selling a ghost in an online auction it is too good to resist. The ghost is delivered in a heart-shaped box but it is soon clear it wants to destroy Judas. Comic book writer and novelist Joe Hill’s 2007 novel combines the horror of the occult with the cycle of abuse with disturbing but delightful results.