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I’ve written a few reviews for a website called “Bureau 42″. There aren’t many, but even one was, at the time, enough to get me considered on of the site authors and have input on the rest of the site. Nifty. So now I’m a reviewer and author for the site.

My reviews include:
Sleepy Hollow
My second review for Halloween. Again, since I really only review movies I like, the outcome is pretty much a foregone conclusion. But this movie in particular has a lot of really interesting concepts, conceits, and twists that make it a particular favorite of mine.
Army of Darkness
The first of my contributions to this year’s 31 Halloween reveiws. I really really like this movie. Looking at it objectively, it’s not an incredible piece of cinematography, but it’s fun, and Sam Raimi always works wonders with what he’s given. Plus, Bruce Campbell was born to play Ash.
Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation”
First of the Foundation novels, it’s an interesting read. I’d recommend it even now, but you might want to read the review to see why (and what you might want to be prepared for).
Stargate Season 4
Okay, so I’m a huge Stargate fan. You can partially blame my wife – she’s gone way overboard (mostly because of Richard Dean Anderson.) – but then, I introduced her to it. So it was inevitable that I review at least ONE season.
Alias Episode: The Two
Alias is one of the few shows I watch as it comes out, every week that it’s on. Unfortunately I don’t have time to review every show. I did, however, have time to review this one.
The Color of Magic
The first book in the Discworld series (universe?). I love the series, and the author. I’m not a big fan of this book, though. I reviewed it partially because this is the first time I really get to tear something apart, partially because it’s always bugged me that the REST of the books are so good and this one has so many issues.
Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
Wonder Woman is a surprisingly deep character, and it all comes through in this graphic novel. It’s all there – personal growth, great fight scenes, Greek mythology, and excellent storytelling. Add that to some excellent art and you’ve got a must-buy graphic novel.
Smallville Episode: Accellerate
This was an unusual review – I hadn’t watched the show much myself, and neither had my wife – so, since she’s not really a sci-fi or comic book fan herself, I thought I’d get the perspective of someone new to the show, and relatively new to the genre. This is a joint review – each of us give a final score. See how we compare!
Bulletproof Monk
Not what I’d call an excellent movie, but a fun ride nonetheless
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Just happened to be the first of the crew to see it, really. I did like it, though
Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes
The review that got me this gig – After reading a number of Neil Gaiman’s books I decided to go check out the Sandman series of comics. This is the first compilation of those comics. Definitely worth checking out – ESPECIALLY if you think comics are “just for kids”

I’d also like to put here a list of books that I WANT to review, as well as comics I want to review, etc.
The rest of Sandman
The Vlad Taltos books by Steven Brust
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman
Anything else by Neil Gaiman
The rest of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust
Everything by Douglas Adams
Everything by Jack L. Chalker
and a few others. There are also a lot of books I want to put on a list of books that any sci-fi fan should read. In fact, many of the ones on this list are more likely than not to get that treatment instead of a full review. It’s more likely that I’ll just review the ones not as well known. (i.e. I’m not likely to review the Hitchhiker’s Guide – except as a whole.)

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