Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Star Wars makes Christmas merry for retailers (of course!)

And on the front lines of comic retailing, the ever-present merchandise machine men call "Star Wars" made cash registers jingle. Read all about it over at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Thursday, December 17, 2015

On genetic engineering, and superhumans

The always-interesting James Rollins has released his latest novel, The Bone Labyrinth, which deals rather heavily with the practice and ethics of genetic engineering. Rollins' characters have something to say, and he does as well, over at LiveScience.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

What makes a (Star Wars) fan a fan?

Is all fandom the same? Is there something genetic about it? Tribal? How does a baseball fan differ—if at all—from a Star Wars fan? Shrinks and anthropologists—seriously!—tell you all about it at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Travel writing is thriller writing

The Bone Labyrinth is the new thriller by bestselling author James Rollins, and per Rollins' usual, it's filled with exotic locales. And you can see just how Rollins' travel fuels his writing over at Berkshire Hathaway Travel. So go read!

Jim McLauchlin

What's a Star Wars worth?

Quick answer? A lot. Slightly longer answer? Probably all of that $4 billion Disney paid for it, and then some. We have all the gory details over at Wired, so check it out!

Jim McLauchlin