Netflix Review: Lost in Space

I used to love spending afternoons after school watching old episodes of shows that came before my time.  My favourites included Batman (66), Green Hornet, and of course Lost in Space.  By the time the 1998 film with Gary Oldman and Matthew LeBlanc hit theatres I was as much of an expert as someone from…

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Every once and a while you will pick up a book with the expectation that it will be fun, or interesting, and it simply blows your mind with how far it left your expectations behind.  When I picked up Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, I had no idea what I was in for.  More…

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I’ll be honest with you, I have been putting off writing this book review for a while. I’ve had many mixed feelings towards this YA-novel, and needed time to put my thoughts in order. Whether my opinions are in order yet, I’m not sure, but I will try to give you the best review I…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day Two

Good morning! And welcome back to the Green Onion Blog. It is day two of my live feed directly from Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo. If you are a fan of comics, cons, or pop culture this is the post for you. A live blog feed works like this: During the day I will be…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day One

Greetings all of my friends, followers, and geeks of all pop cultures! This weekend I have a special treat for you, as the Green Onion Blog goes live! For the next two days I will be taking in all there is at the Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo! So, if you like… stuff. Y’know, like…

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Giant Robots from space! Now that I have your attention let me tell you about an amazing book that will give you all your giant robot needs.  Well, first I should direct you to a review of its predecessor, the unforgettable premiere novel by Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants.  If you have not read that book- what…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Typically I begin my reviews with what lead me to read the book in the first place.  Looking back it is hard to nail down my first interactions with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  I will have to rewind and plot this out.  When I was in my pre-teen years my parents let my brothers…

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Talking about hardcore science fiction we think about classic authors such as Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, or Isaac Asimov.  There are many other Damon Knight Grand Master who helped build scifi to where it is today.  With big science ideas, theoretical physics, and engineering impossibilities, these authors have shaped a genre that pushes the boundaries…

World War Z by Max Brooks

​ It is almost Halloween, what better to kick off this week than zombies.  ‘When there is no room left in hell, the dead will walk the Earth’.  One of my favorite monsters since I was a little chive and first saw 1978’s Dawn of the Dead from zombie genius George A. Romero.  The culture…

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Trips to the bookstore involve a few steps.  Checking in on favorite authors for new books or covers, hunting down those to be reads that have been waiting for me or I read a great review on, and the browsing when the window shopping begins and dreams of an endless book budget happen.  Back in…

Descender: Tin Stars

As if I have not made this clear, I am a major fan of the works by Jeff Lemire.  I have previously written about the importance of his premiere series, Essex County, he has also topped my list of 15 Comic Authors.  So I see his name and I spend money.  Descender is his current,…

Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

This is the second installment of the Old Mans War series written by John Scalzi, released in 2006.  My review of book one can be found here.  A heavy science fiction story, with a large militaristic influence.  Ghost Brigades.  Can we stop to appreciate that name for a moment… Ghost Brigades, has to be one…