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Sara at Stellar Four

Peoria, Illinois, USA

Sara's a college professor who indulges her geeky side by blogging at Stellar Four, which celebrates the girlie side of science, science fiction and fantasy. Specialties: board games, zombies, Joss Whedon, waaaay too much TV, books of all kinds.

Twitter: @professor_sara

Sep 09, 2013

How The X-Files Influenced the Television World — and Beyond

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. The X-Files, which premiered 20 years ago this week, was groundbreaking during its run. And although it's been off the air for 11 years, its influence is...

Aug 23, 2013

Batfleck: How Affleck's Characters Could Become Bruce Wayne

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. I've said it publicly: I think Ben Affleck will make a fantastic Bruce Wayne in the Man of Steel sequel pitting Batman against Henry Cavill's Superman. And I'm...

Aug 23, 2013

He's Batman: In Defense of Casting Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. Dear readers, our time of tense national waiting is over. We have a new Batman. Ben Affleck — lover of Jennifer Garner, supporter of Boston, winner of...

Aug 02, 2013

Who's in Charge Here? Genre Camp Counselors

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Kathy F. Camp Stellar Four is not your ordinary camp, of course. Where others might hire a gaggle of high school and college kids to lead campers through the...

Jul 23, 2013

Where Would Our Fave SF/F Characters Go to Summer Camp? Exploring the (Fictional) Offerings

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. Even characters in our favorite sci fi/fantasy properties have to take a vacation sometimes. So in honor of Camp Stellar Four, here are a few of the...

Jul 19, 2013

The "Whelp" Response: How Being a SF/F Fan Makes Me React Like a Lunatic

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by Sara N. Oh, God, please don't be in my house.  The other day, I was sitting in my house and heard the disembodied voice of a crying child. And...

Jun 19, 2013

World War Z: Should You Take the High Road or the Low Road?

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. Brad Pitt's new zombie movie, World War Z, opened earlier this summer, and it was a bittersweet occasion for the many fans of the book that shares...

Jun 18, 2013

Where Does Your Favorite Superman Fall on the Kryptonite Beefcake Scale?

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. And now for something completely shallow: I'd wager that a good portion of the audience at Man of Steel was on occasion distracted by ... how shall...

Jun 14, 2013

Review: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

By Sara at Stellar Four

by Sara N. A skillful blend of crime thriller and time-hopping head-scratcher, The Shining Girls deserves to be the book stuffed into luggage and peeking out of beach bags this...