Magneto Speaks! (Gandalf, Too!) A Dispatch from Sir Ian McKellen

[Originally posted in March 2000 at SciFiDimensions.com.] Some guys have all the luck. First, Sir Ian McKellen lands the role of Magneto (one of the greatest villains in all Marvel comic-dom) in this summer’s action flick X-Men, then he gets to play the wizard Gandalf in all three Lord of the Rings movies! Sir Ian has had a …

Launch! (SciFiDimensions)

[This short essay marks the beginning of my adventures in online publishing. Posted on February 4, 2000, it was the very first bit of content for my online science fiction magazine SciFiDimensions.com (it was variously and awkwardly branded as┬áscifidimensions, scifidimensions, etc., before finally settling as┬áSciFiDimensions). Over the course of ten years, SciFiDimensions.com provided thousands of …