How NOT to Starve to Death in Space

Or, in one end and out the other, then in again and out, and in again, and out. In the ineffable Douglas Adams’ grand adventure, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he states “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” And, …

Night Fishing #20TweetTales

Recently, I decided to try something new on Twitter, so I created the hashtag #20TweetTales. Basically, I try to tell a short story over the course of 20 tweets. I was inspired to write this story by the amazing art of Eddie Bennun. I posted my first one just the …

Do Fictional Superheroes Make the Real World Better?

Having heroes is a huge part of the human experience. It’s part of what drives us to be better people, even if we don’t often realize it. We often feel a secret, even unconscious shame  and envy that our heroes do things we cannot or do not do. Mark Twain …

Solo’s Fatal Flaw

When it comes to any big fandom movie in general, everyone seems to have an opinion, but with Star Wars, the “old school” fans can get even more contentious. And, since I remember seeing most of the original trilogy in the theaters, I guess that makes me old school, so …

2018 is the year of the SciFi Behemoths

I don’t think I’m really overstating it here. I mean c’mon. We’ve already had two of the largest science fiction (and yes, I consider comic book movies to be science fiction) movies this year. Black Panther, Deadpool 2 and Infinity War have all broken records. Deadpool 2 broke the opening …

To Neural Implant or Not To Neural Implant… That is the Question

Brain implants are a staple of science fiction, especially cyberpunk fiction like Neuromancer, Johnny Mnemonic, and The Matrix. Personally, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of computer-brain interfaces since I was a kid. I remember seeing a clip from an old TV show—I think it was Ripley’s Believe it or …