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 …

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 …

Once Upon A Time, I Went To See Doctor Strange

For the first time in a long time, I was able to take my birthday off from work. Of course, my birthday was actually on a Saturday, so I took the Friday before off instead. In celebration, my family took me to see Doctor Strange. (Well, my wife and son. …

The Importance of Science Fiction (and Fantasy) to Modern Culture

Since I’m restarting my blog, I thought I’d kick it off with a post I wrote a long time ago, but never ended up posting. I’m a firm believer that science fiction (and by extension, fantasy, steampunk and most any other speculative fiction fandom out there) is an important part …