The Rise of Humanity

(This is Part 2 of 2 articles on The Future of Labor and The Human Race. Go here for Part 1.) In my previous post I laid out all the doom and gloom for the employment cliff the U.S. (and the rest of the world, in fact) is headed for. In …

The Fall of Labor

(This is Part 1 of 2 articles on The Future of Labor and The Human Race. Part 2 will be linked here as soon as it is published.) Let’s talk about the future. Of course, that’s often the topic here. I mean, science fiction is the theme, right? But, let’s …

What If Aliens Are Really…

As a kid, I was always interested with the idea of The Greys. You know, those aliens with the triangular head, big-ass bug eyes and skin more pale and grey than a 500-year-old vampire? It’s really no wonder. I was a fairly avid reader of OMNI magazine. Though, to be …

Why I’m Not Bothered by Remakes and Sequels (Usually)

In 1999, novelist/journalist Anna Quindlen said, “Every story has already been told. Once you’ve read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer …

Exploring the Galaxy, 8-bits at a Time

What do you get when you combine a love for science fiction, a nearly endlessly explorable galaxy and a nostalgic love of old video games? My wife and I playing countless hours of Starbound, that’s what. “But … but … what is this “Starbound” of which you speak?” you ask. …

FlashFic: Mahlkortarkirex

Story #4 in my Flash Fiction series for the month of October, each one inspired by an image.  Mahlkortarkirex struggled against the barrier. His power weakened as he pushed, but so did the barrier. It knew that if it did not succeed, the Primordial One himself would swallow Mahlkortarkirex whole, …