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. …

Back in the Saddle

So… I’ve got a few new blog posts under my belt. Kind of feels good. At the same time, I’ve made significant progress with my main work in progress, but I’ll get to that a little later. The question everyone is asking, then is “Where have you been?” Okay, not …

*Archive* Pre-Crime: The Science Fact-ion of Minority Report

 Crime. The social aspects of it, the repercussions from it and the simple fear of it are major factors in people’s lives. Local politicians like to talk about how they’ll crack down on crime. Inner-city economically impoverished people tend to get sucked into it by necessity. And most recently, corporations …

*Archive* Science Fact-ion: Powered Exosuits

Ironman. The load lifter from Aliens.  The combat jackets from Edge of Tomorrow.  The exoskeleton from Elysium. Powered exoskeleton suits are speckled all across science fiction. And that’s just Hollywood. Delve into written science fiction, like Alastair Reynolds’s Revelation Space, and they’re all over the place. They even exist in …

*Archive* Science Fact-ion: The Tricorder

With the recent passing of television and scifi legend Leonard Nimoy, I wanted to post something as a tribute. But, in some ways, I feel like the Internet has provided far more in that realm, with much more touching sentiment than I could. Instead, I’ll do something that is related …