Weekly NerdArt Picks | 2-22-17

It’s time for the Weekly NerdArt Picks! A busy week at work makes me a little late on posting this week’s NerdArt Picks, but better late than never, eh?  Science Fiction Pick of the Week:   This week’s Scifi NerdArt of the Week Pick is Code R by Chandler-lieve from over …

Of Flying Cars and Space Planes

Despite having basically supercomputers in our pockets, cars that nearly drive themselves and being just a few years from robots doing almost all manual labor, getting into space is still very difficult and very expensive. However, that may change in our lifetime. According to a paper by the National Aeronautics …

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 …

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 …

*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 …