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2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

2312 is an amazing work in some ways, a fairly dull one in others. The book takes you 300 years into the future with plausible futuristic technologies, locations, scenery, and societies. From space travel to sex changes, it covers an incredible amount of ground, hitting on nearly all subjects of science fiction. This was my […]

Creeping At a Con: Nerd-dom’s Gender Problem

By Paulie Spiceflow Comi-Con has long been the butt of jokes. You’ve heard them. It is a convention for virgins who like to dress up and play video games. Lately, things have changed. More and more members of the female persuasion have been spotted attending Comi-Con as well as other fan conventions. You’d think my […]

Are We Using up Earth’s Resources?

  By Jacob Foxx Are we using up the Earth? Many are convinced that humanity is on the verge of depleting the planet of its natural resources, leading to our inevitable demise. In Joss Whedon’s Firefly, the voice over says humanity is forced to leave Earth after we “used up” everything there. In the movie […]

Science Fiction without Science

  By Jacob Foxx Nothing enrages nerds more than bad science in movies. In particular, films that market themselves as science fiction. The most recent culprit is Lucy. Ross Pomeroy points out the flaw in the entire premise of the film on RealClearScience. With a false premise, everything that follows in the movie is complete […]

The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford

The Soul Consortium has incredible depth, scientific brilliance, captivating narration, and an ending that left me asking myself dozens of questions about the experience. Novels like this are extremely rare. Salem Ben is the last of his kind, an advanced human living on a vast artificial moon known as the soul consortium. Technology allows humanity […]

Who are the Science Fiction Masters of the 21st Century?

  By Jacob Foxx A week ago I was watching Prophets of Science Fiction on Science Channel, and a thought occurred to me. It is an awesome show about the eight great science fiction writers of all time and how their work inspired science and engineers to make their fictional technologies come to life. It […]

The World in 2025

  By Jacob Foxx Realclearscience had an interesting article detailing nine predictions about the world of 2025. The predictions come from Thomson Reuters, a research firm with a prestigious reputation. All of them are positive and exciting, but a bit too optimistic. The predictions include improvements in treatment and prevention of dementia, rise of solar […]