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The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno

– Review by Jacob Foxx – The Circuit: Executor Rising is a solid high tech space opera from indie author Rhett C. Bruno. It is a brutal take on the future of humanity and our less than ideal nature. Fast-paced and full-of action, it introduces readers to the beginning of a long epic. The ending […]

Indie Publishing Brings a Little Democracy to the Elitist Publishing Industry

  – By Jacob Foxx –   The internet changed how people get their music; now it has changed how people get their books. Every year e-reader and ebook sales rise while brick-and-mortar bookstores close. The ebook revolution has also opened up new opportunities for indie publishers and authors. Publishing costs are dropping rapidly, allowing […]

Terry Gilliam’s Zero Theorem Weird but Mesmerizing

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Terry Gilliam is definitely an acquired taste. His new Zero Theorem satisfies all the Gilliam film prerequisites: weird camera angles, eccentric characters, vibrant visuals, and complicated themes. Audience beware, you will be challenged to pay attention and engage in a little active viewing. If you didn’t like 12 Monkeys and […]

A New Dawn for Star Wars

– By Paulie Spiceflow – It is hard to avoid talking about the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII. The franchise that captured the imagination of hundreds of millions across the world is coming back to the big screen. Along with it, a new line of Star Wars novels written in collaboration with the […]

The American Obsession with Superheroes

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – Is America ever going to get over its obsession with comic book superheroes? Apparently not. This year alone, four of the top ten grossing movies were straight from the pages of comic books (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Amazing Spider […]

Tesla Model S: A Glimpse of the Future

– By Jacob Foxx – For almost three decades, people have been waiting for the electric car. And for three decades we’ve driven gas-guzzling, air polluting cars. Why hasn’t science been able to make this highly sought after breakthrough? With the millions in research and development spending and government subsidies, it is a wonder why […]

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 […]