TC 009: Writing Machiavellian Characters

I go solo for this episode to discuss creating and developing Machiavellian-style characters. The success of Game of Thrones, Rome, and the classic Dune show there is a huge demand for realpolitik storylines with dynamic Machiavellian characters. Books Mentioned The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli The Godfather, Mario Puzo History of the Peleponesian War, Thucydides 48 Laws […]

TC 005: Sad Puppies

I go solo to discuss the controversy surrounding this year’s Hugo Awards. An insurgent group of angry authors and fans calling themselves Sad Puppies have hijacked the awards, getting their own slate of books nominated in every category.   Is it establishment versus outsiders? Is it liberal versus conservative? Or is it multiculturalism versus intolerance? […]

TC 003: Lessons Learned So Far

I go solo for this episode of Thoughtcrime and decided to go over all the courses, books, articles, and anything else that has helped me improve my writing. Course, I am only four years in to this enterprise but I’d like to think I’ve learned a few things worth sharing with others. For more information […]

TC 001: Welcome to Thoughtcrime

Welcome! This is our premiere episodes of the Thoughtcrime Podcast. Thoughtcrime covers science fiction books, movies, TV, as well as broader topics like cutting edge technology, popular culture, and whatever else the hosts feel like talking about. Hosted by Wesley Fox, author, and editor of, and periodically features co-hosts from the worlds of literature, […]