Thoughtcrime 022: The War Against the Machines Part 2

  On Part 2 of our discussion of the war against the machines, Jon and I cover the more common fears of AI, namely revolution and subjugation at the hands of our robot overlords. We discuss movies like Terminator, The Matrix, as well as Ex Machina, I, Robot, and many others. There is also discussion […]

How to Write Bad Science Fiction

– By Jacob Foxx – Great novels are each great in their own unique way. Terrible novels are usually terrible for many of the same reasons. Discussing bad writing isn’t about bashing certain books or authors; it is about explaining what not to do. Avoid the common pitfalls and you have a better chance of […]

Utopia Versus Dystopia: The Impact of Social Science Fiction

– By Jacob Foxx – Speculative fiction is an excellent vehicle for social commentary. Rather than demonstrate the flaws of current society through contrived narratives, speculative fiction offers the opportunity to skip past all the contentious fact patterns to create a new world. Many works of social science fiction have stood the test of time […]

Review: Terminator Genisys

– Paulie Spiceflow – Another classic franchise is in serious trouble of being bled to death by Hollywood. After the groundbreaking Terminator 2: Judgment Day, we’ve been treated to two straight mediocre sequels. Now make that three. Terminator Genisys bends what little reality was left in the story to the point where it all might […]