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 […]

Thoughtcrime 021: War Against the Machines Part 1

This is part 1 of an extended talk on the inevitable war against the machines. In this episode we talk automation and what it means for our economy but also our civilization. We discuss the dystopian future of WALL-E, The Time Machine, and others. We also go on a couple tangents such as the food […]

The War Against the Machines: Should We Fear Automation?

– By Jacob Foxx – This is one of the nightmare scenarios of a future dominated by machines. If they aren’t killing us or converting us into energy, they’re turning us into fat, lazy, ignorant slobs who have no understanding of the world or the technology that makes our opulent lifestyle possible. This is the […]

Fear the Sky by Stephen Moss

– Jacob Foxx – They don’t write many novels like this anymore. Fear the Sky is a combination of classic hard science fiction, technothriller, and spy thriller. Rich in detail and incredibly realistic, it covers just about every branch of the military as well as several advanced weapon systems in each branch. Author Stephen Moss […]

Soul Continuum by Simon West-Bulford

– By Jacob Foxx – Soul Continuum is the second book in an ambitious and thought-provoking series that challenges readers with some heavy metaphysical questions. Perhaps best classified as hard science fiction, it covers several scientific disciplines and theories including computer science, quantum physics, multiverse theory, teleportation, re-spawning, and neuroscience. At the same time, West-Bulford […]

2015 Prescient Sci Fi Movie(s) of the Year

– The Editors – This year we decided to try to come up with a consensus movie of the year. We failed. So instead we made a list of the top 3 movies of the year. It wasn’t easy. Overall, 2015 was a strong year for science fiction with great films in several subgenres. Space […]

The Beam by Sean Pratt and Johnny B. Truant

– By Jacob Foxx – Some have argued the science fiction novel is destined for the scrap heap. Movies, television, and graphic novels are superior mediums for portraying speculative worlds. Others say novels are in trouble because of the steadily shrinking attention spans of readers. Their only hope is for authors shorten their novels or […]

The Cities of the Future

– By Jacob Foxx – The future of humanity is in the cities. Over half of the world population have left the farms and more leave every year. From Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to the Wachowskis and their Neo Seoul of Cloud Atlas, science fiction has produced a diverse and fascinating array of future urban environments. […]