The Last Girl by Joe Hart

– By J.W. Fox – The highly touted novel The Last Girl has been on my to-read list for a while but always got bumped back. YA dystopias are on the wane and it seemed Joe Hart’s new novel was just the latest in a long line of Hunger Games/Divergent copycats. Sadly, I was right. […]

Thoughtcrime 039: A Brighter Future

  In these dark times of war, recession, and elections, I thought I’d take some time to cheer you up. This episode is my case for a brighter future, one where we will live like the people of Star Trek’s Federation. Happier, healthier, wiser, freer and more prosperous than ever before! See Links Below for […]

Season 2 of Killjoys Ends in Chaotic Mess

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Syfy Channel’s summer lineup is reaching the end of the season, starting with the space opera Killjoys. I started watching this show only a month ago, and I apologize for being so far behind on my sci-fi shows. In my defense, I caught up quickly and have been watching with […]

Thoughtcrime 033: How to Make the Future Not Suck

  Jon and I discuss the utopian visions of Gene Roddenberry and Jacque Fresco, and try to come up with a few ideas of our own on how to make the future not suck. Here are links to some of the things we discussed: The Venus Project – https://www.thevenusproject.com/ Earth Ship – http://earthship.com/ Slingshot Water […]

Thoughtcrime 031: Sequels and Prequels and Reboots Oh My!

I go solo on the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime to discuss sequels, prequels, reboots and why we will see less of them in the years ahead. Also, a quick review of the bomb of the year, Independence Day: Resurgence. I cover some possible changes to Thoughtcrime after a short summer break.

Thoughtcrime 030: Social Commentary in Science Fiction

Jon and I discuss the prevalence of social commentary and political themes in science fiction and whether it helps or hurts the genre. Movies, TV, and even a few books are covered…

Andron

– Paulie Spiceflow – It is hard to understand what the people behind Andron were trying to accomplish. There are all sorts of cryptic lines, symbols, and some sort of hunger games in the middle of it all but nothing is clearly explained. Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover star in this low budget dystopian action […]

New Sci Fi Releases This Week 4/17

Here are a few new releases in science fiction that caught our attention. The vast majority are from small presses or are self-published with the occasional title from a big publisher sprinkled in. These are handpicked based on customer reviews, plot summary, author, or just our gut feeling. If you are a self-published author or […]

Is This the End of Young Adult Dystopias?

– By Paulie Spiceflow and Jacob Foxx – One of the biggest box office flops this year was Allegiant, the third installment of a franchise based on an extremely popular young adult novel. It will likely earn less than half than the previous movies in ticket sales and has been almost unanimously shunned by the […]

New Sci Fi Releases This Week 3/27

  Here are a few new releases in science fiction that caught our attention. The vast majority are from small presses or are self-published with the occasional title from a big publisher sprinkled in. These are handpicked based on customer reviews, plot summary, author, or just our gut feeling. If you are a self-published author […]