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 […]

New Sci Fi Releases This Week 3/13

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 […]

Speculative Fiction Continues to Tilt Toward Young Adult Readers

– By Jacob Foxx – If you’ve worked in a bookstore the past decade or two, you’ve probably noticed something strange going on in speculative fiction. Publishers are making bank on young adult titles, pushing aside traditional “high-brow” genre fiction. These novels sport younger protagonists, young adult themes, and bend more toward action and away […]

New Sci-Fi Releases This Week 2/29

  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 […]

Review: The 5th Wave

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Another movie, based off a young adult fiction novel, desperately trying to follow in the wake of The Hunger Games. The problem is it is inferior in almost every way, and continues the pattern of early year bombs. Last year it was Jupiter Ascending and Chappie. This year it begins […]

TC 018: How to Write Bad Science Fiction

  I go solo in this episode to go over the five ways to write an absolute dumpster fire of a novel. Drawing on my own experiences, input from editors and literary agents, and advice from other authors, I put together a good list of ways beginning sci-fi authors can fail, and how to avoid […]

The Water Knife by Paolo Baciagalupi

– By Jacob Foxx – Many of us purists prefer post-apocalyptic stories the portray realistic nightmare scenarios, sparing no details when it comes to the harsh conditions we may encounter in our future. Paolo Bacigalupi is one of the best examples of a purist post-apocalyptic author. In The Water Knife, Bacigalulpi delivers another post-apocalyptic thriller […]

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 […]

Dear Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans, Stop Arguing Over Labels!

-By Jacob Foxx and Paulie Spiceflow – Visit any sci-fi convention, fan club, book club, author panel, or discussion forum and you will find it. Grown men and women, many of them highly educated, arguing over labels. “I don’t consider BLANK science fiction” or “that isn’t really space opera” or “that is totally hard science […]