Thoughtcrime 036: Star Trek Turns 50!

  It is the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of Star Trek the Original Series. I take some time to look back on the top franchise in the science fiction genre and what it has meant to me as a fan and as a writer. The epic space opera franchise holds a special place […]

Titanborn by Rhett C. Bruno

– By J.W. Fox – It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to post a book review. Much to my disappointment, it has been very difficult to find a quality indie sci-fi novel. There is simply too much chaff, that it takes time to come across something of quality. When all is lost, […]

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 035: Motley Crews

  An episode celebrating the success of pirates, smugglers, mercenaries, and other criminal crews in winning over millions of fans. Notable motley crews include Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly, Dark Matter, Star Wars: Rebels, and many many more. Springhole Tips for Writing En Semble Casts – http://www.springhole.net/writing/write-better-ensemble-casts.htm

Thoughtcrime 034: I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens, But It’s Aliens

  Jon and I cover some of the big science news in the past few weeks, including the discovery of an Earth-like planet in the Proxima Centauri system, and a way of converting CO2 into energy. There is talk of generation ships, probes, alien contact, hypnosis, and saving the world. The usual. Story of Alien […]

Approaching the Unknown

– Paulie Spiceflow – Indie movies have the potential to surprise and enthrall you. But most of the time, they are pretty awful. That is the case with Approaching the Unknown. While the previously reviewed movie Andron was a clear knockoff of Hunger Games and Maze Runner, Approaching the Unknown is a weak copy of […]

Archangel by Marguerite Reed

– By Jacob Foxx – When a book makes the reader work just to keep up with the story, it can be frustrating. Some authors like to throw all sorts of neologisms, strange characters, and unique ideas at a reader without much context. Archangel is a tough read at times but possesses some unique ideas […]

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 […]