Wachowskis Miss Again With Jupiter Ascending

– By Paulie Spiceflow – It is hard to believe the same geniuses behind The Matrix were behind this flop. This “Cinderella in space” movie lacks substance, which is becoming an annoying trait of science fiction movies these days. Rather than make a truly great sci-fi film, the Wachowskis seemed to have spent the bulk […]

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

– By Jacob Foxx – The critically-acclaimed Ancillary Justice does not disappoint. Brilliant world-building, interesting characters, and some unique themes on consciousness make this one of the best high tech novels in years. The novel centers on an military artificial intelligence comprised of a network of AI-controlled soldiers, small ships, and a giant city-sized warship […]

Science Fiction in the Year 2015

– By Jacob Foxx – This is an important year for science fiction. It is the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to from 1985 in the DeLorean time machine. There were hoverboards, self-drying clothes, flying cars, giant 3D advertising, instant news, and instant pizza. Most miraculously, the Cubs won the World Series. Unfortunately, […]

2014 in Review: Another Year of Superheroes and Dystopian Romance

  – Paulie Spiceflow – 2014 went largely as 2013 went: superheroes, sexy dystopias, and another promotional film for NASA. We are still a month away from the official end but as far as science fiction goes, the year is over. There were a few bright spots but only a couple truly original movies. Hollywood […]

Interstellar: Long, Complicated but Impressive

– Jacob Foxx – Hollywood usually places actual science secondary to entertainment. When Hollywood decides to be ambitious and create a thoughtful sci-fi film, fans should take notice. Interstellar offers an intellectually-stimulating story along with its amazing visual effects and solid acting. The writers and producers should be applauded for taking on such an ambitious project […]

Ark Royal by Christopher Nuttall

– By Jacob Foxx – With Ark Royal, what you see is what you get. There’s a giant spaceship on the cover with a couple starfighters blasting away over some alien planet. Inside there are mass drivers, plasma cannons, rail guns, nuclear missiles, alien spaceships, and all sorts of other cool stuff. It reads like […]

How Do Build An Interstellar Civilization

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – The movie Interstellar has many people talking about space travel. Some believe that for human civilization to survive long term, we must colonize other planets to ensure a single catastrophic event on Earth won’t wipe out the species. We could move somewhere nearby like Mars but some think we […]

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

2312 is an amazing work in some ways, a fairly dull one in others. The book takes you 300 years into the future with plausible futuristic technologies, locations, scenery, and societies. From space travel to sex changes, it covers an incredible amount of ground, hitting on nearly all subjects of science fiction. This was my […]