TC 011: Battlemechs and World Building Tips

Will we ever fight with battlemechs? On this episode I take on the question of whether a walking mech is or will ever be practical on the battlefield. Also, I talk about the prospects of a robot fighting league and a little advice for those writing military science fiction. Here are some links Fighting Robot […]

TC 009: Writing Machiavellian Characters

I go solo for this episode to discuss creating and developing Machiavellian-style characters. The success of Game of Thrones, Rome, and the classic Dune show there is a huge demand for realpolitik storylines with dynamic Machiavellian characters. Books Mentioned The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli The Godfather, Mario Puzo History of the Peleponesian War, Thucydides 48 Laws […]

Devil’s Advocate: Was the Empire Really Evil?

– By Jacob Foxx – In science fiction, any entity with the word “empire” or “imperial” in the name, you can bet it is evil. But is that fair? Are empires inherently violent, oppressive, and evil? Today I’ve decided to play devil’s advocate, coming to defense of empire. Technically an empire is a group of […]

TC 003: Lessons Learned So Far

I go solo for this episode of Thoughtcrime and decided to go over all the courses, books, articles, and anything else that has helped me improve my writing. Course, I am only four years in to this enterprise but I’d like to think I’ve learned a few things worth sharing with others. For more information […]