The Moon and the Other by John Kessel

– By J.W. Fox –   John Kessel’s The Moon and the Other is very much a work of social science fiction, with all the pros and cons that go with that label. At times it is reminiscent of Heinlein, with characters having influential roles in Lunar politics, giving speeches, and lecturing one another on […]

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 032: Star Trek Beyond

  I go solo to review Star Trek Beyond, because Microsoft Matt fell asleep in the theater. Boo! Also, shout out to Jesse Mercury. Check out his show on Star Trek Beyond at http://jessemercury.com/scifi-48-to-boldly-gay  

Utopia Versus Dystopia: The Impact of Social Science Fiction

– By Jacob Foxx – Speculative fiction is an excellent vehicle for social commentary. Rather than demonstrate the flaws of current society through contrived narratives, speculative fiction offers the opportunity to skip past all the contentious fact patterns to create a new world. Many works of social science fiction have stood the test of time […]