I was nine years old when you first appeared. I was on a family vacation when I learned of your existence. I demanded my parents call our cable company the instant we got back home. I loved you. You gave me Twilight Zone marathons and two hours of Dark Shadows every day. You introduced me to Night Stalker… Read More An Open Letter to SyFy
How the Enlightenment Ends. Henry fucking Kissinger, ladies and gentlemen. This is fascinating, in that we have a nonagenarian statesman of undeniable stature weighing in on artificial intelligence while acknowledging he lacks the background to fully understand it… And then he kinda knocks it out of the park.
It’s been a minute since I’ve been here. At least you know I’m not one of those writers who hires someone else to keep their blog… Anyway … work work work. Voidstrider 3 is coming along. About 20,000 words into it now. Planning to pick up a little speed over the summer months and, barring trouble,… Read More Checking In
About Black Panther’s ultra-fucking-cool Afrofuturism. The film is absolutely gorgeous and lush. If you dug that aesthetic and wonder where you can find more like it, well:… Read More Black Panther and Afrofuturism
Revolt on Vesta is going on sale! For a limited time, the Kindle edition will be priced at 99 cents (67% off). This deal will last from 5pm (Eastern Time) on February 23 until 10pm the 26th. The price will then remain at $1.99 (34% off regular price) until March 2. It’s a great opportunity to dive into… Read More 67% Off Revolt On Vesta, Limited Time
The inaugural issue of Spectacle … a bit steep at $20, but it’s gorgeous. The cover is lovely and printed on quality stock, unlike some genre mags… ahem, Analog, looking at you. I have to admit, I bought the thing almost solely to find out what exactly they mean by “Classic Sci-Fi Remastered.” Turns out, it’s an excerpt… Read More Came in the Mail Today
Why the Culture Wins is an intriguing examination of one of my all time favorite series. I’ve always appreciated Iain M. Banks’ writing in the Culture novels. His lengthy expository asides peppered with caustic observations often make me laugh aloud. This article looks deep into the implications of the Culture and, for the first time,… Read More Some Things I’m Reading Lately – 2-5-18
The first time I saw The Last Jedi, I was less than thrilled. For the first time ever, I found my attention wandering during a Star Wars film the first time I saw it. On leaving the theater, however, I decided that Episode VIII would likely become my favorite installment of the current trilogy … eventually. I’ve now seen… Read More The Last Jedi, and Why Rose Tico is the Hero Star Wars Needed