This post is adapted and expanded from a Twitter thread. It may sound familiar to some of you. Do not click this link. (“Indie Sci-Fi Authors Are Upending Traditional Publishing, And It’s Turned Into A War”) It’s hot garbage. I warned you. It’s an article from The Federalist, a conservative web-magazine founded about six years… Read More The Sad Tale of the Ininite Monkeys, Who Just Wanted Science Fiction Without Politics
This post first appeared in 2012, before our opinion of Facebook got even worse. It therefore is somewhat dated. -JU In 1956, Isaac Asimov wrote The Naked Sun, second in a series of science fiction murder mysteries starring Earth detective Elijah Baley and his human-appearing robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw. I highly recommend The Naked Sun, as… Read More The Naked Facebook
In light of some recent Twitter chatter, I decided it was a good time to dust off this four-year-old post… No, no, it’s true. The Sexsquatch is real…
You’ll have seen the mysterious black sarcophagus, yes? Something close to 3 meters long, unbroken, sealed and intact, about 2300 years old. Everyone making the same joke. Fun fact. There really are two types of people in this world, and you can separate them by how they choose to spin that joke: I’ve seen movies, obviously… Read More The Black Sarcophagus of Doooom
First, I just want to say that some people seem to believe that if they boycott a certain movie in a franchise, the studio will apologize to them and start making films they want when in fact if franchise films stops making money the studio will stop making the films. That out of the way,… Read More Thoughts on Solo (spoiler free)
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.