I re-read Starship Troopers today. It has been so long since I read it that I had forgotten almost everything but the core themes of the book. Reading it was a reminder of why Heinlein alone among the Big Three – the other two being Clarke and Asimov – remains one of my favorite writers.… Read more Reading Robert Heinlein
Disclaimer: Spoilers. Please don’t read unless you’ve seen the Westworld Season 2 finale. I tackle my understanding (or lack thereof) about the underlying themes and inconsistencies of Season 2 of Westworld.
One of the key challenges of designing the alternate-reality world of the Commonwealth Empires is getting the technologies of the world right. When I started writing, I knew a few things about this alternate British Empire. One, they never went through the first world war as we know it.
My first introduction to science fiction was an old Nickelodeon show called Space Cases. It wasn’t a great show by any standard. It was a bunch of kids on a space ship, with a whole lot of recycled props from other shows, and they canceled the thing after the second season. But no words can… Read more On the rising tide of scifi on our screens
I’ll not lie: my appreciation of Alan Moore’s work is recent. Say, circa 2010 – that was the year I moved from a 350 MB-per-month 3G connection to something that could actually let me search for things other than study notes and bitmaps of WWE Divas. That was the year I purchased a DVD drive… Read more Comparing V and the Watchmen movies with Moore’s originals