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Posts tagged ‘sci-fi’

A consensual hallucination

September 21st, 2017

“Cliches became cliches for a reason; that they usually hold at least a modicum of truth, and the following cliche is truer than most: You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.” During the second week of my vacation last month, I got drawn into a discussion among friends about […]

I’ve been working on Armagideon Time for slightly over eleven years. Over the course of that decade-plus, I’m certain there are at least of you out there who’ve wondered about what shape a romance story written by me would take. Well, wonder no more. The second volume of the Strange Romance anthology went on sale […]

Native resolution

September 25th, 2015

Mr. Disgruntled Fedorahead says: “I’m sick of the political content in contemporary science fiction. Why can’t we go back to the good old days when it was all about adventure and escapism and technology, not pushing some social justice agenda? Whatever happened to totally non-political sci-fi like this?” “Oh, yeah, that’s what I call quality […]

Blank space

July 28th, 2015

You can keep your Transformers vs. G.I. Joe and all-woman Ghostbusters. Here’s the big-budget reboot I want to see… SPACE CONQUERORS, an Al Stenzel join which ran in the back pages of Boys’ Life during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It’s long past time that a new generation of fans were introduced to such […]

Six decades before some indie comics tyro tried to recast Old Hickory as an intergalactic hero, for sale the folks at DC launched their own misbegotten attempt to channel the historical echoes of genocidal imperialism into high concept space opera.

Alienated labor

December 12th, 2014

Though touted for its prophetic qualities, treatment science-fiction is actually about “the now.” The anticipations and anxieties explored in a work of sci-fi reflect those of the era in which it was produced. Even when the themes addressed are evergreen — future shock, loss of individual dignity — the individual manifestations are shaped by contemporary […]

The future has arrived

July 17th, 2014

I’ve never harbored any ambitions to be a comics creator, here mainly because there’s less heartbreak and effort involved in being a comics fan/historian. Yet when Dylan Todd put out a call for submissions for a possible sci-fi comics anthology, illness I inexplicably decided to make a pitch…at which point Jam contributor and all around […]

The future is coming

July 11th, 2014

I’m just going to park this here… …along with this link to other tantalizing teasers by titanic talents. More info to come.

Here’s an impossible task for you: Try and find a write up of Liberator that doesn’t include some variation of “like Missile Command, link but in reverse.” It’s a fair comparison to make, even for an era when arcades were rife with cosmetically altered clones of whatever quarter-muncher happened to be profitable at the moment. […]

Portrait of a winner

February 21st, 2014

Barring some miraculous rally by Gorlion supporters, search it appears that Loborilla has won the day by three-to-one margin. In the wake of this astonishing mandate in favor of ape-arthropod aliens, sick it’s only fitting that we take a look at the life and times of the victorious zoological hybrid. Loborilla made his first-and-only appearance […]

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