Sometimes you’ve got your timid, broken, ready to piss their pants types … if they even wear pants. Other times you’ve got your defiant “Screw you, you can’t touch me!” types who carry a copy of the antiquated Troxian Convention in their back pocket … if they even wear pants.
Good science fiction entertains. Cerebral science fiction questions. Great science fiction does both. Blindsight is great science fiction about humanity’s first contact with a truly alien species … perhaps even more alien than the humans sent to make that contact.
Whether you’re new to sci-fi, or space opera, or esoteric French comics, or are just not deeply knowledgeable on the genre — I’ve got you covered! Being thrown into a […]
Arrival is a much welcomed cerebral and emotional science fiction film that also carries a significant sense of tension. Where it shines is connecting Louise’s personal memories to help solve first contact communication …
(Header concept art by Alex Andreev.) I am SO behind on my book reviews at this point that I plan on posting abbreviated versions going forward just to catch up. […]
Aliens is an instant classic, rife with memorable scenes, heat pounding action, and quotable one liners. It transformed the stalking and sinister xenomorph into a Colonial Marine slaying monster. If you don’t own it, …
Or how a somewhat mundane scientific light flux analysis by Yale researcher T. S. Boyajian gets picked up by media and blown out of proportion . . . or not. Let’s […]
I’ve mentioned the Fermi Paradox in several articles over the months, mainly related to book reviews involving contact with alien civilizations. But I never really felt the need to elaborate […]
Posted with minimal comment . . . An Air Force jet breaks up over the desert. A mysterious radio beacon draws the pilot from the crash site. A discovery is […]
Let me start by saying I really like Joe Haldeman‘s works. In my mind he’s becoming similar to a new Michael Crichton (RIP), but with fewer words and without the […]