Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

– By J.W. Fox – Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel received plenty of attention from the literary elites, earning a Nebula and Hugo nomination. Early customer reviews were also strong. Throw in the colorful cover, and this one moved to the top of my to-read list this Fall. Sadly, the novel falls far short of […]

DC Breaks Through By Giving Wonder Woman the Movie She Deserved

– By Paulie Spiceflow – DC movies make money but have always fallen short of matching Marvel’s enormous success. Batman vs. Superman fell short of both Avenger movies, Suicide Squad was beat out by Deadpool, and Man of Steel was beat by all three Iron Man movies in the battle of the metal men (all […]

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

– By J.W. Fox – Thrawn was my third Star Wars novel of the Disney Canon. Of the three, it is the first to focus on a real villain, and the first about a character from the Legends/Expanded Universe. My first introduction to Thrawn was through Star Wars Rebels, not the EU novels.  Hence my […]

Guardians Vol. 2 Equals the Original With A Dose of Family Therapy

– By J.W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – Marvel has done it again. Its fun space fantasy with aliens of various skin colors is racking up rave reviews from critics and audiences, while raking in over $180 million in its first week. Among its Marvel peers, it is on pace to surpass nearly all them […]

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

– By J.W. Fox – Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time is a smart, detailed hard science fiction story akin to Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep or Charles Stross’s Glasshouse. Like those classics, this 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner contains some of the best world-building around. It is brilliantly crafted with just enough […]

The Expanse: Best Show No One is Watching

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER WARNING: Season 2 Finale of The Expanse Another great sci-fi show finished its second season to minimal fanfare. The first show, Humans, is arguably one of the best AI shows of all time but doesn’t seem to be on the radar of many sci-fi fans outside of the UK. […]

Humans Continues to Shine as Best AI/Robot Show on Television

– By J. W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HUMANS SEASON 2 After two seasons, Humans has firmly established itself as the top AI/robot show on television and may eventually become one of the best of all time. After gaining attention in its first season for a smart plot and quality writing, Humans extended its […]

Season Finale Moves Colony To New Phase of Story, But Still Offers Little Hope

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT: COLONY SEASON FINALE USA’s dystopian drama has explored some dark places, and it appears they are about to get darker. From hostile occupation to concentration camps, the only atrocity left is senseless genocide. If that is where we are heading, fans will need a lot of Prozac. Colony […]

Rebels Season Finale Satisfies But Does Not Redeem Underwhelming Season

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON FINALE OF REBELS The Rebellion got knocked around pretty good in the season finale of Rebels. The thrilling double episode sported an impressive space battle, some epic music, and a few plot points to move things along. It definitely delivered on the action front, no doubt. […]

Twin Suns: Rebels Delivers Conclusion to Maul Subplot Three Months Later

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT: LATEST STARS REBELS EPISODE: TWIN SUNS… As we approach the end of season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, we are finally seeing the most compelling subplot reach its conclusion. Season 3 opened with Maul learning of Kenobi’s survival on a world with twin suns. Ezra and Kanan learned […]