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 […]

Thoughtcrime 51: Ghost in the Shell

  In my despair, I review the utter disappointment that is Ghost in the Shell. A flat, hollow script that fails to recreate the powerful, classic source material. There are some positives but largely this one is going down in movie history as a dud. In this episode, I explain why.  

The Violent Delights of Westworld have Violent Ends

– By J. W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – ***Spoiler Alert: Season One Finale*** Guns were blazin’ and blood flowing in the season finale of Westworld. Schemes set in motion long ago reached the tipping point. The hosts have turned on their masters, and plot twists have been revealed. Due to the complexity and depth […]

Humans an Insightful Take on a Very Old Story

  – By J.W. Fox – Isaac Asimov’s robot stories gave birth to an entire subgenre of science fiction, one that remains popular seventy years later. Unfortunately, recent robot/AI movies, TV shows, and novels have largely lacked depth, doing little to advance beyond his groundbreaking work. Last year, there was one very notable exception: the […]