Handmaid’s Tale A Triumph

– J.W. Fox – One of the darkest dystopian shows ever made won 8 Primetime Emmy Awards. Perhaps that says something about the country’s mood. The Handmaid’s Tale dominated that night, winning Outstanding Drama Series among other major awards. Based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a near future society […]

Into the Forest

– By J.W. Fox – Ellen Paige and Evan Rachel Wood star in a surprisingly moving post-apocalyptic film that never made it to American theaters. It isn’t flashy, that’s for sure. You don’t see the cataclysm that brings the world to its knees, nor are there vivid scenes of mass societal collapse. Into the Forest […]

Utopia Versus Dystopia: The Impact of Social Science Fiction

– By Jacob Foxx – Speculative fiction is an excellent vehicle for social commentary. Rather than demonstrate the flaws of current society through contrived narratives, speculative fiction offers the opportunity to skip past all the contentious fact patterns to create a new world. Many works of social science fiction have stood the test of time […]

Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy Coming to HBO

  – By Jacob Foxx – For years HBO has been on the forefront of combining drama with softcore porn. Their original programming tries to involve sex as many ways as possible, sometimes tastefully other times not so much. Given its extensive experience in drama and sex, HBO was the ideal choice to launch a […]

Who are the Science Fiction Masters of the 21st Century?

  By Jacob Foxx A week ago I was watching Prophets of Science Fiction on Science Channel, and a thought occurred to me. It is an awesome show about the eight great science fiction writers of all time and how their work inspired science and engineers to make their fictional technologies come to life. It […]