Earthfall by Rhett C. Bruno

– By J.W. Fox – The Circuit is one of my favorite new space operas and Earthfall delivers as the final installment in the trilogy. Similar to The Expanse in some respects, it takes a dimmer view on humanity’s future and our ability to prevent interplanetary conflict. Note, none of the novels are stand alones […]

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 […]

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.  

Westworld Impressing Audience Despite Slow Pace

– By Paulie Spiceflow – *** Spoiler Alert: Westworld Episodes 1-4 *** Until recently, most of us were not familiar with the Michael Crichton film Westworld. Creators Jonathan Nolan (wrote the screenplay to The Dark Knight and Interstellar) and Lisa Joy decided to reboot the 1973 film, transforming it into an HBO drama. The highly […]

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 […]

TC 011: Battlemechs and World Building Tips

Will we ever fight with battlemechs? On this episode I take on the question of whether a walking mech is or will ever be practical on the battlefield. Also, I talk about the prospects of a robot fighting league and a little advice for those writing military science fiction. Here are some links Fighting Robot […]