Six Wake by Mur Lafferty

– J.W. Fox – You can find novels with generation ships, cloning, and mind mapping. No problem. What you won’t find is a novel that combines all those technologies in a space murder mystery. That is exactly what Mur Lafferty did in Six Wakes. An imaginative premise and strong world-building do it credit but mystery-lovers […]

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. […]

Trekonomics by Manu Saadia

– By J.W. Fox – There are countless books about Star Trek out there, but if you were interested in reading about the economics of the future, there is only one. Academic and longtime Trekkie Manu Saadia examines the economic system of the United Federation of Planets in his book Trekonomics: The Economics of Star […]

Season Two Finale of Dark Matter Leaves Us Hangin’ Again

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – ***Warning: Season 2 Spoilers Follow*** Season 2 of Dark Matter concluded Friday with another cliffhanger, just like season 1. The crew of the Raza is in grave peril, while sinister plots unfold. Like Killjoys, the writers of Dark Matter like to leave a big mess at the end of […]

Thoughtcrime 037: Titanborn

  Author Rhett C. Bruno joins me to discuss his new novel Titanborn. In this gritty and innovative science-fiction thriller in the vein of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, turmoil on one of Saturn’s moons rattles Earth’s most powerful citizens—and draws one planet-hopping rogue into a fight he never saw coming.

Star Trek Discovery Delayed Six Months

– By J.W. Fox – Trekkies will have to wait a little longer for their beloved Star Trek to return to television. This week, CBS announced the series premiere of Star Trek Discovery will be pushed back six months to mid-2017. Yet, most bloggers and fans seem to be breathing a sigh of relief rather […]

Thoughtcrime 036: Star Trek Turns 50!

  It is the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of Star Trek the Original Series. I take some time to look back on the top franchise in the science fiction genre and what it has meant to me as a fan and as a writer. The epic space opera franchise holds a special place […]

Titanborn by Rhett C. Bruno

– By J.W. Fox – It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to post a book review. Much to my disappointment, it has been very difficult to find a quality indie sci-fi novel. There is simply too much chaff, that it takes time to come across something of quality. When all is lost, […]