Star Trek: The Motion Picture is not exactly the most beloved film in the Star Trek franchise. It’s slow-paced. It feels kind of [...]
July 15, 2019
The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves: more Sci-Fi wisdom from Kameron Hurley's The Light Brigade.
July 1, 2019
How optimism can be a survival mechanism. A little Sci-Fi wisdom from The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley.
June 24, 2019
Looking at the movie Gattaca and asking the question how do you measure human potential?
May 13, 2019
I’ve wanted to do a Wisdom of Sci-Fi post about Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice trilogy for some time now. I absolutely love these books, [...]
December 3, 2018
You may have heard this quote before, or something very much like it. It comes from nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), who said, [...]
November 5, 2018
Frank Herbert’s Dune is among my all time favorite books. It’s had a profound impact on my life and my writing. I also read the other [...]
October 29, 2018
In my last Wisdom of Science Fiction post, I wrote about what it feels like to look up at the stars. It is, for me at least, a humbling [...]
August 15, 2018
I’m categorizing this as part of my Wisdom of Sci-Fi series, even though The Lord of the Rings is definitely not science fiction. There’s [...]
July 23, 2018
The original Star Trek TV series had a lot of truly famous episodes. There was the one about the tribbles, and the one where Spock had a [...]
April 18, 2018