Hoping to enlighten creators and readers about space news, storyworld developments, storytelling challenges, and anything else that pops into our heads.

The Martian
The book cover to The Martian

An astronaut finds himself stuck on Mars, alone. Best case, a rescue mission is a year away. How will he ever survive? Colin reviews The Martian, a fascinating novel that’s equal parts science and survival.

By Colin Andrew Ferm January 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,
The 100
The 100

It’s a show about teenagers ejected off a space station to see if Earth is again habitable 97 years after a nuclear war. But, despite that premise and being on the CW… it’s actually really worth watching.

By Colin Andrew Ferm November 19, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Ya Just Don’t Get It, Do You?
The First Amendment

Oh… college paper editorials. So adorable with their ideals and a complete lack of understanding in constitutional safeguards. If I responded to every one I encountered, I’d have time for nothing else but this one just needed an answer…

By Colin Andrew Ferm November 18, 2014 Tags: , ,
People Will Die For Space Tourism… And That’s Okay
Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two

It was a bad week for private spaceflight and some critics declared that people shouldn’t be dying for it. Well… they’re wrong. And here’s why.

By Colin Andrew Ferm November 10, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Adding New Story Ideas To the Generator
Unified Republic of Stars Podcast Cover

Yes! You too can add your own suggestions for violence, death, and mayhem to the story generator. It might be a little complex at first but, hey, that’s part of the challenge, right?

By Colin Andrew Ferm November 9, 2014 Tags: , ,