Science Fiction

Often people say, “That sounds like science-fiction” when in fact it’s possible. The bar’s always moving forward in terms of elements of the fantastic that stories must deal with. Here are ideas and concepts that might be fun to play with.

Blog: Nine Fox Gambit

Are you a fan of sci-fi that never bothers to explain anything, dark settings that make Warhammer: 40K seem cheery, a culture that overvalues the metaphorical creatures they’ve chosen to represent themselves with, and a main character that you really couldn’t care about? Then I have a book for you!

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 13, 2016 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Yes, it’s over thirty years old. But it’s a good one for a reason. And not just for the reasons everyone thinks it’s good. But because… it’s basically perfect.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm August 22, 2016 Tags: , ,
Blog: Killjoys

An interesting new show on “ScyFy” that explores some really interesting characters and that engages in some novel world building.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm July 9, 2016 Tags: , , , ,
Story: Younger Brother

Bradley Warner poked his head up above the barricade, just enough so that it allowed his eyes to peer over the wreckage that had once been a Rayo Motors’ electric sedan. The flakes of paint over his leather-feeling thermal insulating jacket told him that it had once been gold but days of being used as […]

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , ,
Blog: The Imperial Radch Trilogy

A mixed review on Ann Leckie’s space opera trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 21, 2016 Tags: , ,