As a boy, I never understood why little green men would be attracted to human females (as in Mars Attacks!), especially where the reverse was not true. I was older before I realized these stories […]
I am not someone who likes to pick things apart, although I used to be. My adolescence was misspent on it. (See quote below.) I suspect the people who pick at Star Wars are also […]
UK artist and illustrator Fred Gambino makes classic sci-fi art, but with modern tools and sensibilities. His images of space travel, alien worlds, asteroid mining, and wars between interstellar empires have been used on book […]
Digitally rendered scenes of terror by Russian artist Oleg Vdovenko, lit as if by a camera flash in the darkness. I find that cover image to be somewhat iconic of our time.
From a recent review of Cixin Liu’s Nebula Award-nominated and Hugo Award-winning “The Three-Body Problem” on Big Think: “Why We Should Really Stop Trying to Contact Aliens” by Robby Berman Cixin’s writing is beyond smart […]
After coming across some references to Posadism, I recently got sucked into the art and philosophy of the ectocultures (my term). I don’t mean the Occupy movement or Anonymous, but the real deviants, people who […]
There’s a scene in just about every old sheriff-vs-outlaw Western where the hero has to leave his wife (usually the town schoolmarm, respectable and nurturing) and son (the next generation hero who must learn a […]