Guide to Science Fiction: How to Find New Books

Science fiction has been my go-to genre for about two decades now. For a number of years, it was the only genre of books that I read. This is part of an ongoing series on my personal guide for science fiction staples. This list is focused on what to do if you've read some sci-fi … Continue reading Guide to Science Fiction: How to Find New Books

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Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Show Intros Worth Watching

One of my favorite aspects of streaming television shows is the ability to skip intros, especially when binge watching. I don't think there are many bad intros, but there aren't many that are worth watching every time. This is my list, which is based on how compelling the music and visuals are, and how long … Continue reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Show Intros Worth Watching

Guide to Science Fiction: A List of Authors for Beginners

Science fiction has been my go-to genre for about two decades now. For a number of years, it was the only genre of books that I read, so I've decided to put together my personal guide for science fiction staples. This list is focused on some good authors for those who haven't read much, if … Continue reading Guide to Science Fiction: A List of Authors for Beginners

Guide to Science Fiction: A List of Books for Beginners

Science fiction has been my go-to genre for about two decades now. For a number of years, it was the only genre of books that I read. What's nice is that there are plenty of sub-genres, so you can still get plenty of variety. I've decided to put together my personal guide for science fiction … Continue reading Guide to Science Fiction: A List of Books for Beginners

Sci-fi and Fantasy Christmas Movies

It's December, and that means lots of Christmas themed music and shows. As a fan of speculative fiction, I would think that the magic that seems to permeate the holiday season would lend itself to science fiction and fantasy movies, but that's not really the case. There are plenty of Christmas movies that include Santa … Continue reading Sci-fi and Fantasy Christmas Movies

The Purpose of Alien Sci-Fi

I have a theory about science fiction that focuses on man's interactions with aliens. My thought is that every one of them starts with the basic question: 'If humans aren't the smartest creature, what makes us unique?' In general, we ascribe certain characteristics to all the animals we encounter. Most quadrupeds (dogs, cats, horses, etc.) … Continue reading The Purpose of Alien Sci-Fi

I Recently Finished Reading: Way Station

I picked up this book when I first started going through the Hugo Awards, and I remember that it really changed my perspective on what science fiction could be. This was the first sci-fi novel I had read that was more about ideas than about story. Way Station focuses on a single man maintaining a … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Way Station