sci-fi spotlight

(Op-Ed) Sci-Fi Spotlight: Sometimes the Sci-Fi stuff is just cool

I have over the years spent a lot of time taking in science fiction content.  More often than not whatever science fiction element is in the story is sort of vital to the plot.  Things like time trave...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: The Computer Is a Real Girl

There are lots of stories about computer programs that become sentient.  More often than not those programs end up becoming evil.  For example, you have the notorious HAL from 2001: a Space Odyssey an...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: Fun Times on Spaceships

I am a big fan of space.  I am particularly fond of things set in space, especially if they take place on spaceships.  Spaceships are cool and they need to show up more often.  I love all kinds of spa...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: Sometimes the Movie is Better

Snowpiercer is a 1982 French graphic novel that has both a film and a television adaptation.  I haven’t seen the TV show, but I have read the graphic novel and seen the movie.  The movie is better. I ...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: Giant Robots

One of my favorite things in sci-fi is robots.  I especially love giant robots.  There’s even a whole genre of anime dedicated to giant robots.  I’ve watched a lot of Gundam in my time.  Giant r...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: That’s my Emotional Support Alternate Dimension

In 1967 the Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror” aired.  In this episode a transporter malfunction sends Captain Kirk and his crew to an alternate dimension.  A dimension where all of their friends and ...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: Sci-Fi Horror and the Thing

Science fiction is a broad term that encompasses lots of different styles of storytelling.  The biggest division in sci-fi is between hard and soft.  The Jurassic park novel being what I would conside...

Sci-Fi Spotlight: The One with the Whales

I know things have been a little rough the last few weeks.  So, to try and spread a little joy in these trying times I’m going to tell you about two of my favorite things; my public library and Star T...