Heinlein The Liberal

Ever since that terrible movie came out in 1997, people who’ve never read Heinlein found it fashionable to talk about what a fascist he was. This came from the misinterpretation of a single concept in the book Starship… Read More

Lexicon

Genrist Bottom Line: Fast moving story with a fascinating premise populated by distinctly human characters. Read it. Max Barry is probably the best science fiction writer you’ve never heard of. I fell in love with his stuff when… Read More

American Ultra

@Genrist Bottom Line: Go see this movie. There are a lot of people working in Hollywood right now but there are only a few who are having any fun. They’re the ones who remember¬†what it was like to… Read More

The Obsolete Man

Work. In its simplest case, you hunt or you gather and you eat. The tribe works together to make sure everyone is fed and clothed and protected. That’s one of those self-reinforcing unwritten laws that works fine until… Read More

FFFF #3 – Rosetta

I’m going to start calling this Second Friday Free Fiction because I keep missing the day. Having said that, here are the rules about First Friday Free Fiction: 1) This story (Rosetta) is the intellectual property of and… Read More

Seminal Works

Things change. Sometimes so subtly that you only notice when you look back after a period of time, but other times you can feel a seismic shift when something happens, a feeling that things will never be the… Read More

Traveling

Traveling this week. Content will be spotty but please continue to buy books!

Soldier

From time to time it’s easy to forget how much of an impact (whether for good or ill) a director can have on a¬†movie. Beyond the ability to completely wreck the project by bringing in his own writer… Read More

Remakes Redux

I talked previously about how much better the remake of Dredd was than the original Judge Dredd so I thought I’d swing back around and point out how that’s not normally the case. Let me just drop some… Read More