No, Do Not “Let the Past Die”

As those who follow me on Twitter and have watched my recent periscope know, I have a great many problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, pretty much every criticism worth making has been voiced by others, and I unfortunately don’t have time for a full-length review; however, I had to comment on one…

Going Full Space Opera: The Galaxy Ascendant

There have been a couple of very interesting, and, for me, relevant articles made over the last day or so, on the topic of space opera. Of most relevance is a post by Bradford C. Walker, regarding what he is looking for when he ventures into the realm of space opera. Of particular note, is…

Alien Lives Matter: Introducing the Burroughs Test

I was recently made aware of this excellent post over at SuperversiveSF by Nate Winchester (thanks to Rawle Nyanzi for bringing it to my attention.) In the article, Nate addresses the “current year” issue of “representation” in fiction, that being where people on the Left, primarily SJWs, make the “diversity” of a film’s cast a…

A Call to Arms

In my last post, I brought up the culture war, and some of the reasons why people on the Right essentially ceded the creative fields to the left, and hasn’t supported ideological allies who come under attack by the leftist mobs. fortunately, however, there has been resistance to the creeping cancer recently. We had #GamerGate…

Writer’s Ramble: On Ungrateful Creators

A few days ago, I came across an article that talked about a pair of fairly successful actresses who have not only attacked President Trump and his supporters, but have gone so far as to say that they don’t want Trump supporters as fans or supporters of work period. I hate these people. It’s a…

Clarity Over Cleverness, the Key to Fun Stories

I’d like to share an excellent post by Brian Niemeier, which itself is sharing and replying to another great article by Daddy Warpig over on the Castalia House blog. The gist of the longer article is encapsulated in Brian’s post. Clarity over cleverness. As Brian points out, the science fiction genre has fallen from being…