SciFi Short stories for Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Carl Sagan Fans

As a writer of scifi short stories, I can’t overstate the impact of authors like Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Carl Sagan. Not only were their ideas interesting, their characters were engaging, and their stories inspiring. Those golden age scifi stories said “Imagination is a powerful tool that you can use, too!” I felt seen, …

Sci-Friday #117 – Dune Memes Must Flow – Fun Scifi Stuff

Not sure if you heard or not, Dune’s release date has been pushed back to October 22, 2021. That’s disappointing, but it gives me a chance to finish reading Dune before the movie comes out so I can say ‘the book was better.’ To honor the movie and scifi in general calls for some fun …

This Redditor Solved Interstellar – SciFi Breakdown

Maybe you’re like me, and you never connected to Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ as much as you wanted to. That always bothered me, because although I loved the movie, I didn’t love it as much as I thought I should and I could never sort out what the problem was. Until now. I stumbled across a …

Sci-Friday #108 – The Martian Outtakes Fun Scifi Stuff

Happy Friday! Here are ‘The Martian’ outtakes, fun scifi stuff for your pre-weekend consumption. ‘The Martian’ was directed by Ridley Scott and features Matt Damon and a ton of other great people. I had forgotten how many awesome actors were in ‘The Martian,’ so this gag reel is a happy walk down memory lane featuring …

ICYMI: Scifi Community Help – Toxic Fan Resources

My ‘Toxic Fan’ quiz got some love yesterday, making me realize something: the scifi community is looking for help, toxic fan resources. The reason they were talking about toxic fans yesterday (Revan … like, whatever) is just like the reason I originally posted the toxic fan quiz (James Gunn). The reasons for toxicity come and …

Greta Thunberg and Thoughtful Scifi for Kids

Jotting some quick notes to follow up on my ‘thoughtful scifi for kids’ post last week. One thing I didn’t mention in the power of accountability is our current example, Greta Thunberg. Ms. Thunberg demonstrates what happens when you arm young people with knowledge. They can be a powerful voice for positive change. Is Thunberg ‘powerful …