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 …

Three Reasons You’ll Love “Never Say You Can’t Survive”

One of the things that marks my writing experience are periods of existential loneliness, times when I think I’m fooling myself about this whole author thing. Then a friend, an article, or a Tweet will come at me from left field saying “I got you. You *are* a writer. Feeling weird is normal. I believe …

Effortlessly Build Your Scenes with This Writing Hack

Shout-out to @ThomHarp for this writing hack, which lets you effortlessly build your scenes whether you’re writing a novel, a short story, or a movie screenplay. Like many of you, I’m on the lookout for any tool or hack that simplifies the process of writing. That’s why I found this little trick to be a …

Sci-Friday #116 – How Peter Cullen Made Optimus Prime’s Voice

You know Peter Cullen even if you don’t know him. He’s been the voice of Optimus Prime, the hero of the Transformers, since the 1980s. Along with Transformers, Cullen is also:  Eeyore in the Winnie the Pooh,he first voice of KARR in Knight Rider, and the original vocalization resource for the Predator. How do you get a front-row seat to …

Deathclock Machine – SciFi Flash Fiction Now Available

Pleased to say that Deathclock Machine – a scifi flash fiction now available, is another freebie I’m releasing from Inkican. The short story features a person who invents a machine that can tell when you are going to die. Here’s how it starts: “You can literally predict my death.” “That’s right.” “You must be a …

Elon Musk Is Not Tony Stark – He’s Obadiah Stane

I feel bad for saying this, because like many of you, I wanted to believe that Elon Musk really was transforming himself into the real-life Tony Stark. Sadly, the past few years of Musk-ness have left me with no alternative conclusion: Elon Musk Is Not Tony Stark – He’s Obadiah Stane. Buckle up as I …

Sci-Friday #115 – Making of Super 8 – Fun Scifi Stuff

Getting warmer out there as we move into summer, so for this Sci-Friday let’s revisit some fun scifi stuff by watching the Making of Super 8. It’s ten years old now, and still remains one of the best non-Spielberg Spielberg movies you’ll ever watch. Kick back and enjoy the Making of Super 8 movie below: …

Solid Answer to the Question: “Y No Aliens?”

If you love science fiction, you’ve asked yourself: “Y No Aliens?” I mean, really … where are they? We’re all a little curious. Wouldn’t it be cool to play ‘Close Encounters’ the home game? Hasn’t happened yet, but on the flip side, at least we haven’t been colonized and used for slave labor in the …