Category Archives: Movies

JUNK HEAD 1: Into the dystopian rabbit hole

Takahide Hori spent four years making the stop-action 30-minute movie Junk Head 1 in his spare time. In his futuristic take on Alice in Wonderland, we follow an unnamed protagonist down, down, down, into the bowels of a futuristic hellscape of nightmares … Continue reading

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It’s all a bit silly… and that’s OK

This post originally appeared November 3, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Every single person reading this has a ridiculous skeleton somewhere in their closet. Whether it’s a complete collection of Batman Forever trading cards lovingly stored in … Continue reading

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Joss Whedon’s Agents of F.I.R.E.F.L.Y.

This post originally appeared September 29, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. While I’ve been a Browncoat — an avid fan of Joss Whedon’s space western TV show Firefly and movie Serenity — for the past decade, I’m not … Continue reading

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Documentary summer: SF/F, geeks and fandom

This post originally appeared August 25, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. When I wasn’t attending steampunk conventions, working on novels or earning my platinum trophy in Skyrim, I spent my summertime watching documentaries about SF/F and … Continue reading

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ELYSIUM and my jaded soul

This post originally appeared August 11, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I just saw Elysium, the new movie by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), and I loved it. From the first scene, it grabbed me and didn’t … Continue reading

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Why would aliens menace Earth?

This post originally appeared July 14, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. If habitable planets and resources are abundant in the Milky Way, then why would aliens attack us? To serve man. Resistance is futile. Mars needs women. … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013

This post originally appeared March 31, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Seven authors from the Contact-Infinite Futures SF/SFR blog join Dark Horse Comics, Felicia Day, Think Geek, Joss Whedon and many others in sponsoring Can’t Stop the … Continue reading

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The year ahead: 2013

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on January 27, 2013. In many ways, 2012 dazzled me. My debut novel STELLARNET REBEL released in January and the sequel STELLARNET PRINCE followed in November. I attended … Continue reading

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Goofy heroes and compassionate heroines

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on December 18, 2012. The other night, my 12-year-old daughter, Tara, asked me who would play Duin if they made a Stellarnet movie. She’s read portions of Stellarnet Rebel … Continue reading

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Where cyberpunk meets costume drama

This post originally appeared November 28, 2012, on Susanna Fraser’s blog as part of a guest author exchange. That I love science fiction is something I’ve written about in many interviews and blogs. But I rarely get to talk about … Continue reading

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