Category Archives: Science Fiction

Try-It Tuesday: TITANFALL 2

This week I played TITANFALL 2, a first-person shooter developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It’s a 2016 sequel to the game Titanfall (2014), available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I spent most of my time in the tutorial, learning the … Continue reading

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Like Hammer & Steel: An Oseram Love Story

The video game Horizon Zero Dawn inspired me to write a love story and a drinking song. “Like Hammer & Steel” is about Masara, an Oseram craftswoman who impresses the Sun-King with her clever contraptions. She would prefer to have Erend’s attention but he’s … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: SPIDER-MAN

Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN is a Playstation exclusive, released in September 2018, that became one of the fastest-selling games of the year and one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games of all time. My husband bought the game so I figured I’d try it … Continue reading

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Illogicon 2019

This weekend I’ll be at ILLOGICON VIII, a convention for science fiction and fantasy in books, live action TV and movies, animation, comics, the visual arts, pod casts, video games and more. I’ll be on a panel about live streaming … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: FALLOUT 76

This week I tried FALLOUT 76, the infamous online multiplayer RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released last month amidst tremendous hype and player backlash. Viewers of my YouTube channel are split between those who think FALLOUT 76 is garbage and those who enjoy it. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: DOOM

This week, I tried DOOM, a reboot of the game I played about twenty-five years ago. Doom (1993) wasn’t the very first “first person shooter” (FPS) game, but it had a huge influence on subsequent shooter games and video gaming in general. The … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: FALLOUT SHELTER

FALLOUT SHELTER was released as a mobile game, in advance of Fallout 4, just after both games were announced at Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase. It was available as a PC game in 2016, Xbox One in 2017, and then Nintendo … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: HORIZON ZERO DAWN

Friends of my YouTube channel have been asking me to play HORIZON ZERO DAWN since it came out last year. I wasn’t in a rush, to be honest, because I’d watched an interview with developers from Guerrilla Games who basically said, “we … Continue reading

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Fallout 4 fanfiction: Eve of Destruction

This is part of a series based on my first playthrough of Fallout 4. These stories don’t include the entire quest of the Sole Survivor but are a collection of significant moments that supplement the game with role-playing, headcanon and backstory. “Eve of Destruction” takes place after Fiona finds her … Continue reading

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Fallout 4 fanfiction: “Happy Birthday, Fiona”

This is one of several stories based on my first playthrough of Fallout 4, a supplement to the main story with my own role-playing & headcanon. “Happy Birthday, Fiona” is my take on Hancock’s unrequited lust – and deepening love – for the Sole Survivor. … Continue reading

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