Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe

Then the woman asked: ‘Have all things taken oaths to spare Baldr?’ and Frigg answered: ‘There grows a tree-sprout alone westward of Valhall: it is called Mistletoe; I thought it too young to ask the oath of.’ Then straightway the woman turned away; but Loki took Mistletoe and pulled it up and went to the […]

Riftworld Chronicles Web-series – Review

I totally loved this fresh take on fantasy, and I think you will, too! Riftworld Chronicles¬†is a witty, urban fantasy that centers on a traveler from another world named Alar (Tahmoh Penikett from Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica) and the sarcastic, wannabe-journalist named Kim he mistakes for a fellow mage after she captures his “essence” and posts […]

Theories of Time Travel

Last week I explained the inexplicable nature of time, and demonstrably proved that time travel is impossible. But speculative fiction was never known to follow the rules, and steampunk, specializes in the impossible, so who’s going to let a little thing like physics stop them? Not me!

Jonesing for Jessica

-There be Spoilers ahead- Following in the shadowy footsteps of the successful Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix have recently launched Jessica Jones on an unsuspecting audience. Daredevil at least had a movie to introduce the character to mainstream viewers, but as far as Marvel heroes go Jessica Jones is not the best known. Like Supergirl this […]

Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Book 1) – Book Review

Published in 2011 by co-authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, Phoenix Rising is the first of a series that now numbers five novels and several volumes of short stories about the mysterious Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. The fifth and sixth installments of the series were just funded through a Kickstarter campaign, and I look forward […]

With Great Power, Comes Great Boredom

-There be spoilers ahead- What does it take to be a hero? The drive to do the right thing? The will to make things right? The need to protect others? There are lots of reasons, and to each hero they are the right reason. But what about a hero who is doing it for fun? […]

Pluto in Fiction

Pluto is everyone’s favorite dispossessed planet, but has it only been that way since the controversy? Hardly–given the amount of science fiction that’s chosen the mysteriously cold and distant solar system body as a setting. Here are some of the more famous examples of Pluto in science fiction. Feel free to mention your own in […]

So Few Agents, So Little Time

Season three of Agents of Shield is just chugging on with more revelations than you can shake a stick at. Our friendly neighborhood shrink, Andrew, is none other than the heart breaking (and removing) inhuman Lash. Phil has fallen for the stoic and snarky head of the ATCU, or has he? Fitz and Simmons and […]

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