Book 28: Starship Troopers
I was really excited for Starship Troopers, but unfortunately it was another Heinlein novel I had to put down.
A Somewhat Consistent Newsletter
I’m launching the Sci-Fi Novel Monthly Dialectic newsletter. Each month we’ll look at one interesting sci-fi idea, its points, and counterpoints, in a dialectic format.
Musings on Science Fiction: A Literary History
In this post I offer a quick review of Science Fiction: A Literary History, and dive into two interesting themes: techno-anxiety and reacting to the zeitgeist.
Book 27: A Case of Conscience
While I didn’t finish A Case of Conscience due to over exposition in its second part, I was fascinated by Father Ramon’s religious arguments in its first part.
Philosophy Series: The Presocratics
In the first post of my Philosophy Series I dive into the Presocratics and the development of their ideas.
Book 26: The Big Time
The Big Time is a book I was excited to read but then ended up putting down. Looks like writing from the ’50s is just not my style.
Stories Are About Struggle
Stories are about struggle. This concept is easy to understand yet can be hard to implement. I take a look at why.
The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet: Inglourious Basterds
My Blake Snyder Beat Sheet for the film Inglourious Basterds.
Book 25: Methuselah’s Children
Once again I find myself putting down a Heinlein novel.
Storytelling: A Study in Opposites Part III – Cobra Kai
In my final post in the “Opposites” series, I discuss how this idea of opposites, or dichotomies, is played out masterfully in the show Cobra Kai.