Not only is Isaac Asimov one of my favorite science fiction writers, but I've learned through the years that including the word "Asimov" in a blog post or a tweet is sure to get attention. 'Nuff said... now let the page views roll in.
I did a series of 4 blog posts about the Syfy adaptation of Arthur Clarke's Childhood's End. One of the most puzzling parts of the show was the stuttering romance between Ricky and Ellie. In Clarke's novel, "Ricky" was "Rikki", the Secretary General of the United Nations. It actually made sense that if an alien visitor to Earth were to work with just one representative of Humanity they would contact the head of the U.N., but in Hollywood nothing need make sense. Hence, Ricky the farmer.
When it came time for me to make a fantasy book cover for Syfy's Childhood's End, I had to make a book blurb labeling it as "science fiction romance" (see the image, above). To me, that's a joke, but for a television network trying to attract a certain high-$pending demographic, it is just good bu$iness. Poor Clarke is spinning in his grave.
In "The Space Gods", the entire universe must be saved from destruction. In that story, an alien "god" who created our universe is bored with 3-dimenional life forms and is coming close to shutting down our universe.
|Ekcolir and the Grendels|
|The wonders of Time Travel.|
A popular tweet in the month of May included the "extinction curve" that shows the dismal fate of human-like species in the universe.
|flying robot sex goddess|
I have not gone to a movie theater since 2005. My most-visited blog post from May concerned what my local news paper listed as the 2nd best movie of 2015: Ex Machina. I constantly compare pop culture science fiction to science fiction novels that I've read and almost always I prefer written science fiction over movies and television shows.
My most-visited blog post for April was my nonreview of Ex Machina. I described the film as an anti-science Gothic horror flick.
My most-visited blog post in March was a look back at Carl Sagan's science fiction novel Contact.
|the needed sequel|
The first bit of fan-fiction that I ever wrote was set in the X-Files fictional universe and I routinely blog about my fantasies for how it might be possible to reboot The X-Files as a true science fiction television series.
|The Doctor Who Created Our Universe|
My most-visited blog post in January got off to a good start by mentioning both Isaac Asimov and Jack Vance in the first sentence. The title of that post is "Obsession" and it concerns my science fiction writing obsession. This past year, I developed the Exode Trilogy as a type of recursive science fiction in which space aliens found it necessary to create the science fiction genre during the 20th century. During the past 12 months I have had to investigate the origins of science fiction in Deep Time, particularly in the Ekcolir Reality.
Related Reading. (first half 2015)
I feel like it is about time to abandon my study of the science fiction genre in the Ekcolir Reality. I do have some unfinished business from 2015, my fan-fiction sequel to Trullion. What will become my next science fiction obsession in 2016? Nicotine was big in 2015 and I'm thinking it might be time to explore the science fiction of caffeine.
Time warp: 2014
|UFO hot-spots in 2016|