A freelance writer of geek culture, technology, science, and business.

Syfy Wire 2018-05-18 15:10:00

I’m not a touchy-feely person. On the Myers-Briggs personality scale, I “think” rather than “feel.” (ENTP, babies.) But watching the video for The Guild’s “I’m the One That’s Cool” put a lump in my throat and made me sniffle with wha…

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Syfy Wire 2018-05-10 14:15:00

When you were a child, you spoke as a child, you understood as a child, and you probably watched Batman: The Brave and the Bold as a child. But when you became an adult, maybe you thought, “Hey, did those lyrics from the song ‘Birds of Prey’ really say…

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Syfy Wire 2018-05-07 14:30:00

YouTube recommends all sorts of clips for me, and rarely do I click on them; I still live in regret after clicking on a link that led me to “Two Girls, One Cup.” (Thanks, dude who created that link. Thank you to hell.) But recently I saw the title for …

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Syfy Wire 2018-03-23 16:32:45

Cool geeky clothes are easier to find than ever before — if your body size is average or even extra large. But since bodies come in all heights and widths, the only way to get what we really want is to either make it ourselves, to cajole a clothes-…

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Syfy Wire 2018-03-16 18:38:05

Iain M. Banks’ 1990 novel Use of Weapons, one of the books in his Culture series, is unlike any space opera you’ve ever read. First, its structure is both simple and complex, and second, it has a plot twist that bends your mind so hard it act…

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Syfy Wire 2018-01-31 14:31:41

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series, about four siblings who find themselves in a magical realm, is beloved by children and adults worldwide, myself included. But of all of his novels, my favorite doesn’t take place beyond the wardrobe. My favo…

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Syfy Wire 2018-01-31 14:31:41

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series, about four siblings who find themselves in a magical realm, is beloved by children and adults worldwide, myself included. But of all of his novels, my favorite doesn’t take place beyond the wardrobe. My favo…

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Syfy Wire 2018-01-11 11:06:34

Have you ever thought about Superman’s romantic life? Like, really, really thought about it? Hard science fiction author Larry Niven did back in 1969, with his essay “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.” He takes physical intimacy with the superhero to h…

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