Review: Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6 follow. I desperately wanted to title this blog post, “Help, My Show has Jumped the Zombie Polar Bear.” But I thought that was too spoilery for the title. So. Most of this episode was a bunch of dudes wandering the white wastes talking about dude stuff […]
Obscure Mythological Monsters, by Dani Eide
Mythology is one of the best premises a book can offer me when I’m looking to read something new! Many people use mythology, legend and folklore interchangeably… Did you know that a myth is simply a story created to explain natural phenomena? Today we have science but ancient people relied on myths to understand their […]
Castlevania Season 1 Review, by Jason Purdy
The first season of Castlevania just aired, and here's Jason Purdy's view on the video game adaptation animation series.
Review: Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 follow. This episode wasn’t as earth-shattering as the last two. Not surprising. There has been a lot of big movement of late and they really needed to reposition all their little plot elements before they could move them again. So. This episode felt like a whole […]
Review: Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 4, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 to follow. Well. Things ended on a pretty bleak footing last week, and if storytelling has told us anything, it’s that we need something of a bounce back this week. So, let’s see where everything stands after episode 4. Sansa and Bran. Not a whole lot […]
Slime Rancher Review, by Jason Purdy
Some video games are easy to describe, some are not. Slime Rancher belongs in the latter.
Will AI Replace Writers?, by Matt Weber
The capabilities of artificial intelligence have grown by leaps and bounds in the past half-decade. Some of this is driven by improvements in algorithm design, some by hardware, but the results are on the Internet for just about anyone to see: Facebook’s face recognition and Apple’s autocomplete are both supported by neural networks. And AI […]
Game of Thrones: Season Seven Episodes One and Two Review, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
For those of you who think that you’re getting this on Tuesday because Monday was a holiday in Utah, that isn’t it. Actually, I used to write these on Sunday and schedule these to pop Monday, while everyone was at work because web traffic isn’t great on the weekend. Now I can’t write much of […]
New Developments in Space Exploration – and Seven Stories to Create from Them, by William Boyd
Space. Spaaaaaaaaaaace. Space is the absence of things.  Humans, composed as we are of matter and living as we do on the surface of a massive ball of the stuff and blanketed by miles of atmosphere, only know short lives of matter and small distances. Space is the antithesis of all these things.  Devoid of […]
Double 99 Cents Sale, by Clare Dugmore
Good news, book lovers! We have two titles on offer for you for a limited period. Wilbert Stanton’s recently released steampunk take on the fey world and Greek mythology, GEARS OF FATE, is 99 cents from July 25 – 26. Edward Aubry’s post-apoclyptic fantasy, PRELUDE TO MAYHEM, is 99 cents July 25 – 27, in […]