My 2 Cents on: Robert A. Heinlein

my 2 cts onMy 2 Cents on:
Robert A. Heinlein

I used to admire Robert A. Heinlein as the best writer in all of science fiction. I still admire him enormously, but after rereading several of his books this year, I became painfully aware of how he stacked the deck and depended on coincidence. Friday is a good example. It's a good read, but it's a flawed book that reveals some of Heinlein's worst habits.

But I also knew Robert as a human being, a colleague, a mentor, a friend, and a man who loved to laugh.

My 2 Cents on: A Roddenberry Announcement

my 2 cts onMy 2 Cents on:
A Roddenberry Announcement

Back in 1986, Gene Roddenberry made a promise in front of 3000 Star Trek fans that it was time to include a gay crewmember on the Enterprise, I was there.

He repeated that promise early in 1987 to the staff of Star Trek: The Next Generation, even bawling out one person who made a joke about it. Roddenberry understood that "liberty and justice for all" actually means ALL. And he could do a great rant about the evils that have been done in the name of religion.

... Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle on the Pretender, tP and their Rebirth

Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle... Steven Long Mitchell &
Craig W. Van Sickle ...

... on the Pretender, tP and their Rebirth

to German translationThe Pretender war a very fascinating series, shot between 1996 and 2000. Then, after only four seasons and two movies it - unfortunately - vanished. Now, after more than a decade it returns.

This was so exiting that it made us contact Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle, asking for an interview with us.

Dreamers in Hell - An Interview with author Shebat Legion

Shebat Legion... Shebat Legion ...
... on Dreamers in Hell

The newest book in the Heroes in Hell Shared World, Dreamers in Hell is now out on Amazon. Heroes in Hell is the brainchild of Janet Morris, and is probably the most popular Shared World in the history of publishing.

I sat down and interviewed Shebat Legion, one of the newest writers to appear in the Hell universe, and talked to her.

How the new Star Trek failed

Star Trek - Into darkness failedHow the new Star Trek failed

deutschThe new Star Trek is a disaster. J. J. Abrams is an idiot, and he’s ruining the Star Trek franchise. Strong words? Yes, but true.

Star Trek was the first successful Science Fiction television show. Star Trek was a success for several reasons:

1. Solid Setting
2. Good Characters
3. Excellent Plots (well, sometimes)