Science fiction abounds with tropes, but they can be hard to spot within the constantly changing technology and alien landscapes. Here’s six of our favorites and six that just don’t work any more. Aliens, space travel, futuristic technology…we’ve got it … Continue reading Sci-fi tropes we love and hate
Speculative fiction is a genre about ideas. It’s about creating things that don’t already exist in our world. Continue reading The Thing About Ideas…
There are fantasy tropes we love…and hate. Tropes can make or break a book and here are some of the ones that have stuck with us for better or worse, with plenty of book examples. Let us know what trope … Continue reading Our Favorite & Least Fave Fantasy Tropes
You’re at the newest science fiction movie watching the screen, thinking Where are all the women? It’s not uncommon. It’s also not uncommon when one finally wanders on screen to wonder Is she going to talk or just stand there? The … Continue reading The Bechdel Test: Do SFF Movies Pass?
This guide will help you choose a good book amid all those ceaseless piles at the used bookstore. Continue reading Undiscovered: Hidden Gems in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shelves
In science fiction and fantasy literature, we can beat death. Though we hate/love it when our favorite characters get killed off, we’re equally satisfied when they come back, BUT only when the plot armor was worn so far under the … Continue reading Beat Death with SFF Literature