The Best of Stanley Weinbaum

One of the great tragedies in the history of science fiction was the premature death of the writer Stanley Weinbaum. His death in 1935 at the age of just thirty-three cut short his writing career which had barely lasted for a year and a half. Even sadder still is that he is nearly forgotten today when in a just world he would continue to be remembered as one of its great authors. Although his first story, “A Martian Odyssey”, remains an oft-anthologized classic, the rest of his oeuvre remains Read more [...]

Freedom, Imagination and Story – Essentials of Good Entertainment.

I am at a loss sometimes.  Here I am writing for a Science-Fiction and Fantasy site and I suddenly realized the last such movie I actually saw in a theater was Inception.  Maybe I am just getting old, but there has nothing that has inspired me to get up and go to a theater and spend the money to watch it.  I suddenly realized that I watched this movie with my daughter in Mackinac City on a vacation two years ago, I think.  I watched it not because I was particularly excited about it, but Read more [...]

Asperger’s Man- The Search for Multi-Regional Human Speciation Part 2

Could a Majority Aspergers Society Survive? Aspergers is categorized as a dysfunction, but why would a society comprised of all aspies (affectionate term for Aspergers) be dysfunctional? There is nothing inherently dysfunctional about an individual with Aspergers. A society comprised of all aspies would be different socially and culturally than one comprised mostly of NTs (neurotypical or normal person) but not impossible or even improbable. Strength is not a problem in Aspergers they are no Read more [...]

Asperger’s Man- The Search for Multi-Regional Human Speciation Part 1

  Introduction My first love will always be archaeology and the study of what makes us human.This article is speculation. This is my personal musing on the development of certain psychological and physiological human traits. This is not to be taken as anything but my personal opinion. I have no evidence that there was an Asperger's man. This article was also written several years ago and since then more evidence for the possibility of interbreeding with other hominids has come to light in Russia Read more [...]

If It has Arnold in It, Don’t Remake It.

Actually, I would appreciate if people didn't remake anything. Some originality would be nice.  While, I would appreciate no remakes, this goes double for ones with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It as actually quite interesting how many of Arnold's films were science fiction or fantasy based.  It is also interesting how every remake of one of them is a complete flop.  The latest edition of Total Recall going to the remake scrap-heap is prime example.  Great CGI, No originality and No Arnold Read more [...]

American Horror Story Season 2 Premieres October 17, 2012 on FX

The second season of the acclaimed series, American Horror Story is scheduled to premier October 17, 2012 on the FX Network. It takes place in an asylum in the 1960s on the East Coast and is appropriately titled, American Horror Story: Asylum. Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe will be returning from last season, but they'll be in different roles. Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, Lizzie Brocheré, James Cromwell, Chloë Sevigny, Chris Zylka, Mark Consuelo, Read more [...]

What Would Robert Heinlein Say to Ron Paul and his Supporters?

You may not agree with what Heinlein says here but he is speaking directly across the years to Ron Paul and his people at the Republican National Convention. Quoted from Take Back Your Government... "In some states the right of a person to participate in a primary may be challenged and he may then be called on to prove his right by taking an oath to support the ticket which results from such primary. Such a procedure is morally correct; if universal it might do much to put a stop to the present Read more [...]

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Writer Mike Baron

Mike Baron is the Creator of the comic Badger and co-creator of Nexus. He has worked on Marvel's Punisher and is a contributor to Big Head Press. I have always been a fan of your work. I first discovered Badger back in the late 1980s. I even painted Badger on a t-shirt because it was impossible to find t-shirts of comic characters back then that weren’t one of the top four spidey, hulk, superman, or batman. I think I was drawn to Badger because of the internal struggle between his personalities. Read more [...]

Environmentalism – Old Religion Redefined

Maybe I should subtitle this: Is Captain Planet the Messiah?  I thought I would use my theological expertise on this one and provide a glimpse into what we mean when we say Hollywood entertainment is biased in the favor of liberalism even in the area of science fiction, fantasy and yes even comic book characters. I want people to understand that one should never underestimate the power of cartoons and comics.   If you look at any movement they try to teach young people early and they often Read more [...]

The Enquiring Hitchhiker Interviews Author John Ringo

This week we interview author John Ringo. He has had several books on the New York Times best seller list and he has over two million books in print. Ringo's specializes in military/science fiction.  The Hitchhiker asks... Question 1- After reading There Will Be Dragons I had a sense that Heinlein had influenced your writing. Are you a fan of his work? Very much so. Heinlein is the absolute sine qua non of science fiction authors. While I haven't read all of his works, I've read most and Read more [...]