2021 Badass Sci Fi Battle Royale Bracket Set. Get Yours Now!
Don’t lie, your ‘other’ bracket imploded because you rode the Big 10 to utter defeat. Well, worry not, Badass Sci Fi offers you a bracket guaranteed to explode. Battle Royale 2021 approaches, and no matter who loses, you win. We finally deciphered our multi-tiered, nested ranking algorithms. Then we...Read More
We’re Ready! Beta Readers Needed for Spire.
Hello there! I hope you’re all doing well. I’ll keep this short and sweet. Spire is ready for eyes other than mine. If you read Opposable and would be interested in being a beta reader for the follow-up, Spire, hop on board! If you haven’t read Opposable, but are...Read More
Badass Sci Fi: “Building Badder Worlds”
“Building Badder Worlds”; it’s not just a cheesy ripoff of the Weyland-Yutani slogan, but Badass Sci Fi’s mission. Now, I’m no expert worldbuilding guy, but I do tinker a bit. I know worldbuilding is more than slapping a bunch of continents on a globe and naming them, but let’s...Read More
Badass Sci Fi Update- January 2021- Opposable Reviews, Spire Progress, and 3 New Pages for the Website
Greetings! I hope your new year is starting out well. It’s about to get weller. Here’s your Badass Sci Fi Update for January 2021: more positive reviews for Opposable, three new pages on the website, and we’re still in need of some beta readers for Spire. Here’s another positive...Read More
The Horrors of Location Scouting (Implementation)
Happy Halloween and NaNo Eve! Let’s chat about location scouting. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my road trips and location scouting. I consider it an essential part of my writing and a luxury I do not take for granted. The horror comes when tasked with culling my experience...Read More
Opposable: Free and Fork-Proof
Opposable: Free and Fork-Proof Howdy! I hope everyone is doing well. Big news! Opposable will be free, but only for three days (Oct. 27 – Oct. 29)! Why? Let’s see… To celebrate Halloween? Maybe. To celebrate NaNoWrimo and the anticipated first draft completion of Opposable‘s sequel, Spire? Sure, why...Read More
Opposable Review- Amanja Reads Too Much- 4/5 😼🚀Cats In Space
First off, I’d like to thank Amanja for reviewing Opposable for her fantastic blog, Amanja Reads Too Much! She has the voice of a true aficionado and posts reviews of novels, graphic novels, comics, non-fiction, and more all the time. Check it out! Then read the full reviews of...Read More
Badass Sci Fi’s Back to School Special
Badass Sci Fi’s Back to School Special Badass Sci Fi’s interests never stray far from the realm of education. Back to school offers a special feeling of exhilaration and dread found nowhere else in life. And here at BSF, we aim not only to entertain, but inform. Now, I...Read More
Badass Sci Fi Loves Lucy- The Evolution of Opposable (Minds)- Part 3
Badass Sci Fi Loves Lucy- The Evolution of Opposable (Minds)- Part 3 Here it is, the post you’ve all been waiting for. After a crude lesson on human evolution and an introductory course on anatomy and physiology of the opposable thumb, it’s finally time to enter the realm of...Read More
Badass Sci Fi Loves Lucy- The Evolution of Opposable (Thumbs)- Part 2
Badass Sci Fi Loves Lucy- The Evolution of Opposable (Thumbs)- Part 2 In the previous post, we discussed why Badass Sci Fi loves Lucy (2014) and Lucy (3.2 mya). We also looked at the science in science fiction, and dispelled the 10% brain use myth. Finally, we subjected ourselves...Read More
Badass Sci Fi Loves Lucy- The Evolution of Opposable (Thumbs)- Part 1
Badass Sci Fi Loves Lucy- The Evolution of Opposable (Thumbs)- Part 1 I know what you’re thinking. That’s a lie. I don’t. I haven’t taken any CPH4. What I do know, however, is Badass Sci Fi loves Lucy. But, why? Firstly, Lucy wears it’s flaws on its sleeveless cocktail...Read More
Badass Sci Fi’s History of Future Nows- Part 2- on Mars!
The Mars Perseverance Rover launched July 30, 2020 at 4:50 a.m. PDT (that would be yesterday at the time of this post). It’s the first step in NASA-ESA’s ambitious sample return mission. If all goes as planned, the first interplanetary samples should get here around 2031. But nothing goes...Read More
Badass Sci Fi’s History of 2020 Future Nows- Part 1
Dystopias, Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands, Cities of the Future, Dragons; Sci Fi has always given us plenty to look forward to, but what happens when we look back at futures that are supposed to be happening now? Listen, I already know this post is gonna be a friggin train wreck caused...Read More
Opposable is Free! Badass Sci Fi Needs Your Help to Make it Huge!
Greetings Allies! To celebrate the one year anniversary of Opposable‘s original launch date, Father’s Day, the Summer Solstice, and the 30th anniversary of Robocop 2, Total Recall, and Ghost Dad’s release (all released in June 1990), I’m running my first free promo on Amazon! I need help! And I...Read More
FUN AND GAMES
As always, I hope everyone is striving to be safe, sane, calm, tolerant, vigilant, and happy. Perseverance and integrity are key. Short post here. I just wanted to check in and let you know the website’s been tweaked (again). I put some silly time-wasters under the 🎵FUN🧩 tab. If...Read More
“…Certainly Never Boring…” Book Reviews Deep Dive: Trade Publications, Book Bloggers, and Readers
I’d like to start off by saying I hope everyone is staying safe, sane, and keeping their wits about them. My thoughts go out to friends and family, marginalized individuals and communities, no matter their struggle, and everyone just trying to preserve a modicum of humanity out there. Sometimes...Read More
Opposable Review #2: 4 out of 5~ Foreword Clarion Reviews
We have two-factor authentication. It’s no fluke, unless it’s a double fluke. I am so appreciative of everyone’s support, feedback, and encouragement. We’re doing this! …a punk rock road trip novel featuring manipulative aliens,psychic cats with opposable thumbs, and blood and guts galore. The action and settings are described...Read More
Opposable Review: We’ve Got (Blue)Ink On Our Hands
I hope you’re all doing well. I’m excited and a little shocked by this. _____ Breakneck-paced, action-packed, and highly entertaining, this novel isn’t for everyone, but those who enjoy their literary escapism with a touch of WTF will enjoy this science fiction romp immensely. BlueInk Review _____ I mean,...Read More
Opposable- 2nd Edition Now Available for Kindle Unlimited and in Paperback!
. Greetings! I hope everyone is doing well! Opposable is available on Kindle Unlimited! If you have KU, you should check it out. I’ve verified the following material is relatively clean: Cover, title pages, copyright page, dedication, most of the table of contents, the beginning of ch. 11, most...Read More
The Union of Ultimate Badasses
Howdy, all. I hope you’re doing well. It’s been a few. Short post. Just wanted to share Badass Sci Fi’s new page- The Union of Ultimate Badasses. All right, that’s it. More news coming soon! Check out Opposable! $6.99 or try the first four chapters free. Also on Kindle...Read More
Opposable Cover Reveal: Revenge of the Rating Card and Dissecting Book Covers and Copyright Pages
. I hope y’all are maintaining out there! The second edition cover is complete and ARCs are being printed as we speak! Check out the artist’s, Michael Molinet, portfolio. . Pre-order the eBook for $2.99, but hurry! It could go live any day now! . And don’t forget to...Read More
Pre-Order Opposable- 2nd Edition eBook for $2.99 on Amazon Now!
. I hope everyone is remaining safe and sane. I’ve been working frantically to get the second edition ready for Kindle, and eventually, print. I promise it’s close, close enough to officially announce the Pre-Order (and FYI, it’ll be ready much sooner than Amazon’s release date of June 27)....Read More
Opposable V2.0: It’s Got Emojis!
. Wishing safety and sanity for all. Opposable- Second Edition is ready! It’s been sent to the printer and eBook converter, but I have the PDF proof on my grubby little laptop just waiting for you! IT’S FREE! No strings attached (reviews and feedback are welcome and appreciated). All...Read More
Opposable V2.0 Virtual Launch Is Coming: Sooner Than You (Or I) Thought
. I hope everyone is staying safe and sane. Here at Badass Sci Fi, we’ve been busy. Design review for the second edition of Opposable is nearly complete! That means it will be ready for you, for free, very soon. I still have to figure out Kindle stuff, but...Read More
The Definition of Inanity: Opposable- Call for Reviewers and Launch.
. If you’re interested in joining Opposable‘s Advance Reviewers or Launch squad, or know someone who might be, send me an email from the Badass Sci Fi Facebook page or the About page on Badassscifi.com. Thanks! And no, I didn’t forget the ‘s’ in the title. While I may...Read More
Opposable 2020: Now With 15% Less Fat (and ∞ % More Bonus Material)
. Okay, so I just blew my own mind a little bit. I was reviewing the timeline for getting the first edition of Opposable published. At this time last year, I hadn’t even sent Opposable out for its first content edit. That wouldn’t happen until February 22nd. So, between...Read More
Badass Sci Fi Revamped For 2020!
_ Opposable Relaunch Coming Soon! Then- Spire! The revised edition of Opposable is entering the final stages of preparation for re-release. If you read or purchased the first edition, thank you! Contact me and I’ll hook you up with the new edition! Thanks in large part to writing the...Read More
NaNoWriMo, HămBōCrăMō, and Showing Opposable Love
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) officially begins November 1 at 12:00:01 a.m., and since I’ll most likely be sporting a massive sugar buzz from binging on Halloween candy, I’ll be writing. NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that focuses on writing fluency education, including a Young Writers Program and Camp...Read More
Badass Sci Fi’s New Wave 101: Don’t Worry, It’s Non Credit-Bearing
But let’s start with a quiz anyway. How many artists represented in the collage can you name? I’ll give it to you straight. Before my latest trip down the rabbit hole, I could name fifteen (I replaced a couple I couldn’t to make myself feel better). If you can...Read More
The FallCon and the Snowstorm: Weathering- Badass Sci Fi Style
“You’ve been a huge pain in my ass, but at least you’re not a complete moron, […] just overwhelmingly ignorant, […] and honest, as well as dangerously naïve.”– Ashleigh I think she just gave me a double-decker insult sandwich.– Dr. Vanderbilt Taken from Opposable- The Halteres Chronicles- Book One...Read More
Self-Publishing: A Dream…To Some, A Nightmare To Others!
I’m not going to bury the lead here. This is not an advice column. This is not a list of the 5 to infinity biggest mistakes self-published authors make. And contrary to the imagery, this will not be about how my four-colored pen or laptop is Excalibur, or how...Read More
Troping Balls: Why Badass Sci Fi Loves Tropes
“A trope, particularly in cinema, since neither of you give off the impression of being well-read, is a widely recognized storytelling convention containing several layers of contextual meaning for the intended audience, thus creating an identifiable visual upon which said observer can relate based on prior knowledge. Examples include...Read More
Opposable’s Big Day: The Summer Solstice and Badasstronomy
This is the path of a solar system through the cosmos. It’s also the path my mind takes when I start thinking about some of the concepts I tried to integrate into Opposable. June 21st, the Summer Solstice, is a very important day in Opposable. Do you want to...Read More
BADASS SCI FI BATTLE ROYALE
To Celebrate the Upcoming Launch of Opposable, Badass Sci Fi Gathered Icons of Badass Cinema To Throw Down. Join us in a no holds barred, triple elimination, round robin, Kumite style tournament to decide who (or what) is the most Badass character in cinematic history. The rules are simple,...Read More
Opposable Has a Rating: B for…You Know
Once I threw down the shackles of inhibition and wrote from the heart, I finally found my voice. I also discovered my heart had some pretty nasty chambers. I realized my voice was crude, and inappropriate, and violent, and often hilarious (at least I think so). Which is not...Read More
Badass Sci Fi, Opposable, and the Library of Congress?
Domestic cat nursing kittens; Tachibana, Morikuni, 1679-1748, artist; 1720. I promise, there’s lots o’ great stuff in this post, including incredible, FREE, sharable images! But first, Toot, Toot! I changed my mind. I didn’t want to bury the lead, but your entertainment is more important to me! While I...Read More
What Makes A Science Fiction Movie Badass?
You’ve seen the lists. You’ve read the articles. You’ve watched the countdowns. Everyone has their own opinion on the best Badass Sci Fi movies of all time. But what the others fail to do is break the genre down into its basic elements, and create a nifty little scorecard!...Read More
Neill Blomkamp to Direct Robocop Returns, and Badass Sci Fi Is Alright With That
Badass Sci Fi doesn’t claim to be an authority (on anything), but Badass Sci Fi knows what Badass Sci Fi likes. In literary terms, Badass Sci Fi calls upon many influences; Frank Herbert, Dan Simmons, Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Philip K. Dick, H.P. Lovecraft, James S.A. Corey, David...Read More
Badass Sci Fi is in Business!
I know, I know. It seems like I’ve been talking about getting published forever. I looked in my archives and discovered I finished the first draft of Opposable (sans Halteres) in 2009. I first started receiving ideas about Halteres proper back in 2003. These works contain ideas gathered through...Read More
GIVE YOUR PAIN A PSEUDONYM
The SCATHE (Self Contained Arca Trochia Hub Engine)- a device actuating the Spire by draining thought energy from favored conscripts (individuals possessing unusually fertile minds). In electrical terms, the favored conscripts act as batteries, Arca Trochia provides the circuit, and the SCATHE is the transformer. When activated, the SCATHE...Read More
Epic Trailer Music and Soundtrack Mayhem
I know I’ve written about this before, but music is so important to my creative process that I just have to continue sharing it! So, get on the mother F-ing mother ship and strap in while I crank some tunes! I’m always trying to update my music library, and...Read More
Okay, I admit it. I’m having a little trouble gaining traction with continuing the Halteres saga. “What’s your friggin’ problem?”, you might say. To which I say, “Shut up.” in the most politely defensive way possible. (Yes, to those who’ve been following, ‘shut up’ is a term of endearment,...Read More
Quantum Mental Hobbling
Tesla Style… And I’m telling you right now; Ghasm does NOT appreciate it! But somehow, the rest of us do… I didn’t wake up this morning expecting to think. But then again, I don’t really have a choice in the matter. I have chosen (for the most part) to...Read More
BRUCE CAMPBELL- BASED ON A GROOVY STORY- PT. III
So what’s the big deal? Is it some kind of irrational obsession, or maniacal fanaticism, with a false idol? I don’t think so. Somehow, Bruce gives RJT and I a good measure of vicarious escapism, because above all, he’s human, he’s fallible…big time. In the days leading up to...Read More
THIS IS NOT A TEST
This is the excerpt for your very first post....Read More