Category: RANDOM POSTS

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...
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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,...
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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...
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Badass Sci Fi Battle Royale 2020 Bracket Set!

Get ready for the biggest throw down in science fiction. Go here for more information and your printable bracket. Alright, here. Printable bracket. Follow badassscifi on Instagram to see new matches and vote for the winner....
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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)....
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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...
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Which Badass Sci Fi Film Franchise is Healthiest…Now?

. Here’s some more viewing options as the storm clouds of Martial (not Marshall) Law approach. Heck, since we’re gonna be here a while, let’s dive into some franchises! Everyone knows my favorite day of the year is the day most of us observe the start of daylight saving...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Badass Sci Fi: Building Badder Worlds

Here at Badass Sci Fi, we pride ourselves in making every effort to ensure your Science Fiction experience achieves optimal Badassednessity. On this front, we have failed. In this arena, we got our Badasses dropped, quick. But here at Badass Sci Fi, we don’t run from a fight. We...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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S**t Just Got Real.

Opposable Cover Reveal! The cover is complete; featuring the incredible artwork of Michael Molinet. Mark your calendars. Opposable will be unleashed on the world June 28th! Meet the players (from left to right). Sho- Brimstone Princess Dr. Vanderbilt- Favored Conscript Ottak the Head- COPP (Cephalic Otherworldly Psychic Parasite) Ashleigh-...
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The Wandering Earth: Not Bad, But Not Quite Badass.

In my ongoing quest to define what constitutes Badass Sci Fi; I read, research, search my feelings, and watch movies. The more I investigate, the more I define exactly what it takes for Science Fiction to be Badass. So, as I post reviews, points are given for desired elements...
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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...
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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!...
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The Money Shot: Badass Cinematic Decapitations

***WARNING!  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!*** This my Badass Sci Fi top cinematic decapitation list.  There are many like it, but this one is mine. -Taken from The United States Marine Corps Rifleman’s Creed and Full Metal Jacket. Head trauma is literally the coup de grace of movie violence. ...
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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...
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Why Mortal Engines Stalled

These are good things to know, especially if you’re interested in venturing into the realm of Science Fiction as an author, filmmaker, or even avid fan. I’m a sucker for Sci Fi spectacle; movies like Mortal Engines, Valerian, Chronicles of Riddick, and even Star Wars I-III.  I also gravitate...
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GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!

This my top Badass Sci Fi firearms list.  There are many like it, but this one is mine. -Taken from The United States Marine Corps Rifleman’s Creed and Full Metal Jacket. I scoured the internet and found dozens of lists.  There’s even the IMFDB; The Internet Movie Firearm Database. ...
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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...
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WATCH OUT FOR THAT BUS!

“See, a movie doesn’t come all on one big reel.  It comes on a few.  So, someone has to be there to switch the projectors at the exact moment that one reel ends and the next one begins.  If you look for it, you can see these little dots...
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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...
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Character Stroganoff

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,...
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HămBōCrăMō Summer Cram!

Sorry for the short notice, but this shit starts today!  30… Scratch that. No excuses.  No regrets.  No promises.  No prisoners. Actions speak louder than words, but words ARE my action.  So, words will speak louder than action! Shut up, Dave.  Words are very necessary.  I fight a life...
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Don’t Reinvent the Universe

For me, creating a universe is fun.  I love doing the research, exploring the possibilities, honing in on the fantastic, and somehow making it plausible. Some people build houses…I build worlds.  Two and a half of them, to be exact. So why am I having such a hard time...
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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...
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Half Bad. Half-Ass. All Badass.

Well, he got the half-ass part right.  More like no ass.  If you hadn’t noticed (only RJT seems to), Badass Sci Fi has been dormant for awhile.  The master’s been busy, or preoccupied, or scared, or just plain friggin lazy. Well, I decided I should step in.  If you’re...
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Badass Sci Fi- Black and Blue

Just to forewarn you, I’m probably gonna be all over the place here.  Such is my mind, and such shall be my posts.  Stick around and enjoy the collapsing star. First off, I want to assure you, contrary to what you may have heard (or not heard, more likely),...
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Bloody Knuckles

You have no idea what you’ve unleashed. I have an idea. That’s right, you had an idea, but this reality is far worse than anything you could’ve imagined. What the hell are you talking about? That’s right…I mean, sit down.  I’m going to show you.  Now it’s your turn...
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Restitution For My Resolutions

I don’t make new resolutions every year, I carry the ones from years past behind me like loose threads from torn seams on tattered jeans I know I should donate.  But they’re so comfortable.  Yeah, letting yourself down becomes comfortable, too. Every year, I dust my neglected old resolutions...
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HămBōCrăMō

So, life threw me a curve ball, then it plunked me in the face with a high hard one, then, while I was writhing in pain in the batter’s box, it stomped on my groin with a set of dull, steel spikes. But now it’s 2018.  I know it’s...
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IN-SPIRE-D!

The I is active.  My mind is ablaze with ideas.  I can’t control them, but the I can.  That’s the problem, and that’s the solution.  I figure I figure too much to figure it out, so I’ll let the I do it for me. I must share, but beware. ...
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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...
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SPIRE- THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF HALTERES

Inspire. Conspire. Expire. My ideas have a incubation period.  If I hatch them too soon, I get Halteres.  If I wait a little longer, I get Opposable.  And when they tear themselves from my mental womb, I get SPIRE. While I still consider Halteres and Opposable commendable endeavors, able...
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FIRST IMAGES OF HALTERES CAPTURED!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who liked, followed, and shared Badass Sci Fi!  Now hop on board, I have something to show you.  It’s beautiful! I know, I know.  I just got done debating the merits of worldbuilding, and what’s the first thing I do?  Spend...
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MISADVENTURES IN WORLDBUILDING

Well, this post is going to veer into a much different direction than I first intended.  It was supposed to be an inspirational piece about how one can follow a singular vision to create a fantastic alternate universe.  “This means something.  This is important.” Yeah, something like that. A...
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THE BADASS SCI FI JUGGERNAUT

I feel very fortunate to have secured the Badassscifi.com domain, as well as associated email, Facebook, and twitter. This, I do not regard lightly.  I want to represent the vision that is Badass Sci Fi with honor, energy, and imagination.  Thus, I give to you the first incarnation of...
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TOR-GNAT-O!, FLY-CERATOPS, AND CAT-ASTEROID-OPHE!

Watch the skies, especially during the eclipse (but not without your special eclipse glasses)! I know I’m a little behind the curve (Hey, I’ve been working…kind of…on this site.), but I recently started watching the new-ish MST3K.  When I got to Episode 4- Avalanche!, Jonah, Tom Servo, and Crow...
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LAUNCH- BSF V2017.0813

Good news!  The badassscifi.com domain has been successfully mapped to this here new and much improved site! Bad News!  There are still some bugs with the email notifications, as the news feed is still also tied to the Google feedburner, and the domain still links to content on the...
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