Tag: badass sci fi

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...
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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...
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Palace of Ultimate Badasses- Vote Now! Then Read Opposable.

To celebrate Opposable being chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY awards, we’re opening a new wing here at Badass Sci Fi. Help me choose the first class! The Palace of Ultimate Badasses (PUB) will honor the best of the best actors, directors, protagonists,...
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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...
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Badass Sci Fi Best of the ’90s- #11-20

First, let’s recognize the also-rans, #21-50, in chronological order. #20 SPECIES (1995) Species, directed by Roger Donaldson (Dante’s Peak, Cocktail), just beat out Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic (1997), and Peter Hyams’ The Relic (1997) in the mid-’90s creature feature explosion category. First, it’s got a great cast, including Ben...
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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...
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5 Badass Sci Fi Guilty Pleasures (And One Great Deal)

I’m not abandoning my series on sci fi movies in the ’90s (entirely), but after stumbling across an interesting article, I had to respond. Plus, the Opposable ebook will be available for free for five days starting tomorrow! 1 am MST to be exact. I’ll be up. Will you?...
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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...
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5 Early ’90s Badass Sci Fi Gems That Deserve Another Look

All right, back to business. As the temps enter the ’90s, and we see the 30th anniversary of Total Recall‘s release (June 1, 1990), lets take a look at some less successful (yet no less entertaining) movies released in the early ’90s. This will kick off a series of...
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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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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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Opposable Is Coming: New Science Fiction Book Series

Beware.  This could be happening to you. Something is implanting ideas in Dr. Vanderbilt’s mind.  An entity originating two billion light years away, on a planet called Halteres, sends thought spores through the cosmos searching for habitable planets.  The spores, Sparks, germinate in fertile minds, creating a bridge between...
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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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