Tag: science fiction

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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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 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...
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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’s Independence-Day-less ’90s Top Ten.

Alright, here we go. After way too much research and time spent trying to get the perfect screenshots, here are the ten best Badass Sci Fi movies the ’90s have to offer. I enjoyed my little trip back through the ’90s, a decade widely considered inferior to the ’80s...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 5- Part II

Transcription update- FINISHED!  388 entries, 283 pages.  It seems fitting I complete the transcription process as we get to the most crucial part of the road trip in these posts.  Who knows, I may be generous enough to leave in some juicy details today. 06-16-18- Entry 272- [not yet]...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 5- Part I

Transcription update- 378 entries, 270.5 pages.  10 to go.  I WILL be done tomorrow!  But we’re just getting started in Sedona.  Let’s hike, Badass Sci Fi style! I know it’s a little messy, but so was The Second Hike.  Times are in red, so yeah, I started on the...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 4- Part V

Transcription update- 363 entries, 256 pages.  Into day 10; the last full day of the journey, and the longest day of the year!  Which brings me back to today.  Now, I’m juggling three different timelines here.  Where I am in my blog posts, where I am in my transcriptions,...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 4- Part IV

Transcription update- 349 entries, 239 pages.  Finished with Day 8.  What a doozy that was!  Gettin’ down to it.  Now let’s get to Sedona! 06-15-18- Entry 257- Clarkdale, Arizona Clarkdale, Arizona…  Another fucking roundabout.  Sorry, it’s so distracting.  Three miles to Cottonwood…  Another roundabout. Gonna be startin’ into these...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 4- Part III

Transcription update- 341 entries, 230 pages.  Half way through day 8!  We’re getting closer!  Right now, we’re getting closer to Sedona! 06-15-18- Entry 248- Highway 89A East of Prescott Pretty much the Prescott Valley is just…a southern extension of the Chino Valley.  Lots of new housing developments on the...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 4- Part II

Transcription update- 328 entries, 216 pages.  I know, pretty light day, but the end is in sight.  Almost finished with Day 7!  Now let’s get to some serious, secret, special location scouting! 06-15-18- Entry 235- South on 89 Between Ash Fork and Chino Valley …Not completely desolate.  Accessible by...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 4- Part I

Transcription update- 320 entries, 207 pages.  Finished Day 6!  Now let’s get back to Route 66! 06-15-18- Entry 219- Highway 40 East of Kingman, Arizona Headin’ east on 40 into the heart of the sunrise…  Great song by Yes by the way.  Actually we’re not…heading into the heart of...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 3- Part V

Transcription update- 295 entries, 191.5 pages.  Finished with Day 5!  But right now, let’s get back to Route 66… 06-14-18- Entry 206- West on Route 66 between Seligman and Peach Springs How much time am I gonna have after it gets dark…to be on this road?  It’ll be fuckin’...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 3- Part IV

Transcription update- 263 entries, 178 pages.  Finished with day 4.  Made it to Sedona!  But you’ll have to wait for that.  Right now, Route 66!  Let’s go! 06-14-18- Entry 198- Route 66 East of Seligman Maybe…Ashleigh decides to take this…little detour on Route 66…because she is apprehensive about [except...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 3- Part III

No transcription update this time.  I’m gonna do that later whist I have no internet.  Let’s hit it! 06-14-18- Entry 179- Trying to Leave Grand Canyon National Park Karma has struck.  I am the moron.  I have no idea where I am in this park…  Uh, it helps if...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 3- Part II

Transcription update- 255 entries, 165.5 pages.  Just made it to Jerome, Arizona.  Can’t wait to tell you about that incredible little town.  But now, the first hike, part two. 06-14-18- Entry 163- Indian Garden Just got to…just a sec…Indian Garden.  Took me about an hour to get from Pipe...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 3- Part I

Transcription update- 239 entries, 152.5 pages.  More than half way through day four.  But today, the first hike.  Let’s get to it! 06-14-18- Entry 154- On 64 north heading to the Grand Canyon So, I’m on my way back to the Grand Canyon!  Missed the sunrise, but it’s comin’...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part VII

Transcription update- 214 Entries, 139 pages.  Finished with day 3!  I promise, I’m more judicious with subsequent days.  You’ll love it!  And now, the aftermath of my night stroll… 06-13-18- Entry 147- Near [location deleted] in the Grand Canyon National Park So that was a fuckin’ adventure!  My little…attempt...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part VI

Transcription Update- 205 Entries, 128.1 pages.  I’m gonna warn you right now; I’m getting scared just thinking about writing this next post… 06-13-18- Entry 146- East on 64 through Grand Canyon National Park Goin’ east on 64…backtrackin’ a little bit…’cause I wanted to get a feel…for what it’s like...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part V

Transcription update; 194 entries, 118 pages.  Exactly half way through.  We’re really scootin’ now!  Let’s get back to the Grand Canyon! 06-13-18- Entry 142- Grand Canyon South Rim near Yavapai Point and Geology Museum Just got finished…watchin’ the sun set over Grand Canyon.  It’s about 8:05 Pacific Daylight time. ...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part IV

Gettin’ back in rhythm after the holiday.  159 entries, 102 pages.  Let’s get right to it! 06-13-18- Entry 135- Grand Canyon South Rim There are points on the road where I’m all by myself at either 11:40 or 10:40 depending on the time zone.  The conifers are much taller...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part III

Alright, back to it.  149 Entries, 94 pages.  I know, I’m slowing down, but it’s a holiday week and family is important.  I’m squeezin’ in as much writing as I can during the quiet moments. Well, let’s quit wasting time and get into some ‘deep’ thoughts about the Grand...
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The Secrets of Octor Sulcus Revealed

But not now.  What I will tell you; I’m lying in the dark in an upstairs bedroom at my family’s cabin.  And I’m trying to be quiet.  I challenged myself to post every day until I completed the Badass Road Trip.  This day got a little away from me,...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part II

Transcription update- 146 Entries, 90 pages.  What, you only did 3 entries?  Listen, one was 19:46 and I talked the whole time.  Six and a quarter pages for that one alone. I’m also gonna tell you, there are no visuals for this post other than maps.  Just the ramblings...
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Finally! Day Two! Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 2- Part I

Transcription update- 143 Entries, 82.33 pages.  Almost finished with day two!  Many maps required for this stretch.  There’s some fantastic detail coming up as I journey through the Grand Canyon.  But first… 06-13-18- Entry 98- Cortez, Colorado “Could be…Gauge’s hometown.  It’s a little, it’s a lot bigger than Dolores. ...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 1- Part V

Transcription update.  120 entries transcribed.  69 pages.  About a third of the way through day two.  Almost to the Grand Canyon!  I can’t wait to share.  But first, lets put a ribbon on an ‘extraordinary’ (we’ll get to that later) day 1. 06-12-18- Entry 91- Between Rico and Dolores...
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Badass Sci Fi Road Trip- Day 1- Part III

I know, I keep changing the name.  Good news; I finally finished transcribing the first day’s voice notes!  95 entries, 54 pages.  Bad news; I’ll probably have to redo the first 40 or so, because not only was I just getting my transcribing legs, but…well, that’s it.  Good news;...
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Opposable Road Trip- Day 1- Part II

I got through transcribing 63 voice entries, hand writing 30 pages and taking a total of about 10 hours.  Updated calculations- 185 pages and 62 hours to complete.  Now, these are not ‘notes’.  This is not a summary, it’s a true transcript.  I’m putting in every er, um, pause,...
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