Logline: Stumbling into the company of an NPYD detective after her anthropological mission goes awry, a genetically engineered woman raised by an artificial intelligence assumes the guise of a naive alien to continue data collection for her creator…and to avoid being identified as the serial killer she technically is. 1-hour Sci-Fi Drama
The podcast doesn't have its own website, but you can find it on iTunes or any of your standard podcast apps. They didn't publish weekly this season, so I ended up sending in some science segments that never got published.
Everything was virtual this year (for obvious reasons, until you're reading this after the fall of civilization but somehow the internet's survived). I presented a piece of my PhD research, entitled Creating a Taxonomy of Fictional Science in Hollywood as part of the con's Academic Stream. I'll be submitting a paper for peer review to… Continue reading CoNZealand (WorldCon 2020)
Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2019 Logline: After the death of her princess during a failed ransoming attempt, a magically-scarred and cursed handmaiden must work with one of the kidnappers to stop a rival prince from taking over the kingdom. 116 pages, Fantasy
Here's the blurb I sent the organizers that never, ever got used in any promotional material (i.e. social media posts). In fact, from what I saw, my panel wasn't promoted at all, other than being listed in the schedule. And they didn't even use the right title! Marvel(ous) Science: What the cinematic and comic universes… Continue reading Armageddon Expo (Auckland) 2019
I started rewatching the wonderful ATLA on Netflix - binging, of course - and made it to the penultimate episode of season 1 (aka Book 1) before I thought about any science no-nos. That's pretty impressive for a show that upholds the much-outdated idea that fire, water, air, and earth are elements. Anyway, here are… Continue reading Science Tangents: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Logline: A recovering addict/photographer's supernatural routine is upended when aliens created by God's sibling invade Earth to harvest humanity’s souls. 106 pages, Action Fantasy Notable Awards: Top %10, Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist, ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition 2020
I watched Amazon’s The Boys this week. So instead of the usual 60′s Marvel fare, here’s some tangential science relating to the superpowers featured in the show
My very first convention panels! (One on science in scifi and another on the MCU) I had a great time and ate way too much. Endless thanks to my dear friend Sasha for accompanying me.
Last year I was inspired to find random moments of science in several of the entries' lyrics. No one told me never to do it again, so here we go...