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Taking VR to Another Level: Terms of Service by Craig Stanfill

Terms of Service, a sci-fi dystopian novel by Craig Stanfill - The Fantasy Network News

Indie sci-fi novels are always a unique treat. Here’s a look at TERMS OF SERVICE, a new novel that tackles what the world of AI and humans could be like in a future that limits AIs rather than letting them run free. Below, author Craig Stanfill shares what inspired his story. Much of the action in Terms of Service takes ...

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TheHighHeeledGamer: A Gaming Advice Column

Welcome to our new contributor from The Athena Alliance — TheHighHeeledGamer — who will be answering questions from gamers in this ongoing column. This month, we’re tackling next gen consoles, new school vs retro games, and more. * Dear H.H.G., My partner and I are having problems choosing between next gen consoles. Do you think one is better than the other ...

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Remembering Stan Lee and His Legacy in Comics

Stan Lee

The comics community lost a legend. Stan Lee, co-creator of many of Marvel’s established comic book characters, passed away at age 95 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His death was confirmed by Kirk Schenk, attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. “Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger. “A super ...

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Zombie Orpheus launches Fan Supported and Creator Distributed Streaming Network

Zombie Orpheus Entertainment has created a platform for storytelling. It includes streaming of unique content that is created by fans of the same things that we love. It’s called ZOE Premium. They invite people like you to contribute to the stories that are being told there, to help shape content created by the community there. This is a big idea, ...

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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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Daredevil Season 2 Review

Season 2 of Daredevil was released on March 18 via Netflix. This review contains spoilers for the first few episodes of Season 2. The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil explored what it means to be a hero in a world wracked by moral ambiguity. Matthew Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil) wrestled with his conscience at least as often as he fought against crime lord ...

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INTERVIEW: Sci-fi Author P. W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is a military technology strategist and futurist who has written extensively on his many areas of expertise (you can read a comprehensive bio, here). But it’s Peter’s work as the science fiction novelist of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, co-authored by August Cole, that first caught my eye. Ghost Fleet “melds nonfiction style research ...

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Rebooted Conspiracies: Review of the X-Files Revival So Far

  After a fourteen-year hiatus, “The X-Files” have been reopened for a special six-episode event on Fox, kicking off with a two-night special premier. Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are back investigating paranormal phenomena for the FBI, only this time their cases are more clandestine than before—the Files themselves are missing, and their assignments are ...

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Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi

Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Return of the Jedi, the final film in the story… until now! For almost 30 years, Return of the Jedi was the end of the Star Wars saga. ...

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First Impressions: The Force Awakens – SPOILER FREE

First Impressions: The Force Awakens (*Spoiler-Free*) by Dom Nardi I finally had a chance to see The Force Awakens! This review is intended to minimize the risk of spoilers for readers who have not had a chance to see the film yet. Later next week, I will write a more detailed review with spoilers to discuss some important moments in ...

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