Power of the Human Spirit

Science Fiction Books, the Pandemic, and the Power of the Human Spirit

Science fiction books about humans endangered by dire threats, how we battle those threats, and the outcome—related to COVID-19 pandemic.

Terl Reading

Survival Tips: Something Positive

A few survival tips to get through the pandemic. Something positive. Something inspired by science fiction.

Jonnie Goodboy Tyler

Lead by Example: Can Sci-Fi Characters Inspire Leadership?

Can a sci-fi character set the bar on being a leader? Some of the most inspiring leaders are found in science fiction, and this one leads by example.

post-apocalyptic world

Post-Apocalyptic Books: The End of the World … or the Dawn of a New One?

What is the appeal of post-apocalyptic books? Could it be macabre obsession? Or hope that we can prevent it from becoming real?

Jim Meskimen, as director, working with Phil Proctor, R.F. Daley, and Gino Montesinos in recording session of Battlefield Earth

Best Sci-Fi Audiobook: Directing Battlefield Earth

Actor and director Jim Meskimen shares his experience bringing one of the best sci-fi audiobooks to life: Battlefield Earth.

Milky Way

The Fermi Paradox: Are We Alone in the Universe? Are We Doomed?

The Fermi Paradox questions whether aliens exist. But with how vast the Milky Way is, conspiracy theories about UFOs & aliens make us wonder and worry.

Vision by Shun Kijima

Hard Science Fiction: Diplomacy Versus Arrogance

Mike McCrory uses hard science fiction book Battlefield Earth to compare the Psychlo arrogance to the use of moral diplomacy.

UFOs in Washington DC, 1952

UFO Sightings: A Peaceful Union or a Battlefield Earth?

Big government maintains that there are no such things as intelligent alien life forms, while evidence to the contrary abounds. There are 2,625 reported UFO sightings in 2000, 3,069 reported sightings in 2010 and 4,881 in 2017—all listed with the National UFO Reporting Center.


Sci-Fi Technology: Teleporters

Does science fiction influence technology? And more importantly, are some sci-fi technologies—such as teleporters—better left in the realm of fiction?

Brain Implant

Will Neurostimulators Lead to Mind Control?

Everybody loves a good villain. But who is the baddest of them all? And what makes the bad guy a really good bad guy? In other words, what are the qualities that make a character we can all enjoy hating?