Alienating the Audience

Moriarty on a Starship

James Moriarty is the best villain in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Or is he a villain at all? In “Elementary, My Dear Data” and “Ship in a Bottle” the holographic character gains sentience–and wants freedom.  Josh Jennings and Andrew Young…

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“The Prisoner” is Deliciously Campy

Patrick McGoohan’s 1967 series “The Prisoner” is an avante-garde science fiction series about a secret agent abducted by nefarious forces and subject to psychological torment in an atavistic village.  Jim Swift and Ron Hayden join to discuss the…

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How to Write Kickass Science Fiction

Josh Jennings temporarily hosts the show in order to interview Andrew Heaton about what all goes into writing science fiction, a la his new book, “Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories.”  Get your copy at:  …

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“The Whistler”

From “Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories” by Andrew Heaton. Now available as an audio book! Get your copy at…

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Of Goblins and Autism

In “Vivarium,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, a young couple find themselves trapped in some kind of suburban pocket universe. Their captors leave an alien infant on with the instructions “Raise the child and you will be released.”  …

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Animatronic Humans of the Apocalypse

Please enjoy “Simulucrum,” one of the stories from my new book, “Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories”! Get a copy at:  www.mightyheaton.com/books 

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“The Singularity Comes For Home Office Equipment”

Enjoy this scifi piece from my new book “Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories.” Like it? Trust me to provide some solid scifi content? Then check it out! Go to:  Or look for “Inappropriately Human” or “Andrew Heaton” on Amazon.  Thanks!

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Franchise Fatigue

When does a science fiction go on too long, add too many new characters and odd plots, or just exhaust it’s fans in general?  Scottish scifi enthusiasts Stone and Dickie Lynch return to discuss

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The Forever War

Joe Haldeman’s novel “The Forever War” is great science fiction in and of itself, involving aliens, time dilation, and how conflicts stretch out for centuries thanks to relativity. It’s also a great exploration of the nature and hopelessness of war, a…

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Humanity is Underrated: the Deathworld Series

Earth is a Class 12 Deathworld–we just didn’t know it! To the rest of the universe it is violent and uninhabitable, and our amazing species grew up on this badass planet, and thought it was perfectly normal. Such is the premise of the Deathworld…

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