Author Archives : Whitney Richter

Yes, the Channel That Gave Us Sharknado Deserves a Hugo


Ok. I know that “Leviathan Wakes,” The Expanse’s representative in the Hugo Award’s Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category comes from the same channel that is responsible for the Sharknado franchise. It’s also up against not just one but two episodes of Game of Thrones. You’re probably thinking, the odds aren’t so great that it’ll pick up the win. But…

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The Expanse is the Best Sci Fi on TV, and Here are 5 Reasons You Need to Be Watching


Imagine Earth, retaining walls surrounding the Statue of Liberty to fend off rising sea levels from effects global warming. The United Nations government is desperate for more resources to sustain a population so swollen you have to prove yourself worthy of more than Basic, the guaranteed subsidy that meets humanity’s baseline needs. Then you have independent Mars, boasting a small…

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Yours In Calendrical Heresy: A Review of Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit


…aka, the book that makes a SpecChic with a phobia of math really like math. Ninefox Gambit (2016) Written by: Yoon Ha Lee Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 384 (Kindle) Series: Book One of The Machineries of Empire Publisher: Solaris Books Why I Chose It: The first editorial review on Amazon is a glowing endorsement by Alastair Reynolds, who writes some…

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