Repetition, repetition, repetition….

With so many people engaging in tasks that are often thought of as repetitive (baking all kinds of breads and cakes, sewing and crocheting and knitting and long involved projects like filling coloring books or creating mandalas...) these kinds of time-waster games are filling a similar need.

Anime roundup 4/16/2020: Work In Progress

In this week's viewing: A few more premieres, and a second look at last week's standouts.

Gotta See a Man About a Job…

If, in science fiction, money has no real meaning, than what the hell is your day-job exactly for?

Fair and Fair Alike

In the face of an uncaring universe driven by physics and mathematics, what is fair?

Sidekicks and the Meta-game

he sidekick is often the one person who sees the “real” hero. The more far-future and fantastic the world becomes, the more essential this kind of character is.

To Get From Here to There

Other than Aliens, is there anything more science-fictional than spaceships?

Fall 2019 SF Anime Preview

It's almost time for a fresh shipment of new shows from Japan.

I’m Not Saying it’s Aliens, but….

You knew we were going to get here sooner or later, didn't you.  One of the most interesting things about aliens showing up in videogames is that they often serve the same purpose as they do in broader science fiction.

The Mechanics of Life and Death

Breaking all the rules is part of playing the game.