Infinity War arrived this weekend to both fanfare and tears. We saw it twice with yet another viewing scheduled in the future. In this episode, we’ll talk about the big reveals, the story structure, and what we think might happen in Avengers 4, out next year. This episode is full of both Infinity War spoilers as well as fan theories about Avengers 4, so beware!
Would a virtual world really look like the Oasis? This week, we delve into Ready Player One and take a look at the plot differences between the book and film. We also talk about how assuming the real world is intrinsically better than a virtual world can be an ableist trap.
We attended both Emerald City Comic Con and Norwescon this month and Dave and TJ talk about barconning while sober, as well as how to barcon when you’re too shy to approach people. We discuss whether the Retro Hugos are really necessary or just an exercise in romanticizing the history of sci-fi.
Star Trek: Discovery finally wrapped up with a class trip to Qo’noS, the Klingon home world, for a daring plan that (of course) goes awry. We talk about our impressions of the finale, plus a look back over all fifteen Discovery episodes to see if the promises made at the start of the season were fulfilled (spoiler, they weren’t).
We also share some insights from the creators on what we might see in Season 2. Which characters might be gone for good and who might be the next captain of the Discovery.
Black Panther was one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. This week on the Warp Drives Podcast, we talk about the costumes, music, story, and characters in this amazing movie.
Here’s an interesting featurette on the music from the movie from io9.
TJ wrote a book! Space Unicorn Blues will be out from Angry Robot Books on July 3, 2018. We talk about how an offhand comment from Dave inspired TJ to spite-write the weirdest space opera she could come up with… and then she sold it!
We talk about upcoming conventions we’re attending, the editing process, and the role of sensitivity readers.
The Shape of Water wasn’t our favorite film of the year, but there were a few things we enjoyed about this modern-day fairy tale. We’re also quite concerned about Eliza’s pH balance, because she was being intimate with a fish man in a bathtub full of what looked like potpourri.
We also say that we’re going to talk about Star Trek: Discovery, but don’t get your hopes up. We ran long on The Shape of Water, so we didn’t, but that discussion is in the previous episode!
I am beyond thrilled to announce that my debut space opera, SPACE UNICORN BLUES, will be published by Angry Robot Books in July 2018!
Here’s the announcement on the Barnes & Noble Scifi & Fantasy Blog. Plus, look at this fantastic cover!
A crew of misfits race across the galaxy to prevent the genocide of magical creatures, in this unique science fiction debut… Having magical powers makes you less than human, a resource to be exploited. Half-unicorn Gary Cobalt is sick of slavery, captivity, and his horn being ground down to power faster-than-light travel. When he’s finally free, all he wants is to run away in his ancestors’ stone ship. Instead, Captain Jenny Perata steals the ship out from under him, so she can make an urgent delivery. But Jenny held him captive for a decade, and then Gary murdered her best friend…who was also the wife of her co-pilot, Cowboy Jim. What could possibly go right?