Category Archives: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

My New Game Review Feature on Boing Boing

I am going to start doing periodic game round-ups/reviews on Boing Boing. Here is an excerpt from my first piece: Stuffed Fables Plaid Hat Games, $60, 2-4 players, Ages 7+ Stuffed Fables, by Mice and Mystics designer, Jerry Hawthorne, is a cooperative story-telling miniatures game that literally takes place inside of an illustrated storybook. I […]

Armed with Curiosity: Gareth Branwyn

By Tiffany Lee Brown 2:00AM on Jul 30, 2010 Originally posted to the SyFy website (in the Eureka Idea Lab) Since before you could look at pictures on the World Wide Web, Gareth Branwyn has been exploring the fringes of technology and culture, writing about his findings for Wired, Boing Boing, and in various books, […]

Boing Boing Feature: All Quiet on the Martian Front

Last week, I had the pleasure of writing a piece for Boing Boing about my favorite new tabletop sci-fi wargame, All Quiet on the Martian Front. It’s 1908. Earth has finally recovered from the terrifying shock of the Martian attacks of 1898 that nearly laid waste to London. While a few of the world’s more […]

WINK Review: The Wrenchies

It’s hard to describe The Wrenchies. It’s a gorgeously drawn and colored 304-page graphic novel that takes place in several time periods (including a post-apocalyptic, post-adult future). The Wrenchies is a comic book within the comic book, about a group of young crusaders out to save the world. And there are the future Wrenchies and […]

WINK Review: Warhammer 40,000 7th Ed. Boxed Set

With Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition, Games Workshop has made some more dramatic changes. Since this is really a review of the 7th edition boxed set itself, I won’t discuss rules changes. But those changes do suggest that GW is willing to sacrifice parts of the 40K universe backstory in an effort to sell more miniatures. […]

Modeling Tips Roundup on MAKE

I bumped into this piece on MAKE today while looking something up and thought it was worth sharing — a decent little forgotten gem for anyone who enjoys any kind of scale modeling, tabletop game modeling, and the like.

Sneak Peek at Traveling Device Book (Including My Foreword)

The comics website Major Spoilers has posted a sneak peek of Device Volume 3, the latest in a series of gorgeous found-object and post-industrial surrealism art books from Device Gallery. This one is called Traveling Device and covers train, planes, automobiles, rocket ships, and strange inexplicable creature-vehicles from the Id. I’ve written the forewords to […]

I’m Doing a Reading at SXSW

I”m thrilled to announce that I will be attending SXSW and will be doing a reading from Borg Like Me at the “Cyberpunk Retrofest” after party, sponsored by EFF/EFF-Austin. Here are the deets. If you’re going to be at SXSW, come to this event and say “hi.” A Cyberpunk Retrofest presented by EFF/EFF-Austin An Official […]

Discovering Tolkien

I posted this on my Facebook page on J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday (Jan 3): I vividly remember the rather embarrassing way I was introduced to Tolkien. It was the 10th grade and a friend of mine had just finished The Hobbit and was alarmingly excited about it. He couldn’t stop baying on about it and pretty […]

Who Says Cyberpunk is Dead?

This impressive short film, done in a classic c-punk style, was created by Stephan Zlotescu, who does music video F/X, and a few other industry friends, apparently for little money. It was quickly snatched up by Warner Bros to be turned into a feature. The short, I dig. A feature? Maybe not so much. I […]