Axiom’s Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy » The Sci Fi Internet Connection

Axiom’s Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy » The Sci Fi Internet Connection.

Science Fiction and Fantasy continues to languish on the broadcast and cable as the networks still try to find the next Lost while giving us ersatz shows like FlashForwardV, and The Event or they have resorted to “sci fi lite” like No Ordinary FamilyBeing Human, and Warehouse 13.  So after the double-naught decade gave us such impressive genre output  as FarscapeFireflyBattlestar Galactica, andLost (among many others), the teens decade of the 21st century has thus far turned up creatively vapid.  But that does not mean that episodic sci fi has completely lost its way.  The internet has offered a whole new outlet to creative talents and genre web series have begun to spring up by the dozens over the past few years giving us an exciting new spectrum of offerings to choose from.  True, most of these are done on a micro-budget, but many of the more adept creators of these series have found unique ways to work around these limitations and still deliver a superior product.  Primarily because they have focused on story-telling and or characterization.  So much like legendary shows such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits did back in their heyday, these web series rely less on special effects and production values and focus their efforts on telling a good story, something that seems to have been almost forgotten on genre television these days.

Our Internet Connection column covers these web entries and gives you an idea what to look for and where to find them.  Following is a list of the shows that we have reviewed so far as well as some of the interviews that we have conducted with the creators of these web productions.  And check back on a regular basis as we continue to cover more of the genre web series out there in order to help you discover this completely new treasure vault of creative talent bringing you episode sci fi.  Also check out SciFinal.com where they currently have over 200 Science Fiction and Fantasy web series listed in their directory.

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Smart Girls love SciFi

Smart Girls love SciFi.

The goal of the Smart Girls love SciFi blog is to create a place where SciFi and Paranormal Romance fans can swap information about the genre, books, movies, tv, and podcasts we love.  The blog will feature SciFi romance book recommendations and book news along with a dash of paranormal romance and genre related discussions.

Sci-Fantasy — Thanks for the Genre!

I am officially adopting the genre Sci-Fantasy for some of my publications.

A reader created this genre for my publication in a review on the Internet  and I really liked it.  I have said to friends that what is missing in Sci-Fi at times is a way to take the reader to a new world experience that is not based on the magic bullet of  “science makes anything possible.”  After all,  a lot of sci-fi is based on the premise that technology can take you anywhere and do anything (within believable bounds). 

I hold to the theory that Sci-Fi can create magical trips without as much dependency on technology. Certainly if you take too much science  out,   it is not SCIENCE fiction any longer.  It then becomes fantasy.   I can not speak for other writers but in my case,  my view of reality is and has always been a bit different from that of my friends and my world in the Western community.

In the last month,  I have been told repeatedly that I think outside the box.  Not just by those who read my writing but by those who visit my office as a patient.  One person went so far as to say I “live outside the box.”   I very much appreciate these comments as they are reflections of my reality and,  to me,  mean that someone has taken enough time from their day to take enough interest in me to get to know me.  Who would not be honored by this much attention!

In the photo at the right, you see the Earth surrounded by two wedding rings.  For me it is our world viewed from the marriage of Science and Fantasy,  SciFantasy.