“The Star Pit” – The Limits of Limitations

        Time was 1967 at Miami-Killian Senior High.  Sitting at the freak table in the cafeteria during home room, while listening to complex improvised percussions of the black guys at their table pounding out Afro-identity-rhythms with their hands, elbows and feet, I read a small digest pulp magazine called Worlds of Tomorrow.  I tried to … Continue reading ““The Star Pit” – The Limits of Limitations”

Do Your Possessions Reflect Your Personality?

by James Wallace Harris, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 I love to peer at what’s behind people in Zoom and Facetime calls. This is true for the people I know, as well as famous people on TV. I wonder if what they own and how they decorate reflects much about their personality? I know I instantly … Continue reading “Do Your Possessions Reflect Your Personality?”

Love, Death + Robots: What is Mature Science Fiction?

by James Wallace Harris, Monday, March 25, 2019 Love, Death + Robots showed up on Netflix recently. It has all the hallmarks of mature entertainment – full frontal nudity, sex acts of various kinds, gory violence, and the kind of words you don’t hear on broadcast TV or in movies intended for younger audiences. There’s … Continue reading “Love, Death + Robots: What is Mature Science Fiction?”

Writing Goals at Age 66

by James Wallace Harris, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Writing is focusing thoughts. Herding your thoughts into an essay reveals the chaos of thinking. When I was young I wanted to be a science fiction writer but that was not meant to be. Now that I’m retired writing is the hobby that keeps me sane. It’s vitally … Continue reading “Writing Goals at Age 66”

Science Fiction in the 22nd Century

by James Wallace Harris I’ve been wondering if most science fictional concepts were invented in the 19th and 20th centuries and if we’ll just be reprocessing old speculative ideas during the 21st century? Just now I was flipping through the listings of all the forthcoming and recently published science fiction on Audible.com. Most of the … Continue reading “Science Fiction in the 22nd Century”