TV shows about American football come and go. By our count (a 10-second time investment at the speed of Google), there are currently five football shows. Three of these are documentary-style non-fiction: QB1: Beyond the Lights and Last Chance U, both on Netflix, and Hard Knocks, which is on HBO. As for dramatic fiction series, up until […]
A new pro football league is prepping for launch. The Alliance of American Football, or AAF, will kickoff in February, 2019, one week after the NFL’s Super Bowl LIII. The AAF will consist of eight teams (including one in San Diego, home of our company, Empty Set Entertainment. As of July 30, 2018, the league […]
In writing the GFL series, I wanted to find a way to keep the gridiron game real, as close to what we see on TV despite the fact that the stories are set 700 years in the future. What about bionic muscles? What about reinforced skeletons? What about souped-up scifi performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)? What […]
The Galactic Football League series features huge Humans, as well as other species. One of my goals in writing this series was to draw attention to just how big players are today are compared to, say, 50 years ago, then try to realistically project how that steady growth could produce absolute giants in the future. […]
Kiyaunata Goodwin is a large young man. He’s currently 6-foot-7, 370 pounds (200cm tall, 168 kilos). But wait, here’s the best part … He’s 14 years old. He’s in the eight grade. The eighth grade. That’s him in the picture at right, playing against a typical eight-grader. Pretty impressive, is it not? Here at the Galactic […]
Ancestors of John Tweedy, rejoice! The self-chilling “MagCan,” a staple of Ionath Krakens linebacker John Tweedy and his brother Ju, has leapt from the pages of science fiction and into the modern world. Joseph Company International is pimping the dream of every hapless beverage-imbiber presented with a cooler- and fridge-free dilemma — the “Chill Can,” […]
The GFL series is a metaphor for the racially unifying power of sports. Sports has done so much to bring different cultures together. The New Zealand rugby union team, the All Blacks, has used their new jerseys to make a statement about inclusiveness in general, with a focus on supporting the LGBTI community.
Watch the video. This gesture is not only touching, it’s a significant leadership stance on acceptance in the larger sporting world.
If you want to know more about the All Blacks storied history, check out their Wikidepia page.
This list does not include the GFL series, but if you’re on this website we assume you know all about that already. This list was compiled on the Tor/Forge blog to celebrate Super Bowl LII (the Eagles notched their first Super Bowl win, prevailing over the Patriots 41-33). Want to check out some sweet books, […]
In the GFL novella THE RIDER, jockeys pilot ten-ton dinosaurs (and other primitive, alien monsters) in a violent bloodsport. Arenas are torn asunder by the punishing battles of armored pre-historic beasts battling it out in a quest for glory. But since we can’t make a living T-Rex (yet), what option do we have for a […]
Recently on StorySmack (a podcast hosted by me, Scott Sigler, and AB Kovacs), we covered the 20th anniversary of the scifi movie classic STARSHIP TROOPERS. Love it or hate it, this flick has endured as a lightning rod of science fiction cinema. One of the things that makes the movie stand out for me is […]