Bad Science Fiction Read Poorly
By Dick and Jay
Much Science Fiction writing recently has been limited tropes, and many authors are afraid to write about new ideas. We want to encourage authors to be more speculative and imaginative in their writing and create a safe low-pressure environment to get experimental.
Bad Science Fiction Read Poorly is not to encourage bad writing, but to manage expectations. Each story is a swing for the fence. Some are a homerun, and others might fail spectacularly.
Bad Science Fiction Read PoorlyNov 02, 2020
We can’t quit you: the New Years Episode: Tadodat - Non Smoking
Dick and Jay start off the year making fun of new years resolutions. Jay shows off his research into addiction, and Dick tries really hard not to talk over Jay the whole time.
Mortality Play: Mistakes - X-139
Dick and Jay discuss AI beverage choices. Dick decides to go down the time travel wormhole, while Jay writes a pleasant story about interstellar war.
The Magic Blue Smoke: The USBarians - Made With Love
Dick and Jay try to capture lightning in a bottle as Jay's recording equipment failed to record the first attempt of this episode. Dick comes face to face with his subconscious while being introduced to his own subtext, and Jay destroys our conventions of time.
Hazard Pay- with Special Guest A. K. Frailey: Overexposure - Vacation Paradise - The Solar Pump Archipelago
A. K. Frailey joins Dick and Jay this week! Dick recommends some light reading, and Jay gets inspired to recycle.
FLASH FICTION- THE HOLLOWEEN SPECIAL: They - It was a particularly gruesome murder
Believe Me If We Don't Always Write Tragedies. The Space Train Heist - The Brood
Jay convinces Dick of the power of shoelaces, Dick breaks a cardinal rule.
The Triumphant Return of Season 2: The Storm Intervention - Lost and Found
Dick and Jay triumphantly return for a leaner and meaner season 2. Dick is accused of taking a page out of Jay’s playbook, and Jay tries to be sincere for once.
Future Lives with Aalok Rathod: An Etherial Night - Santana, Klaus - Completing the Pair
Dick and Jay invite screenwriter Aalok Rathod to the show! We realize Jay doesn’t know what dating is, Aalok shares a true ghost story, and Dick reinvents the holiday spirit.
Coin Toss 2.0, The Switch: Devil Dogs - Fly to the Rescue
Dick and Jay flip a coin and decide to pick a writing prompt for each other's stories. Dick finds out the band Europe’s big hit has nothing to do with the USS Nimitz, and Jay finds out he’s been playing a game all by himself.
What's in a name? Warrior Podiatry - Unintended Consequences
Flash Fiction: Unlucky Mr. Padding - Universal
Interstate travel has shortened this week's production time, so our writers only spent 2 hours on their stories, that only take place in one room. Dick has an odd fascination with measuring in Qubits, and Jay obsesses about font size.
The Ancients of Astronauts: The Order of Nonhelema - For the Love of the Sale
Dick and Jay put ideas in a blender. Dick gives reasons to believe in crystals, while Jay reveals an obsession for carnival barkers.
Spacing out with George Austin: Awakened - Tending your Garden - The Maiden Voyage of the USSF Constable
Coin Toss: 871 - The Female Teen Patrol
In this episode: Dick and Jay try to derail each other with the flip of a coin. Dick talks about the finer points of scouting, leadership, and space decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura. - Jay can’t stop admiring his writing and stares into the calm waters of his own witty quips.
Escape!: The 5th Air Cavalry and the Battle of Flat Top Hill - Incident Report
The Robot Colonies: Only a Working Model - Remember the Space Bees
This week our heroes try to envision colonies of robots. Jay tries to understand the subtle intricacies of robot dating, while Dick enters the slipstream for a ride with the space bees.
Catchphrase: Back to Darkness - Cattle Drive
The Horror Episode: The Privateer - An Acceptable Ratio
Dick and Jay must write a science fiction horror story. Dick gets ambushed by dialogue, and Jay laments exposition.
A Cell At The Bottom Of The Earth - Selfie
Dick and Jay get 4 hours to write a science fiction story, but, both dates they pick are in the past. Jay reveals which rock he lives under, and Dick reveals his love of social media.