Astra Lost in Space Hurls Readers to the Far Reaches

Kids in peril seem to be quite popular with pop culture fans these days. From the Hunger Games series to VIZ Media’s upcoming new release, The Promised Neverland, death and danger force them to confront issues far beyond their age. Now you can add one more title from the largest manga publisher stateside to that “dire situation” wishlist: Astra Lost in Space. First serialized by Weekly Shōnen Jump, this sci-fi manga blends survival with laughs wonderfully. Itʼs the... Read More


F.T.Life – Jumps 4, 5 and 6

This is the key to self destruction. With it, one can see many ways to sacrifice for the “greater good.” If you drain away the energy, and use it all sprinting, you may find what you seek. That desperate drive can take you far. Further than most would even think. But when you get there, will there be anything left? <Previous / Next> ... Read More


F.T.Life – Jump 3

It was wonderful, and filled with beauty. That light, glowing softly in the dark, feeding off power that even he could barely comprehend.  Soft blue like that of a clear sky practically hypnotized the mind. The glow demanded attention. It was terrible, and promised death. <Previous / Next> ... Read More


F.T.Life – Jump 2.5

The screens, controls and light fixture flare and die in random intervals. Static veils over every visible surface. The FTL core rattles against its shielding. The very framework of the ship nearly shakes itself apart as it comes to an abrupt and sudden stop. Their one warning came too late. The pirates are upon the hapless crew. They’ve crawled right into the spider’s web, and soon, fangs shall dig into their hides and drain them of all hope. They should have stayed home. Now... Read More


F.T.Life – Jump 2

Nothing makes sense. It’s all a garbled mess. The flash of violet is happy and alive, the underlying grey is sorrowful. In their locked conflict, they swirl, and both emotions are tainted with their counterparts. Their conflict wounds them both, but still they entwine. The light grows too intense. She squints up in confusion, blinded by the white that is left behind. <Previous / Next> Stay caught up on each and every new chapter of F.T.Life by subscribing to the nerdslant e-mail... Read More


F.T.Life – Jump 1

Systems are in… questionable condition. Sensors are on the fritz. Sophia, the only reliable pilot, is out of commission. The unlikely crew, it seems, is drifting aimlessly in a nebula… at least they hadn’t sheered the old vessel in half. <Previous / Next> Stay caught up on each and every new chapter of F.T.Life by subscribing to the nerdslant e-mail newsletter and click here for the complete chapter library. ... Read More


F.T.Life – Jump 0

Space, the gateway to the rest of our universe. Here we have a tale of adventure, taken to the stars. F.T.Life is a project that occurred to me while playing the computer game FTL; Faster Than Light. I highly recommend checking it out Steam if you haven’t already. These little characters move about the dangerous and unforgiving galaxy aboard a small metal vessel in the emptiness that surrounds our own little world. What must they feel? This more personal science fiction story will... Read More


The 5th Wave Movie Review – The Final Cut

It is January, but not all new release films are THAT bad… right? Find out if the latest sci-fi film starring Chloe Grace Moretz’s worth watching or if you should wave goodbye to The 5th Wave. You can find the official The 5th Wave trailer here, as well as their Facebook page and IMDB info. Tweet me @moviemaniac3d  if you’re interested in discussing films or just want to let us know what you think of the review.   ... Read More