Author Archives: Josh Roseman

About Josh Roseman

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has been published in -- among others -- Asimov's, Escape Pod, and Evil Girlfriend Media. In 2015, he released his first collection, The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, and followed it up with 2016's Memories of My Father. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at roseplusman.com, or on Twitter @listener42.

SIX OF THE BEST… movie sequels in 2017, revisited

Last year about this time I wrote a column about what I thought the six best movie sequels coming out in 2017 would be. Now it’s time to see if I was right or not.

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SIX OF THE BEST… types of columns I wrote in 2017

Instead of doing a boring “six of the best columns I wrote in 2017”, I decided to present my yearly best-of in a slightly different fashion.

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SIX OF THE WORST… episodes of The Orville

Even when The Orville isn’t great, it’s still pretty good. And since I ended 2017 with six of the best episodes of the show, it’s only fair that I start 2018 with six of the worst of them.

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SIX OF THE BEST… episodes of The Orville

When you write a weekly column that is a list of six things, a TV show with only 12 episodes fits neatly into the format… which is why I’m ending 2017 with a look at The Orville. I’m also starting 2018 … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to improve customer service in medicine

Medical customer service is often not great. I came up with six ways to improve it.

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SIX OF THE BEST… streaming originals I watched this year

I watched a lot of streaming TV this year, including many original shows. Here are six of the best of them, in no particular order.

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SIX OF THE WORST… Star Trek: the Next Generation episodes so bad that I couldn’t let my daughter watch them

Star Trek: The Next Generation was, in general, a really good show. However, there were a few episodes that I just cannot condone showing to my daughter. Here’s six of the worst of them.

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SIX OF THE BEST… Star Trek: the Next Generation episodes, according to my daughter

My daughter recently finished watching Star Trek: the Next Generation. She can’t remember every single episode, but she does have a top-six list of episodes from the final season.

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SIX OF THE BEST… changes my wife thinks the NFL should make to their rules

I got my wife into football by way of fantasy, and now that she’s spent a couple of years watching games with me, she has a few NFL rule changes in mind.

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AFTER THE APOCALYPSE is out now!

It’s taken years of revisions, rejections, and reuploads*, but After the Apocalypse is finally out, and you can get an electronic or print copy. Here’s how: Kindle Edition Print Edition From the back cover: Eleven years ago, a superhero named … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways to support your writer friends when they publish a new book

Your writer friends (like me) need support and help when they publish a new book. Especially when there’s no big-name publisher around to help with the marketing. And even when there is a publisher, word-of-mouth is still the best way … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… times the hero and the villain teamed up

I’m kind of surprised that it took me this long to write a hero/villain team-up column.

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SIX OF THE WORST… Halloween costume choices I’ve made

I’ve made some pretty questionable Halloween costume choices over the years. That’s it. That’s the whole tease.

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SIX OF THE BEST… rules for naming your characters

With NaNoWriMo coming up, I wanted to do a column about character naming. Because nobody needs to read a book with someone named Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way.

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SIX OF THE BEST… things about Planet Builders

This week’s column is about my favorite sci-fi book series growing up. It still (mostly) holds up today. There’s no movie or TV series of Planet Builders. But there should be.

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COVER REVEAL: After the Apocalypse, coming November 17

My latest novel, After the Apocalypse, will be released November 17. That’s one month away, which means it’s time to show you the cover: Many thanks to Sara Noto from notobella designs, who has done all but one of my covers since … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… things The Orville did better than Star Trek: Discovery

I really wanted to like Star Trek: Discovery, but CBS and Paramount are making it really hard. Meanwhile, The Orville is fun, funny, and hopeful. It’s much better than Discovery. Here’s why.

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about Toys

When I was a teenager, I really liked the Robin Williams film Toys. But when I watched it with my wife and daughter earlier this year, it was surprising just how much of it didn’t hold up in any way whatsoever.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation — A 30th Anniversary Quiz

In honor of Star Trek: the Next Generation‘s 30th anniversary, which is today (the premiere aired September 28, 1987), here’s a fun little exercise inspired by Susana “@NerdGerhl” Polo’s tweet from last September: Quick, describe the plot of your favorite Star … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… TNG episodes, part 2

Almost ready to wrap up the 30th anniversary celebration of Star Trek: the Next Generation. Just one more post tomorrow, on the 30th anniversary of the pilot episode. Meanwhile, here’s the rest of my top-12 list.

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