Gini Koch

About Gini Koch

Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, the Martian Alliance Chronicles, and more. She listens to all kinds of music 24/7, and is a proud comics geek-girl willing to discuss at any time why Wolverine is the best superhero ever (even if Deadpool does get all the best lines). She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. Gini can be reached through her website

“The November Man” — A Slice of SciFi Review

The November Man (2014)

I went in with some expectations: that it would be Old Bond training New Bond, or similar. And in some ways, that expectation was right. But The November Man is more of a cross between the first Mission: Impossible movie and the original The Mechanic. With a hell of a lot of Bond in there, too, of course.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” — A Slice of SciFi Review

X-Men Days of Future Past

So, does the next movie in the X-Verse live up to the expectations of an X-Geek? How about the expectations of someone who’s enjoyed the last several Marvel or even DC movies? Let’s find out…

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest in Marvel’s bid to take over the motion picture world and keep the Marvel Universe going strong. Does it work? Let’s find out…

5 Episodes In: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 6

The Clone Wars logo

Netflix has answered many a fanboy’s prayers and done another season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Does it stand up to prior seasons or is it just filler? Let’s find out…

“Divergent” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Divergent title logo

Divergent is the next up in Hollywood’s ever hopeful and never ending quest to keep the Young Adult blockbusters going. Will it manage? Let’s find out…

5 Episodes In: Almost Human

Almost Human

I honestly wasn’t sure what I’d think of this show, but after watching 5+ episodes, I have a verdict. Heck, I had a verdict after the pilot.

I like it. A lot.

5 Episodes In: The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra

This show follows Korra, the teenaged Avatar, as she comes into her full powers and gets trained in how to actually use them, as well as how to be the Avatar. Of course, things don’t go smoothly and there are conspiracies to thwart, intrigues and mysteries to solve, lots of martial arts and element “bending”, action, and romance.

5 Episodes In: Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is set in a world where Washington Irving’s story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, never existed. Instead, in this show, all the people involved in that story are real people, and they were intimately involved in fighting both the Revolutionary War and the Legions of Hell.

5 Episodes In: Arrow

Arrow Season 2

Last year, I talked about this freshman series in my review column, and told you it was one to watch. A lot of people did — it was one of the first shows renewed at the time. Now, Arrow is back for its sophomore session, and the question is: is it still great?

The answer? Hells to the yeah.

5 Episodes In: Agents of SHIELD

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

If you expected witty, fast-paced writing, a cast with chemistry, great acting and direction, nifty plots, and an overarching, twisty plotline — in other words, if you expected Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly or a movie anything like The Avengers — there are a lot of other shows out there that can fulfill this need, including the original NCIS which has all of those things. AoS has none of them, however.

“The World’s End” — Another Slice of SciFi Review

The World's End

I love British humor in film, TV, and literature, and I enjoy Simon Pegg in most anything I see him in, including the new Star Trek movies, and I like a good comedy, so I was expecting to love this. A lot.

Only I didn’t.

“Metallica: Through the Never” — A Slice of SciFi Review


I’m not a huge fan of concert movies, though, mostly because those movies spend a lot of time showing you how cool and/or normal the performers are and don’t spend enough time letting you actually see the concert. Or they’re stultifying dull. So, it’s no surprise that I fall on the Help! side of the movie concert house. As in, I like a fun, fictional story to go along with the musical performance.

Riddick — A Slice of SciFi Review


This movie isn’t going to be up for any Oscars other than the technical ones, but, again, that’s not why anyone goes to see these kinds of movies. However, for what it’s aiming to be — a fun, popcorn movie filled with thrills, chills, and bad, badder, and the baddest guys around — it succeeds brilliantly.

“RED 2″ — A Slice of SciFi Review


As with the first RED, and Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13, this is a smart, funny, action-packed movie with a lot more twists and turns than you’re expecting. The cast is in top-notch form, and they continue to inhabit these characters as real people — there were no glitches in character between the first movie and this one.

“This is The End” — A Slice of SciFi Review

This is The End

This is the End is the blackest comedy I’ve seen in years, with some of the bravest, and funniest, performances you’ll see in a long while.