In Peter Tieryas’ novel The United States of Japan, the United States loses the Second World War to Japan, and finds itself split between the invading Japanese army and Nazi Germany.
When we assembled our list of books that we were pumped about coming out in 2016, one particularly stands out: United States of Japan, billed as a ‘spiritual successor of The Man in the High Castle’. It’s got giant mechs, alternate history, and did I mention giant mechs?
Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just…
Artist Evan Palmer draws a mech-filled future that we just want to cuddle and hug. Adorable cats, dogs, bunnies, and pigs pilot colorful and complicated machines — and engage in the cutest battles we’ve seen.
You know how it is when you're browsing Amazon - books, games, Blu-rays, even your groceries, the occasional giant mech. Wait, what?
They always say that the mechs helped defeat the National Libertarian Army back in the 2120s, but that's because they don't remember the bears. The ursine forces were what finally drove those bastards out of Poland, with claw marks on their faces.
Sometimes, if you climb high enough, you'll find an old, wandering mech in the snowy folds of the mountains. They're still vigilant, still watching the skies, still reliving those long-ago decades when the Klaag invaded Earth with their massive synthetic lifeforms.
Have you ever wondered what Mickey Mouse and friends would look like if they narcissistically constructed giant robot duplicates of their own personages?
We pretty much knew that Falling Skies was going to end with some kind of game-changing cliffhanger — it's in the nature of this kind of show, plus the final episodes were clearly leading up to it.
It's 1941, and you're sending a battalion of giant combat mechs to attack Russia. Your air support fighters were built using technology you recovered from a crashed alien ship in the Antarctic, and no one has bothered trying to develop atomic weapons because you're all too busy trying to gather a weird alien energy…