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After decades of dwarfs and elves, writers of color redefine fantasy
22 May
5:42

After decades of dwarfs and elves, writers of color redefine fantasy

For decades, the field of fantasy books was dominated by white men penning tales about dwarfs, elves, and other Norse-based mythology. Today, that’s changing as diverse writers are bringing fresh voices to the field, incorporating the myths and legends of cultures around the world. “People have been trying to do…

After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?
22 May
5:15

After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist Published 3:15 a.m. ET May 21, 2018 | Updated 5:14 p.m. ET May 21, 2018 CLOSE The community of Santa Fe gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School. A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a…

Will Burnham Meet Spock On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2? Sonequa Martin-Green Answers
22 May
4:32

Will Burnham Meet Spock On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2? Sonequa Martin-Green Answers

Following a first season that elated many fans and displeased many others, the final scene of the ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season finale introduced fans to a slightly updated version of the original U.S.S. Enterprise – and the confirmation that the iconic vessel was indeed under the command of Captain Christopher…

‘Falling Water’ Falls Out Of USA’s Lineup
22 May
4:26

‘Falling Water’ Falls Out Of USA’s Lineup

The USA network has announced that it is not renewing its thriller series ‘Falling Water’ for a third season.  The first season of the show was USA’s lowest performing program when it came to linear (live) viewings.  But USA felt that the show had the potential to gain a wider…

Listen up: It’s the Sarah awards
22 May
3:23

Listen up: It’s the Sarah awards

Russel Finch accepts his first-place award as Audio Fiction Awards co-founders Anne Heppermann and Martin Johnson look on. Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville has teamed up with Audible, a subsidiary of Amazon, for the Sarah Lawrence International Audio Fiction Awards (The Sarahs), that honor the best in audio fiction. Spoken-word…

Nebula Awards 2017 winners announced
22 May
2:23

Nebula Awards 2017 winners announced

22 May 2018 In the US, the winners of the 2017 Nebula Awards, presented in 2018, have been announced. The Stone Sky (N K Jemisin, Orbit) was awarded Best Novel, and was chosen from a shortlist of seven. Martha Wells’ ‘All Systems Red’ (Tor.com) was the winner in the best…

Set Video Shows Hawk & Dove Sparring On The Set Of ‘Titans’
22 May
1:13

Set Video Shows Hawk & Dove Sparring On The Set Of ‘Titans’

‘Titans’ will be one of the first original offerings from Warner Brothers’ upcoming DC Universe streaming service.  Reportedly, the final episode of the first season is now filming and DC Universe is being eyed to become available in late summer. The first season features recurring characters Hawk & Dove, played…

Psychotronic horror and sci-fi films with the people edited out
22 May
1:13

Psychotronic horror and sci-fi films with the people edited out

VanTassel2 posted a fantastically weird series of ridiculous horror and science fiction B-movies with all appearances of humans edited out. Above, is the MST3K favorite “Attack of the Eye Creatures” (1965), without people. Below, “Curse of Bigfoot” (1976) aka “Teenagers Battle the Thing” and “The Mad Monster” (1942), without…

New local writer on top sci-fi shortlists
21 May
11:02

New local writer on top sci-fi shortlists

When the shortlists for the Hugo and Nebula, two of the biggest awards in science fiction and fantasy, were announced earlier this year, one name came out of nowhere. While most sci-fi writers wait their whole lives to make either of those lists, young Singaporean Vina Jie-Min Prasad not only…

5 Ghanaian Creative Spaces Doing Afrofuturist Work You Need To Know
21 May
10:42

5 Ghanaian Creative Spaces Doing Afrofuturist Work You Need To Know

In her praise for Octavia’s Brood (an anthology of science fiction stories from social justice movements), filmmaker dream hampton quotes these words of adrienne maree brown, a co-editor of the anthology: “All social justice work is science fiction. We are imagining a world free of injustice, a world that doesn’t…