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This could be Hugo
21 Jul
3:32

This could be Hugo

For Mimi Mondal, being nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in science fiction/ fantasy (SFF) has had an unexpected downside: instead of her work, it has drawn attention to her identity. That’s because Mondal, who was nominated for the Hugo Award along with senior editor Alexandra Pierce in…

Disney Cuts All Ties With James Gunn After Offensive Old Tweets Go Public
21 Jul
2:52

Disney Cuts All Ties With James Gunn After Offensive Old Tweets Go Public

Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com UPDATE: James Gunn issued another statement after being fired from Disney which you can read here. Original story below: Disney has cut all ties with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn after old tweets of his were unearthed by conservative supporters of Donald Trump. …

Dystopic India: What else do you call a country where violence and sexual crime are reaching epidemic proportions
21 Jul
1:59

Dystopic India: What else do you call a country where violence and sexual crime are reaching epidemic proportions

What is a dystopia? The short answer: opposite of utopia, aka acche din. It is a society where violence and sexual crime are reaching epidemic proportions. Mob violence and rape are not new in this country, but they now feature a qualitatively new edge. The other day Supreme Court called for a new…

SDCC 2018: Superboy And Lex Luthor Will Be On ‘Titans’ “Eventually” According To Geoff Johns
21 Jul
1:58

SDCC 2018: Superboy And Lex Luthor Will Be On ‘Titans’ “Eventually” According To Geoff Johns

Last month, a rumor surfaced that the 13th episode of the upcoming ‘Titans’ live-action series, would introduce Superboy and now it appears that executive producer and one-time writer of DC’s ‘Teen Titans’ comic book, Geoff Johns has all-but confirmed that not only does the Boy of Steel have a future…

Spock is coming to a Star Trek TV show for the first time in 50 years
21 Jul
1:43

Spock is coming to a Star Trek TV show for the first time in 50 years

It’s official: For the first time this century, Lieutenant Spock will appear in a new episode of a Star Trek TV show. Spock appears in the second season of Star Trek Discovery, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed at San Diego Comic Con.  A question mark had hung over Spock’s potential…

Science Fiction Is Not Social Reality
21 Jul
1:33

Science Fiction Is Not Social Reality

S. A. Applin, Ph.D. is an anthropologist whose research explores the domains of human agency, algorithms, AI, and automation in the context of social systems and sociability. You can find more @anthropunk. “The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.” — Ogden Nash Science Fiction is…

Schulman’s rare books empire began with 1200 science fiction paperbacks
21 Jul
1:22

Schulman’s rare books empire began with 1200 science fiction paperbacks

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The future and your money
20 Jul
7:29

The future and your money

Visiting with my brother-in-law last weekend, I learned that his theory of stock market investing is “science fiction.” His favorite book of all time is Frank Herbert’s “Dune.” He enjoys picking companies or funds that anticipate where the world is going in 20 to 30 years. He invests in trends…

SDCC 2018: YouTube Premieres The Trailer For Sci-Fi Series ‘Origin’ Described As ‘Lost’ In Space
20 Jul
7:27

SDCC 2018: YouTube Premieres The Trailer For Sci-Fi Series ‘Origin’ Described As ‘Lost’ In Space

YouTube Premium’s ambitious science fiction series ‘Origin’ is basically ‘Lost‘ in space– not to be confused with the Netflix series ‘Lost In Space‘.  No, ‘Origin’, created by Mika Watkins borrows its format from the buzzy ABC series about castaways on a mysterious island, which mixed present day footage with flashbacks to…

With Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik cements her status as one of the great YA fantasy authors
20 Jul
6:43

With Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik cements her status as one of the great YA fantasy authors

Spinning Silver, a new YA fantasy from Naomi Novik, reads like a fairy tale you already know in your bones. But this fairy tale lets its heroine be both monster and princess, both gold-hoarding Rumpelstiltskin and virtuous miller’s daughter. Actually, to be precise, Spinning Silver’s heroine Miryem is a moneylender’s…