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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…

Cedar Springs High School graduate releases science fiction book
21 May
2:25

Cedar Springs High School graduate releases science fiction book

A 2007 Cedar Springs High School graduate has released a new science fiction book titled “Dawn Among the Stars.” The book is the first in author Samantha Heuwagen’s series, “The Starless Series.” According to Heuwagen, “Dawn Among the Stars” is an opportunity to showcase mental health in a realistic way…

‘Like a fever dream’: the making of HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 – fascist-themed science fiction updated for the social media era
21 May
2:32

‘Like a fever dream’: the making of HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 – fascist-themed science fiction updated for the social media era

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Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards
20 May
2:34

Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend, and last night, the organization announced the winners of its prestigious Nebula Awards. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky won the award for best novel. It’s the final installment of her…

‘Fahrenheit 451’ to ‘A Wrinkle in Time:’ 13 Banned Books Adapted for the Screen
20 May
2:37

‘Fahrenheit 451’ to ‘A Wrinkle in Time:’ 13 Banned Books Adapted for the Screen

‘Fahrenheit 451,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ and ’13 Reasons Why’ Michael Gibson/HBO; Photofest; Beth Dubber/Netflix With all of the successful films adapted from books — such as It, Twilight, the Harry Potter franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey, etc. —  a new chapter in the world of literature adaptations has begun, with a…

“Fahrenheit 451,” Reviewed: An Adaptation for the Apotheosis of Social Media, and the Approach of Authoritarianism
19 May
2:43

“Fahrenheit 451,” Reviewed: An Adaptation for the Apotheosis of Social Media, and the Approach of Authoritarianism

Michael Shannon has made a fine career out of giving you the heebie-jeebies. HBO’s feature-film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” (airing Saturday) casts him to type as an enforcer of despotic power. But in the role of Captain Beatty—the book-burning superior of the film’s hero, Guy Montag, played by…

When Indians make first contact: Earth to Centauri, an enjoyable anti-highbrow tale
19 May
2:53

When Indians make first contact: Earth to Centauri, an enjoyable anti-highbrow tale

As readers of this New Worlds Weekly column know,  we run contests and giveaways often. So it was that a few months ago, to the contest question, “Which Indian sci-fi book would you recommend to a friend?”, quite a few readers sent in their personal choices….

This video shows how surrealist cover art gave us the sci-fi genre we know today
18 May
2:54

This video shows how surrealist cover art gave us the sci-fi genre we know today

Science fiction has an eclectic history. Authors have explored bizarre new worlds, strange aliens, and unimaginable futures. The pulp novels of the mid-20th century contained all of this, and they were packaged with dazzling cover art that would go on to define the genre for decades. A new video from…

How Comic Books Turned a Fan into a Professional, and Educated Him Along the Way
18 May
3:01

How Comic Books Turned a Fan into a Professional, and Educated Him Along the Way

One of those letters led me to TitanTalk, an amateur press association. It was a labor of love by and for fans, who would make copies of their commentary, stories or original artwork and send them to a central mailer, who would collate everything and mail the submissions to each…

HBO Updates Ray Bradbury’s Sci-Fi Classic Fahrenheit 451
17 May
2:52

HBO Updates Ray Bradbury’s Sci-Fi Classic Fahrenheit 451

“I remember the newspapers dying like huge moths,” an old man says in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. “No one wanted them back. No one missed them.” The scariest thing about Bradbury’s science-fiction nightmare—published in 1953, and bearing stunning similarities to 2018—isn’t that books are outlawed and burned, or that the…