Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: May 20, 2015

Interview: Gawker interviews Ken Liu, author of Grace of Kings.

Interview: GeekMom interviews Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Sword.

Interview: io9 readers interview Ian Tregillis, author of The Mechanical.

Interview: Journal Sentinel interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.

Interview: Minister Faust interviews N.K. Jemisin author of The Fifth Season.

Interview: The Qwillery interviews Marc Turner, author of When the Heavens Fall.

Book Review: The Guardian calls Seveneves by Neal Stephenson “a truly epic disaster novel.” The International Business Times has a spoiler-free discussion of the book’s highlights while Nature praises his work for offering “More bang for your book.”

7 YAs That’ll Make You Terrified of the Ocean, Just in Time for Summer.

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years.

The 1964 Letter Between Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke That Sparked the Greatest SciFi Film Ever Made.

The Allure of Space Opera and the taboo of using the term.

Analyzing the Pros and Cons of 6 Fictional Companies from Sci-Fi.

Ars Technica offers An essay concerning how Star Wars illuminates constitutional law.

Cory Doctorow on the Way Fiction Predicts the Present.

Could Doc Brown’s DeLorean Even Get Up To 88 MPH In That Parking Lot?

David Brin on SF on the big screen…and TV.

David Steffen on Economics of Resource Gathering Within the Star System.

Doctor Who stars enjoy adorable Comic Con rivalry.

Emertainment Monthly contemplates The Importance of Dystopian Literature.

George R.R. Martin on Fury Road.

The Graphic UIs of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Hazlitt admits I Stole A Pen From Douglas Adams’ Grave.

Hit FLix on an in-depth second look at Joss Whedons Avengers: Age of Ultron

How Flash Gordon Conquered the Universe of SciFi Adventure.

Lev Grossman on The Dune Abides.

Mad Max’s apocalyptic world tells us where we think we’ll find salvation.

NASA Announces Bold Plan To Still Exist By 2045.

Overlooked Star Wars character finally gets the documentary he deserves.

Rape in Westeros: What “Game of Thrones” could learn from Mad Max: Fury Road

Science fiction in modern science: Prophecy in action.

Taste of Cinema suggests 10 Great Found Footage Horror Movies for Beginners

That Time Neal Stephenson Blew Up the Moon.

A Video History of the Borg.

Why Colonize Mars? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In Settling on Mars could help humanity escape and mitigate the problems our species is facing here on Earth.

Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too.

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