Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: June 10, 2015

Mech-Enforced Perimeter by JoanPiqueLlorens

Interview: Amazon Books interviews John Scalzi, author of The End of All Things.

Interview: B&N interviews Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky.

Interview: The BBC interviews Neil Gaiman about his work and his friend Terry Pratchett.

Interview: Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow Talks Joss Whedon’s Sexism Criticism.

Interview: My Bookish Ways interviews Peter Clines, author of The Fold.

Interview: PRI interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.

Interview: The Qwillery interviews Margaret Fortune, author of Nova.

Interview: The Qwillery interviews PJ Manney, author of (R)EVOLUTION.

Interview: The Qwillery interviews Peter Clines, author of The Fold.

Interview: interviews Amanda Downum, author of Dreams of Shreds and Tatters.

News: Ursula K Le Guin launches broadside at Amazon sell it fast, sell it cheap policy.

4 Obscure Time Travel Films Worth Your Time.

6 Things We Want To See In Jurassic World

8 YA Books That Show How Much Social Media Has Changed The World For Teens.

10 Reasons The Velociraptors Are The True Stars of The Jurassic Trilogy

12 Predictions Isaac Asimov Made About 2014 in 1964.

22 Reasons Why Netflix’s New Sci-Fi Show Between Is Unbearably Awful.

The 23 Worst Sci-Fi Robots of All Time.

Amazing Stories picks Top 5 Dieselpunk Films.

Blake’s 7: the low-budget late 70s British sci-fi is now a genuine classic

Can Sense8 Finally Save the Wachiowskis?

Chris Beckett on The Benefits of Imagined Worlds.

David Afsharirad on The Year’s Best Military Science Fiction and Space Opera.

Den of Geek explains Why you should watch Netflix’s Sense8

The Enduring Appeal of a Meal in a Pill

Ex Machina and the Reinvention of the Femme Fatale.

Examining Joss Whedon’s binned superhero films: Joss’s unmade comic films.

Explore The Mind-Bending Secrets Of Interstellar With Video Essay.

The feminine desert of Mad Max: Fury Road. Mad Max: Fury Road strongly ties its desert to the lives of the women who live there, making it part of a long tradition of wasteland stories linked to gender in complicated ways.

Home, New Home: Five Books About Generation Ships.

How Stargate and Star Trek Paved the Way for the Disney Movie Universe.

Inside the Star Wars generation gap: Why we still care about Mara Jade

Jeff VanderMeer’s Nebula Award Acceptance Speech for Best Novel Annihilation.

Maybe The Matrix Ruined Science Fiction Movies, suggests Josh Friedman. No, The Matrix Didn’t Ruin Sci-Fi… at least, not the first one.

NYC’s Enormous Flood-Proofing Plan Is Inspired By Martian Sci-Fi.

Paleontologist Jack Horner says Jurassic World’s imaginary made-up dinosaur is “scientifically more plausible” than anything that happened in the first three flicks.

R2-D2 is a Dude, Right? And Other Musings On Gender And Technology

The Re-Masculation of Cyborg asserts that DC Comics may be correcting the problems that blogger Robert Jones Jr. identified in his essay Humanity Not Included: DC’s Cyborg and the Mechanization of the Black Body.

Seven Sci-Fi Heroines from Silent Films to Mad Max.

Total Recall at 25: Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi still shocks.

What Can Mad Max, Tomorrowland, and Ex Machina Tell Us About Society?

Why are so many fictional utopias as terrifying as dystopias?

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