Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: June 3, 2015

Created by Bohao Wang

Book Review: Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves is moonstruck by nerdiness.

Book Review: The Water Knife Pictures a Drought-Ravaged Future.
Interview: B&N interviews Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky.

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

Interview: Bustle interviews Margaret Stohl, author of Black Widow: Forever Red.

Interview:  Electric Literature interviews Lev AC Rosen, author of Depth.

Interview: Emily Mah interviews with Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Water Knife.

Interview: L.S. interviews David T. Pennington, author of Peer Through Time.

Interview: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro Debate on BBC Radio 4.

Interview: PRI interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.

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

Interview: SFFWorld interviews Ishbelle Bee, author of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath, which is out today from Angry Robot.

Interview: interviews Aidan Moher, author of Tide of Shadows.

Interview: Vulture interviews Neil Gaiman, author of Trigger Warning.

Interview: Xinhuanet interviews Liu Cixin, author of The Three Body Problem.

5 Great Steampunk Writings that Aren’t Actually Steampunk.

10 Actors Who Found Life After Doctor Who.

20 excellent scientists in mainstream film and TV.

After Star Wars, science fiction tried to reconnect with the past.

Amazing Stories picks the Top 5 Dieselpunk Films.

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Reading List.

The debate on lethal robots is starting too late: Critics want a ban on automated killing, but drawing the line is harder than they think.

Den of Geek on 10 Sci-Fi Shows That Don’t Get Enough Love.

Every Killer Car in Mad Max: Fury Road Explained.

Firefly is third most upsetting TV departure. A survey of 2,170 adults in the U.S. placed it only behind Friends and M*A*S*H. Includes demographic breakdowns.

HuffPo on 10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World.

John Wiswell on The Pain of Special Needs in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Jupiter Ascending: transcending the Sci-Fi genre in a beautiful way.

Lawrence Krauss explains why he doesn’t share concerns about artificial intelligence.

Nancy Jane Moore on The Golden Age of Science Fiction Is Twenty-Nine.

Nerdist on Schlock & Awe: H.G. Wells’ Highly Inaccurate Things to Come.

Radical, science fiction-inspired reasons humans should colonize Mars.

Robert J. Sawyer on Star Trek: The Motion Picture and sexism.

Science Fiction Book Club on 6 Ways to Enjoy the Apocalypse.

Six YA Book Series to Adapt to Film After The Hunger Games.

Vehicles of Action: The Avengers vs. Mad Max: Two of the biggest Summer blockbusters are wildly different kinds of action film.

Vulture picks The 22 Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time.  Meanwhile, Indiewire remember 10 Defining 1970s Disaster Movies.

What makes Ghost in the Shell such a classic anime?

Which is More Technologically Advanced–Star Wars or Star Trek?

Why Dinosaurs Would Have Never Built Spaceships, in case you were wondering.

Why The Most Powerful Time Travel Stories Aren’t About Changing The Past.

Why Rick and Morty is the Best Sci-Fi Show on TV.

Will Superintelligent AI Ignore Humans Instead of Destroying Us?

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