Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: September 9, 2015

Colony on Mars by Kunrong Yap


Adam Savage interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

The Future And You features Stephen Euin Cobb, Kenneth I. Roy, Carol Johnson, Bill Thomasson, and Robert G. Kennedy discussing The Ethics of Human Augmentation.

MF Galazy interviews A Lee Martinez, author of Chasing the Moon.

The Murverse Annex interviews Fran Wilde, author of Updraft.

The Qwillery interviews Adam Rakunas, author of Windswept.

The Qwillery interviews Rebecca Alexander, of The Secrets of Blood and Bone.

Redditors interview Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven.

SFFWorld interviews Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Hyacinths.

Suvudu interviews Chuck Wendig, author of Star Wars: Aftermath.

Thomas Jane Says The Expanse is a Return to Smart Science Fiction for SyFy. interviews Stephanie Saulter, author of Gemsigns.


5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

8 hours of classic old time radio science fiction shows.

8 things we want to see in Star Trek Beyond.

9 Fantastical Sci-Fi Books That Will Make You Think.

9 space operas to read while you wait for Ancillary Mercy.

The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films).

12 Books to Help You Celebrate Star Trek’s 49th Birthday.

13 Top Scientists’ Favorite Books And Movies, according to the Huffington Post.

Adam Savage investigates why Stormtroopers are such lousy shots.

The Body Speaks Louder Than Words: What Is Lisbeth Salander Saying?

Could The Matrix Actually Be Powered By Human Batteries?

Creating psychologically realistic characters in Science Fiction. At the heart of nearly every story is the characters, but what is at the heart of the characters?

Dune: The greatest SF novel of all time, never to be matched by later sequels.

The Expanded Universe: When is Sci-Fi Really Fantasy, and Should We Care?

The first sci-fi account of a “Martian” invasion dates to 1881 – the word “Martian” (for an alien from Mars) is only a few years older.

The Guardian remembers Ten fictional hackers, from The Matrix to Jonathan Franzen.

How gay rights got its start in science fiction.

How Science Fiction Failed Us: The Real Future Of Autonomous Cars.

Infographic: The 10 Best Star Wars Fight Scenes.

I watched Star Trek: The Original Series in order, and so can you.

Kino Pravda offers A Guide to Early Science Fiction Films (1920-1929).

Mr. Robot Is the Best Hacking Show Yet—But It’s Not Perfect.

Mr. Robot Is The Dystopian Hacker Thriller We Need.

Mr. Robot is the 21st century take on the dystopian thriller.

Sci-Fi A Guide to Every Sci-Fi and Comic Book TV Show Coming This Fall.

Stephen King on productivity as a writer: “No one in his or her right mind would argue that quantity guarantees quality, but to suggest that quantity never produces quality strikes me as snobbish, inane and demonstrably untrue.” on Five Book Series Conclusions That Will Rip Your Heart Out. ponders New Beginnings in The Human Division by John Scalzi.

Uproxx on How Gene Roddenberry Got Kicked Upstairs And Off Wrath.

Voyager Online on The Canadian Space Elevator.

Watch an Honest Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, and take a moment to savor the realization that the film’s villain was gently rustling leaves.

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