Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sci-Fi Round-Up: November 11, 2015


A Fantastical Librarian interviews Emma Newman, author of Planetfall.

Lawrence M. Schoen interviews L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of Solar Express.

Marilyn R. Wilson interviews Peter Riva, author of The Path.

The Medium interviews Neal Stephenson, author of Seveneves.

My Bookish Ways interviews Tony Peak, author of Inherit the Stars.

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

The Telegraph interviews Brian Aldiss, author of Helliconia.

The Writer’s Life interviews Piers Platt, author of Rath’s Deception.


TV Review: Discovery calls The Expanse “An Epic Sci-Fi Glimpse into Our Future.”

7 Things We Want In The New Star Trek TV Show.

8 things I learned from The Martian as a young entrepreneur.

The 100 Greatest Movie Robots of All Time, as chosen by Paste.

Amazon’s 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime.

Brazil’s Timeless Dystopia: ’80s classic packs anti-authoritarian wallop.

Can You Forgive Star Wars: The Phantom Menace ? More importantly, Should You?

Could We Actually Farm On Mars Like the Stranded Astronaut In The Martian?

Do we love robots because we hate ourselves? asks The Washington Post.

The Force Awakens and Why I Don’t Want a Second More of Footage.

Five times Cosmos’ Neil deGrasse Tyson stole my feminist heart.

The Martian rewrites 1950s space-race politics.

Mythcreants on Five Terrible Defenses of the Star Wars Prequels.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Star Trek’sWorst Fight Scene Ever.”

The New Star Trek Series Already Threatens To Be A Flop.

OMNI Reboot on 10 Of The Best Star Wars Expanded Universe Books.

Pro-Apocalyptic, or, Why We’re Bored With the Post-Apocalyptic.

Star Trek and streaming: How CBS is betting big on a sci-fi classic.

Why Alien Life Will Be Robotic: life off Earth has probably transitioned to machines.

Why Are People Afraid of Robots? The psychology behind why intelligent machines scare the bejeezus out of us… aside from our future extermination.

Why robots have always scared us: From defecating robot ducks to IBM’s Watson, “Dancing with Droids” explored centuries of ambivalence toward artificial intelligence.

Why Star Trek Returning to TV Is a Big Deal, according to IGN.

Writing Sci-Fi for the Stage—and the Ears: The author of The Message (and The Honeycomb Trilogy) presents his four rules for serialized drama.

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