Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sci-Fi Round-Up: January 20, 2016


The Book Plank interviews Lawrence M. Schoen, author of Barsk.

Crave interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

Electric Lit talks with Margaret Atwood & Steve Paulson about Dystopias & Prostibots

My Bookish Ways interviews Megan E. O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky.

Nebula Books interviews Neal Asher, author of Dark Intelligence.

Neil deGrasse Tyson  tells Conan that Star Wars fans were ‘prickly’ over his critiques.

The Qwillery interviews Peter McLean, author of Drake.

Suvudu interviews Tobias Buckell, author of Xenowealth: A Collection.


9 Star Wars: The Force Awakens fun facts you didn’t see in the movie.

10 Things That Star Trek Got Right (That Have Never Been Copied)

13 of Our Most Anticipated Science Fiction YAs of 2016

2015 Was the Best Year Ever in Space The romance is back, argues a NASA adviser and best-selling science-fiction author David Brin.

Aliens Occupy Los Angeles in Colony: USA Network’s science-fiction drama series Colony offers an Orwellian view of Los Angeles, where residents splinter into factions.

Black Mirror Is One Of The Most Important Shows Of Our Time.

Dictatorship beats democracy is what China is learning from Star Wars.

The First Order Are The (Anti)-Heroes Of The Force Awakens says The Federalist. On the one side, we have state-sponsored terrorists. On the other, the First Order.

Hey, Star Wars: Episode VIII—Don’t Make Rey a Skywalker

A History of Star Wars Legal Wars: Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Reagan.

How David Bowie Helped Shape Science Fiction as We Know It: From “Space Oddity” to “Lazarus,” Bowie gave voice to the anxiety of science fiction.

How Popular is Reading Science Fiction?

JJ Abrams Has Advice For Actors Hoping to Play Young Han Solo

Patton Oswalt says How The Force Awakens Returned Star Wars to Its Drinking Days

Ray Kurzweil on Giving Future AI the Right to Vote.

Secret Coders — A Comic With a Mystery and Programming

Space Opera Millennials and Their Grand Narratives

What the Seven Star Wars Films Reveal About George Lucas.

When Is Colony Set? The USA Sci-Fi Thriller’s Realism Makes It Even More Terrifying.

You won’t believe this Star Wars short film was made by fans. Rebel Scum is a Star Wars fan film, created by Blood Brother Cinema Co., about a rebel pilot who finds himself stranded on Hoth in Empire controlled territory after wrecking his snowspeeder.

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