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The 2017 Aurora Awards were announced September 23 at Hal-Con 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The award is for exceptional Canadian literary and fan works. The recipients were determined by a vote of the members of the Canadian Science Fiction … Continue reading

(1) APPROACHES TO MILSF. Greg Hullender’s review of “Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan” for Rocket Stack Rank includes this analysis: Make Love not War The stories take the following attitudes toward the military: Hate it. Soldiers are doing evil: … Continue reading

Wes Anderson’s next movie Isle of Dogs is coming to theaters March 23, 2018. ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City … Continue reading

This month fanhistorians were turned on their ears when a previously unknown shortlist of 1956 Hugo nominees came to light — unknown, despite the fact that it had been hiding in plain sight for over sixty years. As the official … Continue reading

(1) EBOOKS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF. Fireside Fiction has teamed up with other small presses, authors, and editors to offer e-books to raise money for hurricane relief through the Hurricane Relief Bookstore. Fireside Fiction Company has put together the Hurricane Relief Bookstore … Continue reading

(1) CELEBRATE THE RADCH. Ann Leckie’s new book Provenance comes out on September 26, and the Imperial Radch fandom on Tumblr is asking people to create thematic fanworks as part of the celebration. Each day, fans are encouraged to post … Continue reading

It’s no secret that we love Isaac Asimov when it comes to Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. After all, he’s the originator of some of the most well-loved tropes in sc-ifi. So, it is with that thought in mind that we take a look at “Runaround”, which first appeared in Astounding Science Fiction, but is more famously collected in every sci-fi nerd’s favorite book, ‘I, Robot’. In “Runaround”, Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics show up for the first time. These Three Laws, though science fiction, are so influential that they are consistently cited by academics and ethicists when considering our future with artificial intelligence. For those who are not in the know, the rules: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. Each rule is subservient to the rule above it, so for example, if a human is in […]

Read original article at: ‘Throwback Thursday: “Runaround” by Isaac Asimov

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Elgin Awards for best collections of speculative poetry published in the previous two years. Named after SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, awards are given in … Continue reading

(1) IT’S ABOUT TIME. The Sun tells about the actor’s latest project — “Tom Baker is back playing Doctor Who nearly 40 years after originally playing the Time Lord”. He recorded final scenes for Shada, written by Hitchhiker’s Guide To … Continue reading

By Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag: A much needed but ill-timed rainstorm didn’t dampen spirits at the opening ceremonies of Adam West Day in Walla Walla on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. This first Adam West Day started at 11 a.m. at a … Continue reading

The first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery were feted in a Hollywood premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on September 19. CBS has posted a gallery of photos of the cast and celebrities in attendance — “Red Alert! All The Red … Continue reading

With just one season left of its flagship series ‘Game of Thrones’, HBO is looking to stay in the realm of Westeros.  After all, ‘GoT’ is not ending due to lack of popularity.  It’s still HBO’s top show, after all.  So understandably the network is looking for a way to continue the mythology and that way seems to be in prequels.  It was previously revealed that HBO was developing four potential series that would take place before the events of ‘GoT’, including one spearheaded by creator George R.R. Martin and ‘Kingsman’ scribe Jane Goldman. Now word has emerged that a fifth prequel is in the works from Martin and co-executive producer/writer Bryan Cogman.  This prequel has been in the works for some time, but Cogman’s involvement was not discussed before, as he hadn’t yet finalized his deal. During this time, Martin could only tease Cogman’s project, saying: “And there’s more. We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five. We have added a fifth writer to the original four. No, I will not reveal the name here. HBO announced the names of the first four, and will […]

Read original article at: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Executive Producer/Writer Bryan Cogman Is Developing A Fifth Prequel With George R.R. Martin

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By Carl Slaughter: Shirley Maiewski (1920-2004) was known as “Grandma Trek.” She served as chairman of the Star Trek Welcome Committee, acting as a liaison between the corporate world and the fan community.  She kept the franchise flame alive between … Continue reading

The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017 winner is — Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine (Icon Books) The award, celebrating its 30th anniversary, recognizes the best of science writing for a … Continue reading

(1) DARMOK AND JALAD AT THE TIKI BAR. ThinkGeek invites you to get your “Star Trek The Next Generation Geeki Tikis”. Allow us to raise a toast to your taste in housewares with these Star Trek The Next Generation Geeki … Continue reading

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