Deadpool 2 comes to theaters May 18. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of … Continue reading

Pride and Prometheus, John Kessel (Saga 978-1-4814-8147-2, $27.99, 384pp, hc) February 2018.

One of many things that come to mind in reading Pride and Prometheus, John Kessel’s thoroughly enjoyable full-length expansion of his 2008 Nebula- and Shirley Jackson-winning novelette, is that Pride and Prejudice might have made a pretty suitable title for Frankenstein, at least from the unfortunate creature’s point of view. After all, he’s the product of Victor Frankenstein’s …Read More

(1) LUKE SKYRANTER. Movie Banter brings you “10 minutes of Mark Hamill being HONEST about The Last Jedi.” No matter what you think of the film and the way Luke Skywalker was portrayed, thank goodness Mark isn’t afraid to speak … Continue reading

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out June 22. It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for … Continue reading

Jack Campbell is the author of the “The Lost Fleet” series of space-based military science fiction and now the graphic novel continuation of his work is out thanks to Titan Comics. We had a moment to virtually sit down with the author and pick his brain as to the nature of his work here! Science Fiction (SF): First I have to ask, how was the experience of writing a graphic novel of your work compared to putting together the previous novels? Jack Campbell (JC): It’s a different way of telling a story.  A regular print story depends on words to “illustrate” events and places and people, but the graphic novel presents those things right up front.  On the other hand, compared to a print story there’s very little room for dialogue.  Everyone has to say only the most important things, and say them in as few words as possible.  The action itself flows by use of images, but the images are sort of a freeze-frame depiction of what’s happening since this is a graphic novel rather than a movie or other video.  Writing a graphic novel requires thinking through the action and deciding where to “pause” for each panel to […]

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Void Black Shadow, Corey J. White (Tor.com Publishing 978-0–7653-9692-1, $3.99, 218pp, eb). March 2018. Cover by Tommy Arnold.

Void Black Shadow, the sequel to Corey J. White’s explosive Killing Gravity and the sec­ond volume in the Voidwitch Saga, isn’t what you might call measured, not by a long chalk. Hectic is one word for it. Breakneck another.

Mariam “Mars” Xi is a living weapon, a “voidwitch.” A genetically designed psychic …Read More

Lisa Andreasen sends greetings: Hejsa! Cat: Chili, vacation cat actually belonging to friends. Literature: Novum, clubzine for Science Fiction Cirklen, Danish club for SF fans. Photos of other felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs … Continue reading

(1) UP ON THE ROOFTOP. Not the sort of thing you usually find on a New York rooftop, like a pigeon coop, or Spider-Man — “The Met Rooftop’s New Installation, ‘We Come in Peace,’ Has Landed”. The Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading

The 2018 Seiun Award nominees were announced April 15 by Duracon, the 57th Japanese national SF convention. The award has nine categories. Below are the categories for translated works, and a few other categories of international interest. The awards will … Continue reading

The finalists for the 2018 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected. Christopher McKitterick, Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, made the announcement April 17. The awards will … Continue reading

Scroll time has been squeezed by news writing. Here’s what I’ve got. (1) THE WORK BEGINS. Bogi Takács’ first review for QUILTBAG+ Speculative Classics at Tor.com: “The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez”. The Gilda Stories is a Black / Indigenous … Continue reading

Jon Del Arroz filed suit on April 16 against the 2018 Worldcon and other defendants in San Joaquin Superior Court asking damages for claimed violations of his civil rights under California’s Unruh act, and for defamation. The named defendants are: … Continue reading

A week after ConCarolinas announced John Ringo as a special guest, a choice hailed by his fans but protested by a number of writers on the con program in an extended social media controversy, the con committee has announced he … Continue reading

Is there a regret from ‘Game of Thrones’ creator George R. R. Martin as the series is coming to a close? Apparently there is at least one, and it all has to do with a creative decision by the showrunners to not include a major character from the novels in the series, one whom Martin apparently intends to continue to use heavily in the next book in the series, ‘The Winds of Winter.’ According to a recent interview the author had with ‘Esquire China,’ the character in question is none other than Lady Stoneheart, aka the resurrected Catelyn Stark, whom fans have been wondering about for years on end, at this point knowing it is far too late in the run of the show for her to magically show up. In the words of Martin: “In the book, characters can be resurrected. After Catelyn is resurrected as Lady Stoneheart, she becomes a vengeful, heartless killer. In the sixth book, I still continue to write her. She is an important character in the set of books. [Keeping her character] is the change I most wish I could make in the [show].” No one publicly knows why the decision was made to […]

Read original article at: By The Book: George R. R. Martin Still Wishes This Book Character Was In HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Will there be a 2018 Odyssey Con? That’s the decision now under discussion by the parent organization. Last year Odyssey Con suffered the loss of its three original GoHs as Christopher Mihm and Tad Williams followed Monica Valentinelli out the … Continue reading

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