Hauntings, holidays, history and more infuse December’s five genre-bending fictions! From Lovecraft to lemmings, and including recipes (!) from Jeanette Winterson, this is a notably varied holiday feast. Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, and “genre-benders.Read the full article: Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for December
Friday, 9 December 2016
You’ve got nineteen new ways to visit a science fictional universe this December, from the latest novel in Kass Morgan’s The 100 series, to a new standalone from Robert Charles Wilson, to the sixth book in this little series you may have heard of called The Expanse.Read the full article: Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Science Fiction
Twenty-four fantastic stories debut (or return) this December: A.M. Dellamonica presents the third of her Stormwrack books, The Nature of a Pirate; Mercedes Lackey edits a collection of new tales of Valdemar; N.K.Read the full article: Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Fantasy
Jeff and Ann VanderMeer are following up their Big Book of Science Fiction with another behemoth of an anthology: The Big Book of Classic Fantasy! The book, which is currently scheduled for a 2018 release, will include works from about 1850 up to World War II.Read the full article: Jeff and Ann VanderMeer Announce a New Anthology, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy
As LitHub pointed out in a recent interview, Merriam-Webster’s social media game is on point. Yes, Merriam-Webster as in the dictionary—and the many clever, irreverent folks who dream up snappy tweets and thoughtful blog posts about etymology and wordplay.Read the full article: Merriam-Webster Tackles Worldbuilding
If you live in or around Columbus, Ohio, you may want to stop off at the Franklin Park Conservatory, where you will find a castle made of trees. Landscape architect Paul Busse has spent his career creating magical landscapes from living things.Read the full article: Holidays Meet Fairy Tales in this Magical Wooden Castle!
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
While the return of Twin Peaks to our screens next year might spark a new wave of merchandise around the classic series, I would imagine “Lego Twin Peaks” is probably somewhere on the list of things that will never happen.Read the full article: Some Damn Fine Lego Twin Peaks Minifigures
Monday, 5 December 2016
“It’s terribly British, isn’t it,” said the man next to me at last night’s Bad Sex in Fiction Awards ceremony at the (appropriately named) In and Out Club in St James’s.Read the full article: Italian author wins Bad Sex Award for genital ballet – but when is written sex ever any good?
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Thanks to major properties like Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, we’ve entered a golden age of sci-fi and fantasy properties being developed for film and television.Read the full article: (Almost) Every SFF Adaptation Coming to Television and Movie Theaters!
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Illustrator Chet Phillips has created an incredible series of vintage matchbox stylized art of all your favorite monsters! From cyborgs to Xenomorphs to Krampus to Godzilla, they make a gorgeous array.Read the full article: Illustrator Creates Vintage Matchbox Style Art of Cthulhu, Xenomorphs, and More!
Science fiction has always best served those not served by their current reality.Read the full article: Science Fiction for Social Change: 5 Authors to Read Now
Slavic SFF is a fascinating corner of our beloved genre. Often times it gets unfairly overlooked, or lumped in with Western European SFF and dismissed as just another faux medieval fantasy vaguely inspired by (Western) historical events. But the reality is a completely different matter.Read the full article: Five Slavic SFF Novels You Should Have On Your Shelves
Production entity Legendary Entertainment has reached an agreement with the Frank Herbert estate in which it has acquired the film and television rights to Herbert’s iconic science fiction novel Dune.Read the full article: Legendary Entertainment Acquires Film and Television Rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune
Monday, 28 November 2016
Neural networks are taking the world of computing by storm. Researchers have used them to create machines that are learning a huge range of skills that had previously been the unique preserve of humans—object recognition, face recognition, natural language processing, machine translation.Read the full article: World’s First Silicon Photonic Neural Network Unveiled
We’re finally getting a sequel to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz film The Dark Crystal, but it won’t be a movie.Read the full article: The Dark Crystal Sequel Is a Comic Book, Not a Feature Film
Two years ago, Los Angeles art gallery iam8bit presented a great idea: an art show filled with work based on sequels that don’t actually exist. They called it SEQUEL—and now that show has its own sequel. SEQUEL 2 opens on November 30, both online and at the gallery proper.Read the full article: These Posters for Sequels We'll Never See May Restore Your Faith in Creativity
Syfy just shared the first trailer for the second season of The Magicians, and there are dark times ahead.Read the full article: The Fate of the World Is At Stake in Season Two of The Magicians
The Expanse is one of the very best science fiction shows on television, with a diverse cast, a thoroughly compelling story, and beautiful production values. Even a trailer as short as the one Syfy just released makes us desperate to see more of this show.Read the full article: The Expanse Is Coming Back on February 8
Japan is reportedly planning to build a 130-petaflops supercomputer costing $173 million (£131 million) that is due for completion next year.Read the full article: Japan plans 130-petaflops China-beating number-crunching supercomputer
Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight decades. Undaunted, we’ve put together a list of 10 super-advanced technologies that should be around by the year 2100.Read the full article: 10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100