From spaceships to alternate history, and other worlds to nanites, science fiction is a fascinating genre of rather amazing depth that many talented writers happily delve into on a daily basis. And we, the curators here at Sci-Fi & Scary, aren’t even going to talk about a tenth of it right now. However, what you will get is a selection of movies, books, and interesting articles from across the net. Also, there’s a strong potential for puns, gifs, and a moderate amount of fangirling.
And, as promised, a huge giveaway from Sinister Grin Press!
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Science Fiction Movies
Well, for you Maze Runner fans out there (I haven’t seen one yet), you probably already know today is going to be an a-maze-ing day, as Maze Runner: Death Cure hits theatres!
Maze Runner: Death Cure synopsis: Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.
But, honestly, I think most of are looking forward to Friday next, aren’t we? I’m not even a fan of Marvel movies anymore, and I’m excited about Black Panther.
Black Panther synopsis: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
A black director, a nearly all-black cast, and a story-line about a “sh*thole” place that managed to do amazing things for its people? (At least according to what I’ve read.) What is there about that to not be excited about? Let’s hope it’s not ruined by the Marvel tendency to force in one-liners whenever possible whether it’s needed or not.
Ryan Coogler did good with Creed. Let’s hope he does fantastic with Black Panther.
Science Fiction Books
The Feed – Nick Clarke – January 23rd, 2018
THE FEED by Nick Clark Windo is a startling and timely debut which presents a world as unique and vividly imagined as STATION ELEVEN and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS and explores what it is to be human in the digital age.
It makes us. It destroys us.
The Feed is everywhere. It can be accessed by anyone, at any time. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it.
Tom and Kate use The Feed, but they have resisted addiction to it. And this will serve them well when The Feed collapses.
Until their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing.
Because how do you find someone in a world devoid of technology? And what happens when you can no longer trust that your loved ones are really who they claim to be?
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Indie Author Giveaway
Oh, my dear, sweet sci-fi geeks, do you have it made today! You see, Sinister Grin Press is giving 5 lucky winners their choice of sci-fi novels from their site! Five of you are gonna get a free book? How sweet is this?!
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“Stories that’ll carve a smile on your face…”
Science Fiction Trivia
The really awesome super-blue-blood moon this week has come and gone and looked beautiful. On the con side, Cthulhu didn’t show up. Maybe the next one! So in honour of the big ball of…rock in the sky I’ve come up with the best moon movies. Well, at least movies about the moon.
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Sci-Fi on the Web
I love Quantum Leap and this article at SyFy makes a good argument why it should be given the reboot.
Also on SyFy they look at Annihilation’s de-codeable Twitter campaign
Satellites going places attached to rockets…I got nothing
A long-lost satellite has been heard from…very heartwarming