What’s Up in Sci-Fi #9: Assassin’s Creed, Rogue One, &James S.A. Corey

Welcome to the ninth issue of What’s Up in Sci-Fi. This is a  sampling of science fiction news across the mediums. From movies to books, to real life, and any bits in between that I can think of to list. This is by no means a comprehensive list of what’s happening, but it should whet your appetite!

Science Fiction Movies

Movie Suggestion for the Week:

You just can’t go wrong with Wall-E. For a feel-good movie that everyone from the biggest to the littlest in the family can enjoy over Christmas, look no further than this movie. It seems to have a pretty universal appeal, even years after it’s release.






New Releases

Assassin’s Creed opened 12/21/2016.  So far it’s got a 7.2 out of 10 rating on IMDB.  If you’re unfamiliar with the title, it started as a video game. (I played it, sucked at it.)

Synopsis: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

Starring:  Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons 

Watch the Assassin’s Creed trailer here.



Rogue One was released 12/16/2016. It currently has an 8.2 rating on IMDB.

Synopsis: The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

Starring:  Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk

Watch the Rogue One trailer here.




I mentioned Passengers week before last. I watched it yesterday (my birthday!). If you want to know what I thought about it, you’re going to have to stay tuned for my review on Monday.

Passengers currently has a 6.7/10 rating on IMDB.






Trailers to Watch:

Attraction is a 2017 science fiction Russian release. Obviously, unless you speak Russian subtitles are a necessity. It looks really well shot. I’m looking forward to it.

Blade Runner 2049. A reboot/sequel of the 1982 Blade Runner. I honestly don’t remember enough about the original Bladerunner to be able to judge it, but I’m not excited about cast lineup. We shall see.

Featured Sci-Fi Vimeo Short


It’s only 2:36 long, and not much happens, but it sure is pretty.

Featured Science Fiction Art

Science fiction by oOAngeliceOo on DeviantArt

 Not what I would usually share, but changing the pace a bit sometimes is fun! Enjoy 🙂

Science Fiction Books

Interesting Looking New Releases:

Rogue One Novel Adaptation: As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome.
If the worlds at the Empire s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire s military; Chirrut Imwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory if only they can capture the plans to the Empire s new weapon.
But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy a monstrous world unto itself darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star.”

Note: I listed this one because I’ve found sometimes that while I don’t particularly enjoy book-to-movie, I like movie-to-book.

New-to-You (and with a 3.75+ rating on Goodreads)

Goodreads: 4.14
Del Rey
Goodreads: 4.07
Goodreads: 3.96









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