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Sci-Fi Biweekly Bulletin: The Wave, The Vanished Birds, etc.

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, of course, a giveaway of a completely amazeballs book.

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Your Sci-Fi Funny

Picture of Han Solo frozen in carbonite with the caption: What do you call a smuggler that's been frozen solid?   A hardened criminal
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Science Fiction Movies

The Wave

The Wave movie cover

An insurance lawyer goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turns bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world

Starring: Justin LongTommy FlanaganKatia Winter 

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Science Fiction Books

The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez book cover

A mysterious child lands in the care of a solitary woman, changing both of their lives forever in this captivating debut of connection across space and time.

“This is when your life begins.”

Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her; all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives only for the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky.

A boy, broken by his past.

The scarred child does not speak, his only form of communication the beautiful and haunting music he plays on an old wooden flute. Captured by his songs and their strange, immediate connection, Nia decides to take the boy in. And over years of starlit travel, these two outsiders discover in each other the things they lack. For him, a home, a place of love and safety. For her, an anchor to the world outside of herself.

For both of them, a family.

But Nia is not the only one who wants the boy. The past hungers for him, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart.

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Goodreads Giveaways

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Sci-Fi Guest Post Call

If you could have any type of mech, what would you have? What would it look like? What accessories would it have? What would you use it for? Tell us your design in 500-1000 words!

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Sci-Fi on the Web

Apparently Amazon Prime has passed on the Dark Tower series adaptation, find out more at sciencefiction.com

A good opinion piece on why the Oscars continued snubbing of women is bad for business

A review of The Pursuit of William Abbey by locusmag.com

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Sci-Fi Cover of the Week

Zone of the Enders game cover
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