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Sci-Fi Biweekly Bulletin: Freaks, The Last Astronaut, 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

I am Cthulhu - What cultists think I do (razing a city), What Lovecraft thinks I do (crawling from the sea) what I really do (sleeps)
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Science Fiction Movies


Freaks movie cover

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.

Starring: Emile HirschBruce DernLexy Kolker

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Science Fiction Books

The Last Astronaut by David Wellington

Book cover for The Last Astronaut

Mission Commander Sally Jansen is Earth’s last astronaut–and last hope–in this gripping near-future thriller where a mission to make first contact becomes a terrifying struggle for survival in the depths of space.

Sally Jansen was NASA’s leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, she lives in quiet anonymity, convinced her days in space are over.

She’s wrong.

A large alien object has entered the solar system on a straight course toward Earth. It has made no attempt to communicate and is ignoring all incoming transmissions.

Out of time and out of options, NASA turns to Jansen. For all the dangers of the mission, it’s the shot at redemption she always longed for.

But as the object slowly begins to reveal its secrets, one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen’s hands.

Check out Lilyn’s review of The Last Astronaut here!

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The Hound of Justice by Claire O’Dell

Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff

Goodreads Giveaways

Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

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Sci-Fi Guest Post Call

What planet or moon in our solar system has the strongest chance of having life? Tell us in 500+ words why you think so!

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Sci-Fi on the Web

A very cool article on Tade Thompson, check it out!

British Fantasy Awards nominations – 2019

A very fascinating thread on women in space programs

Beyond: Two Souls was released in July

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Sci-Fi Movie Cover of the Week

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One Comment

  1. Speaking of women in space, as one of your links above does, I was just out last night watching Fritz Lang’s 1929 silent film, “Woman in the Moon,” in a theater. In that movie, the very first ship to land on the moon carries four men and one woman. It’s a thoroughly civilized expedition, since they celebrate by drinking cognac! NASA was never so much fun.

    Is it worth watching? It’s slow. Lang understandably spends a lot of time trying to make the trip sound credible; you will truly be amused at how the crew deals with weightlessness. There’s not much of a plot, just sinister bankers engaging in extortion and a romantic triangle. But it is entertaining to see how a space flight was envisioned in 1929. Although I have to add that an old classmate of mine, an accomplished pianist, was providing an improvised accompaniment. It might be much duller without one.

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