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Sci-Fi Biweekly Bulletin: A Glitch in the Matrix, Faithless in Death, 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.

**Note, books listed in this post may be linked to where we are an affiliate and may receive a small cut if you buy from them.**

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Author Spotlight

This is the first of what we hope to be a long line of author spotlights on the bulletins, where we focus specifically on indie authors and just highlight a few of their works.


Rexx Deane is a science fiction author originally from the Forest of Dean. He presently lives near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK with his partner, Kris, a disability fitness instructor and wheelchair user.

He is seeking representation for the film rights to his novel series and actively looking for a producer or literary manager to help bring his dream of casting a disabled actor as Aryx to life.

We chose Rexx because not only do we like this books, but he’s always helpful, polite, and friendly on Twitter (aka: Not. A. Dick.)

Synthesis: Weave

Synthesis: Weave (Synthesis:Weave, #1)

The laws of physics are about to change …

A tsunami on a space station.
An explosion with no trace of the bomber.

Cyber-security expert Sebastian knows evidence doesn’t magically disappear, yet when he and his colleague Aryx, a disabled ex-marine, travel the galaxy to find the cause, there seems to be no other explanation.

Can they unravel the mystery before his family, home, and an entire race succumbs to an ancient foe?

Buy Synthesis: Weave, Book 1, here:

Check out our review of Synthesis Weave, Book 1, here.

Synthesis: Weave Afterglow (Book 2)

Afterglow (Synthesis:Weave, #2)

Aryx is dying.
A powerful thaumaturgist has disappeared.

While Aryx conceals his illness from Sebastian, the hunt for the missing thaumaturgist takes them across the galaxy, but they are soon embroiled in an age-old conspiracy. Espionage may be the key to releasing the ITF’s grip on the galaxy; even with Karan and Monica’s help, breaking into an ITF-controlled installation is no simple feat.

With Sebastian unaware that Aryx’s health is in rapid decline, things may be about to take a turn for the worse. 

Buy Synthesis: Weave Afterglow here:

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Science Fiction Movies

A Glitch in the Matrix

Documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher tackles this question “are we living in a simulation?” with testimony, philosophical evidence and scientific explanation in his for the answer.

Starring: Nick BostromJoshua CookeErik Davis 

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Science Fiction Book

Faithless in Death (In Death #52) by J.D. Robb

In the new Eve Dallas police thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb, what looked like a lover’s quarrel turned fatal has larger–and more terrifying–motives behind it…

The scene in the West Village studio appears to be classic crime-of-passion: two wine glasses by the bed, music playing, and a young sculptor named Ariel Byrd with the back of her head bashed in. But when Dallas tracks down the wealthy Upper East Side woman who called 911, the details don’t add up. Gwen Huffman is wealthy, elegant, comforted by her handsome fiancé as she sheds tears over the trauma of finding the body–but why did it take an hour to report it? And why is she lying about little things?

As Eve and her team look into Gwen, her past, and the people around her, they find that the lies are about more than murder. As with sculpture, they need to chip away at the layers of deception to find the shape within–and soon they’re getting the FBI involved in a case that involves a sinister, fanatical group and a stunning criminal conspiracy.

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Goodreads Giveaways

The Juice by Janet Stilson

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler

The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

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Sci-Fi Guest Post Call

AI has taken over, and didn’t just kill us all off like everyone expected. Show us a positive world where artificial intelligence has truly just made things better, instead of worse.

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Sci-Fi on the Web

Check out Sci-Fi & Scary’s Bookshop list of SFF by Black Authors. You’ll be helping to support the site and finding some amazing as all hells books by black writers with an emphasis on female and female presenting authors

Tor’s list of Africanfuturist Science Fiction

A Buck Rogers remake featuring George Clooney is reportedly coming to tv

Captain Marvel 2 has cast its main villain, let’s see who it is

If you feel like sitting through the 4 hour Snyder cut of Justice League then check out Leto’s Joker that with one pic looks far better than his appearance in Suicide Squad

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