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Sci-Fi Biweekly Bulletin: Outside the Wire, Life Among the Terranauts

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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Science Fiction Movies

Outside the Wire

In the near future, a drone pilot sent into a war zone finds himself paired with a top-secret android officer on a mission to stop a nuclear attack.

Starring:  Anthony MackieDamson IdrisEnzo Cilenti 

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Science Fiction Books

Life Among the Terranauts by Caitlin Horrocks

From the author of the “enthralling” (New York Times Book Review) and “beautiful” (Washington Post) debut novel The Vexations comes an exciting new story collection that is “perfect for fans of George Saunders and Karen Russell” (Booklist), moving boldly between the real and the surreal

Following her “marvelous” (Wall Street Journal) first novel, Caitlin Horrocks returns with a much-anticipated collection of short stories. In her signature, genre-defying style, she explodes our notions of what a story can do and where it can take us. 

Life Among the Terranauts demonstrates all the inventiveness that won admirers for Horrocks’s first collection. In “The Sleep,” reprinted in Best American Short Stories, residents of a town in the frigid Midwest decide to hibernate through the bitter winters. In the title story, half a dozen people move into an experimental biodome for a shot at a million dollars, if they can survive two years. And in “Sun City,” published in The New Yorker, a young woman meets her grandmother’s roommate in the wake of her death and attempts to solve the mystery of whether the two women were lovers.

As the Boston Globe noted of her first collection, Horrocks is a master of “wild yet delicately handled satire,” a “sprightly heartbreak” in which she is able to “mingle a note of tenderness in the desolation.” With its startling range—from Norwegian trolls to Peruvian tour guides—Life Among the Terranauts once again dazzles readers, cementing Horrocks’s reputation as one of the premier young writers of our time

Among the Terranauts by Caitlin Horrocks was recently featured on our Upcoming books in 2021 That We Can’t Wait For!

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Goodreads Giveaways

Catch-42 by Felix Holzapfel

Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King by Ira Madison III, Geoffrey Thorne, Tananarive Due, Mohale Mashigo, and Steven Barnes

Appleseed by Matt Bell

The Quake Cities by Mark Wheaton

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Science Fiction Games

Glitch’s Trip

In this vibrant and cute action platformer, four intergalactic tyrants are harvesting the life force of Glitch’s planet. Help Glitch take them down before his home decays into dust.

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Sci-Fi on the Web

Check out this New Yorker article on N.K. Jemison’s Dream Worlds

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Sci-Fi writers talk about how they build their worlds by The Guardian

The Essential Octavia Butler by The New York Times

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