Welcome back to What’s Up in Sci-Fi #3. 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 to list. I have no doubt the format will change as I figure out what works and what doesn’t. This is by no means a comprehensive list of what’s happening, but it should whet your appetite!
Movie and Television Tidbits
New in Theatres / Out Now
Coolthulhu has one measly new movie to point out for you, and it’s not even technically a science fiction! However, he sincerely doubts anyone will hate upon his Squidgy-ness for:
Directed by Adam Nimoy, For the Love of Spock is ‘an examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).’
Nothing is coming up in the next week or so… jerks, the lot of them, depriving us of our sci-fi fix!!
What you have to look forward to in the Fall Line Up: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Incorporated, Westworld, The Man in High Castle.
(Side note: I don’t consider superheroes sci-fi, but I’m including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D because they tend to use a lot of shiny gadgets and few superheroes.)
Science Fiction Books
NY Times Best Sellers – Combined Fiction – (1-20):
Okay, so I’m a huge fan of this series. It’s more of a futuristic police procedural/romance than true sci-fi, but it COUNTS! And it’s at number 1 on the combined fiction and hardcover list!
See Apprentice in Death on Goodreads.
Buy it here on Amazon.
USA Today Best Sellers (1-2o): See above! Apprentice in Death also tops this list!
Amazon’s Kindle Science Fiction Best Selling List is topped by:
Featured Vimeo Video
Metroid: The Sky Calls from Rainfall on Vimeo.
(all links should open in new tabs to the original articles.)
The Conversation has an interesting article on the Hugos, Puppies, and Women in Science Fiction, titled Science Fiction’s Women Problem.
The Telegraph has a piece, written by Geeta Nargund, has an article about science fiction to real life in Motherless Babies? That’s the stuff science fiction, and it should stay there.
Gizmodo had a fun article in its Scariest visions of the future right now piece.
ScienceFiction.com has a piece on the man who is hoping to helm a Dune remake. (Confession, we’ve never seen any of the Dune movies. Or read any of the books.)
Evan Narcisse, writing for i09.gizmodo.com wrote an interesting article addressing a science fiction comic about illegal immigration. I don’t do comics, as a rule of thumb, so I don’t feel qualified to comment on it, but… here you go: Barrier Is a Science Fiction Comic That America Needs Right Now.
I read the first ‘Dune’ book. Many years ago, but I liked it at the time.
That was before the David Lynch movie. His movie has been bagged on for being ‘the Cliff notes version’ of Dune. I do not think that is fair. EVERY movie is a cheapie version of the book. I liked that first Dune movie. It has an AWESOME cast!
I have not seen the SciFy version, but Miss Plumtartt says it is good. I am interested in seeing the remake.
I would agree. Every movie is a cliff notes version of the book. By necessity.