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Rewatching Black Mirror: Arkangel This is part of a very occasional series where I rewatch and review Black Mirror episodes. I've already written about 'San Junipero' and 'Hang the DJ'. I only review episodes where I feel like I have something to say, so don't expect this to be comprehensive.

The White Light "Hey babe it's on! It's live! Switch on the news! It has started!" Jane took the rice off the cooker and placed it next to the kitchen sink. She removed the rice from the hot sufuria and placed it in a blue hotpot: her favorite of them all. She neatly closed the hotpot and swiftly carried it to the dining table.

Old Stories, new collection: The Best of Jerry Pournelle "For the better part of five decades, Jerry Pournelle's name has been synonymous with hard-hitting science fiction. His Falkenberg's Legion stories and Janissaries series helped define the military sf genre, as did his work as editor on the There Will Be War series of anthologies.

Short Stories in Second Person Point-Of-View I thought of using a catchier title, but honestly when I went searching for lists with similar keywords, I got a bunch of "how to write" and "what is second person," and since you obviously know what 2nd POV is. So, carried over from the threaded list on Twitter, in a handy guide to short stories written in second person point-of-view.

Disney's Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Is Reportedly On Hold Lucasfilm and Disney are reportedly placing their upcoming streaming series about Obi-Wan Kenobi on hold, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Collider. The series is being "retooled" after issues with the scripts for the series arose, prompting the company to start over.

Review: Color Out of Space The movie spends a decent amount of time building up characters and their orientations towards life, so the changes they go through because of the light are genuinely unnerving manifestations of their inner drives. Watching each actor / actress go from point A to point B is entertaining and believable.

Edmund Hamilton - World Wrecker Readlist Presented in roughly the order I read them in. Birthplace of Creation This is a short story / novella starring the cast of the Captain Future cycle, but it's got more of a serious tone, more space-opera sensibility, and less comic-bookish wackiness than the next example reviewed below.

20mm resources for Zone Alpha. Zone Alpha is a new SF skirmish ruleset from Osprey Publishing. I preordered it just after xmas and my copy arrived today.

TechTalk: Technology Goes From Science Fiction To Nonfiction We've been dreaming about so much of it for decades… Gadgets and inventions that have seemed so far out of reach that we've only ever been able to call them one thing… Science fiction. In 2020, though, science fiction is starting to become science nonfiction.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "Caretaker" "Caretaker"Written by Rick Berman and Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor Directed by Winrich KolbeSeason 1, Episode 1Production episode 101 Original air date: January 16, 1995 Stardate: 48315.6. Captain's log.

Circus Center Will Present THE SUPERS - A Science-Fiction Magical Realism Human Cartoon Opera From the imagination of Sara Moore comes her latest innovative creation, THE SUPERS - A Science-Fiction Magical Realism Human Cartoon Opera about the extraordinary power of everyday heroes. The story is told entirely in pantomime, with a gorgeous symphonic score by celebrated Bay Area composer Rob Reich.

C.R. Berry's time travel novel, Million Eyes, has been published by Elsewhen Press On January 10th 2020, Rushmoor Writers' member C.R. Berry saw his first professionally published novel, Million Eyes, released as an ebook by Elsewhen Press. Million Eyes is a fast-paced sci-fi conspiracy thriller for fans of Dan Brown, conspiracy theories and Doctor Who.

A Modern Daedalus - Ancient Science Fiction A MODERN DAEDALUS - By Tom Greer. No, the title's not referring to James Joyce's character Stephen Dedalus but this tale IS about Ireland. The main character is a young man named Jack O'Halloran, a recent college graduate who returns to his native Ireland.

Vintage SciFi Month: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars is serial fiction at its finest. Long before Netflix perfected the algorithm to keep us glued to our seats for episode after episode, Edgar Rice Burroughs had that s**t down. Originally serialized in the magazine The All-Story in 1912, A Princess of Mars tells the story of John Carter.

Hugh Laurie's new science fiction comedy Avenue 5 breaks down the social order Actor Hugh Laurie says his science fiction comedy series Avenue 5 examines how terribly fast the decay process of social order can be. Avenue 5 was designed by Armando Iannucci and is 40 years in the future when traveling with the solar system is not a science fiction fantasy, but a booming multi-billion dollar business.

Out to Launch It was Saturday morning, which meant that neither Katie nor Kiera had to work, which meant that they both headed to the Mirage Wellness Center together. Katie introduced Kiera to her usual workout routine, starting with some energizing yoga… and after the yoga routine came the workout - well, sort of.

Steins;Gate The Movie: Load Region of Deja Vu: Tag-In Conclusion Something we haven't talked about on this blog is the anime's tendency to have 'epilogue movies" for series. While it's something more rare these days, there have been series that have taken the route of having a feature length film to wrap up their respective series.

Hunger Games prequel book will follow young President Snow Suzanne Collins' next Hunger Games novel will explore President Snow's origins.

The Lodge new horror trailer uncovers dark mysteries A woman's dark past comes back to haunt her in this new trailer for The Lodge.

The Citadel of the Autarch, Part 1: A Festival of Stories Welcome back to the Gene Wolfe Reread. As you may recall, my role in this reread is not exactly the one of a scholar, even though I am also one, but of a perplexed reader.

Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds from midnight While the Doomsday Clock marks the stroke of midnight as the hour of humanity's annihilation, in reality, the multiple threats of nuclear weapons, climate change, pandemics and weaponized technology will more likely ring in an apocalypse that "probably won't be quick or final," futurist and author Jamais Cascio wrote in Oct.

Exploring the People of Middle-earth: Gandalf, Kindler of Hearts In this biweekly series, we're exploring the evolution of both major and minor figures in Tolkien's legendarium, tracing the transformations of these characters through drafts and early manuscripts through to the finished work.

Jodie Whittaker Will Play the Thirteenth Doctor for Another Season of Doctor Who The Doctor will not be regenerating any time soon. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Jodie Whittaker has revealed that she'll be playing the Thirteenth Doctor for at least one more season. "Yes, I'm doing another season," she told the publication.

10 Seriously Trippy German Science Fiction Movies The science-fiction films on this list reflect the tangled nature of German identity, spanning from the earliest days of cinema to recent years. The only science fiction feature from the acclaimed queer German director Rainer Werner Fassbender, World on a Wire investigates the limitations of humanity's relationship with technology.

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