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95 ‘Oasis’ Shines in Amazon Pilot Season
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The pilot for Oasis is here, and it’s good enough to demand more. Amazon Video is currently hosting its pilot season. Among the shows up for a chance to become a new Amazon Original Series is Oasis, an adaptation of the 2014 novel, The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber. The story follows Peter Leigh as an ecumenical… www.sffworld.com/2017/03/oa...
94 Sci Fi Radio X MINUS ONE A Pail of Air
91 My Alien Family: Writing Across Cultures in Science Fiction
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Here’s an activity I highly recommend for science fiction writers (or anyone, really): watch your favorite funny YouTube video with someone from another country. It’s got to be your very favorite, the one that rendered you into a weeping, stomach-aching mess. And you can’t share it by sending a link along into the ether. You’ve got to be with ...

89 CLASSIC SF: Hugo winner STAND ON ZANZIBAR - John Brunner
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Judith Merrill called Stand On Zanzibar “the first true SF novel”, and in his introduction to the 2011 edition Bruce Sterling calls parts “radically antinovelistic” and the book in general a “unique formal achievement”. Let me assure you, dear reader, such hyperbole statements are bollocks. I’ve written about some SF-readers’ real literature frustration before, and I won’t repeat all that here. It seems that some people still need to be told that what they are reading is really True Art, and rea read more
86 The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)
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“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)” by Matthew Kressel is a science fiction story about a dying writer who is trying to finish one final novel on the distant planet he settles on for his demise. His encounter with a young girl triggers a last burst of creativity.

When I lift up my shoe in the morning there’s a dead bab...

85 You Probably Need a Human Skull Fire Pit

Come on, look at that. We hate to overuse the term EPIC, but is there anything more EPIC than a fire pit full of human skulls? Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, a weenie roast, or a Conan LARP, Formation Creation‘s skulls will add terrifying flair to your fire.


83 The Last Iota Sweepstakes!
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We want to send you a galley copy of Robert Kroese’s The Last Iota, available May 9th from Thomas Dunne Books!

The year is 2039, and Los Angeles is poised between order and chaos. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disin...

81 Dominion of the Fallen Series Sweepstakes!
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Aliette de Bodard’s second Dominion of the Fallen novel, The House of Binding Thorns, is available April 4th from Ace—and we want to send you a galley copy of it, along with a paperback copy of the first book,

80 Open Road Media Partners with Humble Bundle to Celebrate Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy
OPEN ROAD MEDIA PARTNERS WITH HUMBLE BUNDLE TO CELEBRATE WOMEN OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY New York, NY; March 22, 2017 —Two iconic science fiction titles­— Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed, and Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson—have been added to the sixteen-book Humble Book Bundle launched last week by Open Road Media and Humble Bundle to celebrate Women of Science… www.sffworld.com/2017/03/op...
80 Eternamente: Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald
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It says a lot that I look back on Luna: New Moon almost lovingly rather than remembering how maddening and demanding a novel it was. Outside of his exemplary young adult efforts, Ian McDonald has rarely been easy to read, but I found the first stretch of said text tremendously testing. Yet for every ounce of effort I expended, Luna: New Moon repaid in s...