Category: Screen

Head Down the Rabbit Hole in Parker Peevyhouse’s Strange Exit

Strange Exit is Parker Peevyhouse’s second novel. In her first novel, Echo Room, she explores the depths, twists, and turns of the human mind in a sci-fi escape room setting. In this story, she continues along that same vein against...

/ January 17, 2020

In Memory of Neil Peart: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and the Mystic Rhythms of Rush

News broke last Friday about the passing of Neil Peart, the drummer, lyricist, and philosophical heart of the Canadian band Rush. His departure from the circles of our world far, far too early (he was a mere 67) has left...

/ January 17, 2020

Lucasfilm Reportedly Wants Taika Waititi to Develop a Star Wars Movie

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker now out in theaters, all eyes are on Disney to figure out what form Star Wars will take when it hits theaters next. The company has a number of irons in the fire, and is...

/ January 17, 2020

Amazon Announces Cast For Its Adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s The Power

During its Television Critics Association presentation today, Amazon unveiled the cast for its upcoming series adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s 2016 novel The Power. The 10-episode series will go into production in February, and when it does, it’ll star Heather Agyepong...

/ January 14, 2020

Announcing the Nominees for the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award

The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society has announced the latest batch of nominees for this year’s Philip K. Dick Award. This year’s nominees are: The Outside by Ada Hoffmann (Angry Robot) Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’Keefe (Orbit) All Worlds Are...

/ January 13, 2020

Long Live Short Fiction: The New Golden Age of the SFF Novella

As we head into a new year and a new decade, let’s take a moment to consider the novella… These intermediaries between the disparate realms of the novel and the short story are experiencing a renaissance in the publishing world....

/ January 10, 2020

Invitation to a Heist: Genevieve Cogman’s The Secret Chapter

When you have a fantasy series built around a multiverse of dragons, fae, and interdimensional Librarians who acquire books and texts to stabilize worlds, you can play in a lot of subgenres. From political intrigue to interdimensional rescue to murder...

/ January 10, 2020

Just How Many Star Trek Movies Are in Development Now?

Director Noah Hawley (Legion, Fargo) has given fans an update on Star Trek 4, and if you read between the lines it sounds like his idea for the film could be a sharp departure from anything else we’ve seen in...

/ January 10, 2020

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Has Lost Its Director

Marvel is now looking for a new director for its upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Variety reports that director Scott Derrickson has left the project over creative differences. In a statement to Variety, Marvel...

/ January 10, 2020

Great Race, My Ass: Scott R. Jones’s “The Amnesiac’s Lament”

Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get girl cooties all over old Howard’s sandbox, from those who inspired him to those who were inspired in turn. This week, we’re reading Scott R. Jones’s “The...

/ January 8, 2020

Apple’s Original Series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet Looks Like Always Sunny Meets Silicon Valley

Apple has unveiled a first look at its upcoming original series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, a comedy about the team developing a fantasy video game. Created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, it looks a bit like It’s Always Sunny...

/ January 7, 2020

Rolled by the Dice in Andre Norton’s Quag Keep

There’s something quite satisfying in a historical sense about reading an Andre Norton novel based on Dungeons and Dragons and published in 1978, just four years after the game’s first box appeared in the world. It was so new that...

/ January 6, 2020

Doctor Who Prepares Us For Major Revelations in “Spyfall, Part Two”

The Doctor is about to team up with a few good women to stop her favorite megalomaniac. Can’t be too hard, right? Just an ordinary Sunday. Summary Screenshot: BBC The Doctor meets a woman (Sylvia Briggs) in the conduit forest...

/ January 6, 2020

All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in January!

You feel the air changing all around you. Palms open, you close your eyes and allow yourself to feel. Something is coming, they are coming, and you are connected to all of them. This month’s genre-bending releases blur the lines...

/ January 3, 2020

How Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings Changed Publishing Forever

Sometimes, the right book comes along with the right message at the right time and ends up not only a literary classic, but a cultural phenomenon that ushers in a new age. One such book is the first official, authorized...

/ January 3, 2020

All the New Young Adult SFF Books Coming Out in January!

There is only a little more to go, you know you can make it through. The path is dark and winding, but there is strength in finding your own way. The light comes from within you. November’s YA SFF books...

/ January 2, 2020

Doctor Who Comes Back Shaken, Not Stirred, in “Spyfall, Part One”

The Doctor and fam are finally back with a spin on one of Britain’s favorite genres—it’s time to gather the gadgets and infiltrate in style as Doctor Who goes all in for spy craft. Summary Ryan, Yaz, and Graham are...

/ January 2, 2020

All the New Science Fiction Books Coming out in January!

It is up to you now, only you are in control of your future. You have never had to fight this hard before, you don’t know what you’re capable of. All you can do is gather all the power you’ve...

/ December 31, 2019

Five Eye-Catching ’70s SF Covers That Actually Represent the Story

When it comes to book covers, sales departments have often had more clout than the poor beleaguered author. Covers are designed to catch the eye and spur sales; any resemblance to what is actually in the book may be coincidental....

/ December 30, 2019

The Mandalorian Season 2 is Coming Fall 2020

We’ve known for a little while now that Lucasfilm is working on a second season for its first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, but today, creator Jon Favreau officially confirmed that the show is returning, and that we’ll be...

/ December 28, 2019