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Author Gareth Powell says readers should move past the Golden Age of #scifi and read something modern. http://ow.ly/rs1Kq
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I’d watch this. A Kenya #scifi series that imagines European immigrants fleeing to Africa. http://ow.ly/rpYyq
The Guardian sums up its best #scifi books of 2013. I have read none of these. I’ll probably get to them in 10 years. http://ow.ly/rpYk4
Lamest debate topic ever: Which has had more lasting impact, the JFK assassination or #scifi series Doctor Who? http://ow.ly/r5X7w
The Pope reads #scifi, and we’re not talking about the Bible. http://ow.ly/r3NxS
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Never heard of the author or either his his books. While the site claims the book he read was SF, I`m not so sure. Regardless, it would be interesting to see if “El Papa” starts attending cons. Even more curious if he is into cosplay (which is kinda one of his daily job functions anyhow).
In the wake of Doris Lessing’s passing, this commentator looks back at her overlooked #scifi output. http://ow.ly/r1oYB
The Space Opera Society (SOS, get it?) wants you to help fund their dreams to produce original #scifi programming. http://ow.ly/qyykx
An intriguing list of 10 #scifi films from 1979 that are worth revisiting. What 2013 films would make the 2048 list? http://ow.ly/qw9Ky
A crowd-funded project to build the first ever #scifi museum has launched, ignoring the one already in Seattle. http://ow.ly/qtLXm
Singularity&Co., the bookstore-cum-ebook publisher of lost #scifi, is still a going concern, one year later. http://ow.ly/qgAV8
Love this story about the hoax of Jacob Wallenstein, the greatest #scifi writer to have never lived. http://ow.ly/pSZdG
I’ve got time for a top 10 list of #scifi movies that doesn’t automatically anoint Blade Runner as #1. http://ow.ly/pSYTa
My list would have Gattaca and Planet of the Apes. Solaris certainly wouldn’t be in it and I guess I’d drop either E.T. or 2001 to make room.
Nice list of 6 short-lived #scifi #tv series that deserve a comic-book resurrection. I’d add a vote for Earth 2. http://ow.ly/pOKWD
The short-lived anthology #scifi show Welcome to Paradox looks like something to watch. Anyone remember it? http://ow.ly/o5Tf4
I am saddened by the loss of Iain M. Banks, truly one of the greats of #scifi. http://t.co/WKIOihI4PS
Australia often gets forgotten as a source for great #scifi, but some of that nation’s authors are getting noticed. http://t.co/pQOdsJv9P1
Do you judge a book by its cover? What about this list of 30 of the most beautiful #scifi covers ever made? http://t.co/F2s9JmUCtj
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Hmm. Beauty may be in the eye of the behold, but I doubt that you will find many people out there who would agree that this selection even comes close to the most beautiful SF cover art. And what with the multiple entries for so many authors (Heinlien, Butler, Le Guin, Priest and Atwood). Of all the great covers Leo and Diane Dillon made for Ellison, they pick that one? This selection sounds more like a particular fan looking at the own meager SF bookshelf and picking out 30. Even the space depictions are nothing close to so many superior cover paintings out there. And finally, a lot of those covers are atrocious !
I agree with you. I was amazed at how lacklustre the choices were. I could probably randomly pick 30 books from my shelf, scan the covers and be able to create a more compelling gallery.
Twilight Zone was the highest ranked #scifi show on the The Writers Guild of America list of best-written TV shows. http://t.co/JNTrPoWOr1
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Actually, TZ came in the number 3 spot, not 5. It’s pretty hard to rank an entire series run when so many writers are involved over a long period of time and for so many episodes. Given a few particular episodes of say the the X-files at it’s best, it should have been rated higher. But there were clunker episodes to be sure. To really give a fair assessment Judges would have to have seen EVERY episode of EVERY series (including shows that did not make the list and were just short). Of course they could not have done that. Still and interesting list. I agree with it in general but of course disagree with some of the scores. In particular I would rate BTVS and Dexter much higher. I am glad that the comedy shows were not short changed either. It is an accomplishment to write really funny scripts. (Although the Honeymooners should be above Lucy, IMHO).
For those too lazy to read the list, I broke out just the fantasy and science fiction shows and ranked them. In brackets, I indicated their position in the top 100:
1. Twilight Zone (5)
2. The X-Files (26)
3. Battlestar Galactica (38)
4. Game of Thrones (40)
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (49)
6. Star Trek: TNG (79)
7. The Prisoner (90)
Never mind those made-up planets as #scifi settings. This book features stories set on known exoplanets. http://t.co/wUfhxoiyAv
That arts degree that you thought was useless may not be, if these #scifi characters are any guide. http://t.co/JKmYyM9Vvh
Not a lot of #scifi available in the Guantanamo prison library for detainees, but Ender’s Game and Star Wars is there http://t.co/Bo6kW3Ml0N
Oblivion steals too many ideas from other #scifi movies, according to this critic. http://t.co/naWM4h5UYy
You didn’t know #scifi books had soundtracks? Where have you been? It’s the 21st century! http://t.co/4mTFXh5ZVl
You may never make it to Boston’s #scifi movie marathon, but here’s a do-it-yourself guide. http://t.co/5kmxjjx31J
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