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message 1: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5267 comments Mod
Share the SFF news that is of interest to you with the group and maybe end up on the next S&L Podcast!


message 2: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 3665 comments Not waiting til 2018, eh? ;)


message 3: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5267 comments Mod
terpkristin wrote: "Not waiting til 2018, eh? ;)"

Yeah, I explained why here


message 4: by Iain (last edited Dec 30, 2017 12:17AM) (new)

Iain Bertram (Iain_Bertram) | 605 comments The ideal patron for Sword & Laser...

Sir Ringo of Starr...

(I will now crawl back under a rock).


message 5: by Joyce (last edited Jan 03, 2018 08:26PM) (new)

Joyce (Eternity21) | 147 comments I found this really interesting chart of the history of science fiction. You can zoom in and out to see the details. Looks like a Cthulhu

http://www.wardshelley.com/paintings/...


message 6: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (JohnTaloni) | 2618 comments ^I had the hardest time finding Burroughs, but overall pretty neat.


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments Do not know if this has been posted before, but there is a new website for Fantasy fans.
http://fantasy-hive.co.uk/
Has a Tor.com look to it


message 8: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2253 comments HBO confirms you won't be getting your Game Of Thrones finale this year

Best comment: "Man, who's writing this final season? George RR Martin?"
Best response: "Low hanging fruit."


message 9: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments The adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers is coming to Syfy in the US and Netflix everywhere else.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/george-r-r-ma...


message 10: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 992 comments I read it a few days ago, the Fantasy hive website listed some SF books as their most awaited fantasy books in 2018 so.... Yeah... not sure :p


message 11: by Clyde (new)

Clyde (wishamc) | 314 comments Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame will be in the new time travel movie Curvature. The trailer on io9 looks damn cool.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/terminator-st...


message 12: by David (new)

David (Caddarn) | 39 comments Rumour that The Blade Itself is being made for TV/Film...

http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comm...


message 14: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments The next project by Dennis Villeneuve, director of the superb Arrival and better-than-expected Bladerunner 2049, is going to be a new adaptation of Dune. He says his goal is “Star Wars for adults.”

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/20...

BTW, if you haven’t seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, I highly recommend it. That guy was a crazy person, and the influence of that failed project was felt in most of the sci-fi movies released in the 1970s and 80s, including Star Wars.


message 15: by Louie (new)

Louie (RMutt1914) | 671 comments Trike wrote: "BTW, if you haven’t seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, I highly recommend it. That guy was a crazy person, and the influence of that failed project was felt in most of the sci-fi movies released in the 1970s and 80s, including Star Wars."

And then read The Incal. The comic that resulted after Jodorowsky’s version of Dune fell apart.


message 16: by Trike (last edited Jan 23, 2018 04:49PM) (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Two Science Fiction films have been nominated for Best Picture Oscar: Get Out and The Shape of Water. The directors, Jordan Peele and Guillermo del Toro, respectively, have also been nominated, and the scripts nominated for Best Original Screenplay, as have the various actors.

In my opinion they are both deserving of the Best Picture award, and I think Get Out has a decent chance of actually winning.

I think Richard Jenkins is a serious contender for Best Supporting Actor for The Shape of Water.

Logan has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. It won’t win (that will be Call Me By Your Name), but it’s cool that a superhero film got a nod.

ETA - The Shape of Water has 13 nominations in all.


message 17: by Nokomis.FL (new)

Nokomis.FL (NokomisFL) | 302 comments Winds of Winter is coming......September 6th.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/538...


message 18: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5267 comments Mod
Nokomis.FL wrote: "Winds of Winter is coming......September 6th.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/538..."


I'll wait for a more official announcement from Martin and/or his publisher and not a leak. That could also be a tentative date that may slip. It's happened to plenty of books that are far less complicated/long in coming.


message 19: by Iain (new)

Iain Bertram (Iain_Bertram) | 605 comments Rob wrote: "Nokomis.FL wrote: "Winds of Winter is coming......September 6th.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/538..."

I'll wait for a more official announcement ..."


I would not trust The Sun as far as I could throw it... Murdoch trash rag. The only value in it is as a source of paper to start a fire.


message 20: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments Wasn’t September the original release date... in 2015?


message 22: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
Silvana wrote: "RIP Ursula Le Guin
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/23......"


Crushed :(


message 23: by Robert (new)

Robert Osborne (Ensorceled) | 78 comments I think I'm going to take Sunday off and reread Earthsea. Sorry Team Tom ...


message 24: by Nokomis.FL (new)

Nokomis.FL (NokomisFL) | 302 comments Iain wrote: "Rob wrote: "Nokomis.FL wrote: "Winds of Winter is coming......September 6th.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/538..."

I'll wait for a more official a..."


Much like Jeff Bezos' fish wrapper.


message 25: by Nokomis.FL (new)

Nokomis.FL (NokomisFL) | 302 comments Nokomis.FL wrote: "Winds of Winter is coming......September 6th.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/538..."


EDIT: The story came from The Strand bookstore's website on NYC. Several other sites reported the same story, i.e. http://www.ibtimes.com.au/winds-winte...


message 26: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5267 comments Mod
Nokomis.FL wrote: "Nokomis.FL wrote: "Winds of Winter is coming......September 6th.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/538..."

EDIT: The story came from The Strand bookst..."


Still just an unconfirmed rumor IMHO.


message 27: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2253 comments I'll believe The Winds of Winter is out when I see it on bookshelves.


message 28: by David (new)

David | 2 comments I agree with Dara


message 29: by William (new)

William | 263 comments Veronica wrote: "Silvana wrote: "RIP Ursula Le Guin
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/23......"


RIP Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the greatest authors who ever lived.

RIP


message 30: by Darren (new)

Darren Fuller (dazfuller) | 9 comments Anyone else pick up that Google are now doing audiobooks?

http://play.google.com/store/books/c...

There's no subscription option like Audible which Google are touting as a good thing (personally I get quite excited when the credits turn up), and there's no whisper-sync which I don't use much myself but I know others do.

I'm sure the ongoing conflict between Amazon and Google is going to play into this at some point, just as long as they don't start pulling apps from each others services then having another option out there can only be a good thing (surely?).

Not bought anything from them yet so no idea what the service, quality, usability is going to be like.

Anyway, it's 50% off your first purchase until Feb 26th.


message 31: by Mary (new)

Mary (MaryBeougherAuthor) | 17 comments Yay! It looks like MaddAddam could be back on! (And yes, I call these Sci Fi even though Ms Atwood doesn’t like the term.)

http://www.tor.com/2018/01/25/margar...


message 32: by Miranda (new)

Miranda | 4 comments http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/m...

A really interesting YA genre fiction pick made it in to ' Canada Reads' this year! By a Metis author too :)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline


message 33: by Keith (last edited Feb 02, 2018 06:22PM) (new)

Keith (KeithATC) | 452 comments So...not exactly a new post, but...

Dedicated madman creates 24-hour long loops of ambient background noise from scifi films:

http://www.electronicbeats.net/the-fe...

I'm going to pipe Deckard's apartment through my own apartment. It's gotta be better than my current "clanking steam radiator and screaming Russian neighbors."


message 34: by RJ (new)

RJ (hawk5391yahoocom) Keith wrote: "So...not exactly a new post, but...

Dedicated madman creates 24-hour long loops of ambient background noise from scifi films:

http://www.electronicbeats.net/the-fe......"


Deckard's apartment sounds an awful lot like the Nostromo's medical bay.


message 35: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 992 comments Locus Award's ballot is out and non-subscribers can vote too.
http://locusmag.com/2018/02/2018-locu...
Voting is open until April 15, 2018.


message 36: by TRP (new)

TRP Watson (trpw) | 93 comments I can't see any mention of it around here so here's a link to a story about the HBO version of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. http://nerdist.com/michael-b-jordan-...
It's a film starring Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Boutella, and Michael Shannon which is due to air on HBO in the spring of this year.
Here's another link to the teaser trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzAwg...


message 37: by Aaron (new)

Aaron | 219 comments The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

FEBRUARY 2018 • FRIDAY 9TH, SATURDAY 10TH, SUNDAY 11TH
Pasadena Convention Center

The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Pasadena
http://cabookfair.com/

Special Exhibits
http://cabookfair.com/events.php


message 38: by John (Nevets) (new)

John (Nevets) Nevets (Nevets) | 994 comments It looks like Hugo Nominations are open, both for last year's works, and for 1942 works. They are calling it the "1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards", but that's like how they call this years the 2018 Hugo awards for 2017 works. If you are eligible to nominate, you have until March 16th to get those in, so that should hopefully be plenty of time to think on it.

http://www.worldcon76.org/hugos


message 39: by Stephen (last edited Feb 06, 2018 08:54PM) (new)

Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments You can nominate The Sword and Laser podcast in the best Fancast section. There is a need to double the amount of nominated votes from last year to become a finalist. WorldCon 76 is being held in San Jose, Ca. You need to be a supporting member or have gone to Worldcon 75 to be involved .


message 40: by Louie (new)

Louie (RMutt1914) | 671 comments Even more Star Wars films on the way from the Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, separate from the main Skywalker saga, and unrelated to the recently announced Rian Johnson trilogy.

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/sta...

The Star Wars Show → http://youtu.be/ZQT-3JODB8k


message 41: by Jenny (Reading Envy) (last edited Feb 08, 2018 01:03PM) (new)

Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2298 comments StoryBundle is offering a Black Narratives Bundle that has some great stuff, including one previous S&L read and another by the same author.

The initial titles in the Black Narratives Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

To Raise a Clenched Fist to the Sky: The Panther Chronicles, Book One by T. Thorn Coyle
Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson
Angelborn by L. Penelope
Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular titles, plus SEVEN more!

Lion’s Blood: InSha’allah Series Book One by Steven Barnes
Blades Of Illusion: Crown Service #2 by Terah Edun
To Wrest Our Bodies from the Fire: The Panther Chronicles, Book Two by T. Thorn Coyle
Kabu-Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
Black Borne by L.L. Farmer
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Even though I've already read The Salt Roads and Redemption in Indigo, I went for this one!


message 42: by April (new)

April | 5 comments Tomi Adeyemi's book "Children of Blood and Bone" is coming out 3/6, and it looks amazing. This video of her opening her copy is fantastic: http://twitter.com/tomi_adeyemi/stat...


message 43: by Trike (new)

Trike | 4913 comments April wrote: "Tomi Adeyemi's book "Children of Blood and Bone" is coming out 3/6, and it looks amazing. This video of her opening her copy is fantastic: http://twitter.com/tomi_adeyemi/stat..."

A friend of mine who runs a town library in Maine was raving about that book the other day. She also linked to that video. Getting a signal boost from Stephen King is pretty sweet.


message 44: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (new)

Tassie Dave | 2338 comments Mod
Titan Books is releasing 3 Firefly novels. Starring our loveable bunch of rogues and browncoats. These will be the first books written for the franchise with original storylines.

The first will be released in October, 2018 with 2 more scheduled for release next year (March and October 2019)

http://www.tor.com/2018/02/08/new-fi...

The novels will be written by Nancy Holder, who has written over a dozen Buffy the Vampire Slayer tie-in novels; Age of Heroes author James Lovegrove; and Tim Lebbon, who has written the movie novelizations for 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods, as well as tie-in fiction for the Star Wars, Alien, and Predator franchises. Joss Whedon will serve as consulting editor.


message 45: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1027 comments Tassie Dave wrote: "Titan Books is releasing 3 Firefly novels. Starring our loveable bunch of rogues and browncoats. These will be the first books written for the franchise with original storylines."

My Own Kind of Freedom: A Firefly Novel by Steven Brust was written on spec and submitted for consideration as an official Firefly novel, but was rejected. Brust released it as an ebook which you can download in epub/mobi/pdf formats at

http://dreamcafe.com/firefly.html


message 46: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 5101 comments Firefly novels coming to the 'verse: http://io9.gizmodo.com/no-firefly-is...


message 47: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Shileikis (DiabeticPanda) | 22 comments So happy to see R.A. Salvatore announced more Drizzt books( who didn’t see that coming lol). It’s a brand new trilogy starting with a book called Timeless on Sept 18th. I’m a few books behind but will easily catch up before the new one comes out. Also this year is the 30th anniversary of the The Crystal Shard.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/everyones-fav...


message 48: by Colin (new)

Colin Forbes (colinforbes) | 264 comments Orbit announces the publication of original Culture drawings from the Estate of Iain M. Banks.

Details here: http://www.orbitbooks.net/2018/02/12...

Sounds like something that some of us would be interested in.


message 49: by AndrewP (new)

AndrewP (AndrewCa) | 2184 comments Colin wrote: "Orbit announces the publication of original Culture drawings from the Estate of Iain M. Banks.

Details here: http://www.orbitbooks.net/2018/02/12......"


Wow, really looking forward to the publication of this book!


message 50: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (TheSarahPalooza) | 9 comments A prequel to The Three-Body problem is coming out in March (at least in Australia), called The Redemption of Time, though it looks like it's by a different author? Baoshu? Though I think the translator is still the same...
Also a new Raymond E Feist book, in a new series. It doesn't look like he is a previously read author on here. A little surprised! I think I'll head over to March Madness to make a nomination.


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