In episode 82 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars: What are the essential Science Fiction Films every fan should see?
From Le Voyage dans la Lune, created by Georges Méliès in 1902, to this Summer’s Cowboys and Aliens, science fiction has been a staple of the film industry for over a century now. Which scifi films are you personal favorites, which have set the bar for every film that followed, and which should every scifi fan see at least once?
Bonus: Which are the worst, and why?
The fall TV Schedule is beginning and the lineup includes returning shows, new shows and those guilty pleasures we hate to admit we love to watch. Let’s take a look at the genre shows that are upcoming, and some of the non-genre shows that I, for one, love to watch.
All times are for Eastern Timezone.
Castle (ABC) 10 PM Sept 19th.
Who doesn’t love the combination of Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic as author Rick Castle and Detective Kate Beckett? Plus, it really is fun to watch for nods & easter eggs from Fillion to his genre fans.
[NEW!] Terra Nova (FOX) 8 PM Sept 26th.
Terr Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.
In episode 76 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Brent Weeks. His Best-Selling Novel, The Black Prism, is now available in paperback. Brent also shares some exclusive information and details appearances and conventions he will be attending through the end of the year.
I already shared with you my book haul from WorldCon, but I thought I might also share what I’ve got on my Kindle…
In episode 75 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our panelists to chat about Novellas: Do you read novellas? What are some examples of novellas you have enjoyed and why? What makes a good novella in your mind? Where do you find novellas (bookstores, websites, magazines, podcasts)?
I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to share with you the books I brought back with me from WorldCon in Reno (an inevitability at any con with a decent dealer’s room).
The list includes a lot of stuff from smaller presses including Apex and Absolute Xpress – here we go…
In episode 74 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Lauren Beukes. She has two books out right now from Angry Robot: Moxyland and Zoo City, which won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award, was short-listed for the 2010 BSFA Award for best novel, and has been nominated for the World Fantasy award for best novel.