The Future of Hollywood Success in the Hands of the Writers of the Future

January 1, 2020 admin 0

People crave to be transported out of the mundane world into a place that is new and wondrous, and that is what speculative fiction does best.” — David Farland With seven out of the top ten grossing movies of all time being science fiction and fantasy, it’s no wonder that Hollywood’s future is seen to reside with the writers of science fiction and fantasy, or more specifically the winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers […]

Artist & Futurist Syd Mead Dead at 86

December 31, 2019 admin 0

Artist, futurist, industrial designer and art director Syd Mead has died. From Polygon: Mead is best known as a concept artist on science fiction films like Blade Runner. After working in the motor vehicle industry for some time, Mead worked as a production illustrator on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, on which he famously designed V’ger. One of his most cited work, however, was the futuristic design he employed for Blade Runner — his version […]

SF/F: Samuil and the Legendary Snow Owl by Randall Stephens

December 5, 2019 admin 0

  This first volume’s magical crescendo should create loyal readers who will return for more fairy tale–style grandeur.” — Kirkus Reviews In the 1840s, P’etro Fedorchak narrowly escapes death while fighting for Russia in the Allied Shadow War. After receiving a land grant for his heroic services. He marries Ilia, a girl he saved from stampeding horses, and relocates to the shores of the enchanted Black Sea. The family cabin is near the edge of […]

This Just In… The Twins of Moon by Frank P. Ryan

August 18, 2019 admin 0

The Twins of Moon is new fantasy novel by Frank P. Ryan. The book describes the adventures of twins Eefa and Magio on the Island of Moon within the archipelago of the Sea of Stars. It is a tale of survival and adventure through the assistance of Bird Woman and Quimbre and with the conferment of extraordinary magic. Eefa and her twin brother, Magio, are on the run, hunted by a ruthless predator with a […]

SF/F: The Book of Flora by Meg Elison

July 8, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

“Last night I dreamt I was back in Nowhere again.” The first line of The Book of Flora (47 North), the concluding book in Meg Elison’s Nowhere Trilogy, evokes Daphne DuMaurier’s beloved Rebecca. The reminder to that book comes both in the meter of the first line in both works (“Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again”) but also in a ghostly poetry that haunts both books. Despite Elison’s almost show and tell […]

This Just In… Elfistra the Sorceress (The Wand Chronicles) by Michael Ross

April 24, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

2087. North West England. On a forest hunting trip there appears a column of white light. A portal has been opened between Earth and the Elvish dimension of Laniakeea. We explore the relationships between the humans and Elves as they learn to trust each other and then follow them, both at home and to other, dark, and magical dimensions. Ultimately, the protection of the most powerful wand in all the cosmos, Elvina, is of paramount […]

Author Accuses Husband of “Shakespearean Plot” to Kill Her

January 20, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

Sherrilyn Kenyon, internationally bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series, has accused her estranged husband of “Shakespearean plot” to poison her. From The Guardian: Bestselling urban fantasy novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against her husband that accuses him of poisoning her for financial gain, as well as attempting to destroy her career and reputation, in what she described as a “Shakespearean plot against her”. Kenyon, author of the chart-topping Dark-Hunter series, is suing […]

2019: Isaac Asimov on the Future of the World

January 1, 2019 admin 0

Thirty-five years ago, science fiction writer and thought leader Issac Asimov (Foundation, I, Robot) looked into the future. His observations were trenchant, it’s just possible that he had no idea just how self-serving and oblivious human could become. Writing for The Toronto Star on December 31, 1983, Asimov looked at the questions that might dominate human thought three decades on. First: Population will be continuing to increase for some years after the present and this will […]

Ready Player One  Trailer Drops

December 11, 2017 admin 0

What do you get if you mash Willy Wonka with The Matrix? According to some, you get Ready Player One, the latest from Steven Spielberg, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, who also worked on the adaptation. From Deadline Hollywood:   Set in a future world where virtual reality is a lot better than the real thing, Ready Player One dazzles with images geared to thrill fans of Hollywood […]

Twenty-Five-Year-Old Dan Simmons Novel
Will Be Film

September 19, 2017 admin 0

The recent success of horror flicks such as IT and Stranger Things has sent Hollywood running for projects it feels are similar. Likely because of this, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has just signed up for a package based on the Dan Simmons horror novel Summer of Night, originally published in 1991. From Deadline Hollywood: The book revolves around a series of hauntingly sinister events that threaten a Midwestern town as a group of young teens […]