Happy Friday! This week we’re reading the first 50 pages of Antartica by Kim Stanley Robinson. Click read more to check it out!Read More
Ready for more Mars? Deadline reports that J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5 and about a zillion other comic books, movies, and television programs) has been tapped by Spike TV to write an ongoing television series based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. Titled aptly enough Red Mars, the series will chronicle the settling of Mars [...]Read More
Has there ever a better time to be a science fiction and fantasy fan than now? I don’t think so. Cable television is bursting at the seams with good sci-fi and fantasy entertainment, with more coming every day.
The latest? An adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson’s award-winning science fiction Red Mars trilogy – coming to Spike [...]
A September 8 press release from the laboratory revealed that a rock abrasion tool for the Mars rover Spirit, launched in 2004, was made from aluminum recovered from the World Trade Center. Intended as an interplanetary memorial, the tool is emblazoned with an American Flag. Last Sunday, the Mars rover Opportunity snapped a photo of Spirit still intact on the surface of the Red Planet. No matter what happens here on Earth, that rover will remain on Mars.
Kim Stanley Robinson, who already made our list with Red Mars, now discusses the first book in his Science in the Capital series, Forty Signs of Rain. His editor on this series, Anne Groell, also includes here thoughts.
“My trip with the National Science Foundation to Antarctica, in 1995, had put me in contact with [...]Read More
One of Spectra’s Nebula Award winners for Best Novel, Red Mars was the beginning of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Mars Series by Kim Stanley Robinson, establishing Stan as one of the great new science fiction writers of the late 20th Century (and, clearly with his most recent novel, Galileo’s Dream, the 21st Century, too).
Four hundred years ago, a stranger from northern Europe told Galileo Galilei about the idea of the telescope. In a matter of days, Galileo had figured out the basic principles of such a device by testing lenses in pairs until he got a magnified image of objects at a distance. After that, he [...]Read More
When I began web design in 1996, publicity and marketing were purely print entities for publishers.
Few authors had email. Fewer still had websites. Publishers were just starting to realize the power of the internet(s). They relied on bookstores to spread the word about forthcoming books while releasing hundreds of advanced reader copies [...]