If you haven’t read it, do yourself the favor! If you have, here is an excerpt from the sequel book, Golden Son!Read More
That’s next week, by the way! And I can already tell that Red Rising will be my debut novel of the year. While reading, it felt like The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Name of the Wind. High praise, I know! Make the jump to learn more!Read More
Pack up your blaster pistol and sharpest sword: In just a few short weeks editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois will be taking us to Mars in the new fiction anthology Old Mars!
What’s Old Mars, you might ask, and how is it different from “New Mars”? Good question, my persistent but oddly quiet reader: [...]
In the wake of the Mars landing, CNN has published an article – well, really a short piece of fiction – by SF author Greg Bear on what it might be like to live on the Red Planet. Bear, of course, is the author of numerous novels, including – appropriately enough – Moving Mars:Read More
Perusing the internet(s) a few minutes ago, I came across a CNN article written by none other than Greg Bear. Greg is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has garnered praise, awards, and a large fan base.
In the article, he talks about the Curiosity landing on Mars and its import when it comes to the history of science fiction! Great stuff after the jump!Read More
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.
Willem Dafoe will portray Tarkas in the movie. The green warrior is only the recent addition to Dafoe’s rather eclectic stable of characters. Other offbeat roles have included con Earl Copen in The Animal Factory (based on the novel of the same name by real-life criminal Edward Bunker), actor/vampire Max Schreck (inspired by F.W. Murnau’s classic silent horror film Nosferatu), the Green Goblin/Norman Osborne in the Spider-Man films.