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Australian-born hysicist Adam Weigold is trying to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to pay for editing and marketing for his novel Dragon Empire , which is about how laser-powered EMPs turn the tide in a war against China. And then in November, Weigold
Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2013 This year, legends walk the silver screen. From Captain Kirk to Superman, our greatest heroes are back, and facing their darkest hours. But 2013's movies also include some brand new indies
Silver Bullet" and Other Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy. Kurodahan Press, 2012, 292 pp., $16 (paperback) One pleasing quality of the third volume of Kurodahan Press's "Speculative Japan" series of anthologies is that it exists at all.
At the same time, the Navy announced that the third Ford-class supercarrier (CVN-80), due to be completed around 2025, will be named Enterprise. And, not to be outdone, the producers of Star Trek Into Darkness, the next Star Trek movie, released a
Pulp Scifi Under German Totalitarianism Pulp Scifi Under Russian and Soviet Totalitarianism Japan, like Germany and Russia , has a long tradition of science fiction literature. And as in Germany and Russia, pulp science fiction flourished under Japan'
Cyberpunk'd As an essayist, William Gibson is a great sci-fi novelist Michael Dirda Back in 1980, I persuaded the Washington Post Book World , where I was then working as an assistant editor, to launch a monthly column devoted to science fiction and
Tolkien Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders The author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings casts a massive, sweeping shadow over fantasy literature and entertainment...Everywhere you look, you can see Tolkien's legacy: in science, in art, in
Fantastic voyages, utopias, and dystopias exist throughout 19th century Russian literature, with interplanetary voyages appearing as early as 1784, in Vassily Lyovshin's Noveisheye Puteshestviye . And Russia has a long tradition of popular literature,
Heinlein's career into three different eras, with the "juveniles," the "slick" science fiction stories, and the bigger, more opnionated novels. But over in Locus Magazine , Gary Westfahl has a theory that's sure to be controversial: Heinlein's career
While never the most popular genre mysteries and action/adventure were #1 and #2 science fiction was consistently popular with the German pulp-reading public. From 1901, when the first German SF pulp called Aus dem Reiche der Phantasie appeared, to