(Much discussion also regarding the future of the films he was scheduled to appear in, including, most obviously, the planned Black Panther series. Steven Barnes is arguing that the story arc begun in Captain America: Civil War, through Black Panther and continuing with the Infinity Wars duology should be completed (with another actor) before “handing the suit over to Shuri”, a position I generally agree with. However, I am also thinking about CGI, Carrie Fisher’s last appearances in Star Wars, but likewise also thinking that it is too soon to be really thinking about such things.)
Likewise, RIP John Bangsund, Australian BNF and fellow Chandlerphile (though unlike myself, John has actually received a Chandler award). You can learn more on Bruce Gillespie’s SF Commentary.
Chris Garcia and family have been forced from their home due to the California wild fires. It’s best for Chris to be “contained” (for his own and everyone else’s safety) so there’s a crowd funder for helping them out with expenses.
Paul Levinson reviews Lovecraft Country
Speaking of Canon, Nisi Shawl offers up this reading list on the foundations of Black science fiction
Another Asteroid Threatens Earth…
And speaking of things coming around again, the Bicameral Mind
Homer Carter of Mars, with the Incomparable Marge Thoris
Celebrating 70’s SF, the Space 1975 Kickstarter has exceeded its initial goal and has a bit more than two days to go
An interview with James Ransome, illustrator of the Folio Society’s new edition of Butler’s Kindred.
This recently released Soviet era film makes setting off the world’s largest hydrogen bomb look like fun
Human Navy pilot defeated in trials against AI Navy pilot – yes, they are weaponizing AI’s, despite the fact that yesterday, August 29th, was Judgement Day in the Terminator universe.
Gary K Wolf announces the re-release of his first SF novel – Killer Bowl
My dream library – EVERY book is front facing
Would Heinlein in the public domain be more popular than Heinlein not in the public domain? (Maybe ask that question about an author whose works aren’t all still in print….)
Check out these photos of Robert Bloch; the man who wrote Psycho was a ham
…and, on his birthday, fans want to remind us that you can still get all of Jack Vance‘s published works
MacMillan brings our attention to
New in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Signum University announces fall classes –
- The Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien (Live) – John Garth
- Folkloric Transformations: Vampires & Big Bad Wolves (Flex) – Dr. Dimitra Fimi
- Chaucer 1: Visions of Love (Flex) – Dr. Corey Olsen
- Eddic Poetry in Old Norse (Live) – Dr. Carl Edlund Anderson & Dr. Paul Peterson
and Viz Media shares their November and December releases –