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The War Of the Worlds 121st, 92nd & 81st Anniversaries

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It's been 121 years since Wells unleashed the Martian invasion on us, and 81 years since Orson Welles made us take to the streets in panic.

AMAZING NEWS: 10-6-19

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October is Meteor Month; skull & bones sugar lumps, black hole may be orbiting our sun, space rocks may be spying on the Earth, Sandford calls for change of name to Clarke Award, Venkman says dogs and cats are living together, reading SF may not make you stupid after all and lots more stuff of biblical proportions this week in Amazing News

“THE POWER”—THREE MOVIES ABOUT POWERS

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This week, Steve examines how differently powers, like telekinesis, can be handled by Hollywood. Some movies do it well, and some less well.

Big Brain Aliens

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Look at the aliens from This Island Earth. If they are so smart, why are the denizens of Metaluna all such big headed pricks?

Review(s): The BFI Film Classics Series

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An overview of the British Film Institute's Classic Film Series for science fiction, from Palgrave/MacMillan

Review: Paradox, edited by Ian Whates

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Paradox, edited by Ian Whates and published by Newcon Press, is a collection of new stories exploring aspects of the Fermi Paradox. It features stories by Rachel Armstrong, Keith Brooke & Eric Brown, Pat Cadigan, David L. Clements, Paul Cornell, Paul di Filippo, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick & Robert T. Jeschoenek, Mercurio D Rivera, Adam Roberts, Stephanie Saulter, Tricia Sullivan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Gerry Webb and George Zebrowski.

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

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Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick.

The War Of the Worlds 115th & 75th Anniversary

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It's been 115 years since Wells unleashed the Martian invasion on us, and 75 years since Orson Welles made us take to the streets in panic.

We Can Hear You Scream: An Overview of SF/Horror Literature

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The fear of the dark, the unknown, the monster standing right behind you ready to tear you limb from limb...is part of the human...

In the Beginning…

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Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

No. 4 – H. G. Wells, The Time Machine, War of...

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I suspect what most people remember most about H. G. Wells gets confused with Orson Welles, the actor. You know, that infamous radio announcement?...