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Strange Worlds #3 - Wally Wood, Al Williamson / Frank Frazetta art

Strange Worlds v1 #3, 1951 - Alien raiders take over Titan for its uranium mines, prompting Kenton of the Space Patrol to take action. In one of his earliest science fiction tales, Wally Wood clearly shows an enthusiasm for the genre through fine detailing on the story page and inside front cover. A second sci-fi tale, "Invasion from the Abyss" is even better. Drawn by Al Williamson, his [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, 1950s, Wood, Kenton, Williamson, Ted Ignacio, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Frazetta, MiscPub, Wally Wood Al Williamson Frank Frazetta


San Francisco! Come see me and Richard Kadrey in Berkeley on Monday with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Portland/Ft Vancouver, Seattle & Anaheim!

I've had a fabulous weekend at Chicago's C2E2 festival as part of my Radicalized book-tour, and now I'm heading to San Francisco for an appearance on Monday night at Berkeley Arts & Letters at 7:30PM with Richard Kadrey. Then it's on to at Ft Vancouver (outside of Portland, OR), and then the Seattle Public Library and finally a weekend of events at Wondercon in Anaheim. Come on out! (Image: Nikola Danaylov, CC-BY-SA)
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, Berkeley, Seattle Public Library, Anaheim, Portland OR, Richard Kadrey, Wondercon, Nikola Danaylov, Radicalized, Portland Ft Vancouver Seattle amp


Talking Radicalized on CBC's Day 6, with Tim Maughan, author of Infinite Detail

This morning, CBC's flagship weekend programme Day Six aired its latest episode (MP3), a conversation between host Brent Bambury, me, and Tim Maughan, the author of an outstanding debut novel called Infinite Detail. (Image: Jason Vermes/CBC) It's often said that sci-fi's role is to project the future, but Doctorow is skeptical of that perspective. "What we're doing is kidding ourselves that we're projecting a future; I think that at best, we're reflecting the present," he told Bambury. "...
Tags: Post, Cbc, Happy Mutants, Mp3s, Podcasts, Radicalized, Science Fiction, Spoken Word


Gollancz has published its first anthology of South Asian Science Fiction

South Asia is a hotbed of brilliant science fiction writing, as well as writings in all the related genres capture by the Bengali word "kalpabigyan (encompassing literature that is "science-dependent," "science-based," "science mystery" and "science"), and there have been many brilliant anthologies of science fiction from the region; the latest entry to the field is Gollancz's new , edited by Tarun K. Saint, the subject of a fascinating review by Gautham Shenoy in Factor Daily. The antholo...
Tags: Post, Books, Desi, Gift Guide, Kalpabigyan, Reviews, Science Fiction, South Asia


Chicago! I'm at C2E2 this weekend with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: San Francisco, Portland/Ft Vancouver, Seattle & Anaheim!

Last night's book tour event in Toronto was a smashing success! Thanks to everyone who came! I just checked in for my flight to Chicago for a weekend's worth of appearances at C2E2, and then on Monday I'll be at Berkeley Arts & Letters at 7:30PM with Richard Kadrey, then at Ft Vancouver (outside of Portland, OR), and then the Seattle Public Library and finally a weekend of events at Wondercon in Anaheim. Come on out! (Image: @codepoet127)
Tags: Post, C2e2, Chicago, Events, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction


Toronto! I'm at the Metro Reference Library tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Chicago, San Francisco, Portland/Ft Vancouver...

We had a hell of an event last night at The Strand in NYC, and I'm about to head to the airport for my flight to Toronto for tonight's event at the Metro Reference Library, hosted by the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; then it's Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Berkeley for an event with the writer and photographer Richard Kadrey, and then the at Fort Vancouver's Clark College (just outside of Portland, OR); and then the tour takes me to Seattle and Anaheim! I hope you'll come out and say hi! ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Toronto, Events, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Berkeley, Anaheim, Portland OR, Clark College, Fort Vancouver, Richard Kadrey, Barry Hertz


Toronto! I'm at the Metro Reference Library tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Chicago, San Francisco, Portland/Ft Washington...

We had a hell of an event last night at The Strand in NYC, and I'm about to head to the airport for my flight to Toronto for tonight's event at the Metro Reference Library, hosted by the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; then it's Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Berkeley for an event with the writer and photographer Richard Kadrey, and then the at Fort Washington's Clark College (just outside of Portland, OR); and then the tour takes me to Seattle and Anaheim! I hope you'll come out and say hi!...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Washington, Toronto, Events, Chicago, Seattle, Berkeley, Anaheim, Portland OR, Fort Washington, Clark College, Richard Kadrey, Barry Hertz


Cooking the Books with Arkady Martine

Happy Wednesday and welcome to a regular monthly feature in partnership with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard’s Cooking the Books Podcast! What’s cooking this month? SPACE OPERA THAT’S WHAT. In the main kitchen, Arkady Martine  talks about her debut novel, A Memory Called Empire Here at the extension kitchen, we have bonus SMUGGLERIFIC Q&A content: If you could host a dinner party with your characters, and any other characters: who and why? AND what would you ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Guillermo Del Toro, Sichuan, Ann Leckie, Fran Wilde, Anaander Mianaai, Aliette de Bodard, Real Food, McDonald s Chicken Nuggets, Chat With an Author, Cooking the Books, Marry Kiss Kill, Arkady Martine, Ilisidi


NYC! I'm coming to The Strand tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco...

Thanks to everyone who came to last night's launch event at San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy! The next stop on my tour is an event at 7PM at The Strand in NYC where I'll be appearing with the award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin, who is pinch-hitting for Anand Giridharadas, who has had a family emergency. Tomorrow night, I'll be appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library at 7PM, with the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; from there, I go to Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Be...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, NYC, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, Events, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Berkeley, Anaheim, Julia Angwin, Richard Kadrey


San Diego! I'm coming to town tonight with my new book Radicalized! (next: NYC, Toronto, Chicago...)

Thanks to the folks who came to last night's LA launch for Radicalized, my latest book of science fiction for adults; I'm about to hop a train to San Diego for an event tonight at Mysterious Galaxy at 7:30 PM. From there, the tour takes me to NYC on Wednesday (The Strand, 7PM); then Toronto on Thursday (Metro Reference Library, 7PM, with Barry Hertz), and then to Chicago for events at C2E2. From there, I head to San Francisco, Fort Vancouver, WA (Portland, essentially!), Seattle and Anaheim. L...
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, News, La, Toronto, Events, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Barry Hertz, Radicalized, NYC Toronto Chicago, San Francisco Fort Vancouver, Anaheim Looking


Los Angeles! I'm launching my new book Radicalized with Lexi Alexander tonight (next: San Diego, NYC, Toronto...)

Tonight is the launch for my latest book of science fiction for adults, Radicalized: I'll be at the Barnes and Novel at The Grove in Los Angeles, in conversation with director/activist/stuntwoman/champion kickboxer Lexi Alexander, starting at 7PM. From there, the tour takes me to San Diego tomorrow (Mysterious Galaxy, 7:30 PM; then NYC on Wednesday (The Strand, 7PM, with Anand Giridharadas); then Toronto on Thursday (Metro Reference Library, 7PM, with Barry Hertz), and then I'm in Chicago, ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, NYC, Toronto, Los Angeles, Events, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Barnes, Lexi Alexander, The Grove, Anand Giridharadas, Barry Hertz


To do in San Francisco: Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure from Free Machine on March 24

[Editor's note: I'm on the advisory board for Free Machine, a nonprofit that describes itself as an "LA-based collective of UX designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to shape a hi-tech future that is equitable, sustainable, and abundant." The following is from Ben Gansky, Free Machine's executive Director] I'd like to invite you to join me at Free Machine's Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Ad...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, La, San Francisco, Events, Futurism, Tomorrowland, Manny, Mission District of San Francisco, Postcapitalism, Free Machine, Ben Gansky Free Machine, Tomorrowland Faced


Over at Kirkus: ANCESTRAL NIGHT by Elizabeth Bear

We are over at Kirkus today with Ana’s look at Elizabeth Bear’s new novel Ancestral Night In many ways this book is an excellent pairing with MCU’s recently released Captain Marvel. No, really, hear me out. Both are stories centring women being told what or not to do, told that their emotions are crap and that they should know better, that their choices of how to deal with their emotions are wrong. It is about empowerment, going against what anybody else thinks and finding your own wa...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, Ana, Kirkus, 8 Rated Books, Elizabeth Bear


Radicalized is one of The Verge’s picks for March!

Well, this is awesome: Andrew Liptak picked my next book, Radicalized as one of The Verge's picks for March! The tour starts Monday! Cory Doctorow is best known for novels, but his new book is a little different: it’s made up of four novellas set in the near future — “Unauthorized Bread,” about a woman who goes to great lengths to jailbreak the appliances in her subsidized housing; “Model Minority,” in which a superhero tries to tackle police corruption; “Radicalized,” about a man who sp...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Cory Doctorow, Andrew Liptak, Doctorow, Radicalized


Walt Disney's Frozen Head: a science fiction movie secretly shot at Walt Disney World

Filmmaker Benjamin Lancaster spent four years secretly shooting a science fiction movie called "The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head," working with actors Daniel Cooksley and Ron Schneider to make a movie about a WDW cast-member who discovers the (urban)-legendary frozen head of Walt Disney, kicking off a series of adventures around the park. The movie premieres online later today. This is (at least) the second time someone has secretly shot a movie at Walt Disney World. (Thanks, Hugh!)
Tags: Science Fiction, Video, Movies, News, Youtube, Disney, Themepunks, Walt Disney World, Urban Legends, Walt Disney, Walt, Cryogenics, Frozen Head, Ron Schneider, Son Of Escape From Walt Disney World, Benjamin Lancaster


A massive victory for fair use in the longrunning Dr Seuss vs Star Trek parody lawsuit

Back in 2016, the Dr Seuss estate won a preliminary court action against "Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go!" a crowdfunded parody of Dr Seuss's "Oh the Places You'll Go!" and Star Trek, written by veteran Star Trek creator David "Tribble" Gerrold and illustrated by the comics giant Ty Templeton. In 2017, Comicmix, the publisher, secured a partial legal victory, but the Seuss estate wasn't done -- they have been litigating ever since, but now it appears the fight is done, and Comicmix has pr...
Tags: Google, Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Copyfight, News, Supreme Court, Law, Parody, Star Trek, Fair Use, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oracle, Timothy Geigner, Kirk, Mattel Inc


Old School Wednesdays: FARTHING (Small Change #1) by Jo Walton

Old School Wednesdays is a regular Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of New and Shiny (and often over-hyped) books. What better way to snap out of a reading fugue than to take a mini-vacation into the past? Logo designed by the wonderful KMont Title: Farthing Author: Jo Walton Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor books Publication date: First publ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, UK, England, Scotland, Book Reviews, David, Britain, United Kingdom, Carmichael, Parliament, Hitler, Scotland Yard, World War Two, Lucy, Brexit


Neal Stephenson's Seveneves Kindle edition at a steep discount

If you haven't yet read Neal Stephenson's 880-page science fiction novel Seveneves, here's your chance to get it at a fraction of the regular price.
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, News, Neal Stephenson


Gregg Araki Wants to Make America Gay Again

With “Now Apocalypse,” one of the key figures of the New Queer Cinema era turns to TV to make a raunchy sci-fi sex comedy.
Tags: Science Fiction, Television, Movies, News, Sex, Starz, Gregg, Araki, Gregg Araki, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Now Apocalypse (TV Program


Book Review: Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

Title: Do You Dream of Terra-Two? Author: Temi Oh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication date: March 7 2019Hardcover: 520 pages The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And s...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, England, Book Reviews, Earth, Harry, Jon, 6 Rated Books, Temi Oh, Dalton Academy, Terra Two


Ruminations on decades spent writing stories that run more than 1,000,000 words

Charlie Stross (previously) has spent most of his career writing two very long-running series: The Laundry Files, a Cthulhu-tinged series of spy procedurals, like HP Lovecraft writing James Bond, except Bond is a sysadmin; and The Merchant Princes, a tricksy medieval high-fantasy story that's actually an alternate worlds story that's actually a primer on economics, totalitarianism, mercantalism, and theories of technological progress. Both series have been going for more than a decade, both...
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, News, Writing, Eu, James Bond, Bob, Series, Bond, Don, Charlie Stross, Jo Walton, Stross, Long-term Planning, The Laundry Files, The Merchant Princes


Critical praise for RADICALIZED, my next book, from Booklist and Publishers Weekly

My next book of science fiction for adults is Radicalized, which will be published on March 19 (I'll be making tour appearances across the US, Canada and Germany starting on March 18); the early critical notices have started to come in and gosh, they are embarrassingly effusive! From Publishers Weekly: "Doctorow (Walkaway) captures the mix of hope, fear, and uncertainty felt by those in precarious situations, set against the backdrop of intriguing futuristic landscapes. The characters are w...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Germany, Events, Kim Stanley Robinson, Booklist, US Canada, Doctorow, Starred Reviews, Unauthorized Bread, Radicalized


A new line of heavy denim Starfleet jackets: the Star Trek: Discovery edition

Volante Design (previously) scored a huge win last November with a line of licensed heavy denim, cosplay-adjacent Starfleet jackets that could be worn like Star Trek: TNG uniforms or like motorcyle jackets, depending on how you zipped them. Now Volante has announced a second set of Trek jackets: the $330 Starfleet 2256 jackets, inspired by the crew uniforms from Star Trek: Discovery, with cuts for men and women, designed to flatter bodies of all sizes. The new jackets come in four colors: ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Fashion, Gift Guide, News, Star Trek, Trekkers, Volante, Volante Design, Starfleet 2256


Tim Maughan's Infinite Detail: a debut sf novel about counterculture, resistance, and the post-internet apocalypse

Tim Maughan has long been one of the most promising up-and-coming, avante garde UK science fiction writers, whose post-cyberpunk short fiction mixed radical politics with a love of graffiti and a postmodern filmmaker's eye: now, with his debut novel Infinite Detail, Maughan shows that he has what it takes to work at longer lengths, and can sustain a first-rate adventure story that grabs and never lets go, without sacrificing the political and technological insights that give his work depth that...
Tags: Reviews, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, Floss, UK, News, Wales, Cyberpunk, Vr, Ar, Bristol, Smart Cities, Ukpoli


Hugo Award Season 2019

The nomination period for the 2019 Hugo Awards has been open for a little while now, and since I'm finally done whinging about 2018 movies, it's time to get with the Hugo program. I've read somewhat less eligible works this year than usual, and naturally not everything I've read made the cut. In fact, as of right now, only two novellas will make the cut in the fiction categories: Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells (Capsule Review) The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts I...
Tags: Science Fiction, Movies, Peter Watts, Hugo Awards, Wolf, Moore, Heinlein, Asimov, John Scalzi, Bujold, Yoon Ha Lee, Borogoves, Val Lewton, Lewton, Vashnoi, Martha Wells Capsule Review


Fiction: A Brilliantly Funny and Slightly Bonkers New Novel From Jasper Fforde

In “Early Riser,” Fforde explores the strange things that happen when humans begin hibernating during ice age-like winters.
Tags: Science Fiction, News, Jasper, Jasper Fforde, Books and Literature, Fforde, Early Riser (Book


Fake FCC Comments, Shark DNA, and the Edge of Everything: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Hopefully your week has been better than leading New York politicians, like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo—both of whom are still dealing with the disastrous fallout from the failed deal to subsidize a new Amazon facility in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood. (Adding insult to injury:…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Gaming, Science Fiction, Politics, New York, Science, Technology, Fcc, Microsoft, Climate Change, Dna, Samsung, Genetics, Physics


Book Review: THE LAST by Hanna Jameson

Title: The Last Author: Hanna Jameson Genre: Science Fiction, Post-apocalypse, Mystery Publisher: VikingPublication date: Jamuary 31 2019Hardcover: 400 pages Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn’t ignored Nadia’s last message.Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, US, Switzerland, Mystery, Nadia, Jon, Tomi, 5 Rated Books, Hanna Jameson, Jamuary, Jon Keller


Book Review: CONTAGION by Erin Bowman

Title: Contagion Author: Erin Bowman Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Harper TeenPublication date: July 2018Hardcover: 432 pages It got in usAfter receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.Most are dead.But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.Don’t set foot here again.As they try to pie...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Horror, Book Reviews, Miscellaneous, Young Adult, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Don, Dylan, Thea, Bowman, 7 Rated Books, Speculative Fiction, Erin Bowman, Thea Sadik


Who can forget those scenes in Count Zero where they all stand around eating soup?

Back in the 1980s, the giant German sf publisher Heyne tried out an experimental partnership with a soup company Maggi (they're still around), and it was bonkers. Under the terms of the deal, science fiction novels would be periodically interrupted by scenes in which the characters would drop everything and start eating Maggi soups, smacking their lips and exclaiming over just how delicious they were. But to keep readers from confusing the soup ads with the novels, these scenes would be se...
Tags: Post, Books, Publishing, Science Fiction, Old school, News, Germany, Cyberpunk, William Gibson, Tim Powers, Maggi, Heyne, Is It Soup Yet, Count Zero