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Book: Some Desperate Glory

By Emily Tesh. World Fantasy Award winner Tesh (the Greenhollow duology of novellas) jumps from quiet fantasy to ambitious sci-fi in her raw and action-packed full-length debut..... [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 22, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Island of Lost Souls

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 18, 2024 - 1 comment

Book: The Employees by Olga Ravn

The Employees chronicles the fate of the Six-Thousand Ship. The human and humanoid crew members complain about their daily tasks in a series of staff reports and memos. When the ship takes on a number of strange objects from the planet New Discovery, the crew becomes strangely and deeply attached to them, even as tensions boil toward mutiny, especially among the humanoids.
posted by Literaryhero on Jul 15, 2023 - 6 comments

Book: Waypoint Kangaroo

Kangaroo isn’t your typical spy. Sure, he has extensive agency training, access to bleeding-edge technology, and a ready supply of clever (to him) quips and retorts. But what sets him apart is “the pocket.” It’s a portal that opens into an empty, seemingly infinite, parallel universe, and Kangaroo is the only person in the world who can use it. But he's pretty sure the agency only keeps him around to exploit his superpower. After he bungles yet another mission, Kangaroo gets sent away on a mandatory “vacation:” an interplanetary cruise to Mars. While he tries to make the most of his exile, two passengers are found dead, and Kangaroo has to risk blowing his cover. It turns out he isn’t the only spy on the ship–and he’s just starting to unravel a massive conspiracy which threatens the entire Solar System.
posted by Literaryhero on Jun 28, 2023 - 4 comments

Book: Mickey7

"Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there's a mission that's too dangerous--even suicidal--the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal...and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it." [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jun 14, 2023 - 7 comments

Silo: Season One  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

In a toxic dystopian future, a highly regulated community lives and works in a giant underground silo, forbidden from ever visiting the surface. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on May 5, 2023 - 38 comments

Movie: Solaris

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Nov 10, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Minority Report

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Nov 10, 2022 - 16 comments

Resident Alien: Autopsy  Season 2, Ep 9

Asta is overwhelmed with guilt after she, Harry, and D'Arcy get rid of the dead body. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 11, 2022 - 8 comments

Book: Shards of Earth

Decades after the destruction of the Earth by incomprehensibly powerful entities known as Architects, the crew of the salvage ship Vulture God is trying to keep their independence and eke out a living. But after what starts at as a promising job they find themselves caught between rival human government, alien criminal gangs, opportunists and cultists. The first entry in a new series by Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Jun 7, 2022 - 3 comments

Resident Alien: Alien Dinner Party  Season 2, Ep 8

It's a surprise party as everyone gathers to celebrate Harry but some dangerous guests cause havoc. (Mid-season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 16, 2022 - 8 comments

Resident Alien: Escape From New York  Season 2, Ep 7

Harry and Asta find what they are looking for but not what they need as danger closes in. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 10, 2022 - 5 comments

Resident Alien: An Alien In New York  Season 2, Ep 6

Harry and Asta travel to New York looking for one of his people, but things go horribly wrong. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 3, 2022 - 10 comments

Resident Alien: Family Day  Season 2, Ep 5

Harry and Asta's trip is interrupted by an uninvited relative as the town celebrates family. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 24, 2022 - 5 comments

Resident Alien: Radio Harry  Season 2, Ep 4

Asta is going to find out whether Harry is building another bomb as they go camping on the reservation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Resident Alien: Girls' Night  Season 2, Ep 3

Harry meets a woman unlike any other and realizes that she is the key to his new mission. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 10, 2022 - 10 comments

Raised by Wolves: The Collective  Season 2, Ep 1

While Mother, Father, and the children face hostility from their new atheist collective, Marcus sets out to fill the walls of an ancient church with Sol's worshipers.
posted by porpoise on Feb 3, 2022 - 15 comments

Resident Alien: The Wire  Season 2, Ep 2

Harry has a plan to save Asta and himself but first he must attend the Sheriff's poker game. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 3, 2022 - 6 comments

Book: Book: Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

"Ready Player One meets Cyberpunk 2077 in this eerily familiar future." [more inside]
posted by warriorqueen on Feb 2, 2022 - 4 comments

Resident Alien: Old Friends  Season 2, Ep 1

Harry, the alien, is back on Earth but doesn't remember who he is, and only Asta can keep him safe. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 31, 2022 - 8 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: The Vanquishers  Season 13, Ep 6

In the final epic chapter in the story of the Flux, all hope is lost. The forces of darkness are in control. But when the monsters have won, who can you count upon to save the universe?
posted by mumkin on Dec 6, 2021 - 39 comments

Book: Jade Legacy

Fonda Lee's newest book (just out a few days ago) continuing the story of the No Peak Clan. Society is changing around the clans, with external pressures and personal relationships coming to bear on the Kaul family.
posted by PussKillian on Dec 1, 2021 - 5 comments

Book: Jade War

The second book in the Green Bone Saga, continuing the story of the Kaul siblings who run the No Peak clan and who are battling for survival against their rival the Mountain. Everyone is older, some are thrown into new situations in foreign countries, and the battles occasionally get very personal.
posted by PussKillian on Dec 1, 2021 - 2 comments

Book: Jade City

The first book of the Green Bone Saga, Jade City introduces us to the Kaul family, leaders of one of the powerful jade clans who run the country with a mafia-like grip. The story is a collision of Asian-inspired old codes of honor set in a world not far technologically from our own (closer to the 70s and 80s than 2021). [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Dec 1, 2021 - 4 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: Survivors of the Flux  Season 13, Ep 5

As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.
posted by mumkin on Nov 29, 2021 - 33 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: Village of the Angels  Season 13, Ep 4

Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want?
posted by mumkin on Nov 21, 2021 - 11 comments

Book: XX

Drawing on Dada, punk and the modernist movements of the twentieth century, XX is assembled from redacted NASA reports, artwork, magazine articles, secret transcripts and a novel within a novel. Deconstructing layout and language in order to explore how idea propagate, acclaimed designer and artist Rian Hughes's debut novel presents a compelling vision of humanity's unique place in the universe, and a realistic depiction of what might happen in the wake of the biggest scientific discovery in human history. [more inside]
posted by one for the books on Aug 18, 2021 - 2 comments

Book: Fugitive Telemetry

The latest in Martha Wells's stellar Murderbot series, novella-length Fugitive Telemetry, is out. [more inside]
posted by Coaticass on Apr 29, 2021 - 20 comments

Resident Alien: The Green Glow  Season 1, Ep 7

Fearing he's facing failure, Harry enlists an unlikely ally to help find his ship. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 13, 2021 - 5 comments

Raised by Wolves: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Executive produced by Ridley Scott (who also directed the first two episodes) Raised by Wolves is an original science fiction series exploring faith, belief and artificial intelligence in the 22nd century when the survivors of mankind's last great war meet on Keppler-22b. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 6, 2020 - 85 comments

FanFare Book Club?

I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
posted by rednikki on Jun 9, 2020 - 3 comments

Book: The Vanished Birds

Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her; all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives only for the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky.
posted by Chrysostom on Apr 12, 2020 - 2 comments

Book: Agency

William Gibson's "sequel and prequel" to 2014's The Peripheral.
posted by Strutter Cane - United Planets Stilt Patrol on Jan 23, 2020 - 23 comments

See: (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

One of Apple's premiere shows for their new streaming service, See takes place in a post-apocalyptic world several centuries after viral warfare has devastated mankind, leaving the few survivors and their descendants completely blind. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Nov 9, 2019 - 10 comments

Book: The Dazzle of Day

Leaving a dilapidated Earth behind, Quakers across the globe pool funds and resources as they select colonists to send to a newly discovered planet to start life anew in this “miraculous fusion of…science fiction with unsparing realism and keen psychology” (Ursula K. Le Guin).
posted by kalimac on Aug 20, 2019 - 4 comments

Another Life: Through the Valley of Shadows  Season 1, Ep 2

As tensions rise aboard the ship, the crew gets ready for an expedition to explore the planet; on Earth, Erik tries to decipher a clue from the artifact.
posted by Literaryhero on Jul 28, 2019 - 9 comments

Another Life: Across the Universe  Season 1, Ep 1

After saying goodbye to her family on Earth, Niko wakes in space to find the Salvare off course and divided loyalties among her young crew. (Netflix Original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 25, 2019 - 24 comments

The Expanse: Immolation  Show Only   Season 3, Ep 6

The protomolecule replicates, infiltrates and disseminates. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on May 16, 2018 - 40 comments

The Expanse: Reload  Show Only   Season 3, Ep 4

Derelicts are salvaged and words twisted. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on May 2, 2018 - 42 comments

The Expanse: Fight or Flight  Show Only   Season 3, Ep 1

The Rocinante is repaired, but the same cannot be said of its crew. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Apr 11, 2018 - 52 comments

Altered Carbon: Out of the Past  Season 1, Ep 1

Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.
posted by Fizz on Feb 4, 2018 - 72 comments

Black Mirror: Black Museum  Season 4, Ep 6

On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artifacts -- and a disturbing main attraction.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 45 comments

Black Mirror: Metalhead  Season 4, Ep 5

At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 59 comments

Black Mirror: Hang the DJ  Season 4, Ep 4

Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 50 comments

Black Mirror: Crocodile  Season 4, Ep 3

Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people's memories of a nearby accident scene.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 66 comments

Black Mirror: Arkangel  Season 4, Ep 2

Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 41 comments

Black Mirror: USS Callister  Season 4, Ep 1

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 29, 2017 - 99 comments

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time  Season 10, Ep 13

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 25, 2017 - 77 comments

Movie: Children of Men

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
posted by Fizz on Nov 4, 2017 - 19 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Nine: The Gate  Season 2, Ep 9

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 28, 2017 - 253 comments

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