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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]
A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Book: Book: Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace
"Ready Player One meets Cyberpunk 2077 in this eerily familiar future." [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
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.
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]
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.
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?
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]
Book: Fugitive Telemetry
The latest in Martha Wells's stellar Murderbot series, novella-length Fugitive Telemetry, is out. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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.
William Gibson's "sequel and prequel" to 2014's The Peripheral.
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]
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).
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.
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]
The Expanse: Immolation Show Only Season 3, Ep 6
The protomolecule replicates, infiltrates and disseminates. [more inside]
The Expanse: Reload Show Only Season 3, Ep 4
Derelicts are salvaged and words twisted. [more inside]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time Season 10, Ep 13
Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. [more inside]
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.
Stranger Things: Chapter Nine: The Gate Season 2, Ep 9
Eleven makes plans to finish what she started. (Season finale) [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer Season 2, Ep 8
An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister Season 2, Ep 7
Psychic visions draw Eleven to a band of violent outcasts and an angry girl with a shadowy past. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Six: The Spy Season 2, Ep 6
Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger, but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Five: Dig Dug Season 2, Ep 5
Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.
Stranger Things: Chapter Four: Will the Wise Season 2, Ep 4
An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.
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