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You might notice one thing fairly quickly — we’re an interesting, diverse bunch of people. Fascinating, even. So what are we all doing hanging out here? Well, all of us love writing, and we love science fiction. Sooner or later, we were all going to get around to writing science fiction. We write all different […]

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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a 2014 British fantasy adventure film starring Michael Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headey, Ioan Gruffudd, Keeley Hawes, and Aneurin Barnard in the title role.  * * * The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a Victorian steampunk movie for the entire family… assuming the entire family enjoys watching […]

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Decoding THE IMITATION GAME: Fact and Fiction in the Film and Alan Turing’s Place in the SF Genre  by  Timothy S. Johnston   — “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”   The above phrase is spoken no less than three times in […]

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JUPITER ASCENDING opens in North American theaters today. The film is written, produced, and directed by The Wachowskis, and co-produced by Grant Hill, who acted as executive producer on The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and as producer on V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, and Cloud Atlas, making Jupiter Ascending his seventh […]

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The contributors to Contact-Infinite Futures talk about their favorite science fiction films. Timothy S. Johnston, writer of futuristic thrillers including The Furnace (2013), The Freezer (2014), and The Void (2015), says Planet of the Apes (1968), The Thing (1982), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) are his three favorite science fiction movies. “APES was […]

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The Void by Timothy S. Johnston (Carina Press, 30 March 2015)   A Tanner Sequence Novel   Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner.  But when his ship breaks down in interstellar space and another murderer starts carving a path through the people around him, Tanner realizes that […]

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Science fiction and fantasy are not shy of heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione Granger, Susan Ivanova, Beverly Crusher, Zoe Washburne, Arwen, Éowyn, Laura Roslin, Merida, and Lois Lane, just to name a few. Creators of science fiction and fantasy love to show us what’s […]

IN THE VOID is the sequel to the successful first book in the Tales from the Edge series, IN THE BLACK! Book two of Tales from the Edge Catherine Rodgers doesn’t like Mercy spaceships, or the courtesans who work on them–not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after her luxurious transport […]

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Writer Timothy S. Johnston takes a trip back in time to review EDGE OF TOMORROW, on Video and Digital UltraViolet this week Title:    LIVE DIE REPEAT:   EDGE OF TOMORROW Runtime:    113 min Theatrical Release:   6 June 2014 Domestic Gross:  $100 million International Gross:  $264 million DVD/BLU/Digital Release: 7 October 2014 MPAA:   PG-13 Aspect Ratio:   1.77:1 Cast:    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton […]

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Why Set a Murder Mystery on Europa?  or … What Really is the Most Dangerous Life-Form in the Solar System? In The Furnace, my claustrophobic murder mystery that took place at a power-generating station in close orbit around the sun, I forced protagonist Kyle Tanner into a brutal situation, basically a descent into hell. Trapped […]

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It used to be that you could write a novel and put it in a drawer for six to twelve months. In fact, that used to be recommended. Lately, you can’t stop for long at all before your science fiction just becomes the present. NASA has just validated the principles behind an “impossible” space drive, […]

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