Category SFR

SFX - August 2014

Contact-IF authors discuss JUPITER ASCENDING

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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Our favorite science fiction movies

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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When Science Makes Fiction Obsolete

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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Cover Reveal: IN THE DEVIL’S NEBULA by Anna Hackett

No, that is not Master Chief on my latest cover! I am super excited to share the cover for Book 2 of The Phoenix Adventures, IN THE DEVIL’S NEBULA. This story has action, adventure, a treasure hunt for the derringer used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and a hot romance…but Master Chief from the Halo games […]

What Will They Think of Next?

A torus is a shape that crops up often in science fiction, when space stations and other creations—like the Halo of the eponymous video game—are imagined. Basically, it’s a very big donut, which seems to be an open invitation to snacking by space creatures but it’s been a popular idea all along. Now, apparently, someone’s […]

Science fiction romance

Let the Adventure Begin: Release Day Contest for AT STAR’S END

The most famous treasure hunter of all time is of course, Indiana Jones. He’s raced across our screens in pursuit of treasure (and to save the day!) with his fedora, bullwhip and fear of snakes. I read a super fun fact about Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day: that R2D2 and C3PO appear […]

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Claustrophobic SF and its intensity

Recently I read Almost Real, a wonderful erotic science fiction romance by Charlotte Stein. When I finished, I knew I’d enjoyed it, but I was also struck by the intensity of the story in a way that made me think of how much I do enjoy “claustrophobic” science fiction. In this case, two highly trained […]

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Science fiction music explores technology and alternate realities

The year is 2036 and we now live in a grim world. Art and culture have been outlawed and freedom is a thing of the past. But in a secret location, a rebellion is forming. A rebellion of dancing soldiers… This is the premise of the new video from Jabbawockeez, an eight-member hip-hop dance crew […]

Science fiction romance

AT STAR’S END: Exclusive Excerpts

The countdown is on to the release of AT STAR’S END on March 31st! Today I’m excited to share the very first excerpts from the thrill ride of a space adventure. First lines: Dr. Eos Rai gripped the edge of her seat and gritted her teeth. The pilot of her hired minishuttle executed a dizzying […]

Science fiction romance

Sci-fi Romance Covers and Cover Reveal: AT STAR’S END

The other week, I read a fabulous article by Heather Massey (sci-fi romance advocate/author from The Galaxy Express) about sci-fi romance book covers over at the Heroes and Heartbreakers blog. She talks about some of the less-than-stellar covers she’s seen on sci-fi romance books. Books that are very good but the story isn’t at all […]