Wednesday, July 06, 2022

News of the Genres

The following articles and stories related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror recently appeared in various news sources online. An asterisk indicates that the article is of particular interest.

3 science fiction icons who appeared on Star Trek in some form (Fansided/Redshirts Always Die, July 5, 2022)

7 New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies to Watch in July 2022 (CBR, July 3, 2022)
July 2022 is bringing sci-fi and fantasy fans big-name studio releases that break genre boundaries and more traditional fare to dive into.

The 8 Worst Apocalypse Bunkers in Science Fiction (Gizmodo, July 4, 2022)

9 Iconic Black Characters In Horror Movie History (Collider, July 3, 2022)
These Black characters defy horror movie tropes!

The 13 Best Fourth of July Horror Flicks, from ‘Jaws’ to ‘The Purge’ (IndieWeb, July 4, 2022)
Stars, stripes, and slashers perfect for "a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July."

20 Tired Science-Fiction Tropes (That Still Have Life In Them) (Cracked, June 15, 2022)

50 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time (Rolling Stone, March 12, 2020)
From superhero shows and space operas to creepy anthology series, the greatest small-screen sci-fi of all time

'80s Horror Movies that Used 3D Technology (MovieWeb, July 6, 2022)
3D films experienced a massive resurgence in the '80s. Here are some horror films from that time that used 3D in that wave.

Are Bigger Budgets Worse For Horror Movies? (GameRant, July 5, 2022)
Most movie genres are dominated by films with the biggest price tags, but horror seems to have a special place for the cheap stuff.

The Best New Fantasy Books of July 2022 (Paste, July 1, 2022)

The Best New Horror Movie Scream Queens For the Modern Era (MovieWeb, July 6, 2022)
Scream queens are an important part of horror movies. Here are a few actresses who have become a part of this group in the last couple of years.

The best new science fiction books — carry on screaming (Financial Times, July 3, 2022)
From a Gothic, Dickensian fantasy to a comedic Scottish dystopia, plus Marvel Comics and a reimagining of an HG Wells classic

Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV Series Inspired by Real-World History and Mythology (MovieWeb, July 5, 2022)
From Arcane and the Industrial Revolution to Game of Thrones and War of the Roses, these sci-fi/fantasy TV are based on real history and mythology.

Book talk: Fantasy and science fiction novels (Canberra Weekly, July 2, 2022)

Can minds persist when they are cut off from the world? (Live Science, July 6, 2022)
Could we ever create a brain-in-a-vat?

Cat People (1982) Revisited – Horror Movie Review (JoBlo, July 6, 2022)

Disney's Animated Science Fiction Movies Ranked (/Film, June 16, 2022)

The Episode of ‘Masters of Horror’ Too Extreme to Air in the US (Collider, July 6, 2022)
Americans apparently like their horror sanitized

‘Epoch-making’ author Ni Kuang, who put Asian stamp on science fiction, dies in Hong Kong at age 87 (South China Morning Post, July 3, 2022)
Ni rose to fame in the 1960s with his Wisely Series and went on to write hundreds of celebrated novels and screenplays
He was regarded as part of a trio of leading Chinese authors, and his death has sparked tributes from friends and artists

Every Sci-Fi Movie Reference in Lightyear (CBR, July 1, 2022)
Pixar's Lightyear is packed to the brim with references to classic science-fiction films, taking inspiration from some of the genre's very best.

Exploring Reflections of Modern Capitalism within Science Fiction (Counterpunch, July 3, 2022)
A Bleak Future

The Floating Continent Trope Of Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Explained (GameRant, July 4, 2022)
Setting is everything in a science fiction or fantasy story, and the idea of a land mass floating through the clouds is more common than others.

Folk Horror Is The Genre We Need Right Now, And Here's Where To Start Watching (Looper, July 5, 2022)

From the Antarctic to Outer Space: 10 Iconic, Spine-tingling Horror Movie Settings (Collider, July 5, 2022)
Location, location, location…

The Glaring Flaw in 'For All Mankind' (Pajiba, July 6, 2022)

Hong Kong science fiction writer Ni Kuang dies aged 87 (Focus Taiwan, July 4, 2022)

Horror fans are battling it out to decide who are the genre’s best female villains (We Got This Covered, July 6, 2022)

The Horror Legend Behind The Black Phone's Unsettling Mask (Looper, July 5, 2022)

How games creators are using fantasy as a force for liberation (Financial Times, July 5, 2022)
Developers are rethinking a genre that until now has been dominated by tropes of conquest and colonialism

How Instagram Helps One Science Fiction Fan Sell Books (SciFiEd)

How 'Rubikon' Navigates the Challenges of Telling a Confined Science Fiction Story (Collider, July 2, 2022)
Despite a promising premise, the film becomes too defined by its limitations as opposed to its ability to tell a story within them.

July's List of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Is Here, and It's Huge (Gizmodo, July 4, 2022)
56 new page-turners set in outer space, fantasy realms, and just-slightly-off versions of our world to add to your summer reading list.

Lincoln Michel on the Pulpy, Rollicking, Resonant Early Sci-Fi of John Wyndham (Literary Hub, July 6, 2022)
Way Back in 1936, Stowaway to Mars Asked: “Does man rule machine or do machines rule man?”

Marshall author publishes new fantasy book (Fox 17, July 5, 2022)

Missing Foundation? Here are five sci-fi sagas while we wait for season two (TechRadar, July 6, 2022)
Something to tide you over until the return of Brother Day

​​The most exciting films at Fantasia this year (AIPT, July 6, 2022)
Just a sample of what we are looking forward to.

Netflix greenlights a 'Stranger Things' spin-off series to help build a franchise (Reuters, July 6, 2022)

The Next Time I Die: Exclusive Excerpt of Jason Starr's Science Fiction Thriller (IGN, June 22, 2022)
Read the first three chapters of the high-concept thriller that's headed to streaming.

The Otolith Group's Science Fiction of the Present (Ocula, July 6, 2022)

Outer Sight: The Best Science Fiction Books You’ve Never Heard Of (Book Riot, June 15, 2022)

Peacock has canceled an award-winning fantasy epic and fans are up in arms (TechRadar, July 4, 2022)
The streaming service has plugged the plug.

Science fiction meets science fact: The robots of ancient India (Hindustan Times, July 1, 2022)
Ancient India had a rich literature featuring stories about robots that was originally written in Sanskrit and then translated into Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Tocharian, and Pali

Top 10 Horror Movie Remakes, According To Ranker (ScreenRant, July 5, 2022)
A remake of any movie can be a hit or miss, but some do hit the mark, and Ranker users voted for what they felt were good horror movie remakes.

Virginia Man's Reason For Police Chase Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction (HuffPost, June 30, 2022)
The driver, Thomas W. Lee, also claimed he stole a car for the chase because he "was tired of walking."

Why Are So Many Fantasy Series About War? (Book Riot, July 6, 2022)

​​Why 'The Amityville Horror' Just Won't Die (Collider, July 4, 2022)
How a simple ghost story became a cultural phenomenon.

YouTube flags horror video as “for kids,” won’t let creator change rating (Ars Technica, July 5, 2022)
Found-footage horror channel Local58TV isn't for kids, but YouTube disagrees.

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