Tuesday, July 12, 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.

In rebellion against the cruel present, queer games look to the future.

Films like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings may be beloved to fans, but Redditors have found that they contain some worn-out tropes.

11 Must-Read Filipino Sci-Fi Books (Book Riot, June 15, 2022)

Find a huge range of impeccable sci-fi series on Netflix.

"A trope can be as complex and metaphorical as a labyrinthine haunted house, or as a simple as the image of a bloody knife."

The annual summer event includes a wide selection of Israeli and international films, along with outdoor screenings and conversations with filmmakers around Jerusalem

Jenna Cato Bass and Babalwa Baartman discuss their film Good Madam, which uses horror to dig deeper into South African society.

The Fantasy of the Middle Ages (The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Country’s film industry makes 20 horrors in last six years, as directors channel the vampires and banshees of traditional tales

Celebrated science fiction writer Neal Stephenson’s latest novel on climate change has lots of interesting asides on technology, but little excitement and flat characters.

Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof was inspired by many different '70s car chase movies, but it also drew heavily from one classic Italian horror movie.

Best known for fantastical thrillers that doubled as political allegories, he also wrote hundreds of martial arts films for Bruce Lee and others.

From The History of Literature Podcast with Jacke Wilson

Just read it right now!

Like Peter Pan, the flying hotel can Never, Never Land.

Welcome to a Science-Fiction Planet (Counterpunch, June 17, 2022)

What are Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti doing in Space: 1999? In the Sixties and Seventies sci-fi sets, from the most expensive TV series to the cheapest of B-movies, were furnished with the icons of Italian design, which at the time looked as something coming straight from the future.

Writer Zack Kaplan discusses sci-fi as allegory, adapting his comics for television and his latest series “Metal Society.” He has written for DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics.

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