The Constraints of Story: A Chat with David Brin

What makes a great science fiction story? Is it the science? Is it the inventive technology? David Brin would probably say it’s using the concept of the story and working within its constraints to examine what the world would be like if that technology was available. An award-winning author best known for shining light on technology, society, and science’s effects on our civilization, Brin is possibly best known as the author of the novel The Postman, famously adapted as a feature film starring Kevin Costner. Beyond that, he’s produced a.
What makes a great science fiction story? Is it the science? Is it the inventive technology? David Brin would.

Science Fiction Theater Panel

A panel to discuss science fiction theater, moderated by Anne Morgan, Programs Director for the National New Play Network. Featuring Mac Rogers (The Honeycomb Trilogy, The Message), Tiffany Keane Scheafer (Artistic Director, Otherworld Theatre Company), Greg Lam (Last Ship to Proxima Centauri, Repossessed), and Edward Einhorn (Alma Baya, the adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep)..
A panel to discuss science fiction theater, moderated by Anne Morgan, Programs Director for the National New Play Network..

Entering the World of ‘Shiny New Things’

Looking for an intriguing sci-fi dystopia web series to binge? Then it’s time to tune in for Shiny New Things, which is debuting its season one episodes right now.  If you haven’t heard of Shiny New Things yet, you don’t want to miss out on this cool indie sci-fi series. Set in the near future after an apocalyptic nuclear war, the action of the series takes place in a world where a new government order has divided society. Poorer people find macabre work portraying the dead loved ones of uber-rich people, in.
Looking for an intriguing sci-fi dystopia web series to binge? Then it’s time to tune in for Shiny New Things,.

Catch 2021 Berlin SF Filmfest Nov 5-6

Ready for some fabulous, independent sci-fi to kick off your weekend? You’re in luck, because the Berlin SF Filmfest is happening live this weekend, November 5-6, 2021 in Germany—but it’s also viewable worldwide on XERB.TV November 5-14. So there’s no reason, and no excuse, to miss some fantastic, indie science fiction films. Now in its fifth year, the Berlin SF FilmFest is the first genre-specific SF film festival in Germany. Their aim: to provide a platform for indie sci-fi filmmakers to present their work on the big screen and to a.
Ready for some fabulous, independent sci-fi to kick off your weekend? You’re in luck, because the Berlin SF Filmfest.

Dex Legacy: SFF Audio Drama by Emily Inkpen

Audio dramas are the new frontier in science fiction storytelling right now. And among the great features out there, you’ll find a new author with great ideas and a fresh approach—sci-fi author, scriptwriter, poet and general word nerd, Emily Inkpen. In her The Dex Legacy series, the forthcoming sci-fi audio podcast, she explores the limitless possibilities of fantasy and sci-fi story crafting. Inkpen got her start early in life. Like many authors, she wrote her first book in childhood, around the age of twelve. She kept writing, and went on.
Audio dramas are the new frontier in science fiction storytelling right now. And among the great features out there,.

INDIE SF: The Making of SYNAPSE

Presenting the first episode of a new Netflix Original Series from Adi Shankar called The Guardians of Justice (Will Save You) at Cannes Series festival this week, Kenlon Clark has been a busy filmmaker. When he’s not directing animated alien superheroes, he’s shooting commercials, music videos and other film projects, including his recently released neo-noir sci-fi crime film, SYNAPSE. Here’s what Clark shared with RECURSOR about the making of SYNAPSE. RECURSOR: How did you become involved in bringing SYNAPSE to film?  CLARK: I’d been working hard to get a feature film under.
Presenting the first episode of a new Netflix Original Series from Adi Shankar called The Guardians of Justice (Will Save.

Alien Minds: GIVE ME AWAY Sci-Fi Podcast

A screaming spaceship and a world of radical hospitality… What could go wrong? If you’re listening to the stellar new science fiction audio drama, Give Me Away, you’re about to find out the answer. Written by Mac Rogers (the creator of the sci-fi hit The Message) and produced by Gideon Media (known for sci-fi thriller Steal the Stars), Give Me Away is a perfect podcast series experience for science fiction fans. It blends the sorts of mysterious aliens, advanced tech, conspiratorial plot twists, and philosophical questions that genre fans can’t get enough of. The audio drama’s first four episodes aired.
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Loscon 47 Coming Nov 2021

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) is the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club, and has gaveled to order a meeting of the membership every single Thursday night, without fail, since the club’s founding on Oct. 27, 1934. And this year once again, LASFS will present the 47th annual Loscon — Los Angeles’ longest running fan convention — over Thanksgiving weekend (November 26–28, 2021). This family-friendly gathering includes a variety of panels, discussions, activities, a film festival, an art show, music and shopping. Diverse participants.
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Absurdism and Sci-Fi: The World Premiere of Alma Baya

Science fiction has an innate ability to address current philosophical, scientific, and political ideas. So it’s no wonder that Edward Einhorn, director at the “theater of idea”s that is Untitled Theater Company No. 61(UTC61), would find a way to create theatrical productions that blend sci-fi and absurdism to the world we find ourselves facing today. Einhorn has been running UTC61 for over 25 years, often doing pieces that have science-fictional elements, such as productions of Cat’s Cradle, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Lathe of Heaven.  “Vonnegut is still my favorite author,”.
Science fiction has an innate ability to address current philosophical, scientific, and political ideas. So it’s no wonder that.