Harlan Ellison has died. He wrote some Classic Trek and was involved in Babylon 5 and Terminator

Science Fiction giant Harlan Ellison has died at the age of 84. He wrote the best Classic Star Trek episode – City on the Edge of Forever. He also wrote an Outer Limits episode “The Soldier”. This ended being a lawsuit against James Cameron for the Terminator movies. Ellison served as creative consultant to the …

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Amazon buys rights to Three Body Problem for over $1 billion

The Three-Body Problem is a science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the first novel of the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy, but Chinese readers generally refer to the whole series by the title of this first novel. The title itself refers to the three-body problem in orbital mechanics. A trilogy …

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Science Fiction Great Ursula Le Guin died

Ursula Le Guin, a Grand Master SciFi writer, died last week. Her “greatest greats” bibliography: The Earthsea Cycle Disposessed Left Hand of Darkness Word for World is Forest Lathe of Heaven Orsinian Tales Annals of the Western Shore She was honored with the “Living Legend” Award from the US Library of Congress. Ursula Kroeber Le …

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Amazon making Ringworld, Snow Crash and Lazarus One TV series

Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series (ringworld, Snow Crash and Lazarus One). These new efforts represent a significant production investment from the studio, which is currently in preproduction, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. The hunger for …

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Science Fiction author Jerry Pournelle has died

Instapundit relayed information from Alex Pournelle that Science Fiction author Jerry Pournelle has died. Wikipedia also confirms the death of Jerry Pournelle. Jerry Pournelle wrote online at Chaos Manor. In 1985, Footfall, in which Robert A. Heinlein was a thinly veiled minor character, reached the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller …

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