Fried-Day News Nuggets, June 21, 2013: Bite Sized Speculative News For Your Consumption
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Fried-Day News Nuggets, June 21, 2013: Bite Sized Speculative News For Your Consumption

First things first, there is a SuperMoon this weekend, but this article claims it is over-hyped and won’t be that special. Enh, go look at it with your loved ones anyway. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/20/supermoon_big_bright_moon_but_no_more_than_usual.html This article about book-to-movie adaptations caught my eye today. http://www.blastr.com/2013-6-20/8-big-book-movie-adaptation-changes-we-loved-plus-3-we-hated And Gene Roddenberry’s ashes are headed to space, my dears. The Final Frontier. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/gene-roddenberry-star-trek-remains-space_n_3474455.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment Joss Whedon … Continue reading

Some Subtext of Pop Sci Fi As Well As Over-think From Oz.
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Some Subtext of Pop Sci Fi As Well As Over-think From Oz.

Analyzing popular culture in academic essays and documentaries is nothing new and neither is examining themes in Science Fiction, but two recent news stories have stood out to me as potentially over-thinking some of our popular Sci Fi classics. One is the article from the last week in May about a new Australian book about … Continue reading

Deep Fried-Day News Nuggets, May 31, 2013
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Deep Fried-Day News Nuggets, May 31, 2013

This cartoon, which hasn’t even premiered on The Hub yet,  is now the most controversial cartoon to come out in a while because a young boy becomes a superhero by dressing up like…gasp…shockhorror…a girl!  Whatever. I will now watch the hell out of it just to tick off the Right Wing. http://io9.com/gender-swapping-superheros-creator-responds-to-right-w-510526967 An interview with … Continue reading

Science Fiction Don’t Get No Respect
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Science Fiction Don’t Get No Respect

After reading this article over at io9 this morning, http://io9.com/iain-m-banks-explains-he-wasnt-writing-science-fictio-509125322 about how Iain Banks, who writes both literary novels and Science Fiction genre ones, doesn’t just write the Sci Fi for money and how this is a bit shocking for people, it has me thinking once again about how Science Fiction is still viewed as a pulp … Continue reading

Craftin’ and Cookin’ the Deep Fried Way 3: How It “Felt” to Me
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Craftin’ and Cookin’ the Deep Fried Way 3: How It “Felt” to Me

Today, I went to our local Book Fair which is basically two warehouses full of discounted books that is just awesome. I have been going for over 20 some years and there looks to be little sign of an end in sight for my cheap book deal-loving ways. There, at the glorious book mecca, I, … Continue reading

Deep Fried-Day News Nuggets
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Deep Fried-Day News Nuggets

This was always intended to be a weekly feature, but I was under the weather last Friday and simply forgot, so expect it from now on that we will have Fried-Day nuggets every Friday. An interview with Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-persons/mystery-science-theater-3000_b_3288011.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment Here is a review of Charlaine Harris’ much anticipated Dead Ever After book, … Continue reading