It’s been a while since I did one of these, but there continue to be fascinating things that appear out there, so I thought I’d link to a few of them.
To start with, let’s really go elsewhere: NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have produced travel posters advertising the delights of a trip through the solar system.
If you love radio (as they say, the pictures are better there) then you’re going to adore these six Philip K. Dick short stories that have been adapted as radio plays.
Still on audio, Nalo Hopkinson is one of the most exciting writers working today. If you haven’t done so already, check out Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads and her latest collection Falling In Love with Hominids. And here’s Hopkinson talking about racial and gender diversity in sf.
Finally, an odd little essay from the Cato Institute about how planned societies were a common feature in sf from the middle of the 20th century, with particular reference to Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.