science fiction


V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

Weekend in Review

Doom, sci-fi and fantasy

Wherein fantasy and metal combine, but not actually as fantasy metal.
V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Men Into Space

Idiot Box

S-F TV

Comet TV hits Albuquerque

Comet TV hits Albuquerque.
V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016

Literature

Local Fantasy/Space Opera Writer at Page 1

Daniel Abraham, best-selling local fantasy and space opera author, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, June 25, to talk about and sign his latest epic fantasy novel, The Spider's War: The Dagger and the Coin Book 5, which marks the conclusion to this series.

The book is described as such: "Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent conflict of all against all. In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world."

Abraham is the author of the critically-acclaimed Long Price Quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild award. He also writes as MLN Hanover and (with Ty Franck) James S.A. Corey. Corey's space opera books have been turned into "The Expanse" TV series on the SyFy Channel, which has been renewed for a second season. He lives in Albuquerque with his family.

V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Courtesy of Wyrdteenth's Facebook Event Page

Event Horizon

No Fear of a Black Planet at Wyrdteenth

Sunday, Jun 5: Wyrdteenth

Celebrate cultural aesthetics and critical dimensions of Afrofuturism with zines, poetry and performances from Ebony Isis Booth, Marya Errin Jones, Brielle Leilani, Tanesia Hale-Jones.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
“Mad Scientist and Minion”
illustrations by Darla Hallmark

Arts Feature

Pros at a Con

Bubonicon 46 gets bigger, better and brainier

Filk your heart out at Bubonicon 46, Burque’s own sci-fi convention stuffed to the gills with authors, panels, costumes and more.
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“There’s something in your eye. ... Oh, that’s my finger. Sorry.”

Film Review

I Origins

Sci-fi love story speculates there’s more to life than meets the eye

Indie filmmaker explores science and spirituality in the eyeball-obsessed I Origins.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Book Review

First World Problems

Hard to Be a God

Don Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Creepy Government Man (Laurence Fishburne) says Hi! to his friends in New Mexico.

Film Interview

Signal Secrets

An interview with The Signal director William Eubank

With the sci-fi mindbender The Signal hitting theaters this Friday, we chat with director William Eubank about shooting the film right here in New Mexico.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014

Book Review

Jumpin' Shitcakes!, Right?

Pete, Drinker of Blood

Pete, Drinker of Blood might not be Scott S. Phillips’ most recent hilarious novel, but it’s the one we had.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

Book Review

Farewell, My Metaphysic

Something More Than Night

Ian Tregillis’ genre-warper Something More Than Night isn’t quite your typical mystery. For one thing, it’s set in Heaven, and the VIP who got himself rubbed out just happens to be the angel Gabriel.
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V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

Book Review

Listen to that Voice

The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

Connie Willis prefers the voices in her fiction to leap off the page and sink their thumbs into your windpipe.
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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013

Book Review

Ego Trip

Big Egos

For just a few hundred bucks, you can buy and inject a Big Ego—and for a few hours you’ll look, feel and be treated like the celebrity you’ve always deserved to be.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Alan F. Beck

Culture Shock

Get your plague on

From va-va-voom to vermin, Culture Shock highlights the week’s artworld finest.

Book Review

Space Opera Hits a High Note

Abaddon's Gate

An alien artifact known as the Ring, an intergalactic weapon of unknown power, lies at the heart of this third book in the “Expanse” series.