Note: Some items were not included owing to local scheduling conflicts. An Amazing News Addenda will be published later today.
TODAY: 2 PM EST: How I learned to stop worrying and just schedule the damned convention: a talk and presentation about the scheduling tools created for the first AmazingCon, presented at Virtual Convention Convention, the con for “for those who run virtual conventions and conferences”. Visit and sign up here.
How Kubrick ruined everything. Well, just science fiction, actually.
Jeff VanderMeer says “an apocalypse doesn’t have to mean the end of the world, but a reimagining of how we live on it.” in this NYTimes podcast
CNN’s Jake Tapper acknowledges female contributions and should be emulated
Ploughshares‘ latest issue
The Orville’s 3rd season announced (nice to see “real” Star Trek back on TV for a change. Yes, that is a snarky comment. Doesn’t make it less true.)
J. Michael Straczynski was appointed the estate executor for Susan & Harlan Ellison. Over the past week he has teased a project, which turned out to be an announcement that a “version” of The Last Dangerous Visions (yes, pick your jaw up and read that again) will be offered to publishers in 2021. You can join a short-term Patreon tier to learn more about the content.
Paul Levinson asks: what is the role of the SF author today?
The mainstay of SF film audio tracks is 100 years old. Wave “Hi!” to the Theremin. (Hey, not so close, that sounded weird!)
Pohl and Kuttner’s Gravy Planet adds another fulfilled prognostication: Israeli tech beams focused sound to a single individual.
Baby Yoda Cancelled Over Accusations of Genocide. (Then restored after people remembered its just a Disney TV version of something that used to be called “Star Wars”. And yes, that was another snarky comment.)
WHEN!?! will we get to see Wonder Woman 1984?
Has anyone asked Neil deGrasse Tyson what kind of bait he intends to use when ice fishing on Ganymede?
Johnny 5 is Alive!, presumably in this planned remake of Short Circuit