AMAZING NEWS: 11-8-20: Post Long National Nightmare Edition

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VP BIDEN & SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS WIN THE PRESIDENCY!  Said everyone, everywhere:  Aljazeera has a wrap of world-leader responses to the win

Check out this “acceptance video

Do you really need any other news today?  Oh, OK.

Robert Sawyer dips into past works for this commentary, an excerpt from his novel Hybrids

F&SF temporarily closes to submissions

David Langford’s Ansible reaches 400th issue!

Want to see what ten quintillion looks like?

Sheree Renee Thomas takes over the helm at Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine

SF Commentary’s latest

Virgin Galactic will soon be giving rides to Suborbital Scientists

Alan Moore on Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner

Walter Day releases new movie cards, including one for the iconic Invaders From Mars flick

OMG:  So-called Socialists have taken over the White House and now – 007 is going to be a Black Woman!  What kind of crazed alternate reality did you wake up in this morning?  (Hint:  The Real World)

Do you think Dylan was singing about bookstores in Shelter From the Storm?  This article does.

An anatomical drawing from an unknown text that might have been published following a horrific experiment

The latest issue of Analog – Nov-Dec 2020 – is out

Ridley Scott on the latest Alien’s franchise movie

Send your DNA to the Moon:  (they say they won’t do anything with it except encase it in artificial amber and send it on its way, but there’s that little thing in the TOS about them being able to change the terms any time they want to….)

Ominous headline from the Atlantic: America’s Next Authoritarian Will Be Much More Competent

Going the long way around:  we’ll just quote this:  “There’s something both odd and pleasurable in seeing a highly stylized cartoon toy of a famous actor portraying a famous movie character based on a character in a novel based in turn off of one of your oldest friends and still being able to recognize that friend’s expression reflected in the picture of the toy.”  Click here for the explanation

HERE’S! Your Flying Car:  First Flight

New Evidence for Humans in North America from 130,000 years ago

This is brilliant:  analyzing Qanon from a game designer’s viewpoint

From the Mail:

New Releases | Top Sellers | Awards | Coming Soon

Congratulations to our Science Fiction & Fantasy nominees for the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards! Please join your fellow readers and vote for your favorite authors and stories—or if you’re new to these books, discover why they have captured so many imaginations.

This Opening Round of Voting Ends November 8th!

Network Effect by Martha Wells

Network Effect

Martha Wells

Best Science Fiction Nominee

Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you’ll read this century.

The first full-length novel in Martha Wells’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling Murderbot Diaries series.

“I caught myself rereading my favorite parts… and I can’t recommend it enough.”—The New York Times

Vote for Network Effect!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

V. E. Schwab

Best Fantasy Nominee

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After LifeThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.

Vote for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue!

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby

Tochi Onyebuchi

Best Science Fiction Nominee

Rooted in the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is as much an intimate family story as a global dystopian narrative. It burns fearlessly toward revolution and has quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience.

“Impossible to put down.”—Buzzfeed

Vote for Riot Baby!

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Christopher Paolini

Best Science Fiction Nominee

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.
Now she’s awakened a nightmare.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini.

“Dazzles with otherworldly delights—and unearthly nightmares.”—Newsweek

Vote for To Sleep in a Sea of Stars!

Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis

Axiom’s End

Lindsay Ellis

Best Science Fiction Nominee

Truth is a human right.

The alternate history first contact adventure Axiom’s End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis.

“If you want to read a serious sci-fi novel that feels like it was written by a fan who understands the pop culture side of fandom, you’re in good hands.”—Syfy Wire

Vote for Axiom’s End!

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War

Brandon Sanderson

Best Fantasy Nominee

The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson’s #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.

Vote for Rhythm of War!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

TJ Klune

Best Fantasy Nominee

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy.

1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in.”—Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless

Vote for The House in the Cerulean Sea!

The Last Emperox by John Scalzi

The Last Emperox

John Scalzi

Best Science Fiction Nominee

Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization . . . or the last emperox to wear the crown?

The Last Emperox is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Interdependency series, an epic space opera adventure from Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi.

Vote for The Last Emperox!

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Harrow the Ninth

Tamsyn Muir

Best Science Fiction Nominee

Harrow the Ninth, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor’s haunted space station.

“Deliciously bonkers, achingly, heartbreakingly twisted and purposefully broken.”—NPR

Vote for Harrow the Ninth!

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