Cooking and Sci-Fi Are the Hot Print Segments This Year So Far

Much lower sales for last year's religious phenom, 'The Shack,' contributed to a decline in fiction units in the first half of 2018. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HBO's *Years and Years* Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

At its core, science fiction is a tool for building thought experiment machines. That's the game Russell T Davies' new show is playing so beautifully. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-07-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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HBO Max Expands Originals With Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Series, Selena Gomez Cooking Show

NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock has an original science fiction series, Brave New World. Netflix is prepping Away, an upcoming sci-fi drama following a group of astronauts on a journey to Mars. Now, HBO Max has announced the premiere date of its own ambitious sci-fi show. Raised by... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-08-05 21:37:25 UTC ]
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All of the Sci-Fi Stories We Published This Year

In a moment where the future seems impossibly turbulent, leaving us feeling powerless, science fiction can help us get our heads around the complexity. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-12-31 14:00:05 UTC ]
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Infoporn: 100 Years of Sci-Fi, Explored

Using data scraping, network analysis, and machine learning, the Science Fiction Concept Corpus includes more than 2,600 books written since 1900. Here's what we found. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New York bookshop launches rescue mission to digitize out-of-print sci-fi titles

Singularity & Co aims to rescue near-extinct 20th century sci-fi titles to ensure they still exist in the next one. Established from a Kickstarter campaign, the small team has already digitized and published A Plunge Into Space and The Torch, both with new cover art, while its third title... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Print market volumes up 18% year on year since bookshops reopened

Bookshops reopening since lockdown restrictions eased have boosted the market 18% in volume against the same period in 2019, with 14.6 million books sold since shop doors opened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 09:17:49 UTC ]
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Space oddities: why the Futurama reboot went from sci-fi to sci-why

The show was axed and remade, moving to Comedy Central and leaving its comedic legacy behindMatt Groening could do no wrong in 1999. The Simpsons was still both witty and money-spinning, and he could get any project he wanted greenlit – even a sci-fi comedy cartoon called Futurama. The show... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-10 12:00:09 UTC ]
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Printing in Hong Kong 2013: What’s Hot in the Printing Industry

No one can accuse the print manufacturing industry of standing still. Every now and then, a major revolution or innovation would shake it up and get everybody guessing and thinking. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Clock Tower lands YA sci-fi gaming series by Sullivan

Sweet Cherry imprint Clock Tower Publishing has acquired M J Sullivan’s YA sci-fi series inspired by gaming and virtual reality. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-26 18:01:30 UTC ]
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How to Reframe the Strangeness of The Plague as Sci-Fi Noir

In the early 2010s I lived near a bookstore called KAYO Books, in an area of San Francisco sometimes called Tenderloin Heights. They stocked an incredible array of pulp and genre fiction: two dizzying floors of detective fiction, mysteries, westerns, schlocky movie and TV tie-ins, and erotica.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-11-24 09:55:50 UTC ]
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10 Strangest Sci-Fi Dystopias

Lincoln Michel, author of the new novel 'The Body Scout,' picks 10 of his favorite dystopian novels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Astronauts check our scripts!’: inside the new age of sumptuous sci-fi TV

With clone emperors in haute couture and exotic wolf-lizards poised to attack, Foundation and For All Mankind herald a new era of ravishing spectaculars. Can they do for sci-fi what Game of Thrones did for fantasy?Dynastic infighting, the decline and fall of a mighty empire, tyrannical rulers... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-23 15:57:15 UTC ]
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Print Book Sales Could Grow by 2% This Year—Or by 8%

In a presentation on July 21, NPD BookScan said that, based on current trends, unit sales of print books are likely to finish 2021 with a gain over 2020. How high that gain will be depends on several factors, including the future course of the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bo-Young Kim on Finding Unlikely Sci-Fi Influences

Western works of science fiction were not easily accessible in translation in South Korea until recent years. The country was ruled by a succession of military dictatorships until around 1992, and before that time, South Korean culture had been surveilled through a state censorship system that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-05-27 08:50:01 UTC ]
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Sci-Fi Writer or Prophet? The Hyperreal Life of Chen Qiufan

As China’s science fiction authors are elevated to the status of oracles, Qiufan’s career—and his genre’s place in society—have gone through the looking glass. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2021-03-09 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Funny Sci-Fi Books

Do you love your science fiction with a heaping side of humor? You’ve come to the right place! Pick up these funny sci-fi books, including Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-28 11:38:00 UTC ]
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A New Way to Trace the History of Sci-Fi’s Made-Up Words

The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction turns a century of neologisms (and neosemes!) into a redefintion of the genre. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2021-01-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Tracking the Vocabulary of Sci-Fi, from Aerocar to Zero-Gravity

The new online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction probes the speculative corners of the lexicographic universe. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-26 12:01:06 UTC ]
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BookScan estimates 2020 full-year print market up 5.5%

Nielsen BookScan has estimated the full-year print market for 2020 at 202 million books sold for £1.76bn, a 5.2% rise in volume and a 5.5% increase in value compared to 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-22 10:32:48 UTC ]
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