science fiction http://wmuk.org en When is the next book coming out? Waiting on the sci-fi series http://wmuk.org/post/when-next-book-coming-out-waiting-sci-fi-series <p>Almost everyone can relate to waiting for that next book in the series to come out. Our science fiction fans <a href="http://kazoobooks.com/">John Wenger </a>and <a href="http://littleredreviewer.wordpress.com/">Andrea Johnson</a> caught us up on a few series they&rsquo;re reading.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:34:48 +0000 Andrea Johnson & John Wenger 9067 at http://wmuk.org When is the next book coming out? Waiting on the sci-fi series Going boldly into "Star Trek: Phase II" http://wmuk.org/post/going-boldly-star-trek-phase-ii <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first mission of the starship USS <em>Enterprise</em> ended abruptly in 1969. But a dedicated group of fans and professionals refuses to let the original version of <em>Star Trek</em> die. And scripts for two of the new <a href="http://www.startreknewvoyages.com"><em>Star Trek: Phase Two</em></a> missions have been written in Kalamazoo.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:12:35 +0000 Andrew Robins 5851 at http://wmuk.org Going boldly into "Star Trek: Phase II" Sci-Fi fans say sometimes short stories and anthologies tell it best http://wmuk.org/post/sci-fi-fans-say-sometimes-short-stories-and-anthologies-tell-it-best <p><strong><em>Wenger: </em></strong>Short stories have always been the heart of Science Fiction. Sci-Fi is a genre of ideas and even though some novels and series span galaxies, ideas can often be shared best in short form. Some stories you just can't get over, like Ray Bradbury's <em>The Sound of Thunder</em>, when, while hunting dinosaurs in the distant past, a hunter steps off the trail onto a butterfly and changes everything. Or the haunting last line of Arthur C. Clarke's <a href="http://downlode.org/Etext/nine_billion_names_of_god.html"><em>The Nine Billion Names of God</em></a>, when a computer has calculated all the possible names of God and the programmer looks up and "overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out."</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:18:50 +0000 John Wenger & Andrea Johnson 749 at http://wmuk.org Sci-Fi fans say sometimes short stories and anthologies tell it best Books gone 'meta' and the Chicon 7 Science Fiction Convention http://wmuk.org/post/books-gone-meta-and-chicon-7-science-fiction-convention <p>Science Fiction convention <a href="http://www.chicon.org/">Chicon 7</a>, or "Worldcon," will be at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago this weekend. At the convention, hosts will announce the winners of the 2012 Hugo awards. WMUK’s science fiction and fantasy experts John Wenger and Andrea Johnson talked about a few of the nominee’s latest reads as well as a few others.</p><p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Andrea Johnson & John Wenger 2078 at http://wmuk.org Books gone 'meta' and the Chicon 7 Science Fiction Convention