science fiction

Science Fiction
1:34 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

When is the next book coming out? Waiting on the sci-fi series

George R.R. Martin, the writer of the popular book series now TV show 'Game of Thrones'
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Almost everyone can relate to waiting for that next book in the series to come out. Our science fiction fans John Wenger and Andrea Johnson caught us up on a few series they’re reading.

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Arts & More
1:12 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Going boldly into "Star Trek: Phase II"

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The first mission of the starship USS Enterprise ended abruptly in 1969. But a dedicated group of fans and professionals refuses to let the original version of Star Trek die. And scripts for two of the new Star Trek: Phase Two missions have been written in Kalamazoo.

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Science Fiction
12:18 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Sci-Fi fans say sometimes short stories and anthologies tell it best

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Hear about Wenger and Johnson's short Sci-Fi picks

Wenger: 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 The Sound of Thunder, 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 The Nine Billion Names of God, 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."

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Science Fiction/Fantasy
12:00 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Books gone 'meta' and the Chicon 7 Science Fiction Convention

Science Fiction convention Chicon 7, 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.

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