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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Update: Jason Isaacs’ Mask, Doug Jones’ Action Mishap, and Starfleet HQ

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We also round up the latest quotes, images and information on the newest addition to the Star Trek franchise.

#05: Since You’ve Been Gone

COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #05: Since You’ve Been Gone It's our annual review of some of the changes that have occured in the past year here in downtown San Diego in the area surrounding the Convention Center! Read more

“Transformers: The Last Knight”: Machinery and Mythology

If you’re a fan of the Transformers, this will live up to your expectations. The plot was far better than most of the films giving audiences the development of the Transformer world. You get plenty of Optimus and his speeches. Bumblebee gets a chance to shine.   [Read more...]

Interview, of Me, in Iowa, In Which I Talk About Writing

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Gotta be honest, I had entirely forgotten I’d done this interview last year when I was in Iowa City for a book festival. But eventually it all came back to me. Also, it’s a pretty good interview. Enjoy.

#04: Pre-Register for the Blood Drive!

COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #04: Pre-Register for the Blood Drive! Give the gift of life at Comic-Con... set aside some time to donate blood at the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive, named Blood Drive of the Year by America's Blood Centers! Read more

#03: Don’t Be Scammed by Companies or Individuals Selling Fake Badges for Comic-Con 2017!

COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #03: Don’t Be Scammed by Companies or Individuals Selling Fake Badges for Comic-Con 2017! Today's Toucan Tip contains important information on how to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous companies and individuals selling fake or non-existent Comic-Con badges! Read more

A New Addition to the Midnight Star Universe

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

If you’re a fan of the Midnight Star video games I helped create, here’s something fun for you: John Shirley, legendary writer and lyricist, has written “Purgatorio,” a serialized story set in the Midnight Star universe. He’s written it for Bound, a new company (and iOS app) specializing in serialized fiction. Which is pretty cool. […]

On That GOP Health Care Bill, and Tax Breaks

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

First, my initial thoughts, as rendered on Twitter. I know folks who'll likely die if this GOP health plan passes. But I guess the big tax cut I'll get out of it is supposed to make that okay. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 22, 2017 I'd rather keep paying those taxes and help keep my […]

More Fireflies

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

I’m getting a smidgen better at taking pictures of these little glowy dudes. The secret, which is not a secret at all, is long exposures on steady platforms, and low ISO settings so you don’t blow out the picture. This one, which is actually a detail of a larger photo, is a 20 second exposure […]

Showrunner Talks About Universe-Changing Decision At Heart Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Showrunner Aaron Harberts also talks about how Discovery will not be sticking to Gene Roddenberry's rule of no conflict within the crew.

June 23, 2017: Tonight on Dark Matter – Our craziest episode yet!

Shooting the THRANdroid duet! Don’t miss Dark Matter Episode 304: “All The Time In The World”!  Tonight at 6:00 p.m. on SYFY and Space Channel! Tagged: #DarkMatter, Dark Matter

One Season In: AMC’s “Preacher”

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Slice of SciFi

Preacher is how a TV adaptation of a comic series suited to episodic visual storytelling (seriously this comic’s been begging to be on television for ages) should be done - with character development deeply embedded to anchor the story.   [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery Story Hints

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

This has been a good week for Trek fans, with pictures and news about Star Trek: Discovery being released almost daily. Today’s...

In Which I Announce My Plan to Hide From the News Until Head On Is Done

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Hey, did you know I’m currently writing a novel? I am! It’s called Head On, and it’s coming out in ten months. Also, it’s not done yet, and the deadline is real soon now. I need to make some real progress on it in the next few weeks or else my editor will give me […]

The Big Idea: Laura Lam

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Big Ideas are great for a book (I mean, that’s kind of the whole point of the “Big Idea” pieces). But as Laura Lam explains about her novel Shattered Minds, sometimes the Big Idea is just the jumping off point. LAURA LAM: Sometimes you get the big idea for the story. Sometimes that’s not enough, […]

The Big Idea: Curtis C. Chen

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… well, if you’re Curtis C. Chen, maybe you think about setting a novel there. Here’s Chen now to explain Kangaroo Too’s lunar connection. CURTIS C. CHEN: It is very likely that I set Kangaroo Too on the moon because of The Fifth Element. In […]

June 22, 2017: From Window of Opportunity to All The Time In The World!

About 18 years ago, my writing partner, Paul, and I landed staff positions on a little scifi series called Stargate: SG-1 (You may have heard of it!).  With one script under our neophyte belts, we were given the green light to start work on our second.  It was based on a pitch that involved the […]

Gendel At Escape Velocity 2017

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Those attending this year’s Escape Velocity, to be held September 1–3 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. will be...

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