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Five good SF/F films from 2018 (that you probably missed): A New Worlds Weekly list

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New Worlds Weekly’s ‘Best Indian SF reads of 2018’

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Classics that belong on every bookshelf: The New Worlds Weekly Recap (The Reviews Edition)

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Insights, Illumination & More: The New Worlds Weekly Recap (The Interviews Edition)

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Best of New Worlds Weekly From 2017

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The Best Indian SF Reads of 2017: A New Worlds Weekly List




New Worlds Weekly recap: The best of all the worlds

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New Worlds Weekly Meetup with SFF author Samit Basu



New Worlds Weekly 42: 42 things I learnt because of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’

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Science fiction you can listen to: The New Worlds Weekly Playlist, Volume I

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New Worlds Weekly: The worlds we travelled to this year

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The New Worlds Weekly list of SFF books for children

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Strange Worlds! Strange Times!: An Indian Science Fiction anthology for adults (young, old and in-between)

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Of possible futures, science fiction and new worlds

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‘Combined weight of all the new surveillance technologies heading our way is a recipe for disaster, beyond Orwell’s wildest nightmares’

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The future is pharma, not free: A review of Annalee Newitz’s debut science fiction novel, Autonomous



Brave New Words (or rather, a few more of them)

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History’s Alternatives: Five stories about all the worlds that might’ve been (Part I)

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Speaking of Stephen Hawking, the sci-fi fan who played poker with Einstein and Newton, and threw a party for time travellers

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Fake news often reads or looks on video, like weaponized design fiction: Bruce Sterling

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Designing reality ahead of schedule: The science fictional worlds of Syd Mead, visual futurist

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New worlds ahoy! Until we reach the TRAPPIST-1 system, six SFnal worlds for you to visit

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Brave New Words: Did you know words like ‘robots’ and ‘genetic engineering’ originated in SF?

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‘Comic books do not sell themselves’: A Q&A with comic creator, artist & publisher, Vivek Goel



Hiding in plain sight: Yes, Speculative Poetry exists!

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5 superhero novels for people who love comics (or don’t)



“The task of the engineer is much like that of a poet”: A Q&A with SF author Ken Liu

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Three years and a pivot towards audio

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A different species of Indian fantasy thriller: A review of Beast by Krishna Udayasankar



Own house chicken like lentil? Possibly maybe, perhaps not

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Putting the ‘fun’ in science fiction, Space Opera hits all the right notes

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When two heads are better than one: 5 must-read collaborative SF/F novels

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The timelessness of The Ballad of Halo Jones, the girl who got out

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Being Inhuman: Emotion, ethics, adventure and artificial intelligence intersect in Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s latest novel

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Factor The Future In

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The one with the murderous plants: A review of the first contact novel, Semiosis by Sue Burke

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The literature of the Anthropocene: A genre called Cli-Fi

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Today cranked up to 12: An overview of the near-future novel, Bandwidth and a Q&A with the author, Eliot Peper

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A case to make Bengaluru the Sci-Fi hotspot

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‘Comics fans in India are exceptional’: A Q&A with Ram V, writer of Aghori, Batman, Paradiso and more

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When corporations rule the world: A review of Max Barry’s Jennifer Government

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Descender: An enthralling space odyssey with lots of heart and adventure

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What if girls had the power to rule world, and did: A review of The Power by Naomi Alderman

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‘We’re Winning the War’: A Q&A with SF writer, critic and historian, Adam Roberts

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When Amitabh Bachchan was a bona fide, costumed superhero

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Ticking all the right boxes: A review of Gareth L. Powell’s Embers of War



Something for everyone: 5 essential science fiction anthologies you must read



No Freedom at Midnight: A review of Ram V and Dev Pramanik’s sci-fi comic series, Paradiso

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What’s an Ellison? – A glimpse into the legend that is Harlan Ellison®

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When Indians make first contact: Earth to Centauri, an enjoyable anti-highbrow tale

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Love the journey. Live for it: Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

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A few fun (little-known) facts & stories about the “the proverbial ‘really good’ science-fiction movie” (2001: A Space Odyssey of course!)

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Democracy in the age of Information: A spotlight on Infomocracy, and a Q&A with its author Malka Older

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The fabulous women writers who’ve enlivened – and are enriching – Indian SF

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A whole much more than the sum of its small parts: Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti Trilogy



‘Star Wars for adults?’: The timeless appeal of a masterpiece called Dune

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The FactorDaily Year in Review: Our best stories from 2017

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What The Orville did right, to become one of 2017’s better sci-fi series

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Aliens in Delhi: When extra-terrestrials finally decide to invade India first

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A matter of Thalience: Karl Schroeder, Ventus and the ‘successor to science’



Her hideous progeny: The story of Mary Shelley and the birth of the modern Prometheus

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‘No poster and no flag’: An interview with Samit Basu

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The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts: A criminally good science fiction murder mystery

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Michael Crichton: ‘Science fiction’ author or popular thriller writer? How about both?



Last but not the least: Mooncop, a short and bittersweet sci-fi graphic novel about a lonely lunar cop



The interstellar contributions of Kip Thorne, the man Carl Sagan contacted for physics advice

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Like Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, Groot…? Then meet the ‘King of Comics’ who brought them to life!



In defence of dystopian fiction: Why we also need sci-fi that imagines bleak futures

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End of Mankind: The literally unmanned world of Y, The Last Man



That Sinking Feeling: Climate change, climate fiction, and why they’re both real and here



Allen Steele, Arkwright and the art of keeping the ‘golden’ spirit of sci-fi alive

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Can science fiction really, realistically help build better futures? It’s trying to (yet again!)

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Meet (once again) sky warrior Captain Vyom: The first Made in India on-screen sci-fi superhero

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Neither CGI nor Van Damme played a role in the iconic Predator, 30 years old today. Here’s why

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What if you found out one of your friends is 14,000 years old? Watch this film.

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The Caveman in a Lounge Suit: Sherlock Holmes’ almost-forgotten fellow Conan Doyle creation

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Alien: Covenant — In space, no one can hear your expectations crumble

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Is the current buzz around the 38-year-old Stalker justified? Yes.

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‘Dear Ravana, You May Keep Seetha’: The story of Satyajit Ray’s unmade sci-fi classic, The Alien

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Schlock & Awe: How the ‘King of B-movies’ influenced sci-fi and cinema

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Read this French comic that (probably) influenced Star Wars, before its movie version hits screens

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#NotAllSuperheroes: Superhero films that break the mould

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Set phasers to fun: John Scalzi boldly goes where no Trekkie has gone before, with ‘Redshirts’

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SF in the time of disruption: Why companies are crystal gazing through science fiction

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Father of the Alien: The Story of HR Giger and sci-fi’s Most Terrifying Monster

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Gattaca, genetic glass ceilings and borrowed ladders: Is genoism inevitable?

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Of bread and circuses: Is idiocracy inevitable?

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The Three-Body Problem deserves to be at the top of your to-read list

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The Girl With All The Gifts: A modern zombie classic

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The ‘second-best science fiction writer in the world’ also wrote bawdy verse and crime fiction

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Sci-fi, dial-up internet, biased bots, and other geekery



What’s Jagadish Chandra Bose and his hair oil doing in a sci-fi column?

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Comic Con Bangalore: More pros than a con

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Why Fahrenheit 451 is supremely relevant to the times we live in

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Why you should be excited about Ted Chiang’s Arrival into mainstream pop culture

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Westworld Redux: Artificial Intelligence and real questions about human-ness

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Innovation starvation, Hieroglyph, and stories to Get Big Stuff Done

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King of the Impossible: Flash Gordon, the nemesis of evil across the galaxy

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A science fiction classic twice over: The oddity that is The Man who fell to Earth

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Don’t you forget about me: Ready Player One for a nerdgasmic trip to the 80s

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Science and fiction meet in India: The scientifiction of Jayant Narlikar

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Men go and come, but Earth Abides: Science fiction’s most poignant post-apocalyptic story

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Reality is a bubble: The sci-fi of Philip K Dick, the fictionalising philosopher

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The dreams our stuff is made of

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When men and women don’t need each other: A review of Sadhna Shanker’s Ascendance

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Read Eliot Peper’s Breach while it’s still fiction

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Ted Chiang’s Exhalation could possibly be the best collection you read this year

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Pulling their own strings: India’s first all-female feminist SF anthology is a celebration of feminine strength



Radicalized by Cory Doctorow

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A great, not-imaginary comic about an imaginary computer: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

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Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Daughter: The typical ‘anti-fantasy’

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Ian McEwan and the (re)invention of science fiction: Why contempt for SF only exposes ignorance

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The game is always afoot: The SFnal adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Can Science Fiction save your company, and help it survive and succeed?

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Lota, not toilet paper: The eclectic dreams of The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction

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We’re overdoing dystopian sci-fi. Can we please take a break?

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Follow the Money in Adam Roberts’ latest howdunnit (and a whodunnit-to), By The Pricking of her Thumb

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No, Blade Runner was NOT predicting the future

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Edgar Allan Poe – The father of science fiction?



Telling the China Story: The Rise and Rise of Chinese Science Fiction



A heady melange of mecha action & adventure, amongst others: Mecha Samurai Empire by Peter Tieryas

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Anthea Bell – Illusionist par excellence and PUNdit extraordinaire

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Dive into great SF/F short stories with LeVar Burton (Reads)

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Unambiguously good: A review of Vandana Singh’s Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories

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The (re)discovery of Cordwainer Smith, the shaper of myths

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Twelve Tomorrows: Forays into the future with science fiction that takes science seriously

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John Brunner’s The Shockwave Rider: A sci-fi classic from the past, whose future we live in

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Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie isn’t just for readers of SF, here’s why

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Of decaying dreams & the mundanely mysterious: The eerie irresistible sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag’s Tales From The Loop

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Our turbulent world against a background of stars: Why Olaf Stapledon’s Star Maker is essential reading, even today



Primer, and more: Sci-fi films with big ideas and a low budget

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Somewhen in time: A (Brief) History of Time travel, the anti-thesis of YOLO

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A story for our times: Adolf Hitler’s Hugo-award winning SF classic, Lord of the Swastika

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When Big Brother meets Big Data, we get to live in glass houses!

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Scientists doing scientifiction: The science fiction of India’s people of science

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Beyond the books: Ursula K. Le Guin’s many tentacles

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Gravity’s Poet: Kip Thorne continues to help us explore the warped side of our universe

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Reading Playboy for the stories: The magazine’s long partnership with science fiction

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HG Wells: The man who domesticated the impossible (and also ‘invented’ the time machine)

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Death to ownership: A future where everything is available and nothing is yours

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Cry havoc and let slip the AIs of war



The Nexialist approach: Van Vogt and the idea that ‘specialisation is for insects’

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