Friday, January 28, 2022

Geeks Guide to the Galaxy

Don't Look Up Takes Aim at the Media

In the recent Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, a pair of scientists attempt to warn an indifferent public that a comet is about to crash into the Earth. Science fiction editor John Joseph Adams says the film is a...

The Matrix Resurrections Is a Movie for Grown-Ups

The Matrix Resurrections, directed by Lana Wachowski, largely eschews big action set pieces in favor of a more intimate story about love and mortality. Screenwriter Rafael Jordan was initially disappointed with the film but came to appreciate it more...

The Mandalorian Could Use a Watson

The new Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian follows the adventures of a ruthless bounty hunter named Din Djarin. It has a strong Western vibe, something science fiction author Rajan Khanna appreciated immediately. “One of the things I’ve always...

Was Voltaire the First Sci-Fi Author?

Ada Palmer is a professor of European history at the University of Chicago. Her four-volume science fiction series, Terra Ignota, was inspired by 18th-century philosophers such as Voltaire and Diderot. “I wanted to write a story that Voltaire might...

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