Kate Treloar suggests we look at the Broken Earth Trilogy by N K Jemisin, and will talk about the first novel, The Fifth Season, at the meeting on April 3rd, 2019.
As usual, we meet at Kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide. 6:45 for a 7pm start.
As part of the fringe, there’s a screening of this film at 6:30pm Monday, Feb 25th at the mercury Cinema.
Edwyna and Douggie are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. They are then captured by natives and sold to mad doctor who want s to use them as experimental subjects.
This powerhouse rock musical is driven by 21 original songs, wild dancing and characters you’ll never forget. Come along and meet the creators, director and producers of this amazing Aussie musical. One screening only.
See you at The Mercury.
Chris Dockrill has been writing, directing, teaching and producing theatre for over 30 years. His scripts have appeared in many collections published by major authors both in Australia and, in translation, across Europe. He has written 5 rock musicals, collaborating with his wife, Lyn, as composer. The production of The Island of Doctor Moron is a unique achievement as it is the first and only film of its type to have been produced in Australia to date. It has now screened in many countries around the world and is part of the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. His writings range from the deeply serious to the outrageously escapist as is this wonderful film.
SYFY Wire: “Netflix bringing Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth to the U.S.”
China’s film industry is truly making itself known around the globe these days. Especially now that Netflix has announced it’s snagged the rights to release The Wandering Earth, the Chinese sci-fi blockbuster touted as the country’s first mainstream sci-fi hit on par with the production quality and thrills of a Hollywood tentpole.
[…] Netflix hasn’t issued a release date for the film on its platform, but considering the streaming giant doesn’t operate in China due to local regulations favoring homegrown streaming services, it marks a major acquisition for the U.S. streaming service.
The Continuum Foundation (ConFound) has announced this year’s finalists for the 2018 Aurealis Awards. Two books from Tor.com Publishing, Corey J. White’s Static Ruin and Kirstyn McDermott’s Triquetra, have been nominated, as well as Sam Hawke’s City of Lies, which was published by Tor Books in the U.S., and Penguin Random House in Australia. The winners of the 2018 Aurealis Awards, Sara Douglass Book Series Award, and the Convenors’ Award for Excellence will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, which will be held in Melbourne on Saturday May 4, 2019.
BEST FANTASY NOVEL
- Devouring Dark, Alan Baxter (Grey Matter Press)
- Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit, Alison Goodman (HarperCollins Publishers)
- City of Lies, Sam Hawke (Penguin Random House)
- Lightning Tracks, Alethea Kinsela (Plainspeak Publishing)
- The Witch Who Courted Death, Maria Lewis (Hachette Australia)
- We Ride the Storm, Devin Madson (self-published)
BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
- Scales of Empire, Kylie Chan (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Obsidio, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
- Lifel1k3, Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
- Dyschronia, Jennifer Mills (Picador Australia)
- A Superior Spectre, Angela Meyer (Ventura Press)
- The Second Cure, Margaret Morgan (Penguin Random House)
Head over to The Aurealis Awards site for more information and details of the other categories!
Andrew leads off our discussion of last year’s winner of the Hugo for best Novella, All Systems Red, by Martha Wells.
I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don’t know, a little under 35,000 hours of movies, serials, books, plays and music consumed. As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure.
— opening paragraph of chapter one of All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Please read the novella, and come along ready to contribute to our discussion of the work. As usual, 6:45 for a 7pm start at Kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide.