Paul Semel
35 minutes ago

Read Rebecca Fraimow's "The Iron Children" tonight.
Interesting...but not as good as I was hoping it would be. Ah well.
#books #reading #SciFi #SciFiBooks #ScienceFiction

SciFi/Fantasy Magazine Covers
1 hour ago

Planet Stories vol. 5, no. 11 (March 1953)

So much going on here that I missed one detail, the guy in the cloak is holding a musical instrument?

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

Planet Stories magazine cover from the 1950s; a man and a woman are menaced by a blue-skinned man with white hair and beard; a white cloud emanating from the blue man's head shows an image of a demonic blue creature;

Planet Stories vol. 5, no. 11 (1953/03).
2 hours ago

Who here has seen Coyote Ragtime Show and what were your thoughts about it? #Anime #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Crime

2 hours ago

Who here has seen Cowboy Bebop and what were your thoughts about it? #Anime #SciFi #ScienceFiction #BountyHunter

3 hours ago

Who here has seen Code Geass Akito the Exiled and what were your thoughts about it? #Anime #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mecha #Superpowers #Spinoff

3 hours ago

Who here has seen Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion and what were your thoughts about it? #Anime #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mecha #Superpowers

3 hours ago

Who here has seen Clockwork Planet and what were your thoughts about it? #Anime #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Harem

4 hours ago

Who here has seen Casshern Sins and what were your thoughts about it? #Anime #SciFi #ScienceFiction #PostApocalyptic

8 hours ago

I think," George said, "I know a little bit more about him than you do. And I think if he'd maybe come talked to somebody like me first, we could have maybe worked somethin' out where he didn't have to go and get himself and some little girl in trouble. About him or the girl, I don't think nothing; I don't know them. But I think what you told me about is very," and George dropped his chin, "very, very sad.

#ScienceFiction #SamuelRDelany

Future News
9 hours ago

Future News 5/29/23 C.E. | 5/30/38 T.A.D.
🔘 Reporting live via the Kuznetsova Gateway 🔘

Taaffeite Discovery Shines Spotlight on Small New Mexico Town

Taaffeite is extremely rare, and the size of the deposit found would be unprecedented in mineralogy.

Read on:

#scifi #sciencefiction #timetravel #NM #NewMexico #mining #geology #news

A cluster of small pinkish-purple crystals attached to a piece of stone, believed to be the rare mineral Taaffeite.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries vol. 14, no. 4 (June 1953)

Really weird to see Ayn Rand in this context, even weirder to see Kafka's “Metamorphosis”. These people are overjoyed to have freed themselves from their chains. What are they looking at? How did the guy harness the power of lightning?

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

Famous Fantastic Mysteries magazine cover from the 1950s; a man and a woman with broken chains on their wrists are in a forest; the man has lightning bolts coming from one hand.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries vol. 14, no. 4 (1953/06).
11 hours ago

Listening to Ryuichi Sakamoto while going over Dave Cook & Craig Paton's Killtopia from BHP Comics again, ahead of chatting to Dave, @everdundas & Mike Carey at @cymerafestival this coming Sunday

#books #comics #Edinburgh #ScienceFiction #Cymera #CyneraFestival #livres #bandedessinee #Killtopia #LiteraryFestival

Cover of volume one of science fiction comic Killtopia
Christopher Pate :verified:
11 hours ago

Looking for something to read or listen to on a holiday? Three free reads and a spooky listen for your speculative reading/listening pleasures at:

Lucky - interview with a werewolf!
The Fence - Horror stranded on a lonely country road.
Shades of Samhain - Halloween spookiness!
Fire Sale - Even mannequins get lonely!

#WritingWonders 5.29 — What type of government exists in your story?

Absolute monarchy.

For most people, life is pleasant, predictable, peaceful, and under the rule of laws far fairer than any in our time. You would have little to complain about. However, you wouldn't have today to compare to. Director Rainy Days, the Director of Home and the Nine Outer Worlds, has rewritten history. She is immortal (not invulnerable).

All property stems from her. The best you can hope for is a lease, and then property stewardship laws limit what you can do with it, especially beyond your lifetime.

All rights are at her whim. She fosters bureaucracies as she can't handle all her goals alone. All rights she revocably grants come with laws that make lying and abuse of those rights an offense against the absolute ruler. That offense is always worse than the crime.

She favors stability over anarchy. Usually. It isn't a world without crime. Criminals as well as other nations mostly understand they enjoy autonomy and their governmental paradigm so long as the Director of Home values the experiment they represent. When wars occur, it's often part of the experiment. She works to ensure weapons she can't defend against are never created—or are quickly destroyed with their makers and masters.

Rainy Days doesn't aways win her wars, but civilization starts renewed soon after. With her at the helm, or sometimes with only her influence. Some believe she's committed genocide.

She has goals. Maintaining the gene pool and increasing humanity's diminishing population seems the greatest amongst them, which is strange considering the blood on her hands.

These people live in interesting times.


#fiction #fantasy #sf #sff #sciencefiction #writing #writer #writers #author #writingcommunity #writersOfMastodon

Thomas Rabenstein ✨
11 hours ago

🇪🇸 La serie de ciencia ficción "NEBULAR".
La 5ª edición de mi serie traducida al español ya está disponible como libro electrónico. Las novelas publicadas hasta ahora están disponibles en la tienda #Kindle de Amazon, en #Kobo, en #GooglePlaystore y en #AppleBooks.
¡Hasta la vista y a las estrellas!
#sciencefiction #cienciaficcion #libroelectronico #espanol #espana #argentina #chile #mexico #peru

Portada del 5º número de mi serie de ciencia ficción NEBULAR.
12 hours ago

what type sports might evolve for low to no gravity? Any supplements out there? (for any system?)

Luchadores in space just struck me, for some reason, though that is entertainment, not sports...

#Ttrpg #sciencefiction

Johnathan Reid
12 hours ago

The science behind why 'exploratory preferences' could explain the human fascination for imaginary worlds in fictional stories:

#writingcommunity #sff #fantasy #sciencefiction

"We provide empirical evidence that imaginary worlds appeal more to more explorative people, people higher in Openness-to-experience, younger individuals, males, and individuals living in more affluent environments."
THOPAN :mastodon:
13 hours ago

Hab mir jetzt die ersten beiden Bände der #Singularity-Reihe von #WilliamHertling gekauft, gibt es beim #BeamShop für 2,99 bzw. 4,99. #ScienceFiction

Nachdem ich erst Band 4, dann Band 3 gelesen hatte, versuche ich es mal klassisch: erst 1, dann 2. 😄

13 hours ago

The Void - Dark sci-fi space opera.

S02E15 - Tracks In The Dust:

On the furthest edge of the known universal territory, an unidentified species arrives and immediately sets to destruction.

Incensed at this violent intrusion, the godlike Eyrians intervene and promptly get annihilated. For the first time ever, they ask for help.

But against that level of power, what can be done?

#scifi #sciencefiction #thevoid #scifibooks #writingcommunity #writing

Illustration by Doodlenerve0116.

Captain Carl Schafer visits his Fillim crew members, Doctor Lux Pang and Doctor Exotic Nurr looking for information about these strange new invaders nicknamed The Silence.

It is the first time he has visited their habitat on the ship, and he finds it disorienting, aligned vertically rather than horizontally.

From the very narrow, but also very high, slot in the wall, Doctor Lux Pang emerges like a spider several metres off the ground.

His three arms clasp at the walls, as does his tripod legs, his single wraparound compound eye analysing Captain Schafer carefully. His chitinous exoskeleton shines a little as the light reflects off it.

Raising one of his insectoid claws, he beckons the captain to enter their crack in the wall.
Allan Boroughs
13 hours ago

India Bentley returns in TECH HUNTER - this July!
Sign up below for more details and to receive a FREE book
#writing #authorsofinstagram #creativewriting #london #reading #writing #adventures #sciencefiction #scifi #scifibooks #dystopian

David Whitmarsh
15 hours ago

Went to see Jules Verne's house in Amiens, France today. Well worth a visit if you're ever in the area.


Daniel Detlaf
15 hours ago

@wonderofscience @Physicsj

That is just a dang nifty graphic to have around.

#scifi #writing #writingcommunity #sciencefiction

Jump Leads :podcast:
15 hours ago

Our season finale drops this Wednesday! Are you excited? We are!
#sciencefiction #scifi #scificomedy #audiodrama #podcast #Comedy #audioplay #radioplay

a forest backdrop. Over this, the text: "SEASON FINALE. AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND CRIME. WEDNESDAY MAY 31ST."
Dr. Amy H. Sturgis
15 hours ago

New #podcast alert! The first episode of the #TeachingWithMagic podcast is now available.

Are you a teacher who enjoys teaching and using fantasy texts in the classroom? This podcast is meant for you.

#Teaching #Fantasy #ScienceFiction #SFF #Pedagogy #SpeculativeFiction #Tolkien #StarWars

Teaching with Magic with Elise Cedeno logo, featuring black and white books surrounded by dots and stars of different colors.
16 hours ago

Sorry." The clumsiness and sincerity of Tak's amateur therapy made him chuckle. "Not that way.

#ScienceFiction #SamuelRDelany

16 hours ago

#WritingWonders 29 May: “What type of government exists in your story?”

(1/2) They say TTMA supersedes the State and its supporting concepts, including Law itself. TTMA signatories are said to flow with it rather than attempting to control their environment. Anything that looks or acts like a coercive social structure gets swept away in this flow.

#C8y #ScienceFiction #AmWriting

Grand Admiral Shaun Duke
16 hours ago

Heck yeah! PBS Space Time has a fun video w/ Matt O'Dowd using science to explore how far humanity could possible get if we tried to spread out into the cosmos.

Love this kinda stuff :D. #sciencefiction #space

16 hours ago

Announcing the début of a podcast by Elise Trudel Cedeño about teaching fantasy to primary-school students. #Fantasy #ScienceFiction #Teaching

Stelliform Press
16 hours ago

Come to our online book launch celebration for @sarenaulibarri's ANOTHER LIFE next week! June 6 @ 7pm ET. Tickets are free, or grab a discounted book. We'll have an author reading, interview by @ToryStephens q&a and prizes to give away.
🎟️ via Eventbrite:

#bookstodon #solarpunk #climatefiction #sciencefiction #smallpress

A graphic in purple tones, showing a mountain landscape with wind turbines. The cover of Sarena Ulibarri's book is large in the centre of the image. Across the top reads BOOK LAUNCH with the url underneath: Text description reads: June 6 2023, 7pm ET/ 6pm CT. Come help us celebrate ANOTHER LIFE.  Admission to this online event is free or grab a book at a discount! Beside a picture of author Sarena Ulibarri, the text reads "a reading by author Sarena Ulibarri". Beside a picture of Tory Stephens, the text reads "An interview and audience q&a led by tory stephens, plus a prize giveaway".

Amazing Stories vol. 30, no. 9 (September 1956)

If space is the final frontier, the space men are the final cowboys and there must be final Indians out there with final arrows.

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

Amazing Stories magazine cover from the 1950s; a man in a space suit lies on his back, pierced by two arrows; a second figure is in the background near a space ship.

Amazing Stories vol. 30, no. 9 (1956/09).
Prism & Pen
18 hours ago

They had just gotten another group settled when Takyra summoned them to the primary control room. “I wonder what’s going on now? It’s too soon for the ship from Aria’naa to have arrived,” Jevan wondered.
#LGBTQ #Fiction #QueerFiction #ScienceFiction #SciFi #SerialFiction

Greatest Trek :veritrek_gold:
18 hours ago

Seven meets the gang from her old unimatrix but the reunion they want isn't swapping stories. It's to literally travel down her Memory Lane to find out how after a sphere crash they got their thoughts melded but not Seven.

Listen to the full episode at

#GreatestGen #StarTrek #GreatestTrek #MaxFun #MaximumFun #Podcasts #FriendsOfDesoto #Fod #Comedy #StarTrekVoyager #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Podcast

Angus McIntyre
18 hours ago

Today's the launch day for "Dread Space 2" from Shacklebound Books. #MilSF and #horror flash fiction.

And here's the full list of places you can buy it:

#SciFi #ScienceFiction #SFF #FlashFiction #Ebooks

E.W. Doc Parris
19 hours ago

@DebsBookReviews @bookstodon

Today is the book birthday for my debut novel "The Dent in the Universe," a terrifying #sciencefiction thriller that feels all too plausible.

“ of the most hardcore science fiction novels I have ever read...I loved every bit of it.”
Maryann Kafka
Liminal Fiction

Began making rewiews in science fiction in Goodreads:
#sciencefiction #scifi

Johnathan Reid
20 hours ago

Might be boring, but it's definitely important:

"[The] forensic problem of anthropomorphism arises when researchers are biased by their anthropomorphic tendencies, leading to inaccurate assessments of [an AI's] intelligence."

#ai #bots #chatbots #chatgpt #sciencefiction #science #research

1 day ago

#5yrsago 8 years of #austerity have turned the UK into a bleak Victorian dystopia, where pensioners without electricity die from fires ignited by their candles

#5yrsago Canadian Conservative parliamentarian accuses black rival of “thinking the world revolves around her skin colour”

#5yrsago RIP #GardnerDozois, pioneering, genre-defining #ScienceFiction editor who helped launch my career


Bogi [Crossing The Pond]
1 day ago

Growing up being different than everyone around you can't be easy. Growing up being the only one of your species is pretty hard. Not knowing what species that is makes it even worse.

And when you finally find someone of the same species that turns out to be a murdering villain, it's enough to give you an ...

Identity Crisis, by Clayton Pulsipher!
Please read my review:

#bookReview #ScienceFiction #youngAdults #amReading
@bookbubble @bookstodon

SciFi/Fantasy Magazine Covers
1 day ago

Science Fiction Stories vol. 8, no. 4. (January 1958)

A religion has grown up around this abandoned space ship, it seems. The creators of these covers love upstretched arms.

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

Science Fiction Stories magazine cover from the 1950s; a woman raises her arms and a man kneels in front of a fire, apparently worshipping a dilapidated space ship in the distance.

Science Fiction Stories vol. 8, no. 4. (1958/01).
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
1 day ago

I spent a chunk of last year and this one judging for the Aurealis Awards. The awards ceremony is this Saturday, but the call is already out for the next batch of judges.

If you're an Australian resident with a keen interest in speculative fiction and are able to read in digital format, please consider applying!

Details at

#bookstodon @bookstodon #scifi #fantasy #AmReading #SpecFic #ScienceFiction

SciFi/Fantasy Magazine Covers
1 day ago

Amazing Stories vol. 33, no. 4 (April 1959)

Test rocket! I feel like it failed, is it just me?

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

Amazing Stories magazine cover from the 1950s; a rocket ship is falling away from an explosion at its base; a figure in the foreground runs away.

Amazing Stories vol. 33, no. 4 (1959/04).
Ariel Kroon
1 day ago

Spent a portion of dinner last night explaining the phenomenon of Canadian Literary Nationalism and how it effect the (lack of) publication of #ScienceFiction (& #genre fiction) in #Canada until recently to Dr Min Hyoung Song from #BostonU. I hope I wasn't talking his ear off; he seemed interested.

Interactions like this make me think that maybe it wouldn't be so bad to turn the thesis into a book after all... @academicchatter #CanLit #AcademicPublishing #ButHow

dance along the edge 💬
2 days ago


It’s a gorgeous volume, the LoA has been really stepping up their #sciencefiction game in recent years. There is also a second volume covering the 1970s, and you get an additional discount when purchasing them together.

SteveMobCannon / Paul
2 days ago

Phtanum B - Lactismids! An enormous deuvertebrate group with over 4000 species. Characterized by large size, high limb count and inhabiting megafaunal niches on most portions of the planet. Some like Polycnemis ayhani are terrestrial apex predators!

#scifi #sciencefiction #worldbuilding #speculativefiction #specevo #artist #art #fediart #mastoart #speculativeevolution #phtanum #creaturedesign

Five Lactismids can be seen. Three polycnemids at the top and two greatrumblers at the bottom. From left to right:

Top: Giant Lactismid, Lightknight Lactismid, Scarlet King

Bottom: Swirlspot Greatrumbler, Erenian Greatrumbler
Jyn Erso Lives!
2 days ago

#ScienceFiction fans: why on Earth (and beyond) should #aliens invade or destroy us?

There's no scarcity in the universe (enough energy and water for gazillions of species, along with enough materials to build all kinds of large technostructures), no need to have the space equivalent of a "war for oil".

I can see no "economic" reason for starting and winning a large-scale interstellar war. Also given the vast scales of time and space, most species would probably kill themselves anyway.

2 days ago

S is for THE SOUND OF STARS by Alechia Dow

Back to YA sci-fi and Alechia Dow's wonderful work with this alien invasion story starring a Black biromantic demisexual MC with a secret library. Also: alien/human roadtrip, lots of music and book nerdery, and an instance of two demisexual relating to each other through their aceness that was super well done.

#ASpecToZ #scifi #sciencefiction #YA #QueerBooks #QueerYA #QueerBookstodon #asexual


A big S with the title. The cover is a city landscape coat in soft purple and blues, with the title in the water in front. Additional text says:
- Black biromantic demi MC
- Human/alien roadtrip romance and book nerdery
- Two demis talking about their experiences
Catherine Berry
2 days ago

I asked #chatGPT to write five brief descriptions of scenes from an alien planet, and then had #midjourney illustrate each of them. Here's the first.

"A celestial ballet of pastel ribbons and luminescent petals adorns the alien sky, painting a serene dreamscape."

#aiArt #scienceFiction

A pastel dreamscape view of an alien world.
SciFi/Fantasy Magazine Covers
2 days ago

Science Fiction Quarterly #6 (1942)

One of those strangely static action scenes. Is this an offensive portrayal of Native Americans or are they aliens? What's the cage for? Did the bad guys get out or are they trying to put the couple in?

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

Science Fiction Quarterly magazine cover from the 1940s; a man and woman are fighting with two bald figures holding a knife and a tomahawk; a metal cage in the background.

Science Fiction Quarterly #6 (1942).
Joanna Maciejewska
3 days ago

Since I'm trying to spread the joy everywhere: current Humble Bundle has 20 #sff audiobooks for $20 and it includes ALL SIX MURDERBOT AUDIOBOOKS!
Go, do yourself a favor and get them. Murderbot is a literary comfort food.

#fantasy #sciencefiction #bookstodon #audiobooks

3 days ago

I completed a translation from English into Esperanto of Larry Niven's short science fiction story Neutron Star.

I think I got better compared to my first translation effort.

#Esperanto #sciencefiction #Translation

S. Z. Attwell ☕️💻
3 days ago

An underground city, built centuries ago to ride out the devastating heat. A society under attack. And a young solar engineer whose skills may be the key to saving her city…if she doesn’t get herself killed first.

#BookSeries #books #SFF #dystopian #DystopianFiction #DystopianBooks #DystopianNovels #scifi #ScienceFiction #ClimateFiction #ClimateChange

Aestus book covers on black background. Awards at bottom. Middle: “One of the best books I’ve ever read” - The Very Bookish

They say "the Golden Age of #ScienceFiction is 12" - that is, the thing that makes "the good old stuff" so good is its suitability for preteens, and rereading that stuff as an adult (much less continuing to read it in adulthood) is a childish regression.


If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:


The Tor Books cover for Steven Brust's 'Tsalmoth.'
Julia S.
3 days ago

SHARP NEAR-FUTURE NOIR sets a gig-working hacker and her private eye mentor on the trail of a multiple murderer. Shades of Chandler and Gibson, but with a distinctive, witty, contemporary voice. B PLUS

#Books #book #bookreview #bookreviews #fiction #novel #novels #cyberpunk #scifi #sciencefiction #lgbtq #lgbtqia

Catching Shadows
3 days ago

Book Review: _The Archive Undying_ by Emma Mieko Candon Sunai would like to avoid getting in the robot. (He might have to get in the robot.) @bookstodon @sciencefiction #sciencefiction #bookreview #books #blogging

Jump Leads :podcast:
4 days ago

Call it an homage, a parody, or an unofficial crossover. Just, uh, don't call their lawyers, please? Jump Leads episode 5, "Slicers", is out now!
#sciencefiction #scifi #scificomedy #audiodrama #audioplay #podcast

dance along the edge 💬
4 days ago

#FinlayFriday meets #MerMay part 2

Virgil Finlay cover painting for Fantastic Universe, July, 1957, which I guess is kinda-sorta illustrating August Derleth's Cthulhu Mythos story which was later changed to "The Seal of R'lyeh." I don't remember any mirror-obsessed mermaids from that but part of it does take place in the sea!

#VirgilFinlay #AugustDerleth #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #WeirdTales #CthulhuMythos #Mermaid #Illustration @fantasy

A blonde-haired mermaid seated on rocks by the shoreline checks herself out in the reflection of a window to a...spaceship? A submarine? Your guess is as good as mine. Behind her on the shore either an astronaut or a deep sea diver gasps for air or is already dead.
The same image as it was used for the cover of the July, 1957 issue of Fantastic Universe.
4 days ago

Storytime, I took an interest in reverse engineering through playing video games. Researching about them, and archiving data. Right now my goal is to find as many modern resources on the subject as I can, then curate all of that information into a book or maybe even a tutorial series.

There's a long road ahead, but I'm at least halfway there. If you're a beginner like me or you've an interest in game hacking or binary analysis you're welcome to join me.

Some of my favorite games are #celeste #sekiro and #ApeEscape

My interests include but are not limited to:

#infosec #gaming #reverseengineering #gamehacking #cybersecurity #programming #art #mindfulness #zen #music #sciencefiction #writing

I'm writing my own sci-fi novel as I delve into the windows API, if you want beta readers for your book, I might read it, haha. #introduction

Rod Faulkner
4 days ago

Great article about one of the most pivotal sci-fi television events of the 80s: V

#scifi #sciencefiction #television

SJ Farrell
4 days ago

Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser) from Stargate SG-1. Picture is from 2005.

#stargate #sciencefiction #sfactress

Actress Teryl Rothery, from Stargate-SG-1, holding a Stargate weapon prop at an SF convention.
heise online
4 days ago

#TGIQF – Alien: Nicht alle Außerirdischen sind freundlich!

Vor 44 Jahren gab es Erstkontakt mit einem fiesen Alien, das die Crew eines Raumfrachters fast auslöschte. Wie gut kennen Sie sich aus im "Alien"-Universum?

#Quiz #Kino #ScienceFiction #news

Reinder Dijkhuis Does Art
4 days ago

Picking out some books ( #ScienceFiction #novels and #comics / #manga to sell or give away. Includes works I like but will never read again, works I used to like but now dislike, and works that didn’t do it for me. Guess which one of these I’ve never read?

A pile of novels and comics: the city we became by N. K. Jemisin, Past Master by R. A. Lafferty, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, collections of Jim Corrigan,  LUM, Agent 327 and Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind.
SciFi/Fantasy Magazine Covers
4 days ago

New Worlds vol. 24, no. 70 (April 1958)

This person is a space-mechanic on a break, that's how I interpret it. Taking a break, with their shoes off, in a featureless yellow void, as you do.

Read the original magazine here:

#Magazine #MagazineCover #PulpMagazine #PulpFiction #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #Horror #Art #Illustration

New Worlds magazine cover from the 1950s; a woman in a space suit; the helmet and feet of the suit are off and various tools and devices are nearby.

New Worlds vol. 24, no. 70 (1958/04).

Is James Patrick Kelly on Mast?

Is Justina Robson?

Is Greg Egan?

Or Megan E O'Keefe?

I feel immensely privileged to have found John Shirley on here, who I've read and idolised for decades. It's made me wonder - who else is on here?

#ScienceFiction #ScienceFictionWriters #ScienceFictionAuthors #SFWA #BSFA

4 days ago

Making my way through Octavia Butler’s Lilith Brood / Xenogenenesis Series. Loved Dawn, excited for Adulthood Rites

#bookstodon #scienceFiction #octaviaButler #books


Cover of Octavia Butler’s novel Adulthood Rights, book two of the Xenogenesis Series
Sarena Ulibarri
4 days ago

I'm on Mary Robinette Kowal's "My Favorite Bit" today, with a guest blog talking about the way worldbuilding and character can mirror each other.

#solarpunk #ScienceFiction #SciFiBooks #worldbuilding #ClimateFiction

5 days ago

Here goes, attempting to finish this big drawing, been on hold for at least a year. Photo is of a section #art #drawing #pencil #sciencefiction #nature

Pencil drawing of a humanoid sheep type creature, drawn in a detailed cartoon style with pencil.
K. Tempest Bradford
5 days ago

Get Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion in 🎧 audiobook 📖 and let the AMAZING Channie Waites read it to you 💓

Available from Libro fm, Audiobooks(dot)com, Kobo Books, Google Play, and 🤢 Audible.

👇🏾 Click Below For All Buying Options 👇🏾

#SFFBookClub #books #reading #bookstadon #MiddleGrade #SFF #ScienceFiction #SciFi

A young Black girl wearing headphones and smiling next to the cover of the audiobook
Lydia Schoch
5 days ago

The books I’m sharing are free as of today in Canada and usually the United States of America, too. If you do not live in those countries or are reading this after May 25, 2023, I do not know if they are free or available for you.

Please tag me if you want a boost for your lists of free speculative fiction books from other parts of the world. 💜

It’s a short but sweet list this week.

#SpeculativeFiction #Horror, #Paranormal #ScienceFiction, #Fantasy #FreeBooks

A pretty black woman is wearing a lacy, off-the-shoulder white dress is sitting in a wicker chair and reading a large hardback book.
5 days ago

I had a weird dream that there was a human base on the moon that got blasted into deep space by a nuclear explosion, and then every week they would somehow make it to a new solar system tens of thousands of light-years away.
And their laser guns looked like staple guns from Home Depot.
And there was an alien with caterpillars for eyebrows.
Then I remembered, that was a TV show from the 1970s.
#70sTV #sciencefiction

screen shot of Moonbase Alpha from the 70s TV show Space: 1999
Daniel Detlaf
6 days ago

This nerd will always remember her as a badass who ran Bartertown and shot crossbows.

#scifi #sciencefiction #news

Tina Turner as the ruler of Barter Town in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.
6 days ago

#Intro: Opted to come back to #Mastodon after some time away. I will mostly be following hashtags on #climate, #climatejustice, #climatechange, #climatecrisis.

I will also be posting new posts from #ScienceFiction and #Ethics,, and follow #StarTrek, #Babylon5, #TheOrville, & #BattlestarGalactica.

I will also post my mostly daily #playlists from, #classicalmusic, #jazz, etc.

Random #science articles will follow.

#introduction #introductions

K. Tempest Bradford
1 week ago

"Narratives that use robots and androids to represent the Other often don’t interrogate the assumptions about humanity at their core because they fail to answer one question:
Why are so many androids white?"

Read the rest of my essay "Androids and Allegory" at Twelfth Planet Press.

#SFF #ScienceFiction #SciFi #BlackMastodon #BlackFediverse #JanelleMonae #ChesyaBurke

Image of Janelle Monae as a partially disassembled android. Text reads: What happens when androids get to be Black? Allegory gets much less allegorical.
2 weeks ago

Delighted to hear from fine @orbitbooks crew that long-gestating project to bring The Culture drawings of the late, & still much-missed Iain M Banks to print, now has a November 2023 release.

"Faithfully reproduced from sketchbooks kept in the 1970s & 80s, these annotated original illustrations depict the ships, habitats, geography, weapons and language of Banks' Culture series of novels in incredible detail."

#Books #Livres #ScienceFiction #IainMBanks #TheCulture

Cover for The Culture - the Drawings, collecting sketches and notes of the late Iain M Banks from his Culture series of novels
Interior pages from the forthcoming The Culture - The Drawings, collecting sketches and art and notes about his bestselling Culture series of novels by the late Iain M Banks
dance along the edge 💬
2 weeks ago

#FinlayFriday meets #MerMay
Virgil Finlay preliminary cover design for the July, 1948 issue of Fantastic Novels, which the editor rejected in favor of this basic Lawrence Stevens woman in peril by blue meanie cover. Unbelievable.

#VirgilFinlay #LawrenceStevens #Mermaid #Fantastic #Pulps #WeirdTales #Illustration #ScienceFiction #Fantasy #SF #SFF @sciencefiction

Fish are swimming around a mermaid who literally holds the earth in an embrace.
Blue monster with red eyes attacks sleeping woman with ample breasts.
Jenny Rae Rappaport
2 weeks ago

I’m honored to present “The Gentleman Cat’s Guide to Training Human Kittens”, which is new in Nature today! 🐈‍⬛

#cats #scifi #sciencefiction #writing #WritingCommunity

K. Tempest Bradford
2 weeks ago

The 🌠 Nebula Award Winning 🌠 middle grade novel Ruby Finley vs the Interstellar Invasion has...

🔬 A Black girl who loves science
🕵🏾‍♀️ Mystery & Adventure
👵🏽 Loving family
👭🏽👭🏽 A ride or die friend group
💕🏘️ A tight-knit community

👇🏽 Join Ruby's adventure today 👇🏽

#SFFBookClub #books #reading #bookstadon #MiddleGrade #SFF #ScienceFiction #SciFi

Book cover with text: Winner Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
Ashley Porciuncula
2 weeks ago

Hear me out: The Sixth Element. Korben and Leeloo's half-diety, half-perfect daughter must fight a new generation of Zorg followers. #Movies #Films #SciFi #ScienceFiction

Greatest Trek :veritrek_gold:
2 weeks ago

This week's #GreatestTrek Spring Break edition will be our loudest show yet when we watch @jontaffer again try to save another business from permanent last call on @BarRescue S4E24 with DS9's Alexander Siddig.

Listen to the full episode at

#GreatestGen #StarTrek #GreatestTrek #MaxFun #MaximumFun #Podcasts #FriendsOfDesoto #Fod #Comedy #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Podcast

Just finished Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice trilogy. Hugely enjoyable. Science fiction’s ability to present different possibilities is so welcome & her AIs are very much more nuanced than present debate would allow.

It is one of the reasons I love Iain M Banks’ Culture world - the AIs were the quirky stars of his novels!

PS please don’t @ me with a flood of techie detail!

#ScienceFiction #SciFi #Bookstodon #AnnLeckie #IainMBanks #TheCulture #AncillaryJustice #AI #ArtificialIntelligence

Ailantd Sikowsky
2 weeks ago

When otherwise reliable Gravync engines fail, the field disturbance can lead to an extreme warping capable of tearing the fabric itself.
One can only imagine how stressed the engineers aboard this ship must be while trying to fix this glaring malfunction before it gets worse.

#scifi #scifiart #spaceship #sciencefiction #spacefiction

Spaceship creating a too big G wave.
Lydia Schoch
2 weeks ago

The books I’m sharing are free as of today in Canada and usually the United States of America, too. If you do not live in those countries or are reading this after May 18, 2023, I do not know if they are free or available for you.

Please tag me if you want a boost for your lists of free speculative fiction books from other parts of the world.

#SpeculativeFiction #Horror, #Paranormal #ScienceFiction, #Fantasy #FreeBooks

Photo of a white man reading a green hardback novel while sitting on a wooden bench in a park. The man has a shaven head, a closely cropped brown beard, and is wearing blue jeans, a white shirt with small blue dots on it, a dark brown vest, and a green tie that is brighter than the book he is holding. He has a serious expression on his face.
Paul "Princejvstin" Weimer
2 weeks ago

At Nerds of a Feather, Review: Lords of Uncreation by Adrian Tchaikovsky
@carturo222 covers the last book in the Shards of Earth Trilogy


Ad Astra: A low key great hard Scifi Film

Okay, so I saw this movie when I was flying overseas (there was nothing else to watch), & I was surprised how great Ad Astra was. One of my favorite scenes (spoilers below) is the moon battle which displayed how majestic & perilous space is when compared to Earth.

Ad Astra is full of surprises, but not much action (it’s more of a technical/logical film with some emotion thrown in.

I would recommend watching for it’s realistic approach towards space travel, but it’s not something you would sit with the family to see.

#AdAstra #ScienceFiction #SciFi #Movies

Players' Patchwork Theatre Co
2 weeks ago

Bumbling time travelers, magical anime girls, confused Daleks, tentacle monsters, and more at Marcon in our celebration of the 60th Anniversary of "Doctor Who"! Catch "Dottore Who & the Fantastic Fanservice Folly" Saturday May 27 at 8:30pm!

#DoctorWho #anime #Dalek #MagicalGirl #TARDIS #parody #improv #improvisation #theater #Marcon #MarconOH #ScienceFiction #SciFi

Athena Andreadis, PhD
2 weeks ago

Several studies, including one from Harvard & MIT, have discovered that going into a nap with a problem in #mind helps the #brain find solutions. Extending that, use of a prompting device called Dormio during hypnagogia (the transitional stage between wakefulness & #sleep) increases #creativity & may show a way to prevent nightmares (and maybe finish a long-stuck novel). Shades of Inception!

#biology #science #sciencefiction

Rob Turpin
2 weeks ago

What are some good sci-fi podcasts. Anything - drama, book and film reviews, deep dives…

#ScienceFiction #Podcast

Max Pearl
2 weeks ago

OK, time to get off the #fediverse and do some #ScienceFiction #writing.