Magical Words Link Roundup 8-3-2017

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Everybody is getting hung up on SF definitions, usually ending up by arguing over sub-genres. In order to rectify the situation, a selection of definitions for popular sub genres of science fiction are herein offered.

Another alternate history drama series, which has been in the works at Amazon for over a year, also paints a reality where southern states have left the Union but takes a very different approach.

When was the first time you saw yourself represented in media? Depending on your racial background and gender identity, this might be an emotional topic for you.

When the Worldcon presented its first awards back in 1953, they were more prosaically called the “Science Fiction Achievement Awards”.

When your spouse goes missing or business partner turns up dead, you call a private eye, but when you’ve got zombies at the door, or a demon on your trail, you’ve better call an occult detective.

The British film Lady Macbeth, directed by William Oldroyd, immediately shrouds the female protagonist with a murderous and anti-hero air.

The Anachronistic Society discusses how science fiction inspired real science.

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