The Weekly Yaasss is a round-up of everything Reviews & Robots, and beyond! Get up to date on last week’s articles, find a few yaasss-worthy things in sci-fi for the week, and check out the upcoming books I’m adding to my reading list.
August 26 – September 1
Previous Week’s Reviews
- Broken Metropolis, edited by Dave Ring
- The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel, by Mary Robinette Kowal
- The Black God’s Drums, by P. Djèlí Clark
- I also reviewed a few of Analog short stories this week. Check out those reviews here!
- There are more than a few books I’m super excited for in September! Here are a couple of them:
- I’m officially a NetGalley reader! I have a few books on the docket and hope to start getting these ARC reviews posted more frequently. I’m just a tad excited to be on the cutting edge of science fiction releases.
- There’s a great article on Sorry to Bother You and its place at the top of the science fiction film hierarchy. I saw it on opening night and it was a great film that was equal parts eye-opening, heartbreaking and anxiety-inducing. Read the article here.
- N.K. Jemison shared a link to her worldbuilding seminar on Twitter last week and it’s fascinating. If you’re trying to write a compelling world and don’t know where to start, this is the place. Check it out here.
Sci-Fi Related Articles That Caught My Eye
- IBM Files Patent For a Coffee Delivery Drone (Popular Mechanics)
- I think there’s enough said in that article title alone.
- China Built the World’s Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists. (Wired)
- Wow. This thing is Intense. With a capital I. How did I not know that this enormous telescope exists? This is straight out of sci-fi, if you ask me. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s a recreation of the Goldeneye structure hiding under the lake. Tell me I’m wrong.
- Should Evil AI Research Be Published? Five Experts Weigh In. (Futurism)
- This is how it starts. Every time.
- Killer robots ‘no longer the stuff of science fiction’ warns expert at UN talks (Canoe.com)
- Since I’ve started this blog, I’m amazed at how much ‘Killer Robots’ pops up in the news. It’s hard to know whether to be freaked out or excited at a future filled with robots.
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