Summer is in its final blaze of glory with the coming of Labor Day weekend, and many lovely internet citizens are back off to school (to learn or to teach). In honor of the season, and as part of a series of articles cheekily marked “Science Fiction University”, sci-fi blog IO9 has put together a wonderfully comprehensive “syllabus” for speculative fiction literature.
As writer Annalee Newitz (a former professor) notes, the intention here is to get newbies up to speed:
It’s also a good idea for die-hard fans to have a look and see what we might have missed over the years. It’s organized by general topic and boasts plenty of links to (legal) free resources, so it’s a must read for geeks who like their spaceships, aliens, computers, dystopian societies and lightguns.
Moving into slightly less literary territory, Milla Jovovich, star of the schlocky-yet-fun Resident Evil movies, is letting fans know that the upcoming installment, Resident Evil: Afterlife, is going to be “sick.”
From the Geek Files:
Well, the zombies in the flicks have always been “sick” in the more traditional sense, but you get the idea. I’ve kind of had a soft spot for the movies – they’re exceptionally dumb action-horror, and based on a game series that long ago gave up the mantle of being the king of videogame storytelling, but still definitely enjoyable. Thanks, in no small part, to Jovovich. The new flick is out on September 10th, so get the popcorn and shotguns ready.