George R R Martin Is Expanding His TV Reach


The Game of Thrones author is developing a new series with HBO. The potential series is called Captain Cosmos and centers on a young science fiction writer living in 1949 at the dawn of the age of TV. The writer spends his time penning stories no one else would dare to write.

The series is in early stages of development at the network, where Martin has an overall deal. The pilot is being written by Michael Cassutt, a writer and co-executive producer on SyFy’s Z Nation.

The proposed series is not expected to be a big time commitment for Martin, who announced he was dialing back on appearances in order to focus on writing The Winds of Winter, the long awaited sixth installment of his Song of Ice and Fire series. The previous book, A Dance With Dragons, was published in 2011.

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Sci Fi ~ Show May 23 and 24


“My Real Children” by Jo Walton
“Lock In” by John Scalzi
“William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back” by Ian Doescher
“Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie
“The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August” by Claire North
“World of Trouble” by Ben H Winters
“Apolonia” by Jamie McGuire

Ian Doescher, Author

Award winning Sci Fi books that explore galaxies and times far, far away – and interior worlds that are often more foreign. Attention Star Wars fans: Elaine speaks with Ian Doescher, author of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” Love it, you will….especially the dramatic asides from R2D2!

New Series Coming On Asimov’s Classic “Foundation”

HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming up to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy. It will be written and produced by “Interstellar” writer Jonathan Nolan.
Nolan recently tipped his hand to Indiewire, which asked him, ‘what’s the one piece of science fiction you truly love that people don’t know enough about?’
“Well, I love the ‘Foundation’ novels by Isaac Asimov. That’s a set of books I think everyone would benefit from reading. The influence they have is just massive. They have many imitators and many have been inspired by them, but go back and read those. There are some ideas in those that’ll set your hair on fire,” Nolan said.
“Foundation” follows mathematician Hari Seldon, who has dedicated his life to developing psychohistory, a concept that uses the laws of mass action to predict the future on a large scale. When he foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire and a dark age that will last 30,000 years, he sets out to create a foundation of talented artisans and engineers to preserve and expand on humanity’s collective knowledge with the hope of establishing a new empire.
The “Foundation” series was originally comprised of three books — “Foundation,” “Foundation and Empire” and “Second Foundation.” The trilogy won a Hugo Award for “Best All-Time” series in 1966, 15 years before Asimov began adding to the series with sequels “Foundation’s Edge” and “Foundation and Earth,” as well as prequels “Prelude to Foundation” and “Forward the Foundation.”

SCI FI Titles ~ Show April 12 and 13

“Cinder” by Marissa Meyer
“The Martian” by Andy Weir
“An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” by Chris Hadfield
“Blackout” by Connie Willis
“Influx” by Daniel Suarez
“The Last Firewall” by William Hertling
“Year Zero” by Robert Reid
“William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” by Ian Doescher
Kevin Barry, award winning Irish author of “The City of Bohane”
The Book Report offers a welcome escape from Tax Day headaches with a focus on Sci Fy titles that hurl us into outer space, and the familiar, yet oft-times frightening near future.