In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Does the suit make the man? In theatres July 7.
Fornax 16, edited by Charles Rector, is an interesting mix of reviews, tech articles, and fiction.
Two stars will merge in 2022 and explode into red fury In 2022, there will be a spectacular sky show. Two stars will merge into one, pushing out excess gas into an explosion known as a red nova. At magnitude 2, it will be as bright as Polaris in the sky, and just behind Sirius and Vega in brightness. The collision in the constellation of Cygnus will be visible for up to six months.
Mars might once have had rings, and might have rings again in the far future.
Is it time to restore Pluto’s planetary status? Redefining the world “planet” yet again could raise the number of planets in our solar system to over 100.
New study finds martian volcano’s last eruption It was around the time the dinosaurs went extinct.
Carl Slaughter suggests these three videos as an introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its array of superhero movies.
The longer version is below:
This 1-minute TV ad for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was released by Marvel Entertainment . The movie will be in theatres May 5.
MonSFFA has (finally) published its schedule for 2017 here.
A printer-friendly grid (pdf) covering the year starting from April may be downloaded from here.
As always, be aware that our schedule is not carved in stone.
Also, while our meetings are usually in Grand Salon (Mezzanine level), or the Saguenay which is connected to Grand Salon, there are times when the hotel moves us to other rooms. If you don’t find us in the Grand Salon area, ask at the hotel’s front desk.
The Hotel Espresso is located at 1005 Guy Street, just south of Rene Levesque.
Andrew is the author of Star trek: The Official Guide to the Universe, a gorgeous National Geographic Publication. He has promised to bring a few copies for sale and signing at the list price of 30$.
Andrew Fazekas, aka The Night Sky Guy, is a science writer, broadcaster, and lecturer who shares his passion for the wonders of the universe through all media. He is a columnist for National Geographic where he authors the popular online weekly StarStruck column, and is also a syndicated space news contributor on radio and TV networks, and is an active member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada who has over 30 years of skywatching experience .
Andrew’s Website: http://thenightskyguy.com/
Read Jeremy Berlin’s interview with Andrew here:
Edited by Feliciy Walker, this is the clubzine for the British Columbia Science Fiction Association.
She is a little behind–this is the September issue. I’m a little in awe that she is still planning to get out an issue every month, even for the months she missed–when I fell “a little behind” I skipped a whole season!
Good news! We have reconnected with the Science Fiction and Fantasy South Africa. We used to trade paper copies back in the days when we could afford postage. 🙂
This issue has a fabulous cover entitled “Are we there, yet?”
Established in 1969 and based in Johannesburg, Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) is a club for fans of both science fiction and fantasy.
More information about this club can be found here: