D’Asimov à Star Wars: Représentations politiques dans la science-fiction on JSTOR is a book that covers — as the title already gives away — political systems in popular science fiction universes. It seems to be available only in French, but that’s no problem because, thanks to Duolingo, je peux déjà lire le français.
Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away at age 88. Would that we could still reach her via ansible.
I just discovered DUST, a YouTube channel that showcases short science fiction films. There are a few hits and a few misses but all in all they’re enjoyable and refreshing to watch as compared to mainstream Hollywood fare.
DUST featured Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon recently and though I found the story somewhat middling (a consequence of its limited length) I was amazed at the two lead actors they snagged: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Shao Khan from Mortal Kombat) and James Hong (Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China and Po’s Dad in Kung Fu Panda). Quite a pedigree for a student film!