We humans are visual learners, have the tendency to be ridiculously creative, and often have too much time on our hands. Combine those three ingredients with the Internet and you get an abundance of awesome [Editor's Note: I think you combine those three ingredients and you GET the Internet]. The fine folks over at SFSignal.com did just that when they created an informative and witty flow chart of NPR’s user voted list of the Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books (which we have been remiss in covering previously). Read more
While browsing the latest news to come out from San Diego Comic Con, I stumbled across this little gem. This is the new extended trailer for In Time, a sci-fi action thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfreid, which I’m sad to say I hadn’t heard about before today. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War, The Truman Show), In Time takes place in a future where science has stopped aging, but time has become the new currency. At age 25, everyone is given a year to live, and any job they work is paid in additional minutes and hours on their lives. At the same time, goods and services are paid for with the same hours and minutes.
At first I thought this sounded like a rather ridiculous premise, but after seeing the trailer, I can see how it might be pretty compelling. They have thrown a ton of fairly big names into this cast, and Niccol’s track record is solid. While I don’t think this will be a blockbuster smashing success, I am looking forward to it.