Decoding THE IMITATION GAME: Fact and Fiction in the Film and Alan Turing’s Place in the SF Genre

Decoding THE IMITATION GAME: Fact and Fiction in the Film and Alan Turing’s Place in the SF Genre

THE IMITATION GAME

Decoding THE IMITATION GAME: Fact and Fiction in the Film and Alan Turing’s Place in the SF Genre

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 Timothy S. Johnston

 THE IMITATION GAME

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

The above phrase is spoken no less than three times in the film, and once in the trailer. It’s an important part of the movie THE IMITATION GAME, directed by Morten…

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Contact-IF authors discuss JUPITER ASCENDING

Contact-IF authors discuss JUPITER ASCENDING

SFX - August 2014

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JUPITER ASCENDING opens in North American theaters today. The film is written, produced, and directed by The Wachowskis, and co-produced by Grant Hill, who acted as executive producer on The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and as producer on V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, and Cloud Atlas, making Jupiter Ascending his seventh collaboration with the Wachowskis.

J.L. Hilton

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Cover Reveal: THE VOID by Timothy S. Johnston

Cover Reveal: THE VOID by Timothy S. Johnston

The Void Final Cover for Website

The Void by Timothy S. Johnston (Carina Press, 30 March 2015)

The Void by Timothy S. Johnston

A Tanner Sequence Novel

Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner.  But when his ship breaks down in interstellar space and another murderer starts carving a path through the people around him, Tanner realizes that he might be in over his head. Unfortunately there’s no one…

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Heroes come in all genders

Heroes come in all genders

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Science fiction and fantasy are not shy of heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione Granger, Susan Ivanova, Beverly Crusher, Zoe Washburne, Arwen, Éowyn, Laura Roslin, Merida, and Lois Lane, just to name a few.

Superman_Score_Comic_Blue_Shirt2_POPCreators of science fiction and fantasy love to show us what’s possible, push the limits of our narrow minds,…

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Writer Timothy S. Johnston Reviews LIVE DIE REPEAT: EDGE OF TOMORROW

Writer Timothy S. Johnston Reviews LIVE DIE REPEAT: EDGE OF TOMORROW

Live Die Repeat DVD

Writer Timothy S. Johnston takes a trip back in time to review EDGE OF TOMORROW, on Video and Digital UltraViolet this Week

Title:    LIVE DIE REPEAT:   EDGE OF TOMORROW
Runtime:    113 min
Theatrical Release:   6 June 2014
Domestic Gross:  $100 million
International Gross:  $264 million
DVD/BLU/Digital Release: 7 October 2014
MPAA:   PG-13
Aspect Ratio:   1.77:1
Cast:    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill…

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It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston

It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston

Why Set a Murder Mystery on Europa?  or … What Really is the Most Dangerous Life-Form in the Solar System?

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Timothy S. Johnston

In The Furnace, my claustrophobic murder mystery that took place at a power-generating station in close orbit around the sun, I forced protagonist Kyle Tanner into a brutal situation, basically a descent into hell. Trapped on a station with one or more killers, along with…

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When Science Makes Fiction Obsolete

When Science Makes Fiction Obsolete

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It used to be that you could write a novel and put it in a drawer for six to twelve months. In fact, that used to be recommended. Lately, you can’t stop for long at all before your science fiction just becomes the present.

NASA has just validated the principles behind an “impossible” space drive, one that produces thrust without propellant. It’s at the point that you can’t even write about…

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Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

zhaanI’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, wrote a fan letter to “Buck Rogers” Gil Gerard, and never missed a TWILIGHT ZONE or STAR TREK rerun. My favorite movies were THE TIME MACHINE (1960), TIME AFTER TIME (1979), THE LAST UNICORN, THE HOBBIT cartoon by Rankin & Bass, and all the Disney fairy…

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It’s time to go “In the Black”!

It’s time to go “In the Black”!

I’m pleased to announce Carina Press has just released “In the Black”, the first book in my new series, “Tales from the Edge”. It’s a rip-roaring science fiction romance/adventure series with I like to explain as “Firefly” meets “Best Little Whorehouse”… but why not read an excerpt and you can judge for yourself?

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Carina_0514_9781426898358_InTheBlackThis was the worst part of the job, the toughest thing for any captain who ran a…

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