（1）NETWORK ANALYSIS OF RWA/MILAN CONTROVERSY.米基·肯德尔did a breakdown forNBC新闻:“美国种族主义排演义作家很重要，因为看门人正在看”。
…Let’s talk about the power of romance. There’s power in the written word, even in a genre that we tend to consider — because of sexism — less intellectual than some others. And it isn’t just about hearts and flowers and candy; this is cold hard cash: Romance as a literary genrerepresents a quarter of all fiction sales and more than half of all paperback sales, and it brings in over a billion dollars in sales annually。
The impact of romance books on the culture is outsize because everyone is interested in romance, whether they admit it publicly or not.
......但是有不可避免谁根本无法处理被批评，不论是直接或间接的作家小然。批评人士硫酸反应可不仅限于知名作家;那些谁渴望成为家喻户晓的名字也同样容易给他们。让您的工作解剖，讨论，有时甚至贬低，但是，把它外面的世界的一部分。所有的作家知道这一点 - 或者至少他们应该 - 与写爱情小说也不例外。
（2）FOLLOW THE MONEY.杰森·桑福德继续他SFF杂志编辑在与他的精心研究报告进行了联合采访释放＃SFF2020：体裁杂志的国家。
Jason: You saidFireside支付它的编辑费用为印刷杂志的每个问题，基于炉边的字速率和收入来支付这种来自用户的完全到来的费用。在那里与用户所在今开始工作盈亏平衡点？你还依赖于任何筹款，支持杂志？
巴勃罗：我认为，使用像“募捐”是误导的词。炉边不是一个非营利性的，并且它不是一个慈善机构 - 所以我们不会“集资”的东西。使用的词汇链接到非营利组织和慈善机构意味着，谁支持我们的人都这样做了他们的心脏的善良，不图回报受到任何直接的价值。故事，艺术作品，以及出版物出版炉边具有价值，我们的客户认识到，并愿意支付钱。
杰森：根据今年的轨迹杂志的调查，逃生舱has an audience size of 37,000 people, making it one of the largest English-language SF magazines in the world. What percentage of your audience supports the magazine with donations? Any thoughts on how to convinces more genre readers and listeners to support the magazines they love?
墙:I believe we have the typical 1% rate of donation. We have no funding but our listeners, and the couple of times we’ve been in trouble, we’ve been honest with saying, hey, we can’t keep delivering the show to you if you don’t support us, and they’ve always stepped up. With Patreon it’s much easier to allow people to donate on a sustaining level and get rewards as well!
（3）玫瑰是人仍下落不明。[马丁·莫尔斯伍斯特项目。]在华盛顿岗位, Michael Cavna discusses the controversy over whether Kelly Marie Tran deserved more screen time inThe Rise of Skywalker, noting that screewnwriter Chris Terrio has withdrawn his explanation that Tran would have had many scenes with Carrie Fisher had Fisher lived to not much of an explanation at all:“Many Star Wars fans are upset the new movie sidelines Kelly Marie Tran’s character. The writer is trying to explain.”
He告诉秃鹰：“我非常说错如果在早些时候的发言我暗示，玫瑰和莱娅之间的任何过场动画是我们的特效团队的故障和ILM的向导。In that earlier interview, I was referring to a specific scene in which Leia’s emotional state in ‘Episode VII’ [‘The Force Awakens’] did not seem to match the scene we wrote for use in ‘Episode IX’ [‘Rise’] and so it was cut at the script stage before the VFX work was done.”
Terrio underscored tothe Hollywood Reporter on Mondaythat the issue did not involve “photorealism,” as he earlier stated. “I would sometimes come and sit at the VFX reviews and my jaw would drop at seeing Leia live again.”
Every year, around Christmas and New Year a round-robin is sent to many members of theSF²级联team asking for their favourite SF/F/H books and films of the previous year. If just two or three nominate the same work then it gets added to a list of Best SF/F/H works of the previous year. This list appears in the Spring (northern hemisphere academic year) edition’s news page. It is simply a bit of fun and not meant to be taken too seriously but as a pointer for our regulars to perhaps check out some recent works. Yet over the years, each year sees a few from these lists go on to be short-listed, and even win, a number of SF awards.
（5）BITES恰到好处。“Dracula: Critics applaud ‘energetic and fun’ revival of vampire classic”- BBC有一个综述。
The BBC’s new take on Dracula is a hit with critics, one of whom says it is “the meatiest, goriest, most energetic and fun version” she has ever seen.
“Previous versions now look anaemic,” writes The Times’ Carol Midgley.
The Mail’s reviewer hailed “a Dracula to delight horror movie fans of all stripes” in his five-star write-up.
“It might not have been faithful to the original, but it was a scream,” writes the paper’s Anita Singh.
The BBC One mini-series has been written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo behind the award-winning Sherlock.
…Parisot remembers Colantoni’s audition inventiveness setting the tone for the Thermians. After a solid read, the direct says he could tell the actor was holding back on his way out the door.
（7）THE DAY OF THEIR RETURN.It might be this year.“Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission”。
India has announced plans for a third lunar mission, months after its last one crash landed on the Moon’s surface.
The chairman of India’s space agency, K Sivan, said work was going “smoothly” on the Chandrayaan-3 unmanned mission.
（8）BUT WAIT — THERE’S MORE.“India Announces Plans For Its First Human Space Mission”。
India’s space agency says that four astronaut candidates have been selected for its first human mission, targeted to launch by 2022, but they’ve not been publicly named or identified.
India hopes to join the United States, Russia and China as the world’s fourth nation capable of sending people to space. It has been developing its own crewed spacecraft, called Gaganyaan (or “sky vehicle” in Sanskrit), that would let two to three people orbit the Earth on a week-long spaceflight.
K Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, held a press briefing on New Year’s Day and told reporters that the four astronauts would start their training in Russia in a few weeks.
（9）国家科学FICTION日。There’s even a维基百科条目- 不幸的是，一个使它听起来像一个大的商业。这种态度会更有意义，我，如果我见过一个标志卡的场合。
- 1996年1月2日，—The Demon Headmaster其播出三个赛季的首发。根据小朋友的系列同名的阿娇十字架，后来的书是基于关闭其跨写了一系列的电影剧本。塑像包括泰伦斯·哈迪曼，弗朗西斯Amey，贡纳尔·阿特利，Cauthery和托马斯Szekeres。续集系列已完成。
- Born January 2, 1920—艾萨克·阿西莫夫。I can’t possibly summarize him here so I won’t. My favorite novels by him are the originalFoundation小说非常紧随其后的是他的银河帝国series and我是机器人。I know I’ve reada lotof his short fiction but I’ll be damn if I can recall any of it specifically right now. (Died 1992.)
- Born January 2, 1940—苏珊·维蒂希阿尔伯特，80.她的作者The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter，一系列神秘特色的是作家。真。真正做到。没有看过他们，但他们承受这样愉快的标题为杜鹃眉木的故事。她有一个涉及草药和园艺俱乐部以及非流派系列。
- Born January 2, 1948—Deborah Watling, 72. Best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor. She was also inDowntime, playing the same character, a one-off sequel to a sequel to the Second Doctor stories,The Abominable Snowmen和恐惧的网站。没有医生们待观察。如果你看过的英语配音版Viaje al centro de la Tierra(凡时候开始基于关凡尔纳的Journey to the Center of The Earth)，她做Ivonne Sentis的线为Glauben。
- Born January 2, 1952—凯特琳马修斯，68小说作家。那么她肯定是奥丁的胡子是不是在任何意义上的学者。与她的丈夫约翰，她写了这样作品King Arthur’s Raid on the Underworld: The Oldest Grail Quest,Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures而她自己，Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain: An Exploration of the Mabinogion。只要你同意，他们真的很大部分是虚构他们娱乐。
- Born January 2, 1959—Patrick Nielsen Hayden61.维基在一个合适的繁荣名单他作为“主编，风扇，fanzine出版商，散文家，评论家，文选，老师和博客”。这是真的。他赢得了三个雨果奖最佳编辑长，他获得了世界奇幻奖编辑亚博体育下载app星光1选集。
- Born January 2, 1967—Tia Carrere, 53. Best remembered for her three-season run as Sydney Fox, rogue archeologist onRelic Hunter。She’s been in a lot of one-offs on genre series including量子飞跃,大力神,从该Cryp故事t,Airwolf,13号星期五和played Agent Katie Logan for two episodes onWarehouse 13。
- 生于1979年1月2日—Tobias S. Buckell,41. I read and enjoyed a lot hisXenowealth他设法系列的收官相当好听。他编着的收集，在我们讲述的故事：科幻百慕大文集，幻想和恐怖, is well worth reading, as is his ownTides from a New Worldcollection.
- 生于1983年1月2日—Kate Bosworth, 37. She’s Barbara Barga in theSS-GB系列做了极好的伦·戴顿的小说。她既是生产者和表演上The I- LandNetflixseries where she’s KC, a decidedly not nice person. For a more positive character, she portrayed Lois Lane in超人归来。
（12）太阳惹的祸。Mark Lawrence’s“星一个明星！”功能不好的评论，亚马逊的客户给了书籍，抱怨的东西并不在作家的控制。他的第一个例子 -
“1*: Can’t remember ordering these books. Not my type of subject. Unable to find a method of cancelling the transaction”
（13）LIGHT ‘EM UP.科拉Buhlert告诉她如何庆祝“新年快乐2020”in Germany, where fireworks are part of the tradition – but for how long?
…However, this yearsome organisations are calling对于私人烟花完全禁止。The initial reasons given were environmental – fireworks release smoke and microparticles, but then other reasons like animal welfare and health and safety were also given. Plus, there is a call – echoed by various charities – that fireworks are a waste of money and that the people should rather donate the money spent on fireworks to charity. One figure that’s often bandied about is that in 2018, 130 million Euros were spent on fireworks in Germany. That sounds like a lot – until you do the calculations and realise that this figure means that every person in Germany spent 1,57 Euros per year on fireworks on average. And 1,57 Euros per person is not a lot of money, especially if you consider that the total figure of 130 million Euros also includes money spent on professional fireworks.
所以为什么烟花突然有争议,especially since they are limited to one night of the year – with the occasional firecracker going off a few days before or after? IMO, the underlying reason is just that some people find fireworks annoying, because they are noisy, frivolous and the wrong kind of people (teenagers, immigrants, poor people) are having fun. In recent times, there has been a resurgence of the kind of joyless moralism that dominated the 1980s. And not coincidentally, the “Give to charity rather than buying fireworks” campaign originally also dates from the 1980s.
（14）IN TIMES TO COME.[顺丰级联的乔纳森·考伊项目。]自然指出“The science events to watch for in 2020”。This includes… 2020 will see a veritable Mars invasion as several spacecraft, including three landers, head to the red planet. NASA will launch its Mars 2020 rover, which will stash rock samples that will be returned to Earth in a future mission and will also feature a small, detachable helicopter drone. China will send its first lander to Mars, Huoxing-1, which will deploy a small rover. A Russian spacecraft will deliver a European Space Agency (ESA) rover to the red planet — if issues with the landing parachute can be resolved. And the United Arab Emirates will send an orbiter, in the first Mars mission by an Arab country. Closer to home, China is planning to send the Chang’e-5 sample-return mission to the Moon.
（15）ONLY 3600-SOME-ODD SHOPPING DAYS ‘TIL.In“2030年最后一分钟的圣诞礼物指南”on副，蒂姆·莫恩什么预言：从现在起的十年热度假项目将包括巴伦特朗普的说唱专辑和奇迹Vs. Star Wars VI: The Final Conflict.
(16)RESOLUTIONS.At脑的挑选，Maria Popova selects“升降由一些人类的最伟大的头脑激发了新年决心”(2016). A long Ursula K. Le Guin excerpt crowns the middle of the list – but the Vonnegut is short enough to quote —
在2005年，库尔特·冯内古特(November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) — aman of discipline， 一个sage of storytelling， 一个nd一个聪明的爸爸— penned a short and acutely beautiful remembrance of his friend Joseph Heller, who had died several years earlier. Originally published in theNew Yorker, it was later reprinted in John C. Bogle’s够了：金钱，商务与生活的真正措施(public library）。
True story, Word of Honor:
和I were at a party given by a billionaire
I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel
may have made more money
than your novel ‘Catch-22’
has earned in its entire history?”
And I said, “What on earth could that be, Joe?”
不难想象自己画里面的爱德华·霍珀 - 具有深夜晚餐一杯咖啡，或在明亮的早晨的阳光凝视着卧室的窗户。
Now, for $150 a night, you can sleep in one — or a reproduction of one — at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Designers have constructed a 3D version of Hopper’s 1957 Western Motel, and invited Hopper fans to sleep over.
感觉有点滑稽脱掉衣服在床上in a museum. (There are plenty of nudes on the walls, but you don’t expect to be one yourself.) But suddenly there you are, in your jammies — a guard outside in the hallway — turning off the goose-neck lamp on the bedside table, tucking yourself under a deep burgundy bedspread, and looking out the big picture “window” at a green Buick parked outside.
(18)THE NEXT MARVEL第一。“Marvel to get first transgender superhero”。而这还不是全部。
“And very soon. In a movie that we’re shooting right now,” Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said during a Q&A at the New York Film Academy.
There have been reports since 2019 that Phase 4 of the MCU – the films following the Avengers Infinity saga – would star a trans character.
奇迹has also said it will introduce its first deaf superhero in The Eternals and its first Asian-American superhero, in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
(19)DIY.“入侵地球：科幻伯明翰拍过”— video, with clips and interviews.
Since being a teenager Simon Cox loved science fiction, especially Star Wars.
He wanted to make his own blockbuster, and he has finally realised his dream to write and direct his own film, which is called Invasion Planet Earth.
It’s taken 20 years, crowd funding and several campaigns to fund the small budget film.
(20)展望未来。听起来像他们不会与犹八Harshawsolution. BBC covers“Writing a ‘national anthem’ for Mars”— video, with performance.
奥斯卡卡斯特里诺委托给这颗红色星球由英国的火星协会自己的国歌 - 促进的想法，如果人类曾经生活有那么他们将需要自己的音乐身份。
（21）THESE ARE THE DROIDS I’M LOOKING FOR.Philadelphia channel 17 captured the highly stfnal“Fralinger弦乐队于2020年化装大游行”视频。
爱Fralinger String Band? Then you came to the right place. We’ve gotFralinger’s2020化装游行表演的视频“Lunar Effect”主题和下面的一些照片。
[Thanks to JJ, Cat Eldridge, Michael J. Walsh, Mike Kennedy, Andrew Porter, John King Tarpinian, Michael Toman, Martin Morse Wooster, SF Concatenation’s Jonathan Cowie, and Chip Hitchcock for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File 770 contributing editor of the day Ingvar.]