Monday, March 22, 2010

Week at a Glance: March 22 to March 29

Life continues and evolves here on the East coast, and things are really starting to get interesting for the Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey.  We have reformatted and re-jiggered our website to showcase more of what makes us unique, and the excitement of a variety of new concepts is sweeping over us as we continue our spring cleaning.

And now for the Week at a Glance:

In SFSNNJ Club News:
Tuesday 3/23 at 7:30 PM we meet at Uno's Chicago Grill in Wayne NJ (South Route 23) for Themes of the Fantastic, where Jim Spinosa and Bill Wagner will guide the group through a discussion of Youth in Science Fiction!
Friday 3/26 at 8 PM Modern Masters will be meeting at Borders Books & Music in Ramsey Interstate Shopping Center to discuss C.J. Cherryh's Cyteen.

In the Movies:

Alice in Wonderland continues to dominate at the box office, even though a slew of new titles came out last weekend.  Two new genre movies coming out this week are Hot Tub Time Machine and How to Train Your Dragon.  With Clash of the Titans in 3D and more coming soon, this looks like it could be a big year for movies.

On DVD & Blu-Ray:

The Men Who Stare At Goats hits the small screen, along with a huge number of Horror movies this week.  Zombies of Mass Destruction, and Dread join the ranks of the After Dark Horror Festival offerings on DVD, and the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox joins Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on the animated front.  You can also catch Ian McKellen in The Prisoner, and watch vampires in The Lair Season 3

In Video Games:
Just Cause II emerges this week, along with Settlers to entice PC Gamers with interesting concepts.  Red Steel II thunders onto a Wii near you, while Nintendo DS players can work their wiles in WarioWare.  In Xbox 360 and PS3 releases, we have a new Prison Break game as well as Quantum Theory, a new SF TPS apparently in the vein of Gears of War and the like.

In Books:

The big new release in Books this week is Walter Mosley's Known to Evil, the second book in his new Leonid McGill mystery franchise.  Another series entry for the week is Peter Hamilton's The Temporal Void, the third book in the Void series.  If you are looking for a more romantic story, check out Rebels and Lovers by Linnea Sinclair.  For fans of first person shooter video games, Peter David's new HALO  book, Helljumper, hits the shelves this week.  The end of the week will see the release of Grand Central Arena by Ryk Spoor.

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