Monday, June 27, 2011

Our Fantastic Week Ahead: June 27

Given that it's the last week of June, we are smack dab in the middle of science fiction blockbuster season!  Already this summer we've seen the release of Super 8, X-Men: First Class, and Green Lantern, and this week marks the release of the latest installment in Michael Bay's Transformers franchise--Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  While none of these movies seems like it will go down in history as one of the great science fiction movies, they are a lot of fun, and give us an occasion to think back on the science fiction movies that are our favorites.

And so, let me wish you all a happy "Best Science Fiction Movie Ever Week"!  Each day, one (or more) of our authors will write about a different science fiction movie that is his or her favorite.  We'd encourage you to post your own thoughts in the comments, and then, on Friday we will post a poll where you can choose the winner from among our contestants.  We think it's going to be a lot of fun, and we hope you do too.  We'll start things later today, so make sure you come back often to see what the contestants are!

And for those of you less interested in science fiction, don't worry--we'll have fun for you as well!  There will be a review of Amanda Hemingway's wonderful fantasy series The Sangreal Trilogy, and a few more exciting things, so there should be something for everyone.