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5 Reasons Discworld Is the Wildest Place Ever

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5 Reasons Discworld Is the Wildest Place Ever

For a good time, call Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. The books have been the pinnacle of creative fantasy since The Colour of Magic was released...
Your New TV Obsession, the Merits of Fanfiction, and Michael Keaton Is a Giant Muppet

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Your New TV Obsession, the Merits of Fanfiction, and Michael Keaton Is a Giant Muppet

Here’s what we’ve been reading this week (at least, when we weren’t reading one of this week’s new releases). Yesterday, Syfy FINALLY...
Beyond 12 Monkeys: 6 Books With Scary Sci-Fi Pandemics

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Beyond 12 Monkeys: 6 Books With Scary Sci-Fi Pandemics

Today, the SyFy channel debuts its new series based on the 1995 science fiction puzzler 12 Monkeys. Widely considered part of the genre film canon, 12...
Film Awards Show SF/F a Little Bit of Love (But Not Nearly Enough)

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Film Awards Show SF/F a Little Bit of Love (But Not Nearly Enough)

It’s been almost 12 years since a science fiction or fantasy film got any major love at Oscar time (and prior to that, it had been…uhm, basically...
Throwback Thursday: 5 Non-Canon Star Wars Novels that Are Still Worth Reading

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Throwback Thursday: 5 Non-Canon Star Wars Novels that Are Still Worth Reading

Yesterday saw the release of Marvel’s Star Wars #1, the first comic to take place in the recently rebooted Star Wars universe. Not so long ago, in a...
5 Fantasy Epics Peter Jackson Should Tackle Now that The Hobbit is Over

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5 Fantasy Epics Peter Jackson Should Tackle Now that The Hobbit is Over

After some riddles-in-the-dark, Cumberbatch-dragon-action, and a lot of meandering around, The Hobbit trilogy finally concluded with last month’s...
The Amazing Jo Walton Has Written a Book For Every Genre Reader

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The Amazing Jo Walton Has Written a Book For Every Genre Reader

Most authors are known for a particular kind of book—David Weber? Spacefaring military sci-fi. Alastair Reynolds? Dark and gritty hard SF. Peter F....
The Last American Vampire Is a Bloodsuckers’ History of the United States

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The Last American Vampire Is a Bloodsuckers’ History of the United States

Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and its new sequel The Last American Vampire are both vampire-based biographies, but they’re very...
New Book Roundup: A Hidden City, a Time-Traveling Goddess, and a Voyage Beyond the Bottom of the Sea

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New Book Roundup: A Hidden City, a Time-Traveling Goddess, and a Voyage Beyond the Bottom of the Sea

It’s the middle of January. Chances are good that it’s very cold outside. Hole up somewhere warm with one of this week’s most exciting...
D.C. Flexes Diversity Powers with New Power Girl

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D.C. Flexes Diversity Powers with New Power Girl

Unless you’re a diehard comic reader, the odds are good that if you know anything about D.C.’s Power Girl, it probably has something to do with her...
Where to Start with Michael Moorcock’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Multiverse

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Where to Start with Michael Moorcock’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Multiverse

Michael Moorcock has been called the architect of new science fiction, the anti-Tolkien, and a bad writer with big ideas. (Ok, that last one came from...

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Star Wars #1, Can’t-Miss Short Fiction, and the Best Time Travel Flick…Ever?

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Star Wars #1, Can’t-Miss Short Fiction, and the Best Time Travel Flick…Ever?

Though it’s not quite as cool as Ursula K. LeGuin’s instant intergalactic communication network, the internet is at least as useful for keeping...

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