Sunday, 23 April 2017

In Praise of Night of the Lepus

As laughable and as silly the film seems, Night of the Lepus – that eco-horror cult favorite about giant killer rabbits terrorizing a small south western town – does something rather profound and thought provoking from the get-go.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Netflix Orders Modern Reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House, perhaps the most-written-about of Shirley Jackson’s longform horror works, will become a 10-episode series on Netflix.
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

New World Fantasy Award Design Has Been Revealed!

Behold the design for the World Fantasy Award, created by sculptor and artist Vincent Villafranca! The competition to create the new statue has been a long time running, and now we can gaze upon its beauty. For many decades, the World Fantasy Award was a bust of fantasy author H.
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards! The Aurealis Awards program book, containing the judging panels’ reports, can be downloaded here.
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Labyrinth Spinoff in the Works from Don’t Breathe Director

Last we heard, TriStar Pictures and The Jim Henson Company had closed a deal on a Labyrinth remake—not a reboot—to be written by Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Library and Information Week


The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia. It gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community.
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2017 Ditmar Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

The Australian National Science Fiction Convention (or NatCon) has released the preliminary ballot for the 2017 Ditmar Awards. Fans and members of Australian NatCon nominated professional and fan works published in 2016, with the ballot compiled by an elected subcommittee.
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Shane Abbess is Back with THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE [Trailer]

Shane Abbess is back with a pulpy new space opera called The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1. Rochefort loved the film out of Fantastic Fest last year and the first trailer looks like a ton of fun. You got to hand it to Abbess. He knows how to make a great looking product on a low budget.
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Check Out the Nommo Awards 2017 Nominees!

The African Speculative Fiction Society holds the Nommo Awards to celebrate the year’s greatest speculative fiction written by African authors.
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NBC Just Ordered a Primetime Show About Advances in Science and Technology


The Awesome Show will be hosted by Chris Hardwick. Image: Jordin Althaus/AMCSometimes it feels like every new television show fits into a specific, well-explored genre. But not The Awesome Show.
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Sleeping Beauties: Stephen King and Owen King’s Novel to Become Series

The rights to the upcoming Stephen King and Owen King novel Sleeping Beauties were recently acquired by Anonymous Content, according to Deadline. Now we’ve learned that the novel is being developed for TV.
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Friday, 7 April 2017

Mike Mignola Is Returning to Comics With an All New Vampire Tale


Image: Dark Horse. Art by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart.Last year, comics legend Mike Mignola announced that he’d be taking a break from the world of comics after the poignant end to his work on Hellboy in Hell.
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Marvel’s New Warriors Coming to Freeform, Starring Squirrel Girl!

After snapping up Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger series, the Freeform channel is now preparing to create a Marvel-flavored half-hour comedy in the form of Marvel’s New Warriors. Which means that the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will finally burst onto our live-action screens.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Nominees for the 2017 Hugo Awards Are the Future of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Earlier this week, a VIP at Marvel comics earned the ire of about 82 percent of the internet when he tried to blame the publisher’s flagging sales on a recent strategy to push comics with “diverse” heroes, claiming readers just aren’t interested in buying those kinds of books.
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'Marvel's The Defenders' Announces Netflix Premiere Date

You won’t have to wait much longer to see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist join forces, Marvelites! As teased in the video above, “Marvel’s The Defenders” will debut only on Netflix August 18! But that’s not the only thing hidden in the video.
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lotus Blue Is a Worthy Mashup of Mad Max and Blade Runner

In the far future desert world of Lotus Blue, 17-year-old Star must contend with crazed A.I. war machines, killer sand storms, mysterious strangers from hidden cities, and secrets from her own past that lead her on an unexpected journey.
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Aurora Australis: Mixing Genres and Outrunning Robots

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand! There’s been a cyclone off the Queensland coast causing floods on the east coast. Daylight savings is about to end in the eastern states.
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Feast Your Eyes on All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April


Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of amazing new scifi and fantasy books on the way, including a dystopian tale from Cory Doctorow and a very highly anticipated Star Wars novel.
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Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves


The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 years, in 2012, and gravitational waves, which were theorized 100 years ago, in 2016. This year, they’re slated to take a picture of a black hole.
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