Saturday, 3 December 2016

(Almost) Every SFF Adaptation Coming to Television and Movie Theaters!

Thanks to major properties like Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, we’ve entered a golden age of sci-fi and fantasy properties being developed for film and television.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Illustrator Creates Vintage Matchbox Style Art of Cthulhu, Xenomorphs, and More!

Illustrator Chet Phillips has created an incredible series of vintage matchbox stylized art of all your favorite monsters! From cyborgs to Xenomorphs to Krampus to Godzilla, they make a gorgeous array.
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Science Fiction for Social Change: 5 Authors to Read Now

Science fiction has always best served those not served by their current reality.
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Five Slavic SFF Novels You Should Have On Your Shelves

Slavic SFF is a fascinating corner of our beloved genre. Often times it gets unfairly overlooked, or lumped in with Western European SFF and dismissed as just another faux medieval fantasy vaguely inspired by (Western) historical events. But the reality is a completely different matter.
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Legendary Entertainment Acquires Film and Television Rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune


Production entity Legendary Entertainment has reached an agreement with the Frank Herbert estate in which it has acquired the film and television rights to Herbert’s iconic science fiction novel Dune.
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Monday, 28 November 2016

World’s First Silicon Photonic Neural Network Unveiled

Neural networks are taking the world of computing by storm. Researchers have used them to create machines that are learning a huge range of skills that had previously been the unique preserve of humans—object recognition, face recognition, natural language processing, machine translation.
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The Dark Crystal Sequel Is a Comic Book, Not a Feature Film


We’re finally getting a sequel to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz film The Dark Crystal, but it won’t be a movie.
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These Posters for Sequels We'll Never See May Restore Your Faith in Creativity


Two years ago, Los Angeles art gallery iam8bit presented a great idea: an art show filled with work based on sequels that don’t actually exist. They called it SEQUEL—and now that show has its own sequel. SEQUEL 2 opens on November 30, both online and at the gallery proper.
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The Fate of the World Is At Stake in Season Two of The Magicians 


Syfy just shared the first trailer for the second season of The Magicians, and there are dark times ahead.
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The Expanse Is Coming Back on February 8


The Expanse is one of the very best science fiction shows on television, with a diverse cast, a thoroughly compelling story, and beautiful production values. Even a trailer as short as the one Syfy just released makes us desperate to see more of this show.
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Japan plans 130-petaflops China-beating number-crunching supercomputer


Japan is reportedly planning to build a 130-petaflops supercomputer costing $173 million (£131 million) that is due for completion next year.
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10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100


Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight decades. Undaunted, we’ve put together a list of 10 super-advanced technologies that should be around by the year 2100.
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Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)


It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than catching up on some of 2016's best scifi and fantasy films ?
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All the science fiction and fantasy novels you need to make it through winter


Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the time of year when curling up with a book—or a stack of books—is pretty much mandatory. If you're wondering where to start, we've got a list of new novels from 2016 to help you escape and make you think strange new thoughts.
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Monday, 21 November 2016

Stranger in a Strange Land Heads to Syfy

Can you grok it? Stranger in a Strange Land is getting a Syfy television seres Syfy has their sights set on adapting another classic science fiction novel that many have grokked over the years.
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Hate weeding? The Tertill, the latest robot from the inventor of the Roomba, will clean up your garden


What do vacuuming, mopping, and weeding have in common? They’re all repetitive household chores that must be done frequently. They’re also all targets for roboticist Joe Jones.
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Monday, 7 November 2016

B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of November 2016

For nearly two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s can’t-miss new SFF releases.
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Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for November

Just ten November books cross genres and leap categorization with a single bound, including several new anthologies; a Lauren Beukes collection; the latest from Memory of Water author Emmi Itaranta; The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher’s journals from the ’70s; and Warren Ellis’s Normal, now
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The 25 Best Cats in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

As anyone who has ever used the Internet knows, cats are everything. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 36 U.S. million households sport a feline companion. Where dogs are blindly loyal, a cat’s ambivalence speaks of alien wisdom.
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This Wacky World Map Just Won Japan's Biggest Design Award

The centuries-old Mercator projection is a notoriously inaccurate world map. For one thing, Greenland isn’t the massive land mass as shown on the map. But a new map by artist and architect Hajime Narukawa offers what’s possibly the most proportional map we’ve ever seen.
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