Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Grumpy Cat and Garfield Comic Is Either the Worst Idea Ever, or Purrfectly Genius


Grumpy Cat and Garfield are teaming up in their first comic book series. This seems like something that would grate my skin until it bleeds... but it might actually be one of the most logical crossovers in years.
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J.J. Abrams & Stephen King’s Castle Rock Series Gets 10-Episode Order

Hulu is taking viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King in the new Hulu Original drama series Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason.
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Announcing the 2016 Nebula Awards Nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the 2016 Nebula Awards nominees (to be presented in 2017), for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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Gorgeous Kitty Paw Nebula Image Proves Cats Really Do Belong In Space


All cat lovers are familiar with toe beans, the little jellies that adorn the bottom your fur baby’s paws.
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“And the Master-Poet painted…”: Neil Gaiman Revisits Old Gods in Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman’s newest book, Norse Mythology begins before the beginning with Surtr and his flaming sword in an empty, mist-choked universe and ends after the ending with the sons of gods and a game of chess.
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Get lost in this wonderful collection of fantasy maps


We love fantastic maps, and recently, we recently came across an artist named Arlin Ortiz. He has been working on a project called Any Which Way: An Adventurer’s Atlas, a collection of wonderful fantasy maps.
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Good News! The Future of Sci-Fi Isn’t Just Death and Darkness


Science fiction is full of dystopian scenarios—but those are only on the page. When it comes to the writers producing sci-fi and fantasy, the future is anything but bleak. Those authors are focusing on a more progressive future.
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Wolverine Movies: The Evolution of Hugh Jackman’s Logan

Take a look back at 17 years of Hugh Jackman Wolverine movies! Since the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Wolverine has been one of Marvel’s breakout superheroes, and yet that success didn’t fully carry over to the general public.
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Guillermo del Toro Confirms Hellboy 3 ‘Will Not Happen’

Last month, fans were stuck in a frenzy when director Guillermo del Toro promised he would speak with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and star Ron Perlman about making the long-awaited Hellboy 3. Now, Del Toro has taken to Twitter to deliver the news that the film will not happen.
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France’s Beautiful National Library Reopens After a Decade of Renovations

Ten years in the making, the former National Library of France has reopened after extensive renovations. Architects Bruno Gaudin and Virginie BrĂ©gal were charged with bringing life to the historic complex on Paris’s rue de Richelieu.
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Monday, 20 February 2017

2016 Aurealis Awards shortlist announcement

The Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF), organisers of the 2016 Aurealis Awards, are delighted to announce the finalists for the Awards.
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B&N Bookseller’s Picks: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of February 2017

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. A Conjuring of Light, by V.E.
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Charlie Jane Anders Wins the 2017 Crawford Award for All the Birds in the Sky

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts has honored Charlie Jane Anders with the 2017 Crawford Award for her debut novel All the Birds in the Sky. Presented annually, the Crawford Award recognizes an author’s first book of fantasy fiction.
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12 Things You Might Not Know About Big Trouble in Little China


The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, available now, is a must-read for cult movie fans.
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Louisville Library Workers Champion Preferred Pronoun Badges

Six months after librarian Valerie Pfister was told by administrators at Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) that wearing a preferred pronoun button was a dress code violation, the library has honored its promise to list preferred pronouns on the library-issued name badges of any employee who r
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Human Embryo Editing Gets the OK—But No Superbabies


Thanks to a new set of lab techniques, scientists are learning to edit genes, cutting and pasting to remove unwanted mutations or add desirable traits.
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Somehow Australia's Favorite Song to Bump Uglies to Is Star Wars' 'Cantina Band'


Star Wars is sexy, sure. But I’d still question the logic of anyone who decides to have sex while listening to a band that specializes in what was once called “jizz music.”
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

This 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword Is Absolutely Incredible


In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. Among the items found is a gold-decorated spearhead, and a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition.
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LOGAN is More than Just a Good Superhero Movie. It's a Great Movie. Period. [Review]

At this point, the superhero genre has devolved into a yearly battle for delivering ever-more bombastic movies. Sometimes they have interesting stories but mostly it's about big action sequences smashed between some quirky dialog and maybe an inkling of story.
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Here's a Mysterious Teaser for J.J. Abrams and Stephen King's New Hulu Project, Castle Rock 


The first collaboration between Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams, author Stephen King, and Hulu yielded 11.22.63, an eight-episode time-travel drama about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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