Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Fantasy


Thirty-two new fantasies embark on epic quests in October, including series additions from Howard Andrew Jones (Pathfinder Tales), Mercedes Lackey (Valdemar: The Herald Spy), Kameron Hurley (Worldbreaker Saga), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn), Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette (Iskryne World), Drew Kar
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Monday, 28 September 2015

Soon We'll All Be Reading Magazines in VR


The world of virtual reality is going to take us to places we’ve never been before—across the globe, or to new, unimaginable planets. Or maybe it will just help you read the New Yorker. Who can say for sure?
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React May Have Just Ended The Native Vs. Web Debate



As much as we may cling to the Web on our PCs, apps are everything in mobile. Now consuming 90% of our mobile time, apps are everything on mobile devices. Native apps, that is.
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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Six-Guns and Strange Shooters: A Weird West Primer


What is it about the American West that continues to inspire? There’s the romanticized notion of expansion, the simplistic morality of white hats and black hats, of cowboys vs. Indians.
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The Determination of del Toro: A Brief History of the Highs & Lows of Guillermo Del Toro’s Career


Guillermo del Toro’s assurances last week that we should hold out hope for Pacific Rim 2 gave me a little déjà vu.
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Here's the TV You Should Watch, Skip, or Binge This Fall


Each fall television networks drop a slew of new shows. Which ones should you watch? Are there some that can be skipped entirely? What about the ones that might best be consumed the next time you’re sick or enjoying a three-day weekend? We’re here to help.
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Blood-Soaked History of Slasher Movies


Ryan Murphy’s campy Scream Queens premieres tonight, and it pays heavy tribute to the legacy of slasher films. The cast even features Jamie Lee Curtis—one of the greatest slasher-film icons of all time. Join us as we explore the slasher genre’s blood-splattered past.
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A New Light-Based Memory Chip Could Change the Fundamentals of Computing


Electrons are quick, but they’re not quick enough — in fact they’re holding back the speed of modern computing. Now, a team has developed the world’s first ever light-based memory chip that can store data permanently, and it could help usher in a new era of computing
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This Is What a Road Bike Might Look Like, If There Were No Design Rules


People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.
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The 16 Most Impractical and Ridiculous Batman Action Figures

When we took a look back at Batman’s use of power armor over the years, one big reason we found was basically so people could sell action figures of Batman clad in various, situation-specific power suits.
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The Great Stephen King Birthday Cinema Celebration!

I love Stephen King, as a writer, as a proclaimer of the greatness of genre literature, and, maybe most of all, as a guy. He was the first author I knew who—actually, scratch that. Stephen King was the first author I knew.
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The Coolest Cars at the Planet's Biggest Motor Show


Caption: The Lamborghini Huracàn Spyder will run from 0 to 62 mph in a blistering 3.4 seconds, thanks to a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10.
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One Million Moms Boycotting The Muppets New TV Show

You know that grunt-like scream that Miss Piggy makes when she’s really made and frustrated? That’s pretty much what the American Family Association offshoot One Million Moms is doing right now as they boycott ABC’s The Muppets TV show premiering this Tuesday at 8pm Eastern.
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Monday, 21 September 2015

The Muppets Review


Review of The Muppets pilot, coming to ABC I am a huge fan of The Muppets. I watched the original The Muppets Show and all the Muppet movies when I was a kid, and my dad used to do impressions of Kermit and Fozzie for me.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Warm Glowing Warming Glow: Fall 2015 TV

Welcome, my lovelies, to the semi-annual fest of inanity and repetition that is the new television schedule.
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Saturday, 12 September 2015

I Need This Millennium Falcon Asteroid Field Coffee Table In My Life


Star Wars merchandise has been in the news a lot lately, both for good and bad reasons. Mostly though, the headlines are about people’s passion for the series, and wanting to own a piece of it. And there are not many pieces as amazing as the one you see here.
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Friday, 11 September 2015

First Marvel’s Jessica Jones Teaser and Premiere Date Revealed

Today, Netflix announced its highly-anticipated original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones will premiere on November 20, 2015 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available. You can check out the first Marvel’s Jessica Jones teaser in the player below.
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

I Have Some Serious Concerns About the Captain America: Civil War Movie


The way Marvel keeps jamming superheroes into the third Captain America movie, the more it sounds like it’s going to be Avengers 2.5, with the twist being that the Avengers are taking sides against each other.
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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in September!

The summer beach reads are finished—but the book party is just getting started! This month’s science fiction and fantasy must-reads include Terry Pratchett’s final Discworld novel, plus new books from Stephen Baxter, Seanan McGuire, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood.
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What Happened When I Set Out To Celebrate Science Fiction From Around the World

It’s hard to put my finger on the exact moment the idea for the Apex Book of World SF series first crystallised, but the seeds for it were sown long before.
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How The TV Show of Octavia Butler's Dawn Will Stay True to Her Incredible Vision

Making Octavia Butler’s novel Dawn into a television show sounds like kind of a foolhardy idea. It’s a post-apocalyptic storyline, in which the Earth is basically on the brink of destruction, and the last humans are offered salvation by aliens... who want to mate with us and change us.
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Monday, 7 September 2015

Stephen King: Can a Novelist Be Too Productive?

THERE are many unspoken postulates in literary criticism, one being that the more one writes, the less remarkable one’s work is apt to be.
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This is Exactly What New Horizons saw Zipping by Pluto

When the New Horizons spacecraft raced past Pluto this summer, it constantly snapped photographs both coming and going. This is exactly what it saw while zooming past the frozen dwarf planet. Whoa.
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Ron Perlman Reveals Hellboy III Story Details

Ron Perlman has revealed new Hellboy III story details, but will we ever get another sequel? Will we ever get to see a third Hellboy movie? That remains the question as those who were involved with the first two films continue to talk about the possibility, even though the last movie came out ove
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