Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Illustrated Version of the Original Game of Thrones Novel Looks Gorgeous


A new A Song of Ice and Fire book is coming out this year! Sort of! Next month sees the arrival of a new, illustrated edition of the book that started it all, A Game of Thrones, and this early look at some of the volume’s illustrations are looking pretty damn cool.
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Tech Hasn't Killed Books Yet


For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together.
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Show on TV This Fall


It’s almost September, which means it’s almost time to pack the kids off to school, get out the coats (oh god, please let this heat finally recede), and get ready for the new TV season to begin. Some of these shows even manage without time travel!
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Doug Liman to Direct Warner Bros.’ Dark Universe Movie!

After many months of no news and speculation that the project may be on ice, Variety reports the director Doug Liman has signed on to direct Warner Bros.’ Dark Universe movie, aka Justice League Dark.
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10 Things You Should Know about the Exeter Book

Did you think that English literature began with Beowulf? Think again.
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Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic


PRAGUE — In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of the world, but one country, at least, is clinging to it tenaciously: the Czech Republic.
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Welcome to the world's most luxurious libraries

Private libraries are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to the specialist booksellers offering bibliophiles everything they need – from the shelves, to exquisite books that line them Not everyone who wants something new to read can satisfy their urge with a trip to
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Gaze In Awe At These Stunning Photographs Of World Libraries

Here's one for the book lovers (i.e., probably everyone reading this). Photographer Franck Bohbot's stunning architecture photos have captured grand movie theaters and glowing city signs, among other subjects.
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

12 “Strong Female Characters” in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Who Aren’t Just Male Characters with Different Pronouns — The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

The phrase “strong female character” is problematic. Oh, so problematic.
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Speculative Fiction in Translation: 15 Works to Watch Out For in 2016

You might think that speculative fiction in translation is hard to come by in the U.S., and on the surface, that seems true. But if you dig a little deeper (Google, Edelweiss, etc.), you’ll find a number of fantastic-sounding books to keep your SFF-heavy TBR pile stacked way too high.
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Monday, 5 September 2016

Eternal 5D Data Chip Can Record All Of Human History

In order to preserve our stories, we used to carve and paint rudimentary images and basic text into stone tablets and onto the walls of caves. Nowadays, any of us can store hundreds of thousands of documents onto a cheap, thumb-sized USB, preserving them for decades.
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