No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It’s an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain—is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on.Read the full article: Alien Only Ever Needed One Sequel
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Netflix is developing and producing a new English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the globally popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, that has entranced legions of fans worldwide.Read the full article: The Witcher Saga is Coming to Netflix!
Friday, 19 May 2017
A beloved classic from the ’80s marks its return as Netflix has announced they will be the home for The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! You can check out a teaser for the brand-new series in the player below.Read the full article: Netflix Announces The Dark Crystal Prequel Series!
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!Read the full article: Aurora Australis: New Releases, Upcoming Anthologies, and Awards Season!
Thursday, 11 May 2017
If episode four of The Leftovers has a main theme — setting aside A-Ha’s “Take on Me” and Kevin and Nora’s disintegration — it’s Melbourne, Australia, the New York to Sydney’s Los Angeles.Read the full article: How The Leftovers Chose 5 Iconic Melbourne Locations for Kevin and Nora’s Australian Adventures
Earlier today, Serendip announced the nominees for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award, an annual prize presented to “the best science fiction novel […] whose UK first edition was published in the previous calendar year.Read the full article: Announcing the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
When word came down from director Guillermo del Toro that a third Hellboy movie wasn’t happening, fans were dejected; however, the character’s creator Mike Mignola teased that the news didn’t mean another project wasn’t in the works.Read the full article: Neil Marshall to Direct Hellboy Reboot Starring David Harbour!
Sunday, 7 May 2017
The hunt for Planet 9—a hypothetical, Neptune-sized object beyond Pluto—has stirred the scientific community since last year year, when a pair of Caltech astronomers argued in favor of the idea.Read the full article: When the Hell Will We Find Planet Nine?
The Guardians have a lot of surprises in store in Vol. 2. All Images: DisneyMarvel movies are known for their teasing mid- and post-credits scenes, but with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, they up the ante with five of them after the conclusion of the movie.Read the full article: Let's Break Down All Five of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 End-Credits Scenes
To this day, the Saturn V remains the largest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever blasted into space, which is perfectly reflected in Lego’s new Apollo Saturn V model.Read the full article: Live Out Your Astronaut Dreams With Lego's Meter-Tall NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket
The 1660 Klencke Atlas is taller than most people, and now its rare maps are easily accessible online. The 1660 Klencke Atlas is among the world’s biggest books, measuring nearly six feet by seven and a half feet when open.Read the full article: Watch the British Library Digitize One of the World's Largest Books
Monday, 1 May 2017
Ranulph Fiennes can get lost. Ray Howgego, whose 'Encyclopedia of Exploration' is the longest book by an English-language writer, prefers his subject's less-charted territories. Emily Dugan meets him on home ground.Read the full article: Wild thing: How the writer Ray Howgego unearthed tales of derring-do adventuring
Saturday, 29 April 2017
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.Read the full article: All of Your Favorite SFF and Comics Adaptations in the Works
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis bonded over their mutual hatred of Walt Disney, private letters reveal
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were close frenemies when they were both still alive and kicking, operating within the same dusty Oxford literature circles and bantering over lofty subjects like theology, personal faith and their own fantastical writing.Read the full article: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis bonded over their mutual hatred of Walt Disney, private letters reveal
Sunday, 23 April 2017
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.Read the full article: In Praise of Night of the Lepus
Friday, 21 April 2017
Variety reports that Sony Pictures Television will produce the TV adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series.Read the full article: The Wheel of Time TV Series Moving Forward at Sony Pictures Television with Showrunner Rafe Judkins
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Netflix Orders Modern Reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House
Sunday, 16 April 2017
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.Read the full article: New World Fantasy Award Design Has Been Revealed!
Friday, 14 April 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards! The Aurealis Awards program book, containing the judging panels’ reports, can be downloaded here.Read the full article: Announcing the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards!
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.Read the full article: Labyrinth Spinoff in the Works from Don’t Breathe Director
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Library and Information Week
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.Read the full article: 2017 Ditmar Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced
Monday, 10 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Shane Abbess is Back with THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE [Trailer]
The African Speculative Fiction Society holds the Nommo Awards to celebrate the year’s greatest speculative fiction written by African authors.Read the full article: Check Out the Nommo Awards 2017 Nominees!
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.Read the full article: NBC Just Ordered a Primetime Show About Advances in Science and Technology
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.Read the full article: Sleeping Beauties: Stephen King and Owen King’s Novel to Become Series
Friday, 7 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Mike Mignola Is Returning to Comics With an All New Vampire Tale
Thursday, 6 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Marvel’s New Warriors Coming to Freeform, Starring Squirrel Girl!
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
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.Read the full article: The Nominees for the 2017 Hugo Awards Are the Future of Science Fiction & Fantasy
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.Read the full article: 'Marvel's The Defenders' Announces Netflix Premiere Date
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Lotus Blue Is a Worthy Mashup of Mad Max and Blade Runner
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.Read the full article: Aurora Australis: Mixing Genres and Outrunning Robots
Monday, 3 April 2017
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.Read the full article: Feast Your Eyes on All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April
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.Read the full article: Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves
Sunday, 2 April 2017
These days, I find it absurdly easy to slip into despair. (Don’t worry, this post is going to be fun, I promise.) It’s all too common to turn on the news or look at Twitter and then spend the rest of the day staring into the abyss, suffering from a kind of horrified paralysis.Read the full article: 10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Will Remind You What Joy Feels Like
Paris, 1944: Night had fallen on the suburb of Saint-Mandé and death was waiting in the skies. Powerless to affect — or even truly comprehend — the clash of titans that was the Second World War, two young boys hid underground, reveling in the drama.Read the full article: Is This the Comic That Birthed Modern Sci-Fi?
Friday, 31 March 2017
Holy female empowerment, Batman! Variety is reporting that none other than geek legend Joss Whedon has signed to write, produce and direct a Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films!Read the full article: BREAKING: Joss Whedon to Direct Batgirl Movie!
Thursday, 30 March 2017
New Line Cinema and New Line Cinema have revealed the first trailer for their new adaptation of Stephen King‘s IT, which might just scare the bejesus out of you. Watch the new Pennywise do his thing in the IT trailer below!Read the full article: The IT Trailer is Here to Make You Afraid of Clowns Forever
STX Entertainment has released the new trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets! You can watch the Valerian trailer below. We also had the chance to watch the trailer in a theater in stunning 3D, then speak to both Besson and star Dane DeHaan.Read the full article: The New Trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian!
Wreck-It Ralph is escaping out of his arcade and into the expansive universe of the internet next year when Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits the big screen.Read the full article: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Opens March 2018!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
47 Tucanae X9 is a star system located almost 15,000 light years away. Scientists have been studying it for years—since 1989—but this week they found something shocking: the system’s star is incredibly close to a black hole and orbits it at an extraordinary speed.Read the full article: This Star Is Orbiting a Black Hole at 1% of the Speed of Light
Monday, 20 March 2017
Living and boning in space—particularly on Mars—has fascinated our degenerate species for decades. Recently, SpaceX founder Elon Musk decided to put his very large amount of money where his mouth is by announcing his plans to colonize the Red Planet.Read the full article: Will Humans Have to Upgrade Their Bodies to Survive on Mars?
Grossman, Gaiman, and Gogol: Harper Voyager Acquires English Translation of Russian Fantasy Vita Nostra
The words vita nostra, or “our life,” come from an old Latin student anthem “Gaudeamus”: “Vita nostra brevis est, Brevi finietur” or “Our life is brief, It will shortly end…” In Sergey Dyachenko and Marina Shyrshova-Dyachenko’s fantasy Vita Nostra, described as “The MagiciansRead the full article: Grossman, Gaiman, and Gogol: Harper Voyager Acquires English Translation of Russian Fantasy Vita Nostra
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Although it flew under the radar for most people, Stephen King revealed some exciting information about his work on the upcoming third Talisman book and some other ideas about future work during a recent speech.Read the full article: Stephen King: Update On ‘Talisman 3’ And Ideas For Future Books
While we still await the first trailer, the first poster for Columbia Pictures and MRC’s The Dark Tower has surfaced! Make sure you download The Dark Tower poster in the gallery below and also flip it around to see Matthew McConaughey’s The Man in Black and more mysterious characters.Read the full article: The Dark Tower Poster Surfaces
Don’t miss out on your limited edition print copy of our historic hundredth issue! Pre-order your copy of Aurealis #100 now!Read the full article: Special Aurealis Issue 100 Print Edition — Aurealis
Friday, 17 March 2017
An image from Suicide Squad, whose members may be in one of two movies filming this year. Image: Warner Bros. For the past few weeks fans have been wondering what’s happening with the DC film universe. Now we have a better idea.Read the full article: Warner Bros Is Hoping One of These Five DC Films Will Shoot This Year
On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures‘ announcement this morning that Justin Lin‘s Aquaman is swimming from October 5 to December 21, 2018 comes word from Sony Pictures that another comic book adaptation is taking Aquaman‘s October slot.Read the full article: Sony Pictures Sets a Venom Movie for Next Year
The Bodleian Library is set to release a book – Tolkien: The Maker of Middle-earth – next year to accompany a major Tolkien exhibition due to take place at the Library.Read the full article: Bodleian Library to release Tolkien book in 2018