Sunday, 23 April 2017

In Praise of Night of the Lepus

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.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Netflix Orders Modern Reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House

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.
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

New World Fantasy Award Design Has Been Revealed!

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.
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Aurealis Awards! The Aurealis Awards program book, containing the judging panels’ reports, can be downloaded here.
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Labyrinth Spinoff in the Works from Don’t Breathe Director

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

Library and Information Week


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.
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2017 Ditmar Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

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.
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Shane Abbess is Back with THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE [Trailer]

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]

Check Out the Nommo Awards 2017 Nominees!

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!

NBC Just Ordered a Primetime Show About Advances in Science and Technology


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.
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Sleeping Beauties: Stephen King and Owen King’s Novel to Become Series

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

Mike Mignola Is Returning to Comics With an All New Vampire Tale


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

Marvel’s New Warriors Coming to Freeform, Starring Squirrel Girl!

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.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Nominees for the 2017 Hugo Awards Are the Future of Science Fiction & Fantasy

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

'Marvel's The Defenders' Announces Netflix Premiere Date

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.
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lotus Blue Is a Worthy Mashup of Mad Max and Blade Runner

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

Aurora Australis: Mixing Genres and Outrunning Robots

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 All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April


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

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves


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

10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Will Remind You What Joy Feels Like

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

Is This the Comic That Birthed Modern Sci-Fi?

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

BREAKING: Joss Whedon to Direct Batgirl Movie!

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

The IT Trailer is Here to Make You Afraid of Clowns Forever

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

The New Trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian!

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!

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Opens March 2018!

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

This Star Is Orbiting a Black Hole at 1% of the Speed of Light

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

Will Humans Have to Upgrade Their Bodies to Survive on Mars?

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 Magicians
Read the full article: Grossman, Gaiman, and Gogol: Harper Voyager Acquires English Translation of Russian Fantasy Vita Nostra

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Stephen King: Update On ‘Talisman 3’ And Ideas For Future Books

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

The Dark Tower Poster Surfaces

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.
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Special Aurealis Issue 100 Print Edition — Aurealis

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

Warner Bros Is Hoping One of These Five DC Films Will Shoot This Year


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

Sony Pictures Sets a Venom Movie for Next 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

Bodleian Library to release Tolkien book in 2018


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

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens

There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case.
Read the full article: Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens

Thursday, 16 March 2017

10 most influential portable gadgets – in pictures

From the first box camera to the ghetto blaster and the Sony Walkman, these are the devices that brought our favourite tech out into the open
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

20 Things We Still Love About Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years Later


Buffy the Vampire Slayer is celebrating its 20-year anniversary tomorrow, and while the story (and the fashions) might technically be dated, the show is somehow more relevant than ever.
Read the full article: 20 Things We Still Love About Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years Later

Announcing the Winner and Honorees of the 2016 James Tiptree Jr. Award

The 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award winner is Anna-Marie McLemore for the novel When the Moon Was Ours, a haunting fairytale of the love between Samir, a transgender boy, and Miel, an orphan girl who grows roses from her wrists. . We’re also pleased that several Tor and Tor.
Read the full article: Announcing the Winner and Honorees of the 2016 James Tiptree Jr. Award

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Busts on to Blu-ray!

Cinespectral Films just announced their plans to release the 1988 cult comedy Elvira: Mistress of the Dark for the first time ever on Blu-ray, in glorious all-new restored High Definition.
Read the full article: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Busts on to Blu-ray!

Friday, 10 March 2017

How J.R.R. Tolkien Redefined Fantasy Stories


This article, and others about one of the most celebrated writers, is featured in Newsweek's Special Edition: J.R.R. Tolkien—The Mind of a Genius.
Read the full article: How J.R.R. Tolkien Redefined Fantasy Stories

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A giant LEGO exhibition is coming to the Melbourne Museum next month

This is not a drill: Melbourne's biggest ever exhibition made entirely from LEGO is coming to the Melbourne Museum next month.
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First Look at Thor: Ragnarok Featuring Hela and Valkyrie!


EW has released the cover for their latest issue which features Marvel Studios‘ upcoming Thor: Ragnarok and gives us a first look at the title character’s new look, as well as Cate Blanchett’s Hela plus Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie! Check it out in the gallery below!
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Kingdoms Have, Are, and Will Fall in Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for March

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.
Read the full article: Kingdoms Have, Are, and Will Fall in Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for March

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for March


We always warn you to clear more time in your schedule (and on your shelves) for each month’s new releases—but March brings new books from genre legends John Scalzi and Kim Stanley Robinson, as well as some very intriguing short-story collections and debuts. So, yeah.
Read the full article: Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for March

Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

To draw attention to female authors, a Cleveland bookstore celebrated Women’s History Month by turning every male-written book in the fiction room backward on its shelf. Eight of the all-female employees of Loganberry Books went through about 10,000 books, a process that took about two hours.
Read the full article: Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

Machines aren’t growing more intelligent—they’re just doing what we programmed them to do

HBO’s Westworld features a common plot device—synthetic hosts rising up against their callous human creators.
Read the full article: Machines aren’t growing more intelligent—they’re just doing what we programmed them to do

Friday, 3 March 2017

Deeply unfashionable but wildly successful: author Neil Gaiman is living his own fantasy

Neil Gaiman was born Jewish, raised a Scientologist and educated by the Church of England. The perfect background for a fantasy writer? In a room in a warehouse in western Sydney, Neil Gaiman is preparing to sign 400 copies of his latest book, Norse Mythology.
Read the full article: Deeply unfashionable but wildly successful: author Neil Gaiman is living his own fantasy

Thursday, 2 March 2017

The 12 Best Dystopian Movies

Every generation at some point thinks that they’re at the bleeding edge of society turning into a bleak dystopia, but the truth is most sci-fi cinema is made up of exaggerated looks at the contemporary.
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It’s Happening Again: Two Twin Peaks Posters Debut!

To mark the anniversary of Dale Cooper’s initial arrival in Twin Peaks, Showtime has revealed two posters for the series. You can view the Twin Peaks posters in the gallery below.
Read the full article: It’s Happening Again: Two Twin Peaks Posters Debut!