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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar!

Gwendy's Button Box A Cemetery Dance Publications Exclusive Hardcover and eBook! Trade Hardcover Edition: World's 1st Printing/1st Edition!
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PS Publishing

We had already decided at last week’s meeting . . . . . . that we would do a bit of a hoo hah this week to promote our Aussie cousin, PS Australia . . .
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