Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought


If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly endearing, even though it makes no fucking sense.
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The 20 Best British Horror Films of All Time

British horror thrives on a juxtaposition of the proper and the sinister. Blame it on the accents: Americans can’t help but be drawn in by the way our friends across the pond speak, and by the time certain villains reveal their true aims it’s too late to turn back.
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Kevin Bacon Says Tremors Series is Going to Syfy

In late 2015, it was revealed that actor Kevin Bacon would reprise his role of Valentine McKee and executive produce a new Tremors series for TV. Now the star has confirmed to Screen Daily that not only is the pilot a go, but it has found a home at cable channel Syfy.
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Australian Library Design Awards 2017


Thirty-three stunning libraries were entered in the awards and there is a winner in each category: public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the entries.
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

World’s First Cable-Free Elevator Zooms Horizontally and Vertically Using Maglev Tech

Willy Wonka’s preferred mode of transport just became a reality. A new kind of elevator uses linear motors, similar to those in maglev trains and HyperLoop, to whiz its cabins through shafts, and will be able to move people up, down, left, or right.
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

HELL ON EARTH is here

Imagine a London full of evil and malice and monstrous injustice. Now stop watching the news, and read THIS instead.  My new book HELL ON EARTH is a science fiction novel set in a fantasy universe with cops.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Five Monsters That Explore Gender, Sexuality, and Race

When I say “monster,” what do you think about? Frankenstein’s monster? Dracula? The creature from the Black Lagoon? Maybe even Cookie Monster… When we hear that word, we tend to think of monsters from movies or television shows (even when they began as literary characters), and most of the
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Sherlock Team Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat to Adapt Dracula for TV

Variety reports that with the world’s greatest detective in the rear view mirror, Sherlock team Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are set to adapt another icon of Victorian literature with a new TV series based on Dracula.
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds

In this series, we’ll discuss whether progress is being made on Indigenous education, looking at various areas including policy, scholarships, school leadership, literacy and much more. In a town by the sea that lies in the homeland of the Yawuru people, there sits a small publisher.
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Big Trouble in Little China's Loudmouth Hero Makes One Last Stand in New Comic Series Old Man Jack


What might a senior citizen version of Big Trouble in Little China’s truck-driving, sandwich-chomping, day-saving (kinda) hero Jack Burton look like? A new comic from Boom Studios, appropriately titled Old Man Jack (with a wink to Old Man Logan), aims to find out.
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Friday, 16 June 2017

The Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries

In the madness of late spring at San Marco Square in Venice, amid the hordes pouring in from land and sea, hard by the hissing espresso machines and sizzling panini presses of overpriced cafes, I found the still point of the turning world.
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Friday, 9 June 2017

Horror in Translation: 8 Chilling Reads From Around the World

Readers can find plenty of horror fiction on bookstore shelves here in America, but what about horror fiction around the world? What kinds of stories do, for example, Japanese horror/speculative fiction writers gravitate toward when trying to terrify their readers? What differentiates Austrian horr
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to Suggest Einstein Was Right


Artist's conception of two black holes merging, similar to the ones detected by LIGO.Three billion years ago, two black holes collided to form a larger one. In the process, they produced a massive wave rolling through the fabric of spacetime at the speed of light.
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Monday, 5 June 2017

Aurora Australis: Riddles, Promises, and Threads

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!
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Amazon Now Has Every Issue of Omni, the Scifi 'Magazine of the Future'


Omni Magazine, one of the most iconic science fiction publications in history, is back. Jerrick Media has released the entire 200-issue archive on Amazon, with select proceeds going to help the Museum of Science Fiction.
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Your Summer Winter of Reading Begins With This Epic List of June's New Scifi and Fantasy Books


It’s June! The days are longer shorter, the nights are warmer colder, and the amount of new science fiction and fantasy books that will soon be available is truly mind-blowing. Read on to find out about more than 30 great new titles, coming out over the next 30 days!
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NASA Can't Wait To Plunge Itself Straight Into The Sun


Today, NASA reminded the world it will soon be performing the ultimate act of wish fulfillment on behalf of all humanity: in summer 2018, the space agency plans to launch a probe right into the Sun’s atmosphere.
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