Saturday, 22 July 2017

Climate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About Geoengineering

Let's pretend that the US didn't recently pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Let's also pretend that all the other countries that scolded it for withdrawing also met their Paris pledges on deadline.
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Austen’s appeal: how Jane Austen went from anonymous to acclaimed


Jane Austen transcends time. Her work critiques 18th century England but it remains compelling to contemporary readers. Her terrific characters, realism, and her sense of irony and humour have earned Austen critical acclaim and a wide audience, inspiring countless readers and writers.
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sleeps With Monsters: Stop Erasing Women’s Presence in SFF


This is going to be an angry column. So, I don’t know if any of you remember that National Review article complaining about the Bechdel Test and comparing the representation of women in movies to cowboys. I won’t link to it.
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Vintage Scifi Mag Galaxy Available For Free Online


Galaxy magazine was a pulpy, science fiction paradise from 1950 to 1980, publishing some of the most important futuristic voices of the 20th century—to say nothing of the amazing cover illustrations. And you can read hundreds of issues from its heyday online, all thanks to Archive.org.
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State Library Victoria – Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria


Self-made: zines and artist books is a new exhibition showcasing the eclectic world of independent publishing, from exquisite handmade artist books to radical low-fi zines, opening at State Library Victoria on 11 August.
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Monday, 17 July 2017

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C.
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1889 Paris World Fair

The telephone, the Ferris Wheel, the first public toilet, the television, the Eiffel Tower, the incubator, the X-ray machine, even the dishwasher - these are just a few of the "firsts" exhibited at world's fairs.
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Why We Still Read The Lord of the Rings

I love J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. I know, I know: it’s not exactly an uncommon opinion. But if I’m being completely honest, it’s a fact I’ve struggled with over the years, and only really come to accept recently.
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SDCC 2017: Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's The Umbrella Academy Graphic Novels Come to Netflix


Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, will bring the ten-episode series The Umbrella Academy to members worldwide in 2018.
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Scientist Say Tardigrades Will Be the Last Animals On Earth


Microscopic tardigrades, also known as “water bears,” are the toughest animals on the planet, capable of withstanding intense radiation, extreme temperatures, and even the vacuum of space.
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EXCLUSIVE: Batman: The Dark Prince Charming Offers a New Vision of Gotham

You think you know Gotham and its most famous resident. You may even think you know his adversaries and allies. Well, this fall, forget all that you know as we present a new vision of Gotham, care of master comic book creator Enrico Marini.
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Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain


Implanting a microchip inside the brain to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is suddenly the hot new thing in tech. This spring, Elon Musk started a new company, Neuralink, to do it.
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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of July 2017

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.
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Luc Besson Tests the Outer Limits With Sci-Fi Epic Valerian


Luc Besson’s spaceship looks weird. Sure, it’s a spaceship, a major player in Besson’s new movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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Thursday, 13 July 2017

OMNI Magazine Back in Print This Fall

Penthouse Global Media has acquired OMNI magazine, bringing back to life the beloved and groundbreaking science fiction magazine. It’s a fitting move, as Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione co-founded OMNI in 1978 with his wife Kathy Keeton.
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Most Overlooked Rocky Planet Is Getting Two New Visitors


Despite being closest to the sun, Mercury is the most ignored terrestrial planet in the solar system. It’s had to sit back and watch while Earth, Mars, and even Venus get all the attention.
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All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in July


The world is an especially strange place in this month’s genre-benders, from Christopher Brown’s post-USA Tropic of Kansas to David Williams’ When the English Fall.
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All the New Science Fiction Books Coming Out in July


Summertime, and the space living is easy … or not, actually.
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Squirrel Girl Actress and More Join New Warriors Cast

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Entertainment has lined up the cast for their upcoming live-action Freeform series New Warriors, led by Doreen Green / Squirrel Girl actress Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, AT&T commercials) and Derek Theler (Baby Daddy, Shark Killer) as Craig Holl
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The LEGO Apollo Saturn V - In The Footsteps Of A Giant


The Apollo programme is without a doubt one of man kinds most spectacular achievements to date and is still marvelled at by people across the world.
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Basic Assumptions of Physics Might Require the Future to Influence the Past


One of the most well-accepted physical theories makes no logical sense. Quantum mechanics, the theory that governs the smallest possible spaces, forces our human brains to accept some really wacky, uncomfortable realities.
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Author of mysterious Voynich manuscript was Italian Jew, says scholar

Illustrations of the book that has confounded code-breakers and scholars for more than 100 years may offer key clues about authorship Illustrations of the book that has confounded code-breakers and scholars for more than 100 years may offer key clues about authorship One of the world’
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

All the New Fantasy Books Coming Out in July


Dogs, witches, gods, sorcerers, and rat killers: it’s another summery month on the fantasy new release shelves! Christina Henry continues her series of new takes on familiar characters with Lost Boy; Sarah Beth Durst continues the Queens of Renthia series; Max Brooks visits Minecraft’s Islan
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Cover reveal: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

We’re thrilled to reveal our gloriously animated cover for Stephen King and Owen King’s spectacular collaboration, Sleeping Beauties. It arrives September 26th in Hardback, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio and is available to pre-order now.
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Friday, 7 July 2017

Lionsgate Eyes Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen

It looks like Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen has a studio. According to Splash Report, Lionsgate is in final talks to take on the film. Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen will star David Harbour of Stranger Things as the titular hero.
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Library Tourism Could Be The Next Big Travel Trend

We've had agritourism, gastrotourism, sports tourism and volunteer tourism, but could the next big thing in travel be bibliotourism? Just like any worthwhile tourist attraction, libraries can tell you a lot about a place.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

John Brosnan's 1960s pre-internet fanzines sought by new fan at National Library

The work of an almost forgotten Australian writer has been unearthed and made available to a new audience following the chance discovery of a 1960s fanzine in a comic collection at the National Library of Australia (NLA). Perth-born John Brosnan (1947-2005) specialised in science-fiction.
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Can’t Decide What Kind of Flying Car to Get? Try These 10


Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Commuters of the world, rejoice. The long-promised age of the flying car is finally here—more or less.
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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2017 So Far


As six-month periods go, the first half of 2017 has certainly been, shall we say, interesting.
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