Monday, 13 October 2014

Little-Known Punctuation Marks: INFOGRAPHIC


What’s your favorite punctuation mark? mental_floss has created an infographic called, “13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using.” The information was sourced from the publication’s 2012 article written by Adrienne Crezo; the piece itself was designed by Mike Rogalski.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s beautiful new box set


New York ComicCon is almost upon us, and as you know, TheOneRing.net will be there, at booth 3040, at our panel Saturday at 9pm, and at our party with Weta Workshop on Thursday evening.

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Five Things to Watch For in Tonight’s Flash Premiere


Tonight’s the night! Yes, we’ve been talking about it all week long, but the wait is over. The Flash, The CW’s exciting new show that’s set to bring Barry Allen’s exploits to life debuts tonight at 8 o’clock. (Or 7 p.m. if you happen to live in the Central Time Zone.

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Stephen King Suggests The Stand Could Be Split Into Two Films


Warner Bros. has worked on a new version of The Stand for a few years, using Stephen King‘s post-apocalyptic novel as a basis for work by a few different creative teams.

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New character poster: Gandalf


Today’s new character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is Gandalf. Head to The Hobbit Facebook page and comment on the post to vote for the poster you want to see next: Tauriel or Galadriel?

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New Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Without further ado, the new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies… Head to The Hobbit Facebook page and comment on the post with this image to vote for the poster you want to see next: Thorin or Gandalf?

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Twin Peaks Will Return


Following rumours flying in the last few days thanks to cryptic tweets, David Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost have announced that Twin Peaks is to return to the small screen 25 years after it left the air.

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels Gets a Release Date; First Artwork


We’ve been talking about the new book from Clive Barker, The Scarlet Gospels, which features both Pinhead and Harry D’Amour since around 2010 and now a release date is in sight. Look for it in stores and online on May 19, 2015 from St. Martin’s Press.

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

This Is One Of The Best Months Ever For Science Fiction & Fantasy Books


No kidding. This month is just crushingly incredible, when it comes to new science fiction and fantasy books. Including a new William Gibson, Ann Leckie's Ancillary sequel, Gillian Anderson's science fiction novel, Ann Rice's new Lestat book, new Chuck Palahniuk, and so much more. Here are 27 must-read titles.
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Australian library wins international Public Library of the Year Award 2014


For more interesting library projects see our crowd sourced list of best new libraries for 2014. Craigieburn Library in Hume City, Victoria has been internationally recognised as the recipient of the 2014 Public Library of the Year Award.

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J.J. Abrams Bringing Stephen King's 11/22/63 to HULU


Hulu has ordered a 9-episode straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Stephen King's 2011 book 11/22/63 about a time traveler who goes back to the 60s to stop the Kennedy assassination. The series will be produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Study: 99.999% Certainty Humans Are Contributing To Global Warming


There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, new research shows.

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97 Scientists Are Devoting 97 Hours To Debunking Climate Change Denial


Skeptical Science invited 97 of the world's top climate scientists to each write a short paragraph explaining why human-caused climate change is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community. It's called "97 Hours of Consensus," with a new statement going online every sixty minutes.

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Here's What Happens When You Don't Vaccinate


The latest figures: Between January 1 and August 29 of this year, nearly 600 confirmed measles cases were reported to the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The resurgence is the greatest the U.S. has seen since the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000.

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Dreadnoughtus, A Newly Discovered Supermassive Dinosaur, By The Numbers


A newly discovered dinosaur named Dreadnoughtus schrani has laid claim to the title of world's largest terrestrial animal, thanks to the recovery of its "exceptionally complete" remains from Southern Patagonia, Argentina.

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What Spider-Man Would Really Look Like If He Was Drawn Like Spider-Woman


The image below, courtesy of The Oatmeal, is mildly NSFW (if clothed cartoon penis bothers you, then back away now) is a perfect summation of what's wrong with the variant Spider-Woman cover. This is the Spider-version of the gender-swapped boob window, and it's spot on.

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The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans


For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in humans. Remarkably, the experiment allowed subjects to exchange mentally-conjured words despite being 5,000 miles apart.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Must Not Miss In September


September 2014 might just be the craziest month for new science fiction and fantasy books we've ever seen. We had a nearly impossible time whittling down our list of the month's most essential new titles. But here are 23 books that you absolutely cannot afford to miss this month.

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Monday, 8 September 2014

We are entering an era of acceptance for 'weird' pop culture


With the news over the weekend that Guardians of the Galaxy has become the highest grossing movie of 2014 in the US, it feels like we're seeing the start of something new in sci-fi and fantasy media - you don't have to hide your properties inherent 'weirdness' to find mainstream success any more.

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World's Largest Public Archive of SF And Fantasy Receives $3.5-Million


Earlier this month we learned that UC Riverside Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy – the world's largest public reserve of SF/F books and materials – has come under threat by new management. Now, the Eaton Collection is the beneficiary of a $3.

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