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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Friday, 26 May 2017

State Library Victoria – Meet some of the team behind Australia’s oldest public Library


This week we’re celebrating our wonderful team as part of the Australian Library and Information Association‘s Library and Information Week. From librarians and technicians to photographers and conservators, we have more than 300 staff who work to run Australia’s oldest public Library.
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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Alien Only Ever Needed One Sequel 


No one argues that Alien and Aliens are the best films in the Alien franchise. It’s an objective, undisputed fact. After that, though, nothing is certain—is Alien 3 a good movie? How bad is Resurrection? Do the Alien vs. Predator movies count? Did you like Prometheus? The debates go on and on.
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The Witcher Saga is Coming to Netflix!

Netflix is developing and producing a new English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the globally popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, that has entranced legions of fans worldwide.
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Netflix Announces The Dark Crystal Prequel Series!

A beloved classic from the ’80s marks its return as Netflix has announced they will be the home for The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! You can check out a teaser for the brand-new series in the player below.
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Judge Dredd Headed to TV

That DREDD sequel fans have been pining for may be dead but the franchise is ready to move forth with a new iteration: TV.
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How The Leftovers Chose 5 Iconic Melbourne Locations for Kevin and Nora’s Australian Adventures


If episode four of The Leftovers has a main theme — setting aside A-Ha’s “Take on Me” and Kevin and Nora’s disintegration — it’s Melbourne, Australia, the New York to Sydney’s Los Angeles.
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Announcing the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist


Earlier today, Serendip announced the nominees for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award, an annual prize presented to “the best science fiction novel […] whose UK first edition was published in the previous calendar year.
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Neil Marshall to Direct Hellboy Reboot Starring David Harbour!

When word came down from director Guillermo del Toro that a third Hellboy movie wasn’t happening, fans were dejected; however, the character’s creator Mike Mignola teased that the news didn’t mean another project wasn’t in the works.
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