Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ken Liu's Grace Of Kings Is The Bold Epic Fantasy We've Been Waiting For

Ken Liu has plenty of awards for his short stories, and with his debut novel, he's likely to earn acclaim as a novelist as well. The Grace of Kings is an ambitious, astonishing, and sublime work, one that both exemplifies and diverges from what one might think of when it comes to epic fantasy.
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Monday, 20 April 2015

Syfy's Dark Matter Is Lost In Space But With Deadly Amnesiacs

The first trailer for Stargate TV veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie's Dark Matter, based on their Dark Horse comic of the same name, is here and we're cautiously optimistic. Meet the enigmatic, dangerous, memory-deprived passengers in a mysterious spaceship drifting through the cosmos.
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Here's An Awards Ballot That Includes A Lot Of 2014's Best Books

Seriously, this year's Clarke Award shortlist, announced today, is just spot-on. It has a really strong claim to representing the best books of 2014 — daring storytelling that left a lasting impression on us.
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This Isn't A Chameleon. It's Two Women Expertly Covered In Body Paint

Johannes Stötter is a fine art body painter who creates incredible illusions with his paints and his performers, transforming human bodies into various animals. This chameleon is particularly spectacular, with two women forming different halves of the chameleon's body.
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The io9 Guide To Star Wars

Star Wars occupies a huge place in the history of science fiction and fantasy. The first movie, in 1977, changed the genre forever. And this year marks the first new Star Wars film in a decade, with revamped continuity. So now's the perfect time for a refresher course.
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Saturday, 18 April 2015

How Katherine Kurtz Changed Fantasy Books Forever


She doesn't get the same level of props as Michael Moorcock. But Katherine Kurtz, author of the Deryni novels, had a huge impact on fantasy, argues a new essay over at Strange Horizons.

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First Details On David Hewlett's Return to SyFy in Dark Matter


David Hewlett is returning to Syfy! This summer Hewlett will reunite with Stargate Atlantis writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie on their new show Dark Matter. Announced near the end of last year, Dark Matter is the television adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]


Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.http://ift.tt/1OQXSTB

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Speculative History Of Aragorn II In Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth


Forum member Otaku-sempai has submitted an informative, in-depth analysis of how the time-line of Aragorn’s life was changed and condensed as presented in The Lord of the Rings movies, and alluded to in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Enjoy this well-researched article!

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin


When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy.

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Marvel developing Agents of SHIELD spinoff for ABC -- exclusive


Huge news for Agents of SHIELD fans. Not only is a third season of the action-adventure series pretty much guaranteed, but Marvel is quietly developing a spinoff for ABC.

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In April


April is full of blockbusters! Including Ken Liu's long-awaited epic fantasy novel, a thought-provoking new Robert Charles Wilson book, and a whole lot of space adventures. Here are all the science fiction and fantasy books to look out for in April!

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Zombie Subway Stunt Is Possibly The Most Terrifying Prank Ever Pulled


Subway riders in the northeast state of Ceará, Brazil, had quite a fright when OMG ZOMBIES!!! It was revealed, of course, to be a TV show-plotted prank — but though the ghouls are fake, the freak-out factor among the passengers is alarmingly, piss-your-pants real (it starts about three minutes i

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Avengers : Age of Ultron : Avengers Movies in Order


Kicking back and watching an entire franchise of films is a perfect way to spend a weekend, but the order in which to watch them is not always the easiest. Star Wars, Star Trek, and even The Fast and the Furious have timelines that don’t match up with their chronological releases.

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

See the First Pages from the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


About a month ago, Imgur user SteampunkBrit got their hands on a preview copy of Bloomsbury’s fully-illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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15 Secrets Hiding in the World of Game of Thrones


Game of Thrones is an intense political and character drama brought to life by its fantastic settings and engaging actors, but it’s also chronicling events within a fantasy world that expands in rich detail through author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

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In the World of Fantasy Literature, David Eddings Is Truly Magic


No one would ever accuse fantasy author David Eddings of being too complicated. Although he's known for several trilogies and five-part epics, Eddings creates fantasy worlds that seem like Middle-Earth for second graders. So, then, why are they so much damn fun to visit?

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Here’s Where Everyone in Game of Thrones is Before Season 5


What, you don’t remember that time Trogdor helped Daenerys burninate Meereen? With so many characters and plot lines (not to mention major deviations from books) it’s easy to lose track of the finer details from Game of Thrones—like how did Stannis get all the way over there, and who the hec

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20th Century Fox Picks Up Sci-Fi Project The Leviathan


Last week, a proof of concept trailer for a sci-fi film named The Leviathan began to make the rounds, and now Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the project to become a feature film.

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Game of Thrones Will Spoil the Remaining Song of Ice and Fire Books


Even though Game of Thrones season 5 looks to be diverging from its source material to a greater degree than any of the prior seasons, the show’s creators have confirmed that the TV series and the books will end in the same place. And the show will get there first!

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