Saturday, 20 January 2018

25 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Debuts to Watch for in 2018

If 2017 disappointed us in a lot of ways, we can’t say it didn’t introduce to a whole stack of amazing debut novels, and we have no reason to expect that 2018 will be any different.
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Friday, 19 January 2018

Stephen King's new novel The Outsider gets a chilling cover

Meet The Outsider. Stephen King’s newest novel is almost here. The book explores the aftermath of a gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, with all evidence pointing towards one of the town’s most popular residents as the killer: Little League coach Terry Maitland.
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2018’s Top 10 science anniversaries


With each new year, science offers a fresh list of historical occasions ideally suited for a Top 10 list. Science’s rich history guarantees a never-ending supply of noteworthy anniversaries.
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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Two Book Tango: Frankenstein: 1818 Text and Frankenstein in Baghdad



Welcome to another installment of Two Book Tango: an ongoing series in which Unbound Worlds pairs two titles that go well together. Today’s pair-up is Frankenstein: the 1818 Text, and Frankenstein in Baghdad.
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Announcing the Nominees for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award


The nominees for 2018’s Philip K. Dick Award have been announced–congratulations to all! The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K.
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The largest known prime number has 23 million-plus digits


There’s a new largest known prime number in town, with a whopping 23,249,425 digits. The figure is calculated by multiplying 2 by itself 77,232,917 times and then subtracting 1. Announced on January 3, the number is almost a million digits longer than the last record-breaking prime.
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

5 Novels Featuring Obsessed Bookworms on the Hunt


We know how frustrating it can be to try to find an out of print book, especially a rare one. Usually it’s not a matter of life and death — but what if it was? Here are five fictional books that turn lives upside down.
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Stephen King to Receive PEN Literary Service Award


The award is meant for a critically acclaimed writer whose body of work “helps us understand and interpret the human condition,” according to a news release. Andrew Solomon, the president of PEN America, said Mr.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

New Book Celebrates the History of the Library of Congress


A new book from Library of Congress Historian John Y. Cole, “America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress,” tells the story of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and how it came to be the world’s largest library.
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Aurora Australis: Monsters, Reporters, and Knaves

Welcome to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand! Australians have been thrashing the English in cricket, while New Zealanders have been treating their guests from the West Indies likewise.
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We've Entered a New Era of Quantum Computing


Quantum computing might be nascent, but recent advancements have brought us into a new age. And every new era needs a name. So when future computing historians look back on the era starting around 2017, they’ll have a word to describe it: the NISQ era.
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Sunday, 14 January 2018

95 Books Sci-Fi & Fantasy Editors Can’t Wait for You to Read in 2018

As has become our tradition, we’re looking ahead to the next year of new science fiction and fantasy books—with the help of the editors and publishers responsible for bringing them to our shelves each and every week.
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The Most Anticipated 2018 Horror Movies


2018 has been mapped out with an exciting collection of movies that are bound to make the year a memorable one for horror movie fans all around.
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io9's Greatest Movies of the Past 10 Years


In 2008, we were basically living in another world. The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t exist, we were still recovering from George Lucas’ Star Wars prequilogy, and Fantastic Four was—okay let’s be honest, in about the same place it is now.
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Every Stephen King movie and TV show currently in the works

There’s a seemingly dizzying array of Stephen King stories set to be adapted into both TV series and movies in the next few years. Some of them, like the sequel to 2017 blockbuster “IT,” are done deals, while others are stuck in seemingly eternal Hollywood limbo.
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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to be Launched Spring 2019


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos Revival Is Finally Getting A Second Season


The 2014 Cosmos revival, A SpaceTime Odyssey, was a massive success, and now, finally, it’s getting the second season it deserves.
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

io9's Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2018


Last year was a great year for movies and it looks like 2018 is going to be the same. Let’s face it, though—we may want everything on this list to be good, but several will be bad. Very bad.
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The specter of Frankenstein still haunts science 200 years later

On 1 August 1790, a precocious student named Victor Frankenstein submitted a radical proposal to an ethical panel at the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria.
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10 Australian Sci-Fi Movies You Need To Watch


When someone says "Australian science fiction movie," thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to Mad Max - if not George Miller's insanely influential 1979 original, then to any of the sequels that followed over the years, including the recent, justly lauded Fury Road.
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