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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook 2 hours 54 minutes ago. 7 comments

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

Last night one of the biggest events in genre writing, the Hugo Awards , awarded creators at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland. Highlighting sci-fi and fantasy across films, TV, comics, criticism, fan works, and more, the Hugos are a celebration of some of the year’s finest—so get your notepad out and be ready to scribble down some catchup recommendations.

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy yesterday at 02:30. 4 comments

George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Ending Was Freeing as a Writer

George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Ending Was Freeing as a Writer

Writing a fantasy epic is hard. Writing a fantasy epic while also competing with a television show that adapts said epic, and will finish before you? Apparently that’s way harder.

At least, that’s the impression I get from an interview George RR Martin recently gave to the Guardian. In it, he talks about the pressure of creating while an adaptation of his work is ongoing.

“There were a couple...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 17, 2019 at 02:45. 11 comments

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

Now that all the hype surrounding Captain Marvel’s top scene-stealer, Goose the cat (or “cat ,” if you will), has died down a little, it’s high time we shifted our adoring attentions over to the dogs of science fiction. The genre has produced many, many very good puppers over the years, including these 30 favorites.

30. Boomer, Independence Day

Aliens invade. Cities fall. But Boomer, the...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 16, 2019 at 05:45. 4 comments

The Next Generation of Students Star in the New Magicians Comic Series

The Next Generation of Students Star in the New Magicians Comic Series

The world of Lev Grossman’s fantasy series is expanding once more—but instead of an adaptation, this newest entry will introduce the world of The Magicians to a new group of magical heroes.

Announced today by Boom Studios, the five-part miniseries—simply titled The Magicians—is set well after the events of either Grossman’s trilogy or its adaptation for television on Syfy. Penned by Grossman...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019 at 05:00. 6 comments

Neil Gaiman's Take on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Fantasy Trilogy Finds a Home at Showtime

Neil Gaiman's Take on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Fantasy Trilogy Finds a Home at Showtime

Game of Thrones is over , and every network and streaming service is currently trying to replicate the success of HBO’s hit by finding their own epic fantasy breakout. Showtime, which already has Kingkiller Chronicle in development, is doubling down with another genre title: Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy.

As previously reported , and as Variety reminds us with news of this latest...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 15, 2019 at 00:35. 8 comments

Amazon's Wheel of Time Series Announces a Good Chunk of Its Cast

Amazon's Wheel of Time Series Announces a Good Chunk of Its Cast

The exciting news is that Amazon’s much-anticipated Wheel of Time series just cast a ton of actors! The not-as-exciting news is that the characters they’re playing are more famous than the actors—at least for now. Most of those Game of Thrones people were unknowns back in 2011, right?

According to a press release, the newly-cast actors are: Madeleine Madden (playing Egwene Al’Vere); Marcus...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019 at 01:15. 16 comments

Everything You Need to Know About Eisenhorn, the Peculiar Star of the Live-Action Warhammer 40K TV Series

Everything You Need to Know About Eisenhorn, the Peculiar Star of the Live-Action Warhammer 40K TV Series

The fact that it’s somehow taken until 2019 for Games Workshop to attempt to bring the rich, ridiculous fiction of its grimdark Warhammer 40,000 universe to live-action is peculiar enough. That Gregor Eisenhorn is the face of that long-awaited push, even more so. Need a quick trip to the Black Library to brush up on him? We’ve got you covered.

Games Workshop’s tabletop universe is filled with...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 08, 2019. 11 comments

Check Out the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Cookbook Recipe for Rey's Bread From The Force Awakens

Check Out the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Cookbook Recipe for Rey's Bread From The Force Awakens
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFYour bread might not do this, but hey, at least it’ll taste nicer?Image: Lucasfilm

Blue milk is obviously the superstar when you think of Star Wars food. But rising up the charts, literally, is the bread Rey makes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although that concoction, officially named Polystarch, is not available...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 08, 2019.

Despite Some Cool-Ass Monsters, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Offers Only Fleeting Frights

Despite Some Cool-Ass Monsters, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Offers Only Fleeting Frights
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With the full force of producer and monster fanboy Guillermo del Toro behind it, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is, undeniably, a lovingly crafted adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s beloved series for younger readers. But unlike those spooky books, this perfectly fine big-screen version isn’t...

James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 07, 2019. 9 comments

Lucasfilm's First Non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones Film in Years Is a Children of Blood and Bone Adaptation

Lucasfilm's First Non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones Film in Years Is a Children of Blood and Bone Adaptation

Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the studio has been laser-focused on two of its biggest franchises: cycling up a whole deluge of Star Wars films, and getting going on a continuation of Indiana Jones . But now it’s working on a new project, wholly disconnected from supernatural treasure hunting or Jedi adventures.

Deadline reports Disney is moving ahead with an adaptation of Tomi...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 02, 2019. 9 comments

Summer Is Fading, But There Are Tons of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Coming to Brighten Up August

Summer Is Fading, But There Are Tons of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Coming to Brighten Up August

This month’s crop of brand-new sci-fi and fantasy horror books include space battles with hostile aliens , multiple mages, a pet crow who’s got a front-row seat to the zombie apocalypse , ghosts, dragons , salty heroes, and even a few tales of tech gone wild. Dig in!

There Are So Many New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Coming Out in July

This list is HUGE. It’s a literary MONSTER. And it is filled...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 01, 2019. 10 comments

AMC's NOS4A2 Has a Secret Weapon That Has Nothing to Do With Vampires

AMC's NOS4A2 Has a Secret Weapon That Has Nothing to Do With Vampires

The marketing for AMC’s NOS4A2 pegs it as “a different kind of vampire story”—and indeed, its Christmas-obsessed villain survives not by drinking blood, but by kidnapping children into his very special Rolls-Royce Wraith and draining their souls. But the story has another distinction that sets it apart: unusually complex female characters.

NOS4A2 is based on the novel by Joe Hill (also of

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Maddie Stone Maddie Stone Jul 27, 2019. 11 comments

If You Care About Earth, You Should Watch The Expanse

If You Care About Earth, You Should Watch The Expanse

After a close brush with death before Amazon swooped in to save it , The Expanse is officially back for a fourth season in December. Which means that if you’re not already obsessed with the space opera that blends interplanetary politicking and battles with alien monsters, you’ve got a few months to catch up. But it’s not just science fiction fans who can find a lot to love in this show—so...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jul 25, 2019. 3 comments

The Cast and Crew of the CW's Nancy Drew Talk Mysteries and Showcase Their Eerie Series Premiere

The Cast and Crew of the CW's Nancy Drew Talk Mysteries and Showcase Their Eerie Series Premiere

Teen detective Nancy Drew has been around for nearly 90 years, but she’s as popular as ever. Earlier in 2019, the character starred in a feature film —but her Comic-Con presence was all about an unrelated new TV series coming to the CW this fall . And there shouldn’t be any confusing this thoroughly modern Nancy Drew with any previous incarnations.

Thursday’s San Diego Comic-Con panel...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jul 25, 2019. 24 comments

Breaking Down the Magic, Monsters, and Burly Men of the Witcher Trailer

Breaking Down the Magic, Monsters, and Burly Men of the Witcher Trailer
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFWotcher, Witcher.GIF: Netflix

At Comic-Con last week, Netflix finally, after months of teasing, gave us our first look at The Witcher in action. Not only did it reveal some pretty major, if unsurprising connections to the world of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, it also gave us some intriguing hints to what fans familiar...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jul 25, 2019. 11 comments

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV Show Is Heading to Hulu

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV Show Is Heading to Hulu

Hulu’s next big show is coming from the beloved mind of Douglas Adams—as Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy returns to TV once more.

Deadline reports that Carlton Cuse and Jason Fuchs will both showrun and write the adaptation of Adams’ beloved sci-fi series for the streaming service. The story follows hapless Englishman, and noted towel fan, Arthur Dent on his adventures across the cosmos after...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jul 24, 2019. 4 comments

Guillermo del Toro Talks Bringing Monsters to Life for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Guillermo del Toro Talks Bringing Monsters to Life for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

If you read Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a kid, no doubt you’re still haunted by Stephen Gammell’s chilling illustrations. When Guillermo del Toro decided to produce a film version, with brother-in-horror André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) directing, he knew that bringing Gammell’s iconic artwork to life would be a crucial part of the process.

Being...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jul 23, 2019. 21 comments

The Witcher's Showrunner on Getting Video Game Fans Into the Series, and Season 2 Hints

The Witcher's Showrunner on Getting Video Game Fans Into the Series, and Season 2 Hints

When Netflix first pitched Lauren Schmidt Hissrich the idea of doing a series based on The Witcher , she turned it down. She was a fan of the books and video games—so much so she even included a bathtub Easter egg in the first season—but was afraid of taking on a fantasy saga. What finally convinced her? Getting to tell the story she wanted in a way that not just appealed to fans of the...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jul 23, 2019. 12 comments

Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series Has Its First Cast Member

Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series Has Its First Cast Member

We still know very little about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. It will take place sometime prior to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, director J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and consultant Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) are involved, and the writers’ room is operating under intense security precautions. Now, we’ve got another vague morsel: the first casting news!

If...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jul 23, 2019. 6 comments

Here's Why The Witcher Auditioned 207 Other Guys for Geralt When Henry Cavill Was Right There

Here's Why The Witcher Auditioned 207 Other Guys for Geralt When Henry Cavill Was Right There

When Netflix revealed it was making a television adaptation of The Witcher, Henry Cavill immediately wanted in. However, producers still auditioned over 200 actors for Geralt before choosing him for the job . Why did it take four months and hundreds of actors before going with the leading man who wanted to be there in the first place? Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich explains.

During a press...

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