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Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

The 10 Best Godzilla Suits Most Worthy Of The King Of The Monsters

For 50 years, suitmation was something of a tradition in the Toho Godzilla series. While many of the films made from 1954-2004 used supplementary effects in bringing Godzilla to life (puppetry, animatronics, models, etc.), the dominant technique was always placing a stuntman inside of a monster costume and filming him on miniature sets.
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Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

Doctor Who Just 'Reversed The Polarity' Of The Show’s Most Famous Catchphrase

If you started watching Doctor Who in the 21st century (which is most of us!) you probably think the most famous catchphrases of the show are “Geronimo!,” “Allons-y!,” or, the biggest meme-maker of them all: “Wibbly Wobbly, Timey-Wimey.”
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Nerdist
Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Go Binary With DIY Captain Marvel Coasters

Time to take your gift-giving cosmic! If you're shopping for the Carol Corps member in your life but it's too early to get your hands on any Captain Marvel merchandise, why not make your own present?
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Pocket-Lint
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 

10 Great Sci-Fi Fantasy Books To Download On Audible

You know what they say: the pictures are better on radio. That's true of audio books, too. So, checking out a sci-fi or science fantasy classic on Audible
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Slash Film
Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

The Mandalorian Plot Rumors Involve A Surprising MacGuffin

The Mandalorian plot rumors have surfaced, and the series might involve our titular hero coming into possession of a surprising MacGuffin.
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 

Marshmallows By D.A. Xiaolin Spires

It’s the first day of December which means out goes all those pesky oranges—no more pumpkin pies, gobbling turkeys, and angular pilgrim hats. Instead, the world around Chunfei shifts to snow, piles of it on the ground and reindeer that soar across the azure skies, free of clouds. Rows of candy canes line her view. [...]
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 

Editor's Desk: A Note To End On By Neil Clarke

You might be wondering why there’s only one reprint this month. Earlier this year, I mentioned that I wanted to phase out the reprints and replace them with more original content. We’re still a good way from reaching the subscription milestone that will allow us to make that change, but we’re slowly moving in the [...]
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Barnes & Noble
Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

B&N Bestsellers In Science Fiction & Fantasy: November 2018

At the end of each month, we share lists of B&N’s current bestsellers in the genre, from new hardbacks, to trade paperbacks, to mass markets and media tie-ins, to graphic novels and manga. These are the books everyone is talking about—and buying. Hardcovers Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game […] The post B&N Bestsellers in Science Fiction & Fantasy: November 2018 appeared first on The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 

Death On Mars By Madeline Ashby (audio)

This episode features "Death on Mars" written by Madeline Ashby. Originally published in Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures, edited by Ed Finn, Joey Eschrich, and Juliet Ulman and reprinted in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ashby_11_18_reprint Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 

The Best Comics & Graphic Novels Of December 2018

Goldfish, by Brian Michael Bendis Bendis’ long out-of-print Jinxworld books represent not just some of his earliest work, but also some of his most beloved. The gritty noir series stars David Gold, a con man known as Goldfish, who returns to Cleveland, Ohio after a long time away in order to […] The post The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of December 2018 appeared first on The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 

The Love Letters By Peng Simeng (audio)

This episode features "The Love Letters" written by Peng Simeng and translated by S. Qiouyi Lu. Published in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/peng_11_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 22 Nov 2018 

Ghost Island By E.E. King (audio)

This episode features "Ghost Island" written by E.E. King. Published in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/king_11_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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Tuesday, 20 Nov 2018 

George R. R. Martin Might Never Finish A Song Of Ice And Fire, And That’s...

We put a tremendous amount of stock in endings. The concluding paragraph or a novel, or the final novel in a sequence of a dozen books, can secure an experience in our minds, or taint the hundreds or thousands of pages that came before. The logic is perverse: the longer […] The post George R. R. Martin Might Never Finish <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i>, and That’s OK appeared first on The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
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Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 

Reality And Memory Collide In Lavie Tidhar’s Unholy Land

In Lavie Tidhar’s new novel Unholy Land, a suspiciously similarly named pulp writer Liro Tirosh returns to his homeland of Palestina, a Jewish state on Lake Victoria between Kenya and Uganda. Tirosh has been out of the country, living in the Reich for years, in a Germany that never perpetrated a […] The post Reality and Memory Collide in Lavie Tidhar’s <i>Unholy Land</i> appeared first on The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Sunday, 25 Nov 2018 

The Gift Of Angels: An Introduction By Nina Allan (audio)

This episode features "The Gift of Angels: an introduction" written by Nina Allan. Published in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/allan_11_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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4 Questions, Sorry I Mean 5:

"The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall." - Orville Wright
December 10, 2018   Ancient China -- Since the beginning of time, mankind has looked up at birds (and to a lesser extent bugs) and marveled at their ability to soar across the sky. Humans...
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Octo-Heist In Progress By Rich Larson (audio)

This episode features "Octo-Heist in Progress" written by Rich Larson. Published in the November 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/larson_11_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

The Love Letters By Peng Simeng

People say that when the Creator made All, everything was given a purpose. But Asteroid I121522525121 seemed to have been left out of that grand plan. This asteroid resided between two prosperous galaxies, but it had never been established as a starport like its neighbors. It had only stone and no ore, only subzero chill and [...]
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Death On Mars By Madeline Ashby

“Is he still on schedule?” Donna’s hand spidered across the tactical array. She pinched and threw a map into Khalidah’s lenses. Marshall’s tug glowed there, spiraling ever closer to its target. Khalidah caught herself missing baseball. She squashed the sentiment immediately. It wasn’t really the sport she missed, she reminded herself. She just missed her fantasy [...]
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Editor's Desk: Wouldn't It Be Nice? By Neil Clarke

I’ve already forgotten where and why, but I was recently reading an article that included a interesting passing comment—one or two wealthy Silicon Valley tech-types could completely change the literary landscape by annually donating a few million to one or two dozen organizations. It’s essentially a return to the old-school patronage model, but with publishers [...]
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Barnes & Noble
Friday, 9 Nov 2018 

15 Essential Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films In The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection professes to bring together “important classic and contemporary films,” and it doesn’t discriminate based on genre snobbery. Recognizing a great many science fiction and fantasy films among its carefully curated collection, Criterion understands that SFF movies can be as brilliantly thoughtful and entertaining than their non-genre counterparts. (Often […] The post 15 Essential Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films in the Criterion Collection appeared first on The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Death On Mars By Madeline Ashby

“Is he still on schedule?” Donna’s hand spidered across the tactical array. She pinched and threw a map into Khalidah’s lenses. Marshall’s tug glowed there, spiraling ever closer to its target. Khalidah caught herself missing baseball. She squashed the sentiment immediately. It wasn’t really the sport she missed, she reminded herself. She just missed her fantasy [...]
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Monday, 29 Oct 2018 

The Facecrafter By Anna Wu (audio)

This episode features "The Facecrafter" written by Anna Wu and translated by Emily Jin. Published in the October 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/wu_10_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Melon Farmers! Science Fiction Stumbles On The Way To The Theater By Mark Cole

There’s an old saying about five-star restaurants: you do not want to see the kitchen. Let’s face it: sometimes you are better off not knowing how things get made. That certainly applies to movies. Film is a big business, which devours vast quantities of money and talent—and too often, the talent finds itself at the mercy [...]
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Clarkesworld Magazine
Monday, 15 Oct 2018 

Sparrow By Yilin Wang (audio)

This episode features "Sparrow" written by Yilin Wang. Published in the October 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/wang_10_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
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Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 

Octo-Heist In Progress By Rich Larson

As soon as Etta turned up the overgrown sidewalk to the house-turned-apartment, a redflag notification popped up over the crooked eaves troughs, rotating in the gray sky: two stabbings, one drug arrest, twenty-six noise complaints in the past month. Hey Etta! We found some sketchy stats. Are you sure you want to be here? “Nope,” Etta [...]