Books

  • Short Story Sunday: ‘Battleframe’ By Michael Gilmour (Episode 1)

    Posted Sunday, May 31st, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    (Editor’s Note: Welcome to Short Story Sunday! This week we’re be featuring the first chapter from a new science fiction novel by Michael Gilmour titled ‘Battleframe.’ Make sure to return next week for Episode 2! ) Episode 1 – Prelude With a surge of mental energy, Wisdom energized the form of an elderly English gentleman. […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘True History’ by Lucian of Samosata (~100 CE)

    Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015 07:07 pm GMT -4
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    We’ve gone pretty far back in our Throwback Thursdays. We’ve looked back to the days of Jack London with ‘The Iron Heel‘, and squinted to Voltaire with his short story, ‘Micromegas‘. Break out the binoculars, because we’re going to see as far as 100 CE with Lucian’s ‘True History’. There is actually quite a bit of […]

  • J.K. Rowling Once Again Smacks Down Homophobic Tweets

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    On Saturday, social media erupted with the news that Ireland had legalized same sex marriage.  One geeky fan tweeted ‘Harry Potter’-creator J.K. Rowling, enthusiastically declaring that now Albus Dumbledore, the wise headmaster of Hogwarts, was free to marry the ‘Lord of the Rings’ wizard Gandalf, to which Rowling happily reacted. Well, things are never that […]

  • New Promotional And Set Photos For ‘The Martian’

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    With Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian‘ currently filming, it was only a matter of time before we had some shots start to pop up from the film and today we’ve got quite a few of Matt Damon on set as well as some of the rest of the cast. The film is based off of the […]

  • Book Review: ‘Virtues Of War’ By Bennett R. Coles

    Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    I’ve been reading an increased amount of military themed science fiction lately so when I was offered a copy of Bennett R. Coles’ ‘Virtues of War’ to review, I jumped on the chance to take a look. Before getting into details, I can honestly tell you right now that I am extremely happy that I […]

  • Book Review: ‘Wastelands 2: More Stories Of The Apocalypse’ Edited By John Joseph Adams

    Posted Sunday, May 17th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Stories concerning the end of the world have always resonated with readers, and the recent popularity of shows like ‘The Last Man on Earth’ and of course, ‘The Walking Dead’ have shown such media can be simultaneously engaging while being drastically different in tone.  Such is also the case with this second anthology of ‘Wastelands’ […]

  • John Barrowman Announces A ‘Torchwood’ Return As An Audio Drama Series

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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      Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman announced on a BBC radio talk show Sunday that popular sci fi series ‘Torchwood’ would finally be returning in the form of a series of audio dramas by Big Finish, entitled ‘Torchwood: The Conspiracy’, the first installment of which will be released in September 2015, with the remaining […]

  • What One Death From ‘Harry Potter’ Does J.K. Rowling Regret?

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 10:59 am GMT -4
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    Though the release of the ‘Harry Potter’ books and movies was spread out over several years, time flows differently within the pages of the seven novels, which only advanced one year at the most between installments.  Therefore, even though ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ (the book) was released in 2007, it was actually set […]

  • Check Out The First Two Chapters Of Clive Barker’s ‘The Scarlet Gospels’

    Posted Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    For those of you who can’t wait for May 19th and the release of the long awaited ‘The Scarlet Gospels‘ novel from Clive Barker, we have a tease that will help you kill at least part of that time. It’s a preview of the first two chapters of the novel! It’s hard to believe we’ve […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’ by Harlan Ellison (1967)

    Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    Some of you may know Harlan Ellison, some of you may not. Some of you might know him from the big Penny Arcade debacle, where he and Gabe (Mike Krahulik) had a kerfuffle about who was the rudest person. Some you may know him as the dude who had a kerfuffle about the ‘Star Trek’ […]

  • Stan Lee Is Penning His Autobiography In An Unusual, But Not Surprising, Format

    Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Few– if any– comic book creators have attained the legendary, almost godlike, status in the public’s mind as Marvel co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee.  The man with the golden touch and an undisputed gift of gab remains a visible and active part of the comics industry nearly five decades after he flipped the world of […]

  • McG Set To Direct Pilot For ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’

    Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 03:09 pm GMT -4
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    While there are quite a few people bummed that we’ll never get a sequel to ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ there is some great news on the new television series as director McG (‘Chuck’,’Terminator: Salvation‘) has signed on to direct ‘Shadowhunters‘! ABC Family has set him up to take on the popular young adult […]

  • Exclusive Author Interview: Jonathan Wood

    Posted Monday, April 6th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Jonathan Wood is the author of multiple short stories as well as the ‘Hero’ novels whose third installment, ‘Anti-Hero’ is being released this month. The focus on his tales are set in a world of heroes, villains, and zombies. He brings a fun mixtures of what would usually be a diverse set of genres that […]

  • George R.R. Martin Releases A New Chapter From The Novel ‘The Winds Of Winter’

    Posted Friday, April 3rd, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    We already know that ‘The Winds of Winter‘ won’t be released this year but author George R.R. Martin is taking pity on us by releasing another chapter of the novel! Most likely set for a 2016 release, this is the latest chapter that Martin has shared with readers since 2011.  Just as the previous chapter […]

  • ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Heads To Television With ‘Shadowhunters’

    Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    ABC Family has given ‘Shadowhunters,’ a show based on ‘The Mortal Instruments’ book series, a straight to series order. The feature film sequel to the 2013 feature film ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ seemed to have stopped dead in its tracks after reports of a poor box office showing and the departure of the […]