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Jon Snow Must Die

I don’t say this lightly: Jon Snow must die. Read More >>

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Ridley Scott’s Promising Sci-Fi Series The Passage Finds the World on the Brink of a Vampire Apocalypse

With the combined power of executive producer Ridley Scott, the best-selling novel trilogy by Justin Cronin, and what looks like a comfortable budget from Fox behind it, new sci-fi series The Passage has a lot going for it right out of the gate. The show premieres Sunday night, but we’ve seen the first three episodes—and they do not disappoint. Read More >>

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A New Star Trek Novel Will Explore What the Enterprise Was Up to in Discovery’s First Season

The second season of Discovery will re-introduce us to the U.S.S. Enterprise, before Jim Kirk ever sat in its Captain’s chair and boldly took it on its five year mission. But later this year, a new novel will show us what the ship was actually up to at the height of the Klingon War that broke out in Discovery season one. Read More >>

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The Game of Thrones Prequel Rounds Out Its Cast and Adds a Jessica Jones Director

The first Game of Thrones might have centred around that whole “Winter Is Coming” thing, but George R.R. Martin’s next TV series will be about the longest winter of all. HBO has announced the rest of the cast for the still-unnamed prequel with several new actors, including Star Wars newcomer Naomi Ackie, and revealed that Marvel-Netflix director S.J. Clarkson will be directing the pilot. Read More >>

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New Book Shops Seem to Be Actually… Opening

Stats counting the number of independent book shops operating in the UK show something odd. They show that there are more independent book shops in the UK now than there were a year ago, despite the mainstream media telling us repeatedly that the high street is dead. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Reveal Won’t Just Be Awkward, It Could Destroy His Relationship With Dany

Many Game of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting that super-awkward moment in season eight when Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen realise that they’ve boned a close relative. But according to one of the showrunners, as well as the actors themselves, the reveal could also tear them apart—because Dany might not let anyone block her path to the Iron Throne. Read More >>

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Some Wally In The US Wrapped A Book About Not Using Plastic In Plastic

Imagine going through the epic slog of writing and publishing an entire book (we can barely manage an entire tweet since it went up to 240 characters), then finding that some pillock in America packaged it in a way that undermines the whole thing. Read More >>

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Praise Be: Margaret Atwood Is Writing a Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

The streaming TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale won’t be the only property expanding Margaret Atwood’s dystopian world. The author has announced that she’s finally writing a sequel to her iconic novel, called The Testaments, and says it’s partially inspired by everything going on in our society today. Read More >>

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Artemis Fowl’s First Trailer Is Finally Here and It’s Surprisingly Epic

If you happened to set foot in the YA lit section of a Borders Books (RIP) during the late ‘90s, then you undoubtedly came across one of those fantastic cardboard endcaps putting Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl books and their loud covers on glorious display. “Read these books,” the displays shouted. “They’re going to become movies someday.” That day is finally here. Read More >>

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How Fantastic Beasts Failed at Representation, and What J.K. Rowling Can Do About It

I come not to bury J.K. Rowling, but to praise her. Harry Potter was an honest to god phenomenon, impacting my generation in roughly the same way Star Wars did for the one before us. The world she created fascinated us and the fandom was deeply invested in the story. But in her rush to expand the Wizarding World beyond Wizarding Britain, Rowling has run into the limits of her experience and knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read More >>

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I’m Happy to Judge These Animated Vintage Textbooks By Their Hypnotic Covers

Artist Henning M. Lederer has once again brought to life a collection of vintage book covers from the ‘60s and ‘70s by transforming their abstract designs into funky animations. Read More >>

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Why We Need Utopian Fiction Now More Than Ever

From the neon-drenched noir of Altered Carbon to the technophobic Black Mirror, dystopia is all over mainstream entertainment these days—and considering the current political climate, it’s easy to see why. But when was the last time you watched a utopian show or movie? Unless, like me, you’re watching Star Trek on repeat forever, it’s probably been a while since your imagination took a trip into a better world. Read More >>

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Read an Exclusive Excerpt From the Star-Studded Sci-Fi Anthology Resist 

The world is a mess. That’s one fact we can all agree on. And when reality is hard to talk about or to understand, sometimes fiction is the best way to express what’s really going on. Read More >>

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You Can Now Read Novels on Facebook Messenger

Facebook's hoping the next novel you read will be on Messenger, because that's where they've just released one. Read More >>