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Amazon Reportedly Has Lord of the Rings Writers in a Locked Office With a Guard and Fingerprint Scanner

Amazon has a lot riding on its secretive, $250 million deal with The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema to produce a streaming show in the franchise’s Middle-Earth setting, with expectations that the budget could cross one billion dollars. Read More >>

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These Are the Major Sci-fi and Fantasy Movie Milestones Coming in 2019

There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2019, but there’s also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Read More >>

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Meet a Guy Who Taught Himself to Animate His Own Sci-Fi Web Series

Back in high school, Denver Jackson got the idea for a science fiction and fantasy movie called Esluna: A World Beyond, about a land ruled by people with the power to control the wind. Eventually, that idea turned into a web series that recently launched its first season – something Jackson animated by himself. Read More >>

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10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV season. But other times, you only need a quick fix. We’re here to help with 10 of the best new sci-fi, fantasy, and horror shorts around. Read More >>

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Now You Can Buy The Maps From Lev Grossman’s The Magicians

Like any fantasy novel worth its magical salt, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians series had some beautiful maps. Now, courtesy of the artist behind those illustrations, you can own big, beautiful versions of them, albeit for a hefty price. Read More >>

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Matt Groening’s Next Cartoon Series is an ‘Epic Fantasy’ for Netflix

The man who brought us The Simpsons is heading to Netflix for a new animated series called Disenchantment—and it already sounds like it’s going to do to fantasy what Futurama did to scifi. Read More >>

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John Hurt’s 8 Most Memorable Scifi and Fantasy Movie Roles

The sad news of John Hurt’s passing over the weekend got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films. We’ve gathered our eight favourite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here. Read More >>

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At Least George R.R. Martin Will Publish One A Song of Ice and Fire Story This Year

While not even George R.R. Martin himself is too sure about his prediction of a 2017 release for the long-awaited Winds of Winter, we now know at least one tale from the world of Westeros will see print this year: as part of an upcoming fantasy anthology book. Read More >>

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YOU SHALL NOT PASS (Through the Sacrament of Marriage) Mr Napster

Ian McKellen, of latter day Gandalf and Magneto fame, has revealed that he turned down the chance to bank a quick £1m by officiating at a rich man's wedding while dressed as fantasy kingpin Gandalf. Read More >>

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6 Ways to Make SciFi and Fantasy Weapons More Believable

Ever read a fantasy book or watched a science fiction movie and struggled to suspend your disbelief due to the total lack of reality in some make believe weapons? Here’s advice for people writing this stuff on how to get guns and lasers and bow and wands right. Read More >>

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How to Find the Best Fanfiction on the Internet

Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favourite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic (yep, we are calling it 'fic' from here on in) that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt down the finest works. Read More >>

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A Scientific Guide to the Fantastical Predators in Game of Thrones

The monsters in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones are magically badass. But could dragons, direwolves and lizard-lions be scientifically plausible, on some level? Today we’re going to try to answer that question — with the help of some biology experts. Read More >>

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These Dungeons & Dragons Monsters Just Convinced Me to Buy a 3D Printer

3D printers? Who needs ‘em!? I don’t want a bunch of crappy plastic trinkets filling up my apartme — OH MY GOD there’s an artist designing printable D&D monsters. So, how much are 3D printers going for nowadays? Read More >>

architecture
These Structurally Absurd Homes Look Like They’re Straight Out of Harry Potter

If you're a Potter fan who would've liked to see more impossible, Burrow-like homes in the movies, then you'll love the fantasy world of German designer Matthias Jung, whose surreal houses look like they ought to be kept hidden from our Muggle eyes. Read More >>

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Microsoft Wants to Patent a Real-Life Dæmon

Microsoft has struggled to keep up in the device marketplace in recent years. So much so that the company is exploring some pretty insane inventions, including a robotic butterfly that talks to wearable devices and responds to its owner's mood. It's sort of like your own mechanical dæmon. Read More >>