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Summer Is Fading, But There Are Tonnes 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! Read More >>

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The Nevers, Joss Whedon’s Victorian Sci-Fi Series, Shares Its Full Cast of Colourful Characters

The last we heard about “Joss Whedon’s HBO show about Victorian ladies with superpowers,” also known as The Nevers, was a few months back, when Outlander’s Laura Donnelly snagged the lead. Until today, that is, with this robust list of character descriptions and the actors who’ve been cast. Read More >>

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Do Dragons Ever Run Out of Fire?

Game of Thrones has clearly lost its own thread, and I can’t help but feel held captive by the eight years I’ve already sunk into this series as I begrudgingly plod through its mercifully short final season. And yet, something wonderful happened in the midst of last week’s episode – “The Bells” – that I’ve been unable to shake since. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Returns With No Time to Spare (Literally)

It’s taken nearly two years, but the game is finally entering its final round. Last night’s long-awaited eighth season premiere was full of moments fans have been dying to see since the series began, and it advanced the story with ruthless efficiency towards its epic conclusion, too. So why did it feel so underwhelming? Read More >>

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These New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts Share Tales of Robots, Sinister Pizza, and a Strange Place Called Earth 

Last time we did one of these short film round-ups, we gathered 10 shorts all under 10 minutes. This time, we’ve got seven creator-submitted shorts, most of which run a little longer, but all of which tell some wonderfully twisted tales. So be careful who you go home with, beware that wormhole, and seriously...don’t eat that pizza! Read More >>

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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 >>