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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- If you've been following the Hotlist for a while, then you are aware that I've been a big Stephen R. Donaldson fan for about three decades. To this day, the first two Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and the Gap series rank among my favorite reads. Unde
Judas #1, Jeff Loveness, Jakub Rebelka, Colin Bell, Boom Studios Performing my normal early-morning perusal of the new titles at the start of New Comic Book Day, this one jumped out at me, something a bit different from most of the other four colour
My op-ed in New Internationalist, Dont break the 21st century nervous system, seeks to cut through the needless complexity in the Net Neutrality debate, which is as clear-cut as climate change or the link between smoking and cancer — and, l
Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Dan Mora Letters by Ed Dukeshire Cover by Dan Mora, John Cassady and Laura Martin, Frank Quitely Boom! Studios Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $7.99 Now here is a comic
TrekCast is back! With The Next Generation! This episode we talk about the first chapter of season one of Star Trek:Discovery. This is the first episode of TrekCast TNG with all new hosts and we are so excited!   All new Co-Hosts Daniel Reye
This winner will get her hands on a copy of Joshua Palmatier's The Throne of Amenkor, an omnibus comprised of The Skewed Throne, The Cracked Throne, and The Vacant Throne. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.The winner is:- Stacy Reyn
Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get girl cooties all over old Howards sandbox, from those who inspired him to those who were inspired in turn. Today were looking at H.P. Lovecrafts The Very Old Folk, first app
Quentin Tarantino and J.J.Abrams met to consider the storyline for Star Trek XIV. Apparently Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce are in running to write the next Star Trek movie. Now with declining box office returns Star Trek definitely nee
During the EA Play showcase during E3 2017 week this past summer, we were introduced to A Way Out, a new co-op game from the makers of the incredible indie title Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons---a game I was actually pretty shocked to discover didn't h
We now have all the titles for episodes 10-15 of 'Star Trek: Discovery.'This morning CBS announced titles for episodes 11-15 of Star Trek: Discovery. The second chapter of first season kicks off on Sunday, January 7th with the 10th episode, previousl
This weeks word for Wednesday is Kirsmas-Glass, a noun meaning a drink made to toast a house or a family on Christmas day. Awards: The Game Awards were presented on December 7, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Flash fiction? Microfic? N
We want to send you a galley copy of Nnedi Okorafors Binti: The Night Masquerade, available January 16th from Tor.com Publishing!We want to send you a galley copy of Nnedi Okorafors Binti: The Night Masquerade, available January 16th from Tor.com Pub
Welcome to Smugglivus 2017! Throughout this month, we will have guests authors and bloggers alike looking back at their favorite reads of 2017, looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2018, and more. Next up for Smugglivus 2017 is Fonda Lee,
Sugar enjoys laying on me while I’m trying to type. It’s adorable, but also makes the typing just a little bit slower. Today’s audience participatory question whilst I am furiously typing: If you could have one musical a
Way back in the year 2014, we found out that another video game set in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead universe was being made by Payday developer Overkill Software. At the time, we had a lengthy wait ahead of us to the game's planned 2016 release.
March Star Trek comics solicitations from IDW reveal that Boldly Go is coming to an end.IDW has provided TrekMovie with their Star Trek comics solicitations for March 2018 which include the 18th issue of their Kelvin- universe series Star Trek: Boldl
Hello, and welcome to my annual 12 Blogs of Christmas, 2017 edition! This year, I haven’t done quite as much preparation. It’s been, frankly, a hell of a last few weeks, with good, solid work combining with some tough family issue
Readers average rating: The Bear and the Serpent by Adrian Tchaikovsky The Bear and the Serpent (2017), an epic shapeshifter fantasy set in a Bronze Age type of era, is the sequel to 2016’s The Tiger and the Wolf. It follows the continuing
Weve still got a few weeks to go until STAR TREK: DISCOVERY returns for the final half of its first season, but today CBS rolled out the names of the last six episodes of the year for us to ponder over in the meantime!
The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republicand gave rise to the legend of Spartacus...Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empirean empire
Welcome to Smugglivus 2017! Throughout this month, we will have guests authors and bloggers alike looking back at their favorite reads of 2017, looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2018, and more. Today’s Smugglivus guest is Kitt
Nick Harley Dec 13, 2017 Following The Shape Of Water, Guillermo del Toro has lined up a pair of new film to add to his slate... With The Shape of Water earning rave reviews and racking up seven Golden Globe nominations, Fox Searchlight is raring to
Sugar enjoys laying on me while I’m trying to type. It’s adorable, but also makes the typing just a little bit slower. Today’s audience participatory question whilst I am furiously typing: If you could have one musical a
Spanish cartoonist and illustratorFelipe H. Navarrohas started a new webcomic in English. Hopperis the story of a painter called Edward Hopper (notthat one) who likes travelling by trains and tells of his travels. Navarro calls the style he uses for
Star Wars films have made more than an impact in film and pop culture, they have also paved the way for major revolutions. These films have opened the doors for young girls to accept their roles as heroes, or in this case Jedi. They don't have to pla
In this academic article, the authors explore a range of science fictional texts dealing with so-called ‘lone wolf’ bioterrorism, and ask what we might learn from them about dealing with the real bioterror threats of the future. T
Readers average rating: Point Blankby Anthony Horowitz I read the first book in the ALEX RIDER series (Stormbreaker) several years ago, and since I enjoyed it so much, I’ve no idea why it’s taken me this long to get to its sequel:
Like many fantasy readers of my generation, I was a big fan of Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince and Dragon Star series back in the 90s. And when The Ruins of Ambrai, first volume in the Exiles trilogy, was published in 1994, I bought the hardcover editio
Having only seen the prequels,I didnt really get Star Warsso in order to increase myStar WarsI.Q., I finally watched the original trilogy. And Ill be blunt: I dont think Return of the Jedi is as good as The Empire Strikes Back or A New Hope. And yet
Chris Longo Dec 13, 2017 Woody Harrelson could be joining Tom Hardy in the the Spider-Man spinoff, Venom... Woody Harrelson cant escape the blockbuster franchises. The actor is in talks with Sony about an undisclosed role in the upcoming Venom film,
Plus check out a couple of new official videos about Lt. Stamets, featuring actor Anthony Rapp.We are less than four weeks away from Star Trek: Discovery returning to finish out its first season. But we still have some news about the show to share in
Tell us a bit about “Marley and Marley.” Marley is a girl who is orphaned at a young age. She also happens to be her only living relative. Old Marley returns to the past to take guardianship of Little Marley, and they’ve
Netflix has not been shy about promoting Bright, the much-anticipated humans, orcs, and elves dark fantasy flick starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. They've already released two official trailers, a teaser trailer, and a featurette. And now, a lit
In this academic article, the authors explore a range of science fictional texts dealing with so-called ‘lone wolf’ bioterrorism, and ask what we might learn from them about dealing with the real bioterror threats of the future. T
Two of the online video game stores are giving away free games this week to entice people to look at their December sales.Ubiplay has put up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for free for this week. This nautical take on the Assassin's Creed&a
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Directed by Rian Hughes, Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, OScar Isaacs FInally it arrives, the movie so many of us have been waiting for, the
Sometimes money is power, but sometimes power is moneyespecially in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere. When we look at the various currency systems within Sanderson’s worlds, we find that he often inextricably fuses each economy to its
Louisa Mellor Dec 13, 2017 Weve taken a highlighter to this years Christmas and New Year TV schedules and circled what well be watching this festive season Amid the cosy repeats and cranberry-stuffed cookery shows on TV over the next few weeks are a
You can now download C. S. Friedman's Black Sun Rising, the first volume in the Coldfire trilogy, one of the best dark fantasy series ever written, for only 2.99$ here!Here's the blurb:Blending science fiction and fantasy, the first book of the Coldf
Readers average rating: A Phule And His Money by Robert Asprin The first two books in Robert Asprins PHULES COMPANY series, Phules Company and Phules Paradise, were fairly amusing and worth my time, especially in the audio formats that have been rece
A teaser trailer has been released for the HBO documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years. The doc follows the evolution of David Bowie's work, with a focus on his final years, presented through footage and interviews with those who knew him. Conti
Up to the early 1990s, the discussion of how life is formed and how many habitable planets there may be in our galaxy was massively restricted by us having only one star system - our own - and only eight planets and two dwarf planets to study. In the
Today’s Smugglivus treat is a special flash 48 hrs giveaway! We are giving away a box of books hand-selected by Bakka Phoenix, a super awesome Toronto-based bookstore specializing in SFF with the following delectable goodies: All of these b
In the 344th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick and John persevere through a tryptophan-induced haze in order to talk about several things, including Thanksgiving, Zencastr, umms, uhhs and ya knows, show prep, interviews, recording and
Paramount Pictures has released the latest trailer forAnnihilation, from Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland. While the first teaser evoked the atmospheric creepiness of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, this one leans more towardJurassic Park.
Dan Cooper Dec 13, 2017 Easter eggs, nods to the broader Stephen King world and more: we look again at The Dark Tower movie... This feature contains major spoilers for both The Dark Tower movie and novels. Theres an old adage in the film industry th
Oh yes, another sign that Christmas is right around the corner… the annual 2000AD Christmas Special, 100 pages of thrill poweravailable right now at your local comic shop. Under that rather tasty cover from Staz Johnson and Chris Blythe, we
IDW Publishings first run of Star Trek: Discovery comics is ongoing now, and today they announced that this spring, a special 48-page Annual release will be coming, centered around the backstories of Lt. Paul Stamets and Dr. Hugh Culber -- plus, the
It's the time of the season, and what better way to celebrate that time than to have images promoting a Christmas movie. Of course, there are many remakes and reboots of classic Christmas movies. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Disney
by Paul Jessup It will probably happen to you. Almost every career for a professional writer hits a snag at some point. Usually after a huge burst of activity and a feeling of momentum, of going somewhere. It comes out of nowhere, out of left field.A