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From the Shed: bits and pieces. Some more from my shed - some assorted bits that I had lying around finally finished, all in 20mm too… Firstly:. A set of WW2 British Commandos, these are from Wartime Miniatures.

Sanctuary The micro-scape was a watercolor blur of blue, green, and amber. There was no up or down. Joni closed her eyes, shutting off the dizzying vista and the vertigo that threatened to make her puke. She felt James' arm pull her close, his right hand held firmly around her waist.

Flinging off the cobwebs Story is beginning to flow well. Bit of an excerpt from the beginning for you. #amwriting.

Curse Words and 5 Other Hilarious Comic Books You'll Love In pop culture, as in life, nothing super funny tends to last. Comedy film sequels tend to be an exercise in diminishing returns. Repeated a joke a few times-it's funny until it's not.

Finding the Throbbing Heart of a City: The Municipalists by Seth Fried The Municipalists, Seth Fried's debut novel, is a futuristic noir that isn't quite a noir; a bumpy buddy cop story where the cops are a career bureaucrat and computer program, and most of the outsized emotions belong to the computer program; a love letter to cities that actually looks at the ways cities are destroyed by systemic inequality.

Diverse Voices Winner Loves Sci-Fi: A Chat with Aimee Dansereau Aimee chatted with us about here Diverse Voices win, why she loves sci-fi, and why it matters to promote diversity in the filmmaking industry. RECURSOR: Tell us about your Diverse Voices win. AIMEE: It was really cool. WeScreenplay had a script lab for us, and we got to meet with industry professionals.

Finishing The First Draft Of A Novel Well, the first draft of my latest magnificent octopus is done. And, damn, was it a grueller. Enjoyable, don't get me wrong, but a heck of a climb. It was, what? Nine months? A rather symbolic amount of time, that. To put it into comparison this latest draft is roughly 92,000 words long.

Top 5 films about how to survive a terrible wreck by Jane Rawson Who gets thrown overboard for hoarding rations? Who is frightfully worried about the run in their stocking? Written by John Steinbeck, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this should have been a huge hit, but its moral complexities upset war-time audiences, who just wanted the good guys to win.

QUILTBAG+ Speculative Classics: A Matter of Oaths by Helen S. Wright A Matter of Oaths is Helen S. Wright's first and-so far-only novel, originally published in 1988 and re-released in 2017.

The King of the Monsters Reigns Supreme in the latest Poster for Godzilla We are just under six weeks away from the release of one the biggest movie events of the year and its main star is claiming his rightful place at the top of the food chain on the latest poster for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in late April Ashok Banker is an Indian thriller and fantasy author, and his latest novel is his US debut. Called Upon a Burning Throne, it's the first of his Burnt Empire Saga. It's set in a world where demigods and demons exist alongside regular people. The emperor of the Burnt Empire has died, and his heirs must prove their worthiness to sit atop the throne.

What International Psychology has to say about the Prime Directive Gene Roddenberry dreamed of a peaceful and unified Earth. A world without war or hunger, a world where acceptance was the norm and not the exception. It is this mentality that started the United Federation of Planets.

Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine, the home world of Luke Skywalker. They were not on the set of Star Wars, but at a Chinese-built Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Gansu province.

Paper Girls, Black Science and Skywards End - as Sea Of Stars, Unearth, Reaver and Space Bandits Begin in Image Comics July 2019 Solicits Big endings, big beginnings… the end of Paper Girls, Black Science and Skywards. "LOST IN THE WILDS OF HEAVEN," Part One Being a space trucker sounds like a cool job, but in reality, it can be boring as hell.

The Gothic and Game of Thrones, Part I: The Burial of Sansa Stark Let's start with an unpopular opinion that I happen to hold: Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy are, by far, the two best characters in both George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and the TV show based upon it.

Gene Wolfe Was the Proust of Science Fiction The series can be read as a simple adventure story, tracing the journey of Severian as he goes from being an apprentice torturer to a political exile to his eventual rise to power in a future South American state, with many sword-wielding adventures along the way where he meets with man-apes and robots, aliens and witches.

DC's Swamp Thing new teaser trailer gives a look at the creature DC has offered a first look at its upcoming TV retelling of Swamp Thing in the form of a new teaser trailer. It doesn't reveal much but it does a good job of setting the atmosphere:. Swamp Thing is hailing from James Wan's Atomic Monster production Company and Warner Bros Television.

Your Favorite Fantasy Magic Systems, Rated There was a time in the fantasy genre when magic was simply, er, magical, and didn't require a whole lot of explanation. But time has a habit of making everything more complex, and so it's unsurprising that magic systems have followed suit.

Exploring the People of Middle-earth: Glorfindel, Resurrected Hero and Spiritual Warrior In this biweekly series, we're exploring the evolution of both major and minor figures in Tolkien's legendarium, tracing the transformations of these characters through drafts and early manuscripts through to the finished work.

Coriolis 8: Lost in the Dark My appetite's unchanged Sink into dream; these enchanted depths The realm of muted wisdom Slowly descend; trust ignites the darkness And bliss is this drowning moment Believe me I am sorry To charm with bitter eyes; mesmerizing Careless magic turns upon itself, washed down in ritual.

A Brief History of Pamela Sargent's Women of Wonder Anthologies The 1970s may have been an era when most of the interesting new writers were women, but you sure would not know it from that era's Best SF of the Year anthologies. These were almost always overwhelmingly male. Women pushed back.

Self-Published Book Review: "TARA: The Goldilocks Planet" TARA: The Goldilocks Planet. by J. Possum. Synopsis*:. Earth is on the brink of self-destruction. The fate of an entire planet rests on the shoulders of 212 people chosen to establish a colony on a recently discovered Goldilocks planet. Tests revealed the planet could sustain life…but they didn't show that life already existed there.

Child's Play new trailer and poster say goodnight Chucky says goodnight in this new trailer for Child's Play, featuring the voice of Mark Hamill.

Oathbringer Reread: Chapter Seventy-Four Welcome back to the ongoing reread of Oathbringer, as we approach the Part Three Avalanche! No, it's not starting just yet, but it soon will be; the anticipation is getting stronger with every passing chapter. This week, Shallan as Veil is out showing off, and Shallan as Shallan has trouble getting herself back.

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