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Join Us Agent Blackwater couldn't keep his eyes off his partner as she attempted to open the compartment which had been hurtling through our solar system only twenty minutes prior.

Alberta's equalization referendum 'political science fiction,' experts say "It's a pretty clever political strategy in a way, because it's also to make this claim that there is a relationship between equalization and environmental and energy policy, which is not the case concretely," he said.

Review: First and Only Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys gritty military science fiction, warhammer 40K fiction, fast paced battle scenes and dark, magical settings with demons and war. I was introduced to the gritty world of Warhammer 40K about ten years ago when I was given the opportunity to watch a good friend play through a match with the tabletop figurines.

Fourth Matrix Movie Announced, With Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss to Star Twenty years and many iterations of mobile smartphones later, it's time to dial back in to The Matrix. Variety reports that a fourth film set in The Matrix universe is on its way, announced by Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich.

This is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Sometimes, I'm willing to admit, I can be wrong. I have seen Max Gladstone's books around the place, seen the covers and the blurbs, and concluded "that's not for me". And so, when I saw this, when I saw people saying it was great, I assumed that since Max Gladstone seemed to be not for me, so too would this be.

Sleeps With Monsters: Books That Spark Joy Last column out, I mentioned that I woke up one day to discover I hated every book I read. Shortly afterwards, I made a resolution, at least for now, to only read books that-to borrow a phrase-"sparked joy" and left me feeling delighted with my experience of the narrative.

Stories Of The Kingdom I have been working in the universe that the events of my novel will take place in for some time, having completed 6 short stories with a plan for at least 10 or more before beginning work on the novel.

Gideon the Ninth ARC Sweepstakes! Schwab calls Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir "Unlike anything I've ever read." - and we want to send you a copy! The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.

Just Out of Sight: Echoes, Edited by Ellen Datlow "I don't believe in ghosts, but I love ghost stories," opens esteemed editor Ellen Datlow in her introduction to Echoes. The anthology's central focus is the 'ghost story' but within that framework it ranges wide, across the world and through the decades, from familial dramas to wartime haunts and more.

Long-Distance Hikers Love Fantasy Take away the Ents, the Nazgûl, the Orcs, and all those pesky battles and Elven deliberations from The Lord of the Rings, and really what you have is a series about one very epic hike. But how epic is it? Well, it depends on who you ask.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch Extra: What We Left Behind We hereby present this review of the documentary What We Left Behind in the same format as "The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch" by the same author that ran on this site from 2013-2015, and a similar format to the current "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Reread" of the post-finale DS9 fiction.

WEP August 2019 - Red Wheelbarrow This story about Dinara and her pet shop, Rendezvous Pets, on the Rendezvous Space Station is my entry for the Aug 2019 WEP Challenge. Dinara's shop provides pet daycare and grooming for the citizens of Rendezvous and its many visitors, humans and aliens.

From the Two Rivers: Casting and Race in The Wheel of Time I consider myself relatively woke on racial issues and I would definitely consider myself an ally of people of color. Nevertheless, dear Reader, I saw Zoë Robins as Nynaeve and Marcus Rutherford as Perrin and I was annoyed. Not merely disappointed. Annoyed.

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Hey, I found another science fiction novel I really liked! Station Eleven, a National Book Award finalist, is a twist on the apocalyptic pandemic tale. It's well-crafted, full of atmosphere and immerses you in a world that has been stripped of modernity.

Once Again, Women Casually Dominated the Hugo Awards Once again, as they have for several years running, women cleaned up at the Hugos, a premiere industry award for science fiction and fantasy. The Verge ran through some of the big wins, noting that it was almost a clean sweep:. The streak is notable, because it comes even after a Gamergate-style pushback attempt in 2015.

Rick and Morty and Nihilism: Why We Embrace A Show That Cares About Nothing When I decided to major in English, my parents thought I might use this highly versatile degree to pursue law or medicine. Little did they know that I'd end up applying that expensive education to analyzing a television show about a drunken, sociopathic mad scientist with a flying space car.

The Echo Chamber Sweepstakes! A Silicon Valley scandal sets off a chain of dystopian events in this topical and twist-laden thriller about virtual heists, social media, and second chances. The Echo Chamber by Rhett J. Evans is out now from Permuted Press - and we want to send you a copy!

Science Fiction Art: Mad Maxine, by Aaron Griffin If you're interested in more Science Fiction Artwork shared previously on my blog, the provided link will take you to an index of them. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 1,111 other followers.

What’s Next for the 2019 Hugo Award Winners? What can readers expect next from the winners of the 2019 Hugo Awards? Since 1953, the Hugo Awards have honored notable authors who've written excellent works in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, as voted on by the members of each year's World Science Fiction Convention.

This Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Black Futures, Language and Dragons, and Delivering Dystopia via Drone The Emperor's Fist: A Blackhawk Novel, by Jay AllanThe latest from Jay Allan, military SF master, returns to the setting of his Far Stars novels. The imperial incursion has been turned back through the efforts of Astra Lucerne and her forces, but local warlords continue to vie for control.

His Dark Materials Season 2 adds Andrew Scott as Jopari Fleabag's own hot priest Andrew Scott has officially joined the cast of HBO and BBC series His Dark Materials, according to Variety. As well as Fleabag, Scott is also known for his roles in the likes of BBC drama series Sherlock and Bond film Spectre.

Reading the Wheel of Time: Death, Love, and Fate in Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising Hello hello, and welcome back to Reading the Wheel of Time. This week is the very first week of the fourth book in the series, The Shadow Rising, and I am tremendously excited about it.

Underwater new horror trailer and poster are trapped 7 miles under the sea Kristen Stewart is trapped below the sea in this new trailer for horror Underwater.

Betty Gilpin and JK Simmons set to join Chris Pratt in Ghost Draft GLOW star Betty Gilpin is set to join Chris Pratt in upcoming sci-fi action film Ghost Draft, according to Variety. JK Simmons is also currently in negotiations for a role. The film is coming from Skydance and Paramount, and will follow a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.

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