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Max Gladstone’s novel Two Serpents Rise came out in 2013, but Glinda Chen has put together a wonderful animated book trailer for the first installment of his Craft Sequence novels. Read more...

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Mobile Suit Gundam is coming to the Tokyo International Film Festival this October! According to Variety, the festival will be screening the original movie directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, in addition to a number of television episodes. Read more...

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When a crop duster named Bill hears an explosion out in the Florida Everglades, he discovers a mysterious package, one that leads to some very, very strange happenings that he’ll come to regret. Read more...

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Here’s something cool to watch: the first ever Soviet science fiction movie, Aelita: Queen of Mars, directed by Yakov Protozoan from 1924. Read more...

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A couple of days ago at a shopping mall likely quite close by Build-A-Bear Workshop started selling official Star Wars plushies, bear costumes and accessories. Let us ponder the evil gift possibilities. Read more...

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Mad Max: Fury Road has certainly caught on this year, but one of the most memorable points of the film was the Doof Warrior, the blind rock star with a flamethrower guitar. Funny or Die has a funny short that teaches you how to ‘doof’. Read more...

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I was surfing through Itunes the other day when I came across a surprise gem. Stray Ami is an podcast similar to the rather ubiquitous Welcome to Nightvale, in that every episode tells a continuous narrative, rather than your usual podcast format of hosted interviews or full-cast dramas. In many ways, however, it’s quite the polar opposite of the often lovecraftian, if tongue-in-cheek, antics of everyone’s favorite radio host. Read more...

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I didn’t make it to Comic-Con 2015, but there was no way the show was going to pass without taking a pass at some of Hasbro’s Transformers exclusives, including the return of the original Decepticon combiner terror , Devastator.Read more...

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Begun in 1972, the British Fantasy Awards (originally named the August Derleth Fantasy Awards) have been presented annually by the British Fantasy Society. The BFS just announced their finalists for the award. Read more...

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In a recent piece for Grantland, Sean T. Collins explores how Hellboy has been destroying the world since 1994, and how he upended the traditional superhero comic along the way. He traces a bit of history behind Mike Mignola’s comic universe, and how the story is drawing to a close. Read more...

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Digg has compiled a really cool video that looks at how we’ve used aliens in films, starting with 1902’s A Trip to the Moon and going all the way to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Read more...

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Earlier this month, a team of divers swimming off the coast of Turkey discovered something unexpected: a 4-meter wide gelatinous mass of what turned out to be one of the biggest mass of squid eggs ever discovered. Read more...

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The world is a really big place, and throughout human history, we’ve built and then lost a whole bunch of major cities. Read more...

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In 2012, James Cameron made history when he became the third person to visit the Mariana Trench. After the trip, he donated his submarine , Deepsea Challenger, to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The institution was in the process of loaning the vehicle out when it caught fire while in transit. http://io9.com/james-cameron-... Read more...

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Space is really, really big, and there’s been a couple of great videos out there that show off the relative size of objects. This video puts the scale of the solar system into real perspective by showing how it takes you pass through at the speed of light. Read more...

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George Coe, who voiced Woodhouse on Archer, passed away earlier this week at the age of 86. The actor was known for his work in film and television, and his most recent role on FX’s spy show has been amazing. The network has put together a funny tribute of some of the butler’s best moments. Read more...

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The University of Iowa has an extensive and growing archive of Science Fiction and Fantasy publications , and now, they’re beginning to digitize their collection of fanzines.http://io9.com/university-of-... Read more...

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On Sunday, Claudia Alexander, who helped lead the Galileo and Rosetta spacecraft missions, died at the age of 56. In addition to her work with NASA, she was a prolific writer, authoring scientific papers, children’s books and science fiction. Read her obituary over on the New York Times. Read more...

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Over on SF Signal, John Stevens has a really interesting interview with SF Grandmaster Samuel R. Delany. In it, they discuss a recent re-release of Delany’s first three novels, genre literature and his career. Read more...

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Man of Steel was pretty grim and serious, and it looks like Batman v Superman is going to have about the same tone. Over on YouTube, user Albert Lopez decided to lighten things up by recutting the trailer for the upcoming movie with Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s song, Dayman. Read more...

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That’s it. I’m packing my bags, hitching a ride on the next rocket, and finding a way to skate on the icy nitrogen glaciers of Pluto. The latest flover animation from New Horizons data takes us soaring in the skies over the aching expanses of Sputnik Planum and the jagged teeth of Hillary Montes. Read more...

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Hey, it’s me. The Dome. Sorry I haven’t been around much. I’ve been kind of busy. You know how it is. They wanted to bring me to San Diego Comic-Con and put all of Hall H under me, as a publicity stunt. But then people got all squirrely about my plan to put J.J. Abrams in a cocoon. What? It would have been fun. Read more...

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This is equal parts disgusting and hypnotic. We’ve seen hippos using their tails to spray their poop around , but we’ve only seen it on land—and the hippo wasn’t pressed right up against glass. Let’s get a look at these fluid dynamics up close.Read more...

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There are five acknowledged tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and (slightly more controversially) umami. For awhile now, researchers have suggested the existence of a sixth taste: fat. Now, a new study has researchers saying they may have finally isolated it—and they’ve given it a name: oleogustus.Read more...

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On July 14, this unprecedented image forever changed our view of Pluto. But New Horizons did not beam this photo to Earth as you see it here. It arrived unassembled: rough, lossy, colorless. Revealing Pluto’s true face would require some effort, and a specialized team of scientists with an... unconventional name. Read more...

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