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To celebrate the release of author Chris McCrudden’s new book Battle Beyond The Dolestars, a Battlestar Suburbia novel, we have five copies to give away! For your chance to win, answer the question at the bottom of the page. Enter the weird and wonderful world of Chris McCrudden’s Battlestar Suburbia, where household appliances have enslaved the human
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Dragons in fantasy can be many things. Predatory shapes in the sky. Warships. Animal companions. People: rulers, refugees, friends. With so many books and so many types of dragons to choose from, it can nevertheless be difficult to find a book about unique dragons. For this list I’ve pointedly ignored Game of Thrones, because Daenerys’
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With House of X and Powers of X steaming towards their close (or vamping towards the close, if you’re Mister Sinister), Marvel is starting to ramp up its promotion of the post-relaunch event X-Men line of comics. They’ve relased a teaser trailer for the “Dawn of X” lineup of books– X-Men, Marauders, Excalibur, NewMutants, X-Force,
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Heroes In Crisis was an incredible book. It told an extremely important story, delivering a critical message to an audience probably not used to hearing it. It also kind of breaks the superhero formula. The biggest split between DC and Marvel characters has always been what the characters are best at doing. Marvel has the
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Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Chatto & Windus Released: 10 September Price: £20 If you like this, try… Vox Christina Dalcher’s dystopia takes a literal approach to the silencing of women by an oppressive regime. It’s one thing to follow up a beloved book 34 years after it was published, but it’s quite another challenge altogether
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Over his seven years as a comic book writer, James Tynion IV has gone from cowriting Batman backups with Scott Snyder, to launching some genuinely terrifying creator-owned horror books, to helming Justice League Dark, and partnering again with Snyder on the core Justice League title. And while he’s collaborated on event comics before, he’s never
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Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees has been part of pop-culture for decades. It shouldn’t be surprising that he’s had his share of comic book adventures, what with him essentially being a supervillain in a story with no superheroes. Granted, he’s a one-dimensional supervillain with an incredibly vague origin story, but he’s been memorable enough to
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In what is suitably being referred to as “Crisis on Infinite Riverdales,” Archie Comics currently has major multiverse issues flowing through many of their books. From Jughead’s Time Police to Jughead the Hunger Meets Vampironica and beyond, the Archieverse is colliding in weird and unexpected ways right now as the publisher barrels towards its 80th
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The name Stephen King conjures up images of horrific creatures, monsters, places, and some of the most enduring villains in fiction. These are beings of unimaginable evil that test the limits of the protagonists’ will to survive, and some of these villains have gone on to become almost as famous (or infamous) as the writer
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Following the release of her new novel, dystopian political sci-fi VOX, we talk with author Christina Dalcher about her influences, her characters and more… Your protagonist Jean is in many ways quite a relatable one – she never took a huge interest in politics until it was too late, and often throughout VOX it feels like
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As Gideon The Ninth takes the book world by storm, author Tamsyn Muir talks exclusively to SciFiNow about our love of swords, and the heroes and dickheads that wield them… The sword is humanity’s favourite weapon, and sword-fighters tend to be some of our favourite characters. Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur, has some claim
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Marvel Comics has signed a deal to bring more of Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard’s works to Marvel. Since Conan arrived back at Marvel earlier this year, the company has had great success with the most savage hero of all. Marvel has delighted fans’ bloodlust with both Conan the Barbarian by Jason Aaron
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Event comics usually come with a passel of one-off tie ins. Sometimes they’re very good. Sometimes they’re a way of giving someone a try out. Sometimes they’re a way of getting somebody work. These are all good things! But very rarely are they ever impactful on a character or the direction of a line. That
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There’s so much to look forward to in our speculative fiction future. Here are some of the fantasy books we’re most excited about and/or are currently consuming… Join the Den of Geek Book Club! Best New Fantasy Books in July 2019 Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton Type: First book in trilogyPublisher: Tor BooksRelease date: 7/2/19
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In the recent Damnation storyline, Johnny Blaze got a win so big that it would have worked as his final chapter if Marvel storytelling wasn’t contingent on stories never actually ending. As Ghost Rider, he not only defeated Mephisto on the demon’s home turf, but he’s also taken him off the board and now rules
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There are two things that make Wonder Twins #7 really stand out. Its storytelling elegance, and the way it juxtaposes delighting in its own lowbrow humor while also finding grace in those silly jokes. Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne’s book started out as a six-issue mini about the Super Friends twins, whose previous greatest character development
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With It Chapter Two, screenwriter Gary Dauberman returns to finish the job than he and director/co-writer Andy Muschietti started in 2017, when they adapted one half of Stephen King’s 1,100-page novel for the screen. After telling in It: Chapter One the simultaneously terrifying and sweet-natured story of the Losers Club, seven kids who faced down
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Shared universes are apparently no longer restricted to Marvel and DC blockbusters, at least that’s the notion streaming service Hulu was embracing last December, when it started plans for television series adaptations of multiple John Grisham novels. That’s right, folks, Hulu was conceiving a live-action franchise that was to be called The John Grisham Universe!
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The Boys unleashed an unapologetically ultraviolent response to the entertainment industry’s seemingly interminable array of live-action superhero fare with a TV series created by Supernatural and Timeless‘s Eric Kripke, adapting the bleak comic book series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The result was a serial offering that’s already said to be one of the
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Michael Clayton and Nightcrawler producer Jennifer Fox has made a deal with Euphoria‘s production company, A24, to develop a new adaptation of Ursula Le Guin’s best-selling Earthsea books for TV (via Deadline). Fox was originally looking at turning the Earthsea series into a string of films, but has changed direction to target the small screen.
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Superpowered stories tends to focus on the external powers more than the internal when it comes to powers. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. (Bruce isn’t talking about the emotional repercussions of pissing someone off here.) Enter The
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“A fairy tale has a way of getting into your head,” promises the new Gretel & Hansel trailer. “Even before you hear it.” Directed by Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House), the upcoming adaptation of the classic cautionary story from the Brothers Grimm looks like it
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Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale was released in 1985 and was adapted into a TV series for Hulu in 2017. Atwood’s long-awaited Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments, will be released on September 10, 2019. It definitely won’t take 32 years for that to be adapted. Deadline reports that MGM TV and Hulu