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TAG: science fiction

Inspiring New Worlds: 6+ titles with video game tie-ins

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Have you noticed the geek in your life is excited, but you’re not sure why? Maybe it’s Terry Pratchett’s upcoming posthumous novel The Long Cosmos? Or maybe it’s the next movie from Duncan Jones (something with orcs, I think)? If it’s neither of these, then maybe it is E3 2016: Inspiring New […]

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Go Global

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

by Brian Vander Veen Yes, science fiction and fantasy have been global phenomena for a long time, but it feels like the last few years have seen an uptick in the number of foreign SFF novels getting English translations. Last year, The Three-Body Problem by Chinese author Cixin Liu became the first novel in translation […]

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Four indie science fiction films to watch now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen So Gods of Egypt happened. The film, with an estimated budget of $140 million, ended up being slammed by critics and grossing a mere $14 million in box office sales its opening weekend. I feel bad for the director, who had previously managed to produce two cult classics of 90s speculative […]

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Sci-Fi and Fantasy books to look forward to in 2016

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen I’m feeling positive about 2016, as though it’s going to be a good year to be a nerd. Despite a glut of click-bait articles arguing that The Force Awakens was actually a terrible film, the fans I saw leaving the theater were in a jovial mood, as though the phantom of […]

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The Force Awakens: A reading list for the Star Wars novel nerd

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt It is a dark time for the Star Wars novel nerd. Although a new shiny Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is on the horizon, Disney has thrown out our beloved continuity from the expanded universe of Star Wars novels. Little does the casual fan know, new stories are being published rapidly leading […]

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Where to find free science fiction & fantasy short stories online

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen I rarely had the attention span as a teen to tackle full-length novels. I read quite a few role-playing game manuals, comics, and various permutations of Choose Your Own Adventure books, but not a lot of actual novels. The Hobbit, Neuromancer, and several books from the Dragonlance franchise were among the few […]

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The Casual Nerd’s Guide to Book Awards

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen The Hugo Awards, arguably the most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy, are awarded every year at the World Science Fiction Convention, which this year is being hosted in our very own Spokane. And, as our luck would have it, this year the award nominations have also turned out to […]

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