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Fraggle Rock, Highlander, Runaways Movies; Canadian and European SF Awards

Movies Zoe Saldana Talks “Star Trek” and “Avatar” at io9 Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro Share Thoughts About Their “The Hobbit” Film … But If Christopher Tolkein Has His Way, It Won’t Fly Heroine Content Reviews “Speed Racer” “Fraggle Rock” to Be a Movie, Produced by (Who Else?) the Weinsteins “Highlander” Movie Now a […]

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No Objectivity: AZTEC REX

In the early 16th century, Hernan Cortés led a legendary expedition to Mexico, ostensibly to foster trade. Upon meeting the reigning Aztecs, Cortés ran up against a cultural misunderstanding that lessened his power; this cultural misunderstanding caused the supposedly peaceful expedition to become a sudden and violent struggle for conquest. Though Cortés and other Spaniards […]

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Break for Balticon and Wiscon!

The entire Fantasy Magazine editorial staff is out of town, between Balticon and Wiscon, so we’re taking two days off, Thursday and Friday. Let your thoughts mull, stew and fester till next Friday, and come back next week. (And hey, bring a friend!)

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The Jeremiads: On The Popularity of Steampunk

Does the New York Times article on Steampunk mean the genre/fashion craze has made the high water mark and will begin to recede from here? What is the shelf-life of an aesthetic movement, and for that matter, what is the sociological force behind this particular movement? It’s a Stylistic Rebellion Particularly as an aesthetic movement, […]

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No More Moonlight; GI-JOE Cast Scares Us; Serial Offenders

Movies First Official Trailer for “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” Hits Computer Screens “G.I. Joe” Cast Revealed; Includes Dennis Quaid, Former Doctor, and … Marlon Wayans? Television CBS Was Just Kidding About Renewing “Moonlight” — It’s Staked Alec Baldwin Pitches New Show With Nothing but Space Sex Literature io9 Lists 7 Reasons Sci-Fi Book […]

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Guest Column: Why I Hate Steampunk

I’d like to preface this by pleading that I have tried. I really have. I have watched many steampunk proponents wandering around in their elegant outfits, looking like they fell through a warp hole in 1840’s metropolitan England. I observed their special vehicles and modified instruments, I have visited their shops and heard their music, […]

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Steampunk Noticed By Mainstream Media; Iron Man Does Well At Box Office And In Depictions of Women; Battlestar Gets Twisty (Again)

Movies “Iron Man” Tops $100 Million at the Box Office Movie Based on Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” to Be Released on Christmas Day SciFi Wire Reports: “Prince Caspian” Is a Step Up in Every Way Director Breck Eisner Plans to Remake George Romero’s “Crazies” for the Modern Era Television New NBC Horror Series “Fear Itself” […]

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In A Teapot: A Mist of Vague Cliches

Of the things that annoy me about fantasy fiction, my biggest pet peeve is with stories and novels that lack specificity–specificity of place, time, culture, even ethnicity. The reader is given a default medieval Europe-type setting, filled it with random, unspecified peasant or royal types, no discernible culture beyond “they believe in magic” or “X […]

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Ironman Hits Theaters, Thirteen Wins Clarke Award, Gandalf Is Back

Movies Ironman Hits Theaters Tomorrow io9 declares the movie better than the source material and worth seeing. Will Samuel L. Jackson make a cameo? Already there’s talk of a sequel. Not that RDJ has anything better to do. SciFi Wire Reports That Ian McKellen Will Reprise His Role As Gandalf In The Hobbit; LOTR Geeks […]

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Unbreakable Habits: Torchwood’s Second Season — Better Than The First, But Still No Buffy

Torchwood’s second season is now over in both the US and Britain, and, after the disappointing season finale, some viewers are wondering whether they’ll want to return for season three. On the other hand, season two was significantly stronger than the season before it. And if season three continues with that trend, Torchwood might turn […]