Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza October 15, 2014 Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Carrie Vaughn A Wild Cards story. The Girl in the High Tower October 14, 2014 The Girl in the High Tower Gennifer Albin A Crewel story. Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch October 8, 2014 Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch Kelly Barnhill An unconventional romance. Daughter of Necessity October 1, 2014 Daughter of Necessity Marie Brennan Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious heroine...
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October 14, 2014
A Category Unto Himself: The Works of China Miéville
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October 10, 2014
Don’t Touch That Dial: Fall 2014 TV
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October 10, 2014
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Reread: Part 1
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October 7, 2014
Shell Shock and Eldritch Horror: “Dagon”
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The Bloody Books of Halloween: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist
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Wed
Oct 22 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: We’ve Found the Purrfect Friend for Spot!

Oh god the kitty’s name is Levar Purrton and we can’t handle this it’s just too cute and too perfect and we need to look at something else now.

Morning Roundup has soooo much horror to balance out the cute! We’ve got a definitive list of Horrific Treehouses, the feminist ethos of Resident Evil, and a history of the greatest pea soup movie of the 70s!

[Plus, a real-life Horrorstör!]

Tue
Oct 21 2014 2:17pm

Dave and HAL Just Can’t Work Things Out in the New Trailer for 2001: A Space Odyssey!

For the first time in 40 years, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey has gotten a new trailer! The trailer was made to promote the digitally restored film’s special limited U.K. release, part of the British Film Institute's “Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder” series. The new trailer highlights the battle of wills between Dave and HAL, to great, chilling effect.

[Click through for the new trailer!]

Tue
Oct 21 2014 2:15pm

The Walking Dead Fans Sure Hope Robert Kirkman Doesn’t End the Series With “It Was All a Dream”

The Walking Dead fan conspiracy theory Rick coma dream

Uproxx recently shed light on a troubling conspiracy theory put out by fans of The Walking Dead: What if the whole thing was Rick Grimes' coma fever dream? What if the ending of the series is him either waking up or flatlining in the hospital with Carl, Lori, and Shane by his side, and the zombie apocalypse never happened?

However, as much time and speculation as fans have put into this as a possible ending, no one seems to actually want Kirkman to follow through with this  story trope.

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Tue
Oct 21 2014 12:54pm

The Way James Cameron Worked Arnold Schwarzenegger Into Terminator: Genisys is Very Sweet

Terminator: Genisys alternate universe Arnold Schwarzenegger James Cameron

With nine months left until Terminator: Genisys comes to theaters (wait really?), the title is still dumb, but at least one part of the movie sounds fascinating. In a recent interview, James Cameron shared his alternate-universe take on how Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 fits into the latest film, and it’s surprisingly sweet.

[“I’ll be back... and here’s how.”]

Tue
Oct 21 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Daily Affirmations With the Hulk!

Kehinki gives us the greatest motivational posters! What could be more motivating than an enraged Bruce Banner? Or Black Widow threatening to pull your still-beating heart right from your chest? But really, it’s the wise words of Tony Stark who give us the greatest leg-up in life. You can check out more of the images over on io9!

Morning Roundup brings you... nightmares! Mwahaha! No, not really. Just a history of A Nightmare on Elm Street, thoughts on prog rock, and a stern lecture for Benedict Cumberbatch! 

[Plus, they’re taking us back to Germany!]

Mon
Oct 20 2014 4:11pm

Lost’s Mr. Eko Joins Game of Thrones As a Brand New Character

Mr Eko Game of Thrones Lost Adewale Akinnuoye-Abgaje Malko

Buried in a Hollywood Reporter article about a Hollywood biopic is the interesting news that Lost’s Adewale Akkinuoye-Abgaje is joining Game of Thrones season 5 as a character not found in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The only thing we know right now is his character’s name, “Malko.”

[So... who could he be?]

Mon
Oct 20 2014 3:18pm

Disney’s Sea Voyage Film Moana Will Come to Theaters in 2016

Disney Moana 2016 Polynesia Maui

The last we had heard of Disney’s forthcoming CG-animated film Moana, it was set to be released in 2018. However, Disney has just announced (via Entertainment Weekly) that Moana will be sailing into theaters in 2016, two years early. The studio has also released a more detailed synopsis about the Polynesian heroine and her journey, including the gods and sea creatures she encounters along the way.

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Mon
Oct 20 2014 1:22pm

Is Jena Malone Playing Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Jena Malone Carrie Kelley Robin Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rumor

We've already detailed why Robin is integral to the semi-rebooted Batman story in Zack Snyder's new superhero mashup film, and now there's a chance that the filmmakers feel the same. A local news report from the Batman v Superman set is claiming that The Hunger Games actress Jena Malone is joining the film... as Carrie Kelley, a.k.a. Robin!

[Holy surprise casting, Batman!]

Mon
Oct 20 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Horror on the Half Shell!

Teeneage Mutant Ninja Turtles Slasher action figures

Have we mentioned that we love Halloween? And that the mere presence of Halloween makes October the best month? And that part of October being the best month is that suddenly horror movies and horror movie accessories are everywhere? Here, for example, are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, made even better through the miracle of modern kit-bashing in Dan Polydoris’s Sewer Slashin’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Really, the only thing this collection lacks is April O’Neill as Asami Yamazaki...

Morning Roundup has so much to tell you! There are thoughts on the mathematical truths to be found in The Simpsons, explorations of the state of the gaming world from Cory Doctorow and Anita Sarkeesian, and a studio tour with a comics master!

[Plus, Bill Murray Explains it All!]

Fri
Oct 17 2014 1:52pm

Congratulations to the storySouth Million Writers Award Nominees!

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The 2014 storySouth Million Writers Award nominees have been announced, and we're pleased that the Tor.com stories “A Rumor of Angels” by Dale Bailey, “A Window or a Small Box” by Jedediah Berry, “Burning Girls” by Veronica Schanoes, “Jack of Coins” by Christopher Rowe, and “Rag and Bone” by Priya Sharma have all been nominated!

storySouth, an online journal founded in 2001, publishes Southern fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Past winners of the Million Writers Award include Richard Bowes and Catherynne M. Valente, and in 2012, storySouth published an anthology of their SFF publications, Million Writers Award: The Best Online Science Fiction and Fantasy.

You can find links to all the nominated stories here. Happy reading, and congratulations to all the nominees!

Fri
Oct 17 2014 11:46am

MST3K Alums Return to Space!

Paul Feig is sort of becoming our favorite person. Not only is he potentially expanding the Ghostbusters universe with a female-centric reboot, but now he’s creating a space comedy with his veteran Freak and Geeks co-stars, Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu! Oh, they also starred on a different space comedy together once, too...

[We might have discussed it on this site once or twice before.]

Fri
Oct 17 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: We’re With You ’Til the End of the Line... or at Least Until Labor Day

Not to be nitpicky, but isn’t this guy more of a Spring Break Soldier? Whatever, we’re just happy to see that coming to America and getting at least some of his memory back is helping the former Winter Soldier to loosen up a little. Maybe next he’ll hit his awesome ’90s hair with some Sun In?

Morning Roundup brings you some more fabulous cosplay, the latest news about DC’s Suicide Squad, and an update on the culture wars! Um, yay?

[Plus, believe it or not, Luke Skywalker’s walkin’ on air! As his name would suggest.]

Thu
Oct 16 2014 3:05pm

See Alexander Siddig as Game of Thrones’ Prince Doran, and the Surprising Change to the Book Storyline

Alexander Siddig Prince Doran

Winter is Coming has rustled up some set pics from the currently-filming fifth season of Game of Thrones, and they include our first long, long, maybe a little too long, look at Alexander “Dr. Bashir” Siddig as Prince Doran, along with other Dorne characters and set pieces.

The pics also include a VERY surprising character showing up in Dorne, in a marked departure from the A Feast For Crows storyline. Spoilers at the bottom of the post. (Don’t worry, we’ll mark it again so you’re not accidentally spoiled.)

[Dorne in season 5 of Game of Thrones]

Thu
Oct 16 2014 1:30pm

Now You Can Wear Phèdre’s Marque With RockLove’s Kushiel’s Dart Jewelry

Kushiel's Dart Phedre marque necklace RockLove jewelry Jacqueline Carey

Clearly, RockLove Jewelry is taking over all of your favorite fandoms. A week after debuting their Star Trek collection at New York Comic-Con, RockLove announced an exciting collaboration with Kushiel’s Legacy author Jacqueline Carey: the Phèdre’s Marque Necklace, depicting her iconic roses-and-thorns marque.

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Thu
Oct 16 2014 11:35am

Concept Sketches for Star Wars: Episode VII Possibly Leaked

Star Wars Episode VII concept art leak

A large number of concept sketches for Star Wars: Episode VII have been found online on an ImageShack account called “themillenniumfalcon,” and if the concept art is real, it gives us many, many tantalizing details about what’s to come in the next Star Wars film.

The veracity of the concept art has yet to be confirmed (it seems weird that Disney would not have yanked this already, for one) but the details in them are very specific, so we’re treating them as if they are. Here is where the images can be found. Click at your own risk!

Note: Feel free to discuss the contents in the comments below. Potential spoilers in the comments.

Thu
Oct 16 2014 11:24am

They’re Sending Thor to Kill the White Whale!

Chris Hemsworth In the Heart of the Sea Moby Dick

When Chris Hemsworth isn’t daring the other Avengers to try and lift his hammer, he’s racing fast cars and shouting into the stormy waves at the white whale. To be clear, he’s not playing Captain Ahab in his new movie In the Heart of the Sea, but we are talking about the white whale.

[Watch the first trailer]

Thu
Oct 16 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Just Add Strawberry Syrup for Blood Splatter!

We all express our love in different ways. For Nathan Shields, the best way to show his love of The Walking Dead is to craft pancakes modeled after the characters, then drizzle maple syrup, and perhaps some sort of fresh berries, over the grim visages of Daryl, Carole, and Tyrese, before tucking in to a hearty breakfast. If you would like to add zombie pancakes to your next brunch, check out Shield’s how-to video here!

Morning Roundup brings you yet another possible Doctor Strange, Comic-Con selfies with Gillian Anderson, and an account of the Rave of Thrones!

[Plus Ralph Steadman meets Walter White!]

Wed
Oct 15 2014 3:39pm

Wonder Woman Standalone Movie Leads the Charge in Warner Bros’ Official DC Comics Movie Lineup

Wonder Woman standalone movie Warner Bros DC film slate

We’re getting a Wonder Woman movie!

Warner Bros just dropped that knowledge at today’s shareholder conference, along with updated intel on the various other DC Comics-based superhero movies in the works up through 2020. For instance, the studio has already planned out two Justice League films (both to be directed by Zack Snyder); they’re rebooting Green Lantern; and they’re bringing on Ezra Miller to play one of the stars of their TV properties on the silver screen.

[Check out Warner Bros’ updated movie slate]

Wed
Oct 15 2014 11:00am

Rocket Talk Episode 31: The Book Smugglers

Rocket Talk

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin is joined by world famous and Hugo nominated Book Smugglers, also know as Ana Grilo and Thea James. They talk about the history of their blog and their new venture, Book Smugglers Publishing. The chat extends into a protracted discussion about the stories they’ll be publishing, as well as Ann Leckie’s newest novel, Ancillary Sword. It’s Smuggleriffic.

[Listen here!]

Wed
Oct 15 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Patrick Rothfuss Enters the Land of Lola!

Redditor BlackRockKitty shows us that Patrick Rothfuss is not just a great epic fantasy writer, he also looks great in heels! In town for New York Comic-Con, Rothfuss left the enthusiastic fantasy hordes to embrace an enthusiasm for sequins and Kinky Boots. Perhaps he’ll swing through Hedwig and the Angry Inch next?

Morning Roundup takes you to the Dark Side of Harry Potter, provides a brief history of Bat-apologies, and gives you the best 19th Century Halloween costume ideas!

[Plus, we throw some bags at you.]