“Something Happened Here, But We’re Not Quite Sure What It Was” by Paul McAuley is a complex sf story about politics and xenophobia when human colonists on an Earth-like planet are faced with the possibility of reaching out to alien cultures, especially when a big organization that has previously done harm is in charge of the operation.
This year’s San Diego Comic Con has brought the DC Cinematic Universe into full color, debuting an intense trailer for Wonder Woman, bringing out the Suicide Squad to taunt the audience, confirming Ben Affleck as the director for the next solo Batman film, and showing us our first, bright look at the Justice League!
The official poster was paired with a sizzle reel of footage shot so far from the film. Check it out below!
The first trailer for Wonder Woman looks appropriately badass, with Gal Gadot lassoing soldiers in the trenches and hiding her sword in killer gowns when facing down baddies. Plus, more than a few jokes about her parentage via Zeus and inspiring secretaries to do more than just follow men around. Watch it now!
A Torch Against the Night, the sequel to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, is out August 3oth from Razorbill—and we want to send you a set of both books! Three lucky winners will each receive a paperback copy of Ember and a galley copy of Torch.
Elias and Laia are running for their lives.
Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.
Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars’ future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia’s side … even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.
But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they’re going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Helene’s mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape … and kill them both.
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Preacher is smack in the middle of its debut season, but that didn’t stop the cast and crew from bringing a new trailer to San Diego Comic-Con that gives us a peek at the end of the season, and, you know, possibly the end of the world. Take a look!
(Does anyone know what kind of Pokemon are spawning near him? It’s booth #1514.)
This year’s Rick & Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con gave only a few details of Season Three (co-showrunner Dan Harmon says “it’s the most epic so far”, and that he wants Vin Diesel to do a guest spot) but most important, he and Justin Roiland gave us a hellish adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece, The Metamorphosis.
Or maybe it’s Flowers for Algernon.
Whatever, Just click through if you like violence, or if you really hate rats.
The road to Tatiana Maslany’s well-deserved Emmy nomination is paved with plenty of giggles, as we learned upon seeing the blooper reel for Orphan Black season 4. Whereas most shows have actors flubbing lines and messing each other up, seeing as Maslany makes up half the cast, it’s mostly a delightful supercut of her breaking character—which is much more bizarre than you might imagine—at the best moments.
Now, I shouldn’t get your guys’ hopes up too much. This video from The CW is more of a sizzle reel than anything else, a bloody recap of all of the show’s brutal violence—in case you forgot about the spears through bodies, levers pulled leading to genocide, and poor Raven screaming as she gets cut into over and over. But at the end, there’s a brief tease of season 4, when the enemy isn’t Earthlings, but Earth itself.
“Today’s my day.”
Oh. Oh, please deliver this show to my face. Presently.
Don’t waste time reading my words–the first trailer for the American Gods television series has landed.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at SDCC didn’t have any new footage to share, but they did have a big reveal for the audience: The upcoming season will feature Ghost Rider!
The motorcycle-riding spirit of vengeance has been hinted at in casting notices and, ah, the sides of trains, and now Marvel’s television arm has officially confirmed the presence of everyone’s favorite flaming skull. Considering how crazy the show got over the course of its third season, Ghost Rider should be a comfortable addition to the continuing calamities of Coulson and company. (Wordplay!)
Featuring the belenove…benelovip…the guys of Yunkai!
(Some spoilers for season 6.)
EW has shared some fantastic new from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con: Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey will be writing Black Panther spin-off comics! And not just any old Black Panther spin-offs, but a series called The World of Wakanda, which will focus on the tales of three women of Wakanda.
Roxane Gay is an author and critic who is currently spinning a lot of plates. She has a story collection, Difficult Women, coming out next year, a memoir releasing in 2017, and her novel An Untamed State is being adapted for film. This will be her first foray into comics, and she’ll be working with poet Yona Harvey.
Worried about how you’re gonna get your Star Wars fix from now until Rogue One or Episode VIII are released? Here is the list of all upcoming Star Wars novels, so you never have to go without.
Nerdist hosted a lively panel called “Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers” with Bryan Fuller, late of Hannibal, and currently of hotly-anticipated Star Trek, and American Gods, his American Gods co-showrunner Michael Green, and Doctor Who and Sherlock‘s Steven Moffat. Moderator Alicia Lutes lead what sounds like a merry panel, and over the course of the conversation, Fuller dropped hints that Hannibal may be back sooner than we thought, and… asked Steven Moffat to write for Star Trek?!?
AMC shared the first trailer for season 7 of The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con, and we are no closer to figuring out whose head Negan bashed in with Lucille at the end of last season. The producers have very smartly been circulating teasers that give equal weight to every option, like these chilling character posters; and the trailer plays that same game of “what if?”