Stephen Andrade has created a sport that handily kicks the ass of the World Cup. Can you imagine attending the Great Sandworm Race, with Paul Atreides using all of his messianic powers to steer a huge worm, Barbara Maitland probably just coaxing her worm through the sheer sweetness of her personality, and Val McKee waving his cowboy hat in the air as his Graboid surged into the lead? Cause obviously Kevin Bacon’s going to win this thing.
Morning Roundup brings some news about the X-Men’s latest foray into the past, some thoughts on A Song of Ice and Fire’s debt to Tolkien, and we ask where have all the Strong Female Characters gone already?
- We can only hope that at some point the X-Men films will take place in an era with good hair. In the meantime may we suggest: mohawked Magneto?
- So, now that the dust has settled on the Game of Thrones finale, it’s time to tally up the casualties and rank the characters who are still breathing.
- Speaking of GoT, the BBC looks at the series’ debt to Tolkien.
- Wow, George R.R. Martin is mean, you guys.
- Are trilogies killing all the Strong Female Characters?
- Wait, Jessica Rabbit was real and lived in the 1950s? Um…we may need to work a little harder on time travel…
- Learn about the one bit of The Hawk’s work that SF writers haven’t used “because they don’t understand it”: