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Apple Has Renewed For All Mankind For a Second Season

Apple’s forthcoming series For All Mankind will already get a second season, according to Deadline. The series is set to debut with the company’s streaming platform, Apple TV + on November 1st, and follows a group of astronauts in an alternate history in which the Soviet Union beats the United States to the Moon.

As a result, the US redoubles its efforts and begins recruiting women to become astronauts in an effort to keep up with the space race. The series comes from Ron Moore, who created SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica reboot and Starz’s Outlander.

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Rebel Pilot Wedge Antilles Will Reportedly Return to Star Wars in The Rise of Skywalker

Another familiar face is reportedly returning to the Star Wars franchise in forthcoming film The Rise of Skywalker: Denis Lawson, who played the role of X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

Word of the casting comes from Rebel Force Radio, which says that it’s received confirmation that the actor has agreed to reprise the role of his character from the original trilogy.

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Science Fiction Talk Show “Hour of the Wolf” Goes Offline Amidst Studio Dispute

Jim Freund’s radio talk show Hour of the Wolf has been a fixture within the New York science fiction community on WBAI 99.5 FM for nearly half a century. On Monday, the station’s parent company, Pacifica Across America, abruptly shut down the station and replaced its local programming with shows from its other holdings, citing “financial losses,” according to Gothamist and The New York Times. The move leaves the future of the long-running program in question.

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Father Christmas Letters Are Getting a Beautiful New Edition

Fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien is best-known for writing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but he has a small body of work outside of his Middle-earth stories, too. One particularly notable work is a collection of Christmas letters that he wrote to his children between 1920 and 1942, and which are now being re-released in a new, beautiful edition called Letters from Father Christmas.

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Behold Some Fantastic Fan Art of Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

There have been some fantastic depictions of the worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin in recent years. The Folio Society produced some fantastic editions of The Left Hand of Darkness and A Wizard of Earthsea, and her massive Earthsea tome from Saga Press recently picked up the Hugo Award for Best Art Book. Artist J Yang produced their own set of artwork for The Left Hand of Darkness, and it’s another fantastic depiction of the icy world of Gethen.

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Horror Movie Studio A24 Reveals Book Imprint

A24, the studio behind films like Ex Machina and The Witch, announced that it is launching a book imprint, and it’ll release its first trio of installments on September 30th. 

A24 has produced some incredible films in recent years: Ex Machina proved to be an intense look at the nature of machine intelligence, Midsommar and The Witch were intense horror films, and others like The Lobster, The Monster, How To Talk To Girls At Parties, and Swiss Army Man were off-beat speculative films that have gained a cult following. Others, like Moonlight, have earned considerable critical acclaim. 

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Kevin Feige is Developing a Star Wars Film and It Better Be Rogue Squadron

Witness Disney synergy at work: The Hollywood Reporter reports that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is developing a new Star Wars film. And because Feige has proven so adept at bringing B and C-list characters to the fore in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s possible that Feige is about to do the same with Star Wars.

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