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Poppy War Author R.F. Kuang Announces New Novel, Babel

Rebecca Kuang has earned considerable acclaim since her debut novel, The Poppy War: She earned the Compton Crook Award in 2019, and has since earned nominations for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and BFA awards.

Her next is set to come out in 2022: Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution, which she describes as The Secret History meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

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The Red Sonja Adaptation Has Found Its Star: Hannah John-Kamen

Millennium Films has found its star for its upcoming adaptation of Red Sonja: Killjoys and Ant-Man and the Wasp actress Hannah John-Kamen. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that she’ll play the film’s lead character, and that she’s recently completed work on another upcoming project, Netflix’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

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New Tom Hanks Movie Is About Building A Robot To Take Care Of Your Dog After You Die

And yet somehow it’s not titled There’s A Good Boy.

Apple has picked up another film featuring Tom Hanks for its streaming platform. Originally titled Bios, the film was slated for an October 2020 release, only to get shuffled off the release calendar because of COVID-19. Now, Apple has snapped up the film, which it plans to release later this year under the title Finch.

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Alan Moore To Release 5-Volume Epic Fantasy Book Series With Bloomsbury

Alan Moore has signed a five-volume epic fantasy series, as well as a collection of short fiction with Bloomsbury. According to The Guardian, the six-figure deal will kick off with Illuminations (the collection of short fiction in fall 2022), and will be followed by the Long London quintet, which the publisher describes as a “dazzlingly original and brimming with energy” of beguiling and elegantly crafted tales that reveal the full power of imagination and magic.”

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With Falcon and the Winter Soldier Over, Marvel’s Moving On To Captain America 4

Marvel’s Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier wrapped up last week, and the studio has cleared any doubts about a followup.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s putting a Captain America 4 into development, with Malcom Spellman, the show’s showrunner, tapped to write the screenplay along with series writer Dalan Musson.

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ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination Releases Free Climate Change Anthology

Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination has been looking at how science fiction can help communicate scientific ideas to the wider public, producing its own anthologies of shorter fiction for the last couple of years.

Its latest is called Everything Change Volume III, an anthology about climate fiction, drawn from entries in a contest that it ran last year. The book is now out, and best of all, it’s free.

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