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Gabriella Tutino

Redditor Finds Rare 1st Edition Copy of The Fellowship of The Ring…in a Doritos Box

Thrifters and used-book nerds alike can appreciate the reward of digging through piles of items to find one very special, very precious piece. That’s what happened to one Reddit user, who volunteers at St. Helena’s hospice in the U.K., after digging through a Doritos box full of donated books finding, not Doritos, but a first edition of The Fellowship of the Ring.

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New Star Wars Barbies Are Perfect Cosplay Inspiration

Star Wars cosplay is classic and limitless, with fans adhering to original designs or creating their own variations, bunny suit, 1920s’ style, crossover, or otherwise. But who doesn’t love a high-fashion twist on a sci-fi classic?

The Star Wars Barbies release by Mattel and Disney has reimagined the aesthetics of a few iconic Star Wars characters, serving some intergalactic realness.

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New Blade Runner 2019 Comic Offers a New Perspective on the Universe

Michael Green, screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049, returns to an earlier version of Los Angeles in Blade Runner 2019 #1, a new comic series co-written by Mike Johnson with art by Andres Guinaldo (Captain America).

With an intro page similar to the opening credits of the 1982 film, readers are introduced to Detective Aahan Ashina—Ash, as she’s known by colleagues.  Ash is outfitted in the tan overcoat of a Runner, similar to detective Blade Runners Rick Deckard and Officer K. In what is most likely a nod to the visual cues of the cyberpunk genre, Ash also has the standard blunt-edge bob that graces many protagonists.

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Sci-Fi Authors Mary Robinette Kowal and Ken Liu Reflect on the Apollo Moon Landing

It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission sent Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon, fulfilling the dreams of many star-gazing scientists and civilians alike. The New York Times ran coverage this Sunday honoring the historical event, and sci-fi authors Mary Robinette Kowal and Ken Liu contributed columns reflecting on space travel and its place in shaping American culture and history, past, present, and future.

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Tor.com’s Guide to Literary Panels at San Diego Comic Con 2019!

It’s almost time for the wonderfully chaotic weekend that is San Diego Comic Con! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, it’s always helpful to have a guide of sorts to help navigate the panel circuit. If you trust in Tor.com’s taste, check out our recommendations for these literary panels at San Diego Comic Con, featuring pop culture favorites, topics on the future of science fiction and fantasy, and in-depth conversations with some of the SFF’s leading authors of today!

Of course you should also stop by Tor Books at Booth #2701 on the show floor for a ton of giveaways and programs—check out our schedule here, and head below to fill your dance card with tons of great book discussions!

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What’s Next for this Year’s Locus Award Winners

What can readers expect next from the winners of the 2019 Locus Awards?

Since 1971, the Locus Awards have honored notable authors and their works, highlighting promising new voices in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and commemorating authors whose legacies have defined the entire field of speculative fiction. Chosen by readers, the list of Locus nominees and winners also communicates the stories that excited us in the previous year, and it looks like there’s a lot yet to come from this year’s roster of Locus winners!

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A Medievalist’s Guide to Godzilla & Friends

History hides the best monsters.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the latest movie iteration starring the classic kaiju, which also re-introduces multiple enemies from Godzillas past, including Mothra and Ghidorah.

It’s common knowledge that Godzilla was created as an artistic response to the atomic bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki—the bomb awakens Godzilla in the original film, and the radiation makes the creature more powerful. But what about Godzilla’s fellow world-stompers?

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Here are the 100 Most Discussed Fantasy Books on Reddit

What fantasy books and authors are we talking about the most?

Reddit User einsiboy, creator of the TopRedditBooks site, recently posted a list of the Top 100 Fantasy Books discussed on Reddit in the past year. The information is compiled from 2018 – 2019, based on comments in the subreddit r/books, and uses number of mentions plus comment scores to balance out the data.

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Read an Excerpt from Nnedi Okorafor’s New Graphic Novel LaGuardia

The Millions has just posted an excerpt from author Nnedia Okorafor’s latest graphic novel!

LaGuardia by Nnedi Okorafor finds the Hugo award-winning author weaving extraterrestrial travel with political elements as a veiled allegory tackling the United States’ immigration policies. Tana Ford and James Devlin are the artists for the book.

Set in the future, LaGuardia follows pregnant Nigerian-American doctor Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who is en route from Lagos to New York and assisting a plant-like alien in fleeing from violence. Next up: smuggling the refugee through LaGuardia’s Interplanetary Airport.

LaGuardia is scheduled for release on July 30 by Dark House/Berger Books.

Movie Adaptation of Epic Fantasy Series Mouse Guard Cancelled, Stunning Demo Reel Released

One of the first casualties of the Fox-Disney studio merger has been revealed. And it is…absolutely gorgeous. [Update: The video has been pulled, but there are additional art materials below.]

Mouse Guard, the movie adaptation of the Eisner-winning comic series by David Petersen has been cancelled, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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