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“They Loved Each Other”: Director Deborah Chow Reveals Why Vader Was Brought Back in Obi-Wan Show

To bring Vader back or to not bring Vader back? The execs at Lucasfilm hotly debated whether to have Hayden Christensen back as the Sith Lord in the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. As we now know, the ultimate decision was yes, and in a recent interview, Obi-Wan director Deborah Chow shared why it was important for her for Vader and Obi-Wan to meet once again before the events of A New Hope.

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Epic Fantasy to Get Lost In: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

Chelsea Abdullah’s The Stardust Thief takes place, as the book’s first words tell us, neither here nor there but long ago. In this long ago time, there are jinn in the world—magical beings whose silver blood brings forth life where it lands. For reasons we do not know (at first), the Sultan of Madinne has ordered all jinn to be killed on sight. There is even a cabal of Forty Thieves tasked with hunting them down, resulting in lush oases where they are massacred. It is beautiful and horrible, as one character describes it, and it is both the backdrop and the driving force of the story that unfolds.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards Winners!

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the winners for the latest Bram Stoker Awards!

“The Horror genre continues its amazing renaissance,” HWA President John Palisano said on the HWA website. “The winners and finalists show a diverse group of amazing voices from new and veteran creators. Our HWA members and award juries have shown dedication and objectivity to the selection process for outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”

See below for a complete list of winners.

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The Orville: New Horizons Crew Bring Their A-Game in a New Trailer!

The third season of The Orville is almost here, and in addition to a slightly new name (The Orville: New Horizons) and a sneak peek of what’s in store, Hulu has also released a shiny new trailer that reveals the crew of the U.S.S. Orville heading into uncharted parts of space.

As Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) says in the aforementioned trailer, may the Force be with them.

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