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Existentialism in SPAAAAACE: The Expanse, “Dandelion Sky”
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This was a surprisingly talky episode of The Expanse! “Dandelion Sky” touched on free will, determinism, the nature of consciousness, the nature of fear…there was a lot going on as our intrepid space people drew ever closer to The Ring. There are spoilers below, obviously, but also a content warning as I’ll be talking about s...

www.tor.com/2018/06/14/exis...
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Hereditary is the Rare Horror Movie That Feels Oh So Human
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The moment that I knew we were in for something special with Hereditary was the scene where miniaturist Annie Graham (Toni Collette) thinks she sees her mother’s spirit in her workroom. It’s a typical horror-movie shot of a shadowy figure ominously lurking in a darkened corner, distinct enough to elicit gasps but indistinct enough that it c...

www.tor.com/2018/06/15/here...
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Undying: Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee
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If you’ve paid any attention to the SFF Awards scene in recent years, you’ll recognize Yoon Ha Lee and his Machineries of Empire trilogy. Each of the first two volumes, Ninefox Gambit and Raven Stratagem, picked up Hugo Award nominations for Best Novel, and Ninefox Gambit also landed on the Nebula ballot. Lee has long been respe...

www.tor.com/2018/06/12/book...
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Westworld Season 2, Episode 8 “Kiksuya”
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I’ve been very hard on Westworld this season and I don’t regret it. The major storyline is needlessly convoluted in service to conspiracy theory-loving fans on social media. But when the show decides to focus more on one character per episode—and when it’s a character I like, obviously—we get something so much more compelling.

www.tor.com/2018/06/11/west...
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All the New Science Fiction Books Coming Out in June
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It may be approaching summer in the Land of Tor Dot Com, but it is—we assume—very climate-controlled on spaceships, which you can read about in many of this month’s science fiction releases, including Rob Boffard’s Adrift and Peter Watts’s The Freeze-Frame Revolution, as well as the third and final book in Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire ser...

www.tor.com/2018/06/06/new-...
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American Gods Casts Three Roles—Including Sam Black Crow!
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American Gods has just added three key cast members! Mr. Town, Mr. World’s right hand man, will be played by Dean Winters, Gillian Anderson’s Media will be replaced by New Media, portrayed by Kahyun Kim, and Sam Black Crow will be played by First Nations actor Devery Jacobs.

Dean Winters should be at home in his role as Mr...

www.tor.com/2018/06/04/amer...
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The Border Keeper: Announcing Kerstin Hall’s Debut Novella
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She lived where the railway tracks met the saltpan, on the Ahri side of the shadowline. In the old days, when people still talked about her, she was known as the end-of-the-line woman.

When I came across these eerie, spare opening lines, I knew I owed it to myself to put everything else aside and find out what came next,...

www.tor.com/2018/06/13/book...
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Preview Artwork from the New Illustrated Edition of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers
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Aliens meets Psycho with a chilling mystery set on a haunted spaceship in Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin—soon to be an original series on SYFY. Bantam Books recently released an illustrated edition of this classic novella, and we’re excited to share some of the work from artist David Palumbo below!

When a scientific...

www.tor.com/2018/06/08/prev...
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The Best Episodes of New Doctor Who So Far
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Doctor Who returns! Twice! Sort of! The entire run of the original series (at least, all of the show that still exists) is currently streaming on Twitch and Amazon Prime, while the 2005-and-onward run of Nu-Who has just returned to BBC iPlayer here in the U.K. in preparation for the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor later this year.

Th...

www.tor.com/2018/06/08/the-...
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Watch the First Trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part!
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Bricksburg has gone full Mad Max: Fury Road in the first teaser trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: It’s been five years since the events of Taco Tuesday, and Emmet, Lucy, and the other survivors are still rebuilding when a new threat comes… from outer space? That’s right, instead of the evil Lord Business, it’s a horde of LEG...

www.tor.com/2018/06/05/the-...