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Beren and Lúthien and Their Not-So-Little Dog, Too
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J.R.R. Tolkien nerds like me already know there’s a new book out—Beren and Lúthien—that again demonstrates that the Professor continues to release great stuff even from beyond the Circles of the World. Now, if...

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More Murderbot Adventures from Martha Wells
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In October of last year we announced that we’d acquired two books in Martha Wells’ new Murderbot Diaries series, and the first (All Systems Red) was published last month. It has...

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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords Sweepstakes!
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We want to send you a copy of Steve Tribe’s Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords, available now from Harper Design!

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords tells the story of all of this ancient, legendary civilization, of notable histo...

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones Audio Excerpt
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With Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire introduced us to a vivid intersection of portal worlds containing magic, mystery, and occasional mayhem. Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Now, readers will finally get to walk through the doorway that transp...

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Doctor Who’s Missy Is Way Better When She’s Being Bad
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At least since Tom Baker left the starring role of Doctor Who back in 1981, fans have wondered if the time-traveling eccentric could ever become a woman. And the show’s producers, over the years, have enjoyed trolling the fans by hinting that it might be possible this time, or by making extreme statements about why the Doctor must always be a bloke...

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Excerpt from SEEK AND DESTROY by William C. Dietz
We’re pleased to bring you an exclusive excerpt from Seek and Destroy by William C. Dietz being published on June 20th. Seek and Destroy is the second book in his America Rising series. Also be sure to check out our interview with William C. Dietz about the first book in the series. “As people fight to… www.sffworld.com/2017/06/ex...
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“The Northern Thing”: Five Books Inspired by Norse Sagas
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In 1966, at a gathering of J.R.R. Tolkien fans in New York City, the poet W.H. Auden—once a student of the Professor’s at Oxford—famously stated: “Tolkien is fascinated with the whole Northern thing.” In describing Tolkien thus, Auden coined a phrase that encompassed more than mere geographical direction. It was, according to the late Steve Tompkins, h...

www.tor.com/2017/06/22/the-...
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Idris Elba Is So Damn Good in Genre Roles
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With The Dark Tower hitting cinemas this year, his directorial debut Yardie having just finished principle photography, and John Luther set to fight London’s most twisted crime in an upcoming fifth season, Idris Elba is in the middle of a very prolific year. Elba’s always great, but some of his very best work to date has been in genre films, where he n...

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Five Tales in Which History Meets Horror
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Using a historical setting for a tale of monsters or terror can be a reliable way to increase suspense and provide a counterpoint for the horrors described therein. Whether it’s Edgar Allan Poe summoning up a bygone age—and its accompanying menaces—in “The Masque of the Red Death” or, more recently, John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake setting their gr...

www.tor.com/2017/06/21/five...
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The Handmaid’s Tale is Reclaiming the Power of “Bitch”
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Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, the faux-Latin rallying cry in Margaret Atwood’s novel, gets a whole episode devoted to it in the TV series. But at the end of that episode, after learning that “don’t let the bastards grind you down” was nothing more than a schoolboy joke to the Commander, Offred silently rallies her fellow Handmaids with an app...

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