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5 Books About Folk Horror
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It’s nearly impossible for me to choose five favorite horror novels. I simply can’t name a favorite (except in one case, as you’ll see below). But I can narrow it down a little and compartmentalize my preferences. In that way, even though I’m certain I’m forgetting something, the slight won’t seem too terribly egregious.

I grew up in...

My Top 10 Post-apocalyptic Books by Rod Little
The themes of all post-apocalyptic novels shares some sympathies, in that they involve the survival of a small fraction of the world’s population. How they get there is very different. The most basic “end of the world” scenario is the plague or pandemic: the virus premise (Andromeda Strain, The Stand). Second in popularity is the… www.sffworld.com/2017/10/to...
Lovecraft in Downing Street: Revealing Charles Stross’ The Labyrinth Index
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The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended on the world, beginning an exciting new story arc in the Laundry Files series! The ninth case in Charles Stross’ Hugo-winning series, The Labyrinth Index promises to be a weirdly allurin...

The Big Guns: Top Ten Sci-Fi and Fantasy Weapons by Gareth K. Pengelly
Whether you’re a lowly hobbit or a grizzled space mercenary, it’s par for the course to face bloodthirsty minions and world-ending Big Bads. But how do our plucky heroes level the playing-field when faced with such dire odds? By bringing out the big guns of course! Science-fiction, fantasy and, of course, mythology, are packed with… www.sffworld.com/2017/10/th...
This Future Looks Familiar: Watching Blade Runner in 2017

I watched Blade Runner for the first time this week. Since I have apparently been living in a cave for the past few decades, I thought that Blade Runner was kind of like Tron but with more Harrison Ford, and less neon, and maybe a few more tricky questions about What Is The Nature Of Man.

That is the movie I was expecting.

That is...

The Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has Landed
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Here it is, everyone. All that we’ll see until December 14th. Prepare yourselves. As Luke Skywalker would say, “…Breathe.”

The trailer is here:

Okay wow. WOW.

Speculate below, if you’re into that sort of thing. The big question is obviously: holy crap, is Rey going to go over to the Dark Sid...

Announcing the 2017 British Fantasy Award Winners
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The winners of the 2017 British Fantasy Awards were announced during a ceremony FantasyCon 2017 on Sunday, October 1st in Peterborough, UK. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

(Including…Tor.com! Hooray!)

Members of th...

Expanded Course in the History of Black Science Fiction: Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed
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In February of 2016, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination published an essay by me called “A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction.” Since then Tor.com has published my in-depth essays on nine of the 42 works m...

The Spores Must Flow — Star Trek Discovery’s “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”
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One of the issues I have with the full-season-story model of television is that all too often the creation of a good one-hour episode gets lost in the shuffle. Everyone’s so focused on the big story arc that they forget that they have 42 minutes to tell a single story, and you wind up getting an unsatisfying hour of TV watching on its own. Sometime...

Cast No Shadow

Greg has lived in Lancaster his whole life. The town’s always had its quirks, and being born without a shadow means he’s counted among them. When Greg discovers an old mansion in the woods just outside of town, he didn’t expect to meet a smart, beautiful, funny, and very dead teenaged girl named Eleanor.

Yeah. He’s in love with a ghost.