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I Loved These Books As a Teen — Do They Hold Up Now?
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I recently found myself combing through some boxes of old books and papers and came across a fascinating personal artifact. On the surface it’s a pretty unremarkable object, just a crumbling spiral-bound notebook covered in childish graffiti. But inside is over a decade of my life—a handwritten list of every book ...

www.tor.com/2017/12/07/i-lo...
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Why You Watch the Original Mad Max Trilogy
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We all know Fury Road is great, but perhaps you need some convincing that the original Mad Max trilogy is worth your time. Perhaps you missed Beyond Thunderdome each of the many times it was shown on a cable outlet, and are now leery of Tina Turner in a fright wig. Perhaps you think moviemakers couldn’t create a believable post-apocalyptic landscape ...

www.tor.com/2017/12/08/why-...
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The Shape of Water Frames Communication as a Revolutionary Act
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Watch a Guillermo del Toro film, and chances are you’re watching a story about communication. Some of his stories are fairy tales, some are epics, some are horror, but they all revolve around this central theme—who gets to communicate, who doesn’t, how important it is, and what it costs when you’re denied that ability to connect with others. But ...

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The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer
Here’s a Guest Review from one of our regular Forumites. Elias is a blogger and has been a Forumite at SFFWorld for over fifteen years. Here’s his thoughts about the third book in this very well-received series.   Saying that I was eagerly awaiting The Will to Battle, the third installment of Ada Palmer’s Terra Ignota series, would be… www.sffworld.com/2017/12/th...
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Move Over, Krampus — Meet the Witches of Winter
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These last few years, Krampus has broken into the American zeitgeist in movies such as Rare Exports, Krampus and, heaven help us, the William Shatner vehicle, A Christmas Horror Story. Those films and viral videos of the misidentified “Krampus parades” in Austria have conspired with our desire for a new, nastier way of celebrating Christmas,...

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Necessary Whimsy: Grumpy Chickens and Other Fun Ways to Escape the Hectic Holidays
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Oh, the holidays. Like many, I have a complicated relationship with them. On one hand, I love seeing far-flung members of my family, and I have a deep love of sweet potatoes and holiday films. On the other hand, I want to run through the streets ringing a giant bell while screaming, “The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Bring o...

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The “True Nature of the Force” is More Complicated Than You Think
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This is an updated version of an article that ran in 2012.

It started off pretty simple—there was a young man who wanted to become an agent of good, like his father before him. He would use a mystical energy known as “the Force” to become powerful enough to defeat darkness. Once he did, the universe would be restored to its balanced s...

www.tor.com/2017/12/07/the-...
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Death, Disguises, Centaurs, and Cat Ladies: Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty
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The fifth Wild Cards volume, Down and Dirty, appeared in 1988. In part, it is a companion novel to Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad, partially overlapping the events of the international junket in 1986-1987. Down and Dirty’s events take ...

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Jean Grey is Literally Falling Apart in the First Look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix
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Entertainment Weekly has released its First Look issue, sharing sneak peeks at everything from Fantastic Beasts 2 to The Incredibles 2. But the cover star is Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), looking positively incendiary as the mutant’s galactically powerful alter ego Phoenix. As well she should, seeing as it took nearly a year of post-prod...

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Sarah Gailey Talks Heists, Hope, Feral Hippos, and Defiantly Joyful Characters
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Sarah Gailey’s debut novella, River of Teeth, is one of my favourite novellas of the decade. You really, really should check it out—and now’s the perfect time! Today only (November 27, 2017) you can get an ebook of River of Teet...

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