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‘Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard’: Anthropomorphic Animal Sci-Fi That’ll Blow Your Mind


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a community of anthropomorphic, tree-dwelling elephant people on a backwater planet attract the attention of the greater cosmic community of space-faring otters, dogs, and other anthropoid animals after it is revealed that they have a drug that enables a gifted few to speak with the spirits of [...]

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George R.R. Martin on Why Gandalf Should Have Stayed Dead


George R.R. Martin on Why Gandalf Should Have Stayed Dead

Mental Floss magazine has unearthed a 2011 interview of A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, conducted by none other than comedian and author John Hodgman. There’s a lot of good stuff that they’ve highlighted from the piece, such as George’s fondness for Marvel Comics and his thoughts on killing off characters [...]

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Cage Match 2015 Round 5: Death vs Felurian


It’s here – the final match between Pat Rothfuss’s Felurian and Neil Gaiman’s Death. Except, wait – is that an interloper?

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Cage Match 2015 Round 4: Mustang vs Death


Can Mustang cheat Death one last time?

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Cage Match 2015 Round 3: Bellatrix Lestrange vs Death


Death Eater, meet Death.

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Cage Match 2015 Round 2: Lyra Belacqua vs Death


Lyra Silvertongue and Death find themselves face-to-face at the end of time.

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Cage Match 2015 Round 1: Death vs Alia Atreides


Death and the Bene Gesserit ruler have… a little chat in this match by Richard Kadrey.

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The Life of Brian?


FGuy_Brian_Gen2012_R3Flat Anyone watch Family Guy last night? If you didn’t and you plan to, you may want to skip reading this article, as it is spoiler-heavy.

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RIP Richard Matheson (1926 – 2013)


Legendary author of science fiction and horror Richard Matheson died today. He was 87 years-old. Matheson leaves behind an incredible legacy of short stories and novels, many of which became the basis of television programs of movies. I am Legend, What Dreams May Come, The Shrinking Man, Hell House and A Stir of Echoes are just a handful of movies that were based on Matheson’s work. Matheson wrote for many television programs, including Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories and Night Gallery among many others. Stephen King, Anne Rice and George A. Romero all cite Matheson as an influence on their own work.

Matheson is survived by four children, three of whom are writers of fiction and screenplays, and his wife Ruth Ann.

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RIP Iain Banks


159623-120519-rev-iain-banksThe literary world has lost a giant today: Iain Banks, author of the justly celebrated Culture science fiction series, along with many works of literary fiction, has died of cancer. Banks was 59 years-old. He is survived by his wife Adele.

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