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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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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #10: April 10-17, 2013


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from April 10-17, 2013.

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RIP: Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012


082512_anhq_armstrong_640Astronaut Neil Armstrong has died today, the result of complications from a cardiac procedure. He was 82 years-old. Although I was born years after the historic moon landing, my childhood was lived in the great man’s shadow. Neil Armstrong’s name was was synonymous with bravery, a man who took a risk that most of us would find inconceivable. Science fiction’s greatest minds dreamed of the stars, but Armstrong reached out and touched them.

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RIP, Ray Bradbury


RIP, Ray Bradbury

Our friends at IO9 just broke the very sad news that science fiction legend Ray Bradbury has died.
Bradbury, the author of many short stories and novels, among them the American classics Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Martian Chronicles, died this morning in Los Angeles. He was 91 years old.
Despite [...]

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On a Pale Horse: Piers Anthony and Five Favorite Personifications of Death


On a Pale Horse: Piers Anthony and Five Favorite Personifications of Death

If you’ve got an ebook reader then I’ve got a great suggestion for you: Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series. These eight books explore the adventures and philosophical quandaries faced by regular men and women chosen to personify divine powers: Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Evil, Good and Night. Three of these volumes, On a [...]

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Drowning by the wolf moon’s light


Since the wolf moon’s last appearance, my soul has waxed and waned a hundred times over, been eaten down to crumbs and scales, reborn and devoured again.

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SF & Fantasy

We loved you, Dragonlady.


Robert Heinlein’s TUNNEL IN THE SKY. Robin McKinley’s THE BLUE SWORD.
Anne McCaffrey’s DRAGONSONG.
Those are the first three books I specifically remember reading as science fiction and fantasy. They weren’t; I’d been reading SF&F in the guise of children’s books for many years, but they’re the first I recall as genre-specific. I loved them all, but [...]

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A message from Anne McCaffrey’s family


Del Rey has received this message from Anne McCaffrey’s family.

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