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Military Intel Officer and Author J.L. Bourne on ‘Tomorrow War’


All of us enjoy the benefits of living in a high-technology society, and it’s a credit to how far science has advanced that everyday miracles like instant global communication, computer-monitored power stations, and grocery store shelves stocked with goods from every corner of the Earth are practically invisible to us. We all live as if [...]

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Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The Water Knife’: Fiction or Prediction?


Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The Water Knife’: Fiction or Prediction?

In Paolo Bacigalupi’s new novel The Water Knife, Angel Velasquez is an assassin who plies his deadly trade at the behest of a water corporation. Water shortages have devastated the United States, rendering the once-powerful nation into a balkanized, ruined shell of its former self. Could something like this really happen?
Frighteningly enough, the water [...]

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NYCC 2014: How to Survive in a Dystopian World


The world as we know it is gone. The government has collapsed, the environment is in ruin, and – worst of all – there’s no cell phone service. What is it, exactly, that makes dystopian narratives so popular? Why do these stories strike so close to home? And would you survive the new world order? [...]

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NYCC 2014: James Dashner On Movie Plot Changes


Whenever books and movies come together, things change. Old characters disappear, or are replaced, and sometimes they’ll even merge together. The same happens to plot points, and even the story’s setting. It’s always controversial when these kinds of things happen, and the recent movie adaptation of James Dashner’s novel The Maze Runner was no [...]

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SF & Fantasy

‘Red Rising’ Author Pierce Brown on Dystopia, Science Fiction and Ancient History


‘Red Rising’ Author Pierce Brown on Dystopia, Science Fiction and Ancient History

We’re a little less than a week  from the January 28 release of Red Rising, the groundbreaking science fiction novel of futuristic slavery and revolt from debut author Pierce Brown:

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Get Ready for The Dystopian World of Pierce Brown’s ‘Red Rising’


Get Ready for The Dystopian World of Pierce Brown’s ‘Red Rising’

You may not know too much about Pierce Brown’s debut novel Red Rising right now, but get ready: You will very soon. This is one of those novels that you just know is going to blow up and become a pop culture phenomenon. Think Hunger Games or Ender’s Game or Divergent – That kind of [...]

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SF & Fantasy

‘Red Rising’ Author Pierce Brown Talks Dystopia, Eugenics and Revolution


‘Red Rising’ Author Pierce Brown Talks Dystopia, Eugenics and Revolution

I’ll be frank: You’re going to be talking about Red Rising after it releases on February 18, 2014. I predict it’s going to be the next runaway science fiction bestseller. Think Hunger Games. Think Ender’s Game. Think big. I received an advance copy of the book a while back, and it’s worth the hype. Find [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Poll: Will You Be Watching The Hunger Games This Weekend?


collins-hungerThe Hunger Games have begun!

If you haven’t heard about The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you’ve likely either just woken up from a coma ala The Walking Dead or you are completely unplugged from reality. Either way, you have some catching up to do. Last night, the movie opened at midnight!

Have you already seen it? Will you see it this weekend? Have no interest? Let us know!

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Badass Comic Book Cover: Amazing Spider-Man #678


badass-amazing678Every week I’ll be bringing you a comic book cover that I feel eclipses others out there—to the point I might just have to own it when released!

This week: Amazing Spider-Man #678! Spider-Man Destroys New York!

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SF & Fantasy

Interview: Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey


carey-saintsNew York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey might be best known for her Kushiel series but she is far more diverse than that series would lead you to believe.

Enter Saints Astray, her new novel! Jacqueline took time to answer some questions about the post-apocalyptic book and why it’s a great departure for her. Check it out!

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