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First Look Excerpt: Golden Son by Pierce Brown


brown-goldensonRed Rising by Pierce Brown is in bookstores now.

If you haven’t read it, do yourself the favor! If you have, here is an excerpt from the sequel book, Golden Son!

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Cover: Golden Son by Pierce Brown


brown-goldensonI loved Red Rising!

It is the debut novel by Pierce Brown. And that novel has garnered rave reviews already. Make the jump though to see the cover for its sequel, Golden Son!

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New Release Interview: The Martian by Andy Weir


weir-martianFor it being a barren planet, Mars has been fertile ground for science fiction. And today, a new fantastic novel set on the red planet has published!

The Martian is that book! Make the jump to read an interview author Andy Weir!

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In One Week: Red Rising by Pierce Brown!!


brown-redrisingJanuary 28, 2014! Red Rising by Pierce Brown rises!

That’s next week, by the way! And I can already tell that Red Rising will be my debut novel of the year. While reading, it felt like The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Name of the Wind. High praise, I know! Make the jump to learn more!

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Fly to ‘Old Mars’ in Upcoming Anthology from George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois


Fly to ‘Old Mars’ in Upcoming Anthology from George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Pack up your blaster pistol and sharpest sword: In just a few short weeks editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois will be taking us to Mars in the new fiction anthology Old Mars!
What’s Old Mars, you might ask, and how is it different from “New Mars”? Good question, my persistent but oddly quiet reader: [...]

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I’m a Martian, You’re a Martian. Maybe.


marsHere’s some out of this world news from the world of science: Life on Earth may have started on Mars.

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Science Fiction Author Greg Bear on Living on Mars


148161094In the wake of the Mars landing, CNN has published an article – well, really a short piece of fiction – by SF author Greg Bear on what it might be like to live on the Red Planet. Bear, of course, is the author of numerous novels, including – appropriately enough – Moving Mars:

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Greg Bear Talks Curiosity and the Red Planet


Hull Three Zero by Greg BearPerusing the internet(s) a few minutes ago, I came across a CNN article written by none other than Greg Bear. Greg is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has garnered praise, awards, and a large fan base.

In the article, he talks about the Curiosity landing on Mars and its import when it comes to the history of science fiction! Great stuff after the jump!

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Could Our Future Lie on Mars?


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A September 8 press release from the laboratory revealed that a rock abrasion tool for the Mars rover Spirit, launched in 2004, was made from aluminum recovered from the World Trade Center. Intended as an interplanetary memorial, the tool is emblazoned with an American Flag. Last Sunday, the Mars rover Opportunity snapped a photo of Spirit still intact on the surface of the Red Planet. No matter what happens here on Earth, that rover will remain on Mars.

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‘John Carter’: Is This Our First Look at Tars Tarkas?


Tars Tarkas
Willem Dafoe will portray Tarkas in the movie. The green warrior is only the recent addition to Dafoe’s rather eclectic stable of characters. Other offbeat roles have included con Earl Copen in The Animal Factory (based on the novel of the same name by real-life criminal Edward Bunker), actor/vampire Max Schreck (inspired by F.W. Murnau’s classic silent horror film Nosferatu), the Green Goblin/Norman Osborne in the Spider-Man films.

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