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‘Monster of the Week’ and Battered Fox Mulder in ‘X-Files’ Reboot


If you’re an “X-Files” fan, you might want to pick up the new issue of “Entertainment Weekly”: there’s a lot of meaty details in there about the series relaunch. EW’s website has a short feature on the show, featuring quotes from all of the principal players–Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter, David Duchovny–and more is promised in [...]

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St. Brendan And The Big Cats From Hell


St. Brendan And The Big Cats From Hell

What would you think of if you were asked to imagine the Christian afterlife of eternal torment, Hell? Fire and brimstone? Eternal darkness? Demons? What about cats?
I was recently reading through Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson’s fantastic anthology, A Celtic Miscellany, when I ran across “St. Brendan’s Vision of Hell”. St. Brendan was born around 484 AD [...]

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Horrific Horses of Celtic Myth: Nuckelavees, Dullahans, and Kelpies


We fantasy fans have been in a bit of a monster rut, I think. There’s nothing wrong with dragons, goblins, orcs, and trolls–the more monsters the merrier–but there are so many other horrifying creatures that deserve a little limelight.
Celtic myth is rich with horrors that have yet to be tapped: man-eating faeries, mine-dwelling goblins, ghosts, [...]

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What Monsters Scare You Most and Why?


Do you recall the first character or creature that you identified as a “monster”? Did it terrify you? In what context did your encounter occur? A book? A game? Were there any monsters that you grew to love, and did that first terrifying monster become one of them? What monsters, if any, frighten you now?
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Kat Su’s ‘Crap Taxidermy’/Five Hideous Handmade Horrors From Sci Fi and Fantasy


Kat Su’s ‘Crap Taxidermy’/Five Hideous Handmade Horrors From Sci Fi and Fantasy

Welcome to the first installment of  “A Book In Mind”, a new feature in which I take a book that isn’t necessarily science fiction or fantasy and write an SF/F feature inspired by its contents. Today’s book is Kat Su’s Crap Taxidermy.
Kat Su’s famous(ly) horrific blog CrappyTaxidermy.com is ground zero for photos from a particularly [...]

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FAN-tastic News: Lois Lane Is Your New YA Heroine, Riding the Akira Cycle


FAN-tastic News: Lois Lane Is Your New YA Heroine, Riding the Akira Cycle

Another week has come to an end, and in its wake is an embarrassment of riches for those looking for fan news. Let’s get started:
Lois Lane Is Your New YA Heroine
Entertainment Weekly reports that DC character Lois Lane will step out from under the overwhelming shadow of her main squeeze Superman to star in her [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Monster Dogs of Myth and Legend


It’s National Dog Day, Suvudu readers!
Founded in 2004 by Animal Behaviorist and author Colleen Paige National Dog Day recognizes the important roles that dogs play in human lives as companions, rescuers, protectors, and guides, and raises awareness about the many shelter dogs that need to be adopted.
All of my dogs (and cats) have been [...]

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Eight Brain Monsters From Outer Space And Beyond!


Intellect_devourer I started thinking a little bit about all of science fiction and fantasy’s big-brained freaky mutants, monsters and aliens. I had never considered it until then, but – wow – there are a ton of them. So many, I made a list.

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Featured Kickstarter: Kaiju Rising


A new Featured Kickstarter this week! This one with city-destroying monsters!

Make the jump to read an interview with Nick Sharps, co-editor of Kaiju Rising and learn more about this badass Kickstarter anthology!

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Legendary Monsters of South America


500cueroWe’ve got a lot European-flavored monsters in our fantasy fiction: trolls, dragons, ogres and vampire, just to name a few. It’s fine, they’re all classics and I love them, but as a long-time lover of monsters, I have to say that by focusing on the mythology of Europe, we as readers and writers end up missing out on a lot of cool and creepy stuff, like El Cuero: an evil blood sucking cow hide….

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