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There are many contenders laying claim to the title of ‘the first SFF novel’. One particularly strong candidate has always been Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, written in 1816 when she was still a teenager. That’s fairly well known. Less well known is the fact that the novel’s preface contains what may be another, quieter first.
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Geoff Keighley’s new documentary, The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx, explores the development of Valve’s recent Half-Life VR game and reveals fresh details about several games that Valve canceled over the years. Let’s start with Half-Life. The documentary includes information which suggests that Valve essentially canceled five Half-Life projects that they had been working on
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The following contains spoilers for Warrior Nun. We’ve seen nuns kill a gospel medley, but not a bad guy. Fighting demons and assorted baddies isn’t exactly new, but doing it in a full habit is something we haven’t seen on television before. Buffy and the Winchesters take two different approaches to fighting evil, but Warrior
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343 Industries has confirmed that Halo 3 is coming to PC on July 14 as part of an update to the Master Chief Collection. “Halo 3 comes to PC as the next installment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” reads an update posted to the Master Chief Collection on the Xbox website. “Now optimized for
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In a world craving consistency it’s nice to know that some things will never change. That’s right: Netflix has gone “three and out” with another one of its original series. Netflix has ordered Dead to Me for season 3. And sure enough, season 3 will be the final go-around for the star-studded dark comedy. Dead
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Black Widow may be biding time until a pandemic-pushed November release date, but director Cate Shortland is already teasing how the debut solo outing of Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran is also set as a springboard for Florence Pugh’s debuting character, Yelena Belova. Of course, the timing of Black Widow remains curious, seeing as
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This Hanna article contains MAJOR spoilers for the end of Season 2. There’s nothing quite like Amazon spy drama Hanna on TV right now. It is reminiscent of great spy shows of yesteryear—The CW’s vastly underrated Nikita, comes to mind—but with a budget and sense of cinematic style that sets it apart from similarly-themed series
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For some reason, I think a lot about choices. We have access to some choices, and others we don’t. As early as grade three I remember wondering with a little frisson of unease of what my life would have been like if I’d been born elsewhere, to some other set of circumstances or even parents.
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The mock-documentary Skyman doesn’t tell the usual UFO encounter story. Director Daniel Myrick, who broke on the scene with the groundbreaking horror thriller The Blair Witch Project, does not put this together using found footage. The film examines the aftermath of an alien visitation, and the story is told by a witness and survivor. Carl
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England, 2020. There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk and drive cars, the result of an inexplicable anthropomorphising event fifty-five years ago. A family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cosy little village where life revolves around summer fetes, jam-making, gossipy corner stores, and
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The final season of The 100 has been a smorgasbord of science fiction storytelling centered around the exploration of an interplanetary transit system known as The Anomaly (or The Bridge). A group of planet Bardo-based people called The Disciples organize their society around The Anomaly, and don’t take kindly to anyone who gets in their
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The Boys unleashed an unapologetically ultraviolent response to the entertainment industry’s seemingly interminable array of live-action superhero fare with a TV series created by Supernatural and Timeless‘s Eric Kripke, adapting the bleak comic book series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The result was a serial offering that’s said to be one of the most-watched
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Charles Brownstein, the former Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, resigned Monday night following resurfaced accounts of harassment.  Stories of Brownstein’s harassment were signal boosted by comics writer Jennifer de Guzman as comics deals with a reckoning over sexual and emotional abuse in the industry. Her amplification caused a reassessment of Brownstein’s