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hungrylikethewolfie:

dominiquemorgenstern:

The Great Unanswered Question:

What the hell happens to every country on the planet that isn’t the US in YA dystopias

We wonder about this a lot.

Rocket Talk, Episode 1: The LEGO Movie

In this episode of Tor.com’s sci-fi/fantasy podcast Rocket Talk, Brad Beaulieu and Emily Asher-Perrin join host Justin Landon to talk about The LEGO Movie! Is everything truly awesome in the film, as its theme would suggest?

Listen to Rocket Talk Episode 1 now!

nprbooks:

ilovecharts:

Celebrate Women’s History Month with some sci-fi girl power. Visit the infographic and click on authors, including: Octavia E. Butler, Kate Elliott, Patricia C. Wrede and more for some girl power recommended reads: http://www.openroadmedia.com/wsf
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THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!  Especially since even as we speak, I’m lost in Kate Elliott’s amazing Crown of Stars series — epic fantasy wherein I am not constantly shaking my tiny fist in impotent rage at the depiction of female characters? BRING IT ON.
(Of course, like any good nerd, I’m cranky that they left out some of my favorite authors — Kage Baker and Connie Willis, where art thou? But still. But still.)
— Petra

Good people are good people. <3

nprbooks:

ilovecharts:

Celebrate Women’s History Month with some sci-fi girl power. Visit the infographic and click on authors, including: Octavia E. Butler, Kate Elliott, Patricia C. Wrede and more for some girl power recommended reads: http://www.openroadmedia.com/wsf

-openroadmedia

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!  Especially since even as we speak, I’m lost in Kate Elliott’s amazing Crown of Stars series — epic fantasy wherein I am not constantly shaking my tiny fist in impotent rage at the depiction of female characters? BRING IT ON.

(Of course, like any good nerd, I’m cranky that they left out some of my favorite authors — Kage Baker and Connie Willis, where art thou? But still. But still.)

— Petra

Good people are good people. <3

master-of-duct-tape:

holdingmysides:

I found this in my freezer. My roommate said he’s saving him until he needs to save the world.

master-of-duct-tape:

holdingmysides:

I found this in my freezer. My roommate said he’s saving him until he needs to save the world.

(via padnick)

housingworksbookstore:

Here’s a great photo of authors James L. Cambias, David Edison, Brian Staveley, and Ramona Wheeler from Monday night’s SF/F Extravaganza!
[Image via Shelf Awareness]

Lovely, awesome people who write AMAZING books!

housingworksbookstore:

Here’s a great photo of authors James L. Cambias, David Edison, Brian Staveley, and Ramona Wheeler from Monday night’s SF/F Extravaganza!

[Image via Shelf Awareness]

Lovely, awesome people who write AMAZING books!

Battling Super Sleuths: The Awkward Case of Elementary, Sherlock, and Building the Better Adaptation
If it is news to you that there are people who do not adore Sherlock… well, now it’s not. And the split is extending itself to the critical sphere, too; even the AV Club is keen to enlighten us as to why Sherlock should be learning a thing or two from its cross-Atlantic cousin. There are some incredibly valid points on this front for sure, but I keep the thinking the vitriol on either side is blinding what might be a very interesting give and take on how to successfully update beloved stories.

Battling Super Sleuths: The Awkward Case of Elementary, Sherlock, and Building the Better Adaptation

If it is news to you that there are people who do not adore Sherlock… well, now it’s not. And the split is extending itself to the critical sphere, too; even the AV Club is keen to enlighten us as to why Sherlock should be learning a thing or two from its cross-Atlantic cousin. There are some incredibly valid points on this front for sure, but I keep the thinking the vitriol on either side is blinding what might be a very interesting give and take on how to successfully update beloved stories.

bakerstreetbabes:

tumblebuggie:

"I Would Be Lost Without My Touchstone"

U。・ェ・。U❘❘❙❙❚❚❚  X-Files Print Bundle! ❚❚❙❙❘❘ 

thus began the long and painful but geeky courtship of scully ‘n mulder.

been meaning to draw this for a looong long time.
»more x files stuff

damnit i’ve become a serial mulderer

this is everything I ever wanted :D

The x files meet Sherlock

This is everything we never knew we needed in a mashup. SHERLOCK SCULLY WANTS TO BELIEVE.

housingworksbookstore:

We’re celebrating the re-launched Story magazine tonight with the special “B-Side” section. Editor Ryan Britt just dropped off some copies and it looks GREAT, we love flipping it back and forth, as you can see.
Join Britt and contributors James Hannaham and Allegra Frazier tonight for a discussion of when genre fiction intersects with literary fiction (part of our Geek Week celebrations!). RSVP on Facebook if you would like, or just show up.

Ryan! Ryan is editing a thing that you should all read!

housingworksbookstore:

We’re celebrating the re-launched Story magazine tonight with the special “B-Side” section. Editor Ryan Britt just dropped off some copies and it looks GREAT, we love flipping it back and forth, as you can see.

Join Britt and contributors James Hannaham and Allegra Frazier tonight for a discussion of when genre fiction intersects with literary fiction (part of our Geek Week celebrations!). RSVP on Facebook if you would like, or just show up.

Ryan! Ryan is editing a thing that you should all read!

housingworksbookstore:

This week at HWBC:

It’s Geek Week! For the next two weeks, all of our geekiest items (sci fi, fantasy, comics, vintage vinyl, science, and math books) are 30% off!

Tomorrow we’re hosting Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney! He’ll be with W Kamau Bell, Lizz Winstead, and musical guest Mike Doughty. Maybe some special guests will stop by like last time.

On Wednesday, the newly relaunched Story Magazine will be here with a Special “B-Side” Launch! Ryan Britt, Allegra Frazier, and James Hannahm will be chatting about the intersection of genre fiction and literary fiction.

The Moth is back on Thursday with StorySLAM: Escape! It always sells out. If you’re coming, get here early, wait in line, make a new friend. Also, the store will be closing at 6PM so that we can set up.

Are you a geek? Are you a nerd? Are you unsure if they’re the same? On Friday we’ve got Geeks vs. Nerds Trivia Happy Hour with hosts Kevin Harrington of Boston’s Geek Week Comedy and Geek Comedy Night and Jen Dziura of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee!

Finally, on Saturday morning, the History and Pop Culture book group will be discussing Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.’s Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.