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hangingfire:

Former Dynasty star Kate O’Mara dies aged 74 - The Guardian

Most non-nerdy people are going to remember Kate O’Mara from Dynasty, probably. Horror film aficionados will remember that she was in Hammer’s The Vampire Lovers and The Horror of Frankenstein. But of course I (and many of the people reading this) remember her chiefly as the Rani in Doctor Who.

I will never try and persuade anyone that “The Mark of the Rani” and “Time and the Rani” are actually objectively good by any standard, but I do think Ms. O’Mara’s wonderfully imperious, superior Rani deserved far better scripts than the show gave her to work with. Her scenes with the Master and the Doctor in “Mark” make that entire serial worthwhile, and of course, there’s the bit I’ve linked here, one of my all-time favorite classic Who moments.

Thank you, Kate O’Mara. You were fabulous.

matociquala:

(via 33 SF/F Books Coming Out In April 2014 That You Need To Read)

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"

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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.