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  1. Things We Saw Today: A Stapler Reminds One Fan Of Alien3

    In space, no one can hear you collate.

    OK, seriously - how bored was Bruno Mosconi Ruy at work that they looked at a stapler and thought: Alien 3! Well, here's the hilarious (and short) result.

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  2. Giveaway: The Whole Charley Davidson Series—and a Keurig Coffee Maker!

    In celebration of the release of Eighth Grave After Dark!

    Eighth Grave After Dark, the latest installment in Darynda Jones' award-winning Charley Davidson series, is out on May 19th—and to celebrate, we're holding an awesome giveaway!

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  3. It’s-A Me, Mary Sue: Why She’s An Important Figure For Fanfic And Fangirls

    Hide your fics, the Mary Sue is coming!

    So fanfic is great. We all know that. You get it. But what about… you know, that kind of fanfic? She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named? The Steven Moffat of fanfics? The very namesake of this site? THE MARY SUE. We can still hate her and the people who write Mary Sue fics, right? RIGHT? No. No you cannot.

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  4. Game of Thrones Book Spoiler Open Thread: “Kill The Boy”

    Warning! If you haven’t read ASOIAF, back away! Head over to Jill’s book-spoiler-free episode recap and discuss the episode in the comments! But if you have read the books, this is absolutely the best place for you to discuss the episode in relation to GRRM’s original series.

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  5. The Mary Sue Interview: Horror Writer Ania Ahlborn On Her Chilling New Supernatural Thriller, Within These Walls

    Female horror writers are few and far between, so when we find a good one, we hold on tight to each and every one of their books. Award-winning author Ania Ahlborn's latest supernatural thriller Within These Walls is a terrifying look at how far one will go for success - and we got the chance to ask her all about it. And then we didn't sleep for a week.

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  6. [UPDATED] Things We Saw Today: Target “Most Likely to Screw Up Star Wars Merch”

    #WeWantLeia, but not like this!

    TMS reader, Kirsten McKnight tipped us off to this really disappointing Star Wars shirt from Target featuring Leia as "Most Likely to Be Rescued." Really? Not "Most Likely to Rule?" or "Most Likely to Be a Senator?" or "Most Likely to Rebel?" Get it together, Target!

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  7. The Mary Sue Interview: Melissa Grey On Her New Hit YA Novel The Girl At Midnight

    Melissa Grey's The Girl at Midnight follows Echo, a girl from an ancient race of people who live under the streets of New York - and have the ability to teleport. We spoke with Grey about her awesome female protagonist, her life in NYC, and what we can expect next from Echo.

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  8. Game of Thrones Book Spoiler Open Thread: “Sons of the Harpy”

    Warning! If you haven't read ASOIAF, back away! Head over to Jill's book-spoiler-free episode recap and discuss the episode in the comments! But if you have read the books, this is absolutely the best place for you to discuss the episode in relation to GRRM's original series.

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  9. The Mary Sue Interview: The Brass Giant‘s Brooke Johnson on Her Steampunk Engineer Heroine

    Brooke Johnson's The Brass Giant is set in an alternate-history version of London, filled with brassy, beautiful steampunk tech—but is still inhabited by humans with all their flaws. Female Engineer Petra Wade is barred from practicing her trade because she's a woman, but she's a prodigy—under her care, machines sing; they work brilliantly, and Petra knows she was born to be a mechanist. We spoke with Johnson about her new book, the steampunk world, and her rad female protagonist.

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  10. The Mary Sue Interview: Liana Brooks on Her New Sci-Fi Thriller: The Day Before

    Calling all #CloneClub members.

    Liana Brooks' The Day Before follows ambitious detective Samantha Rose as she investigates a homicide in rural Alabama in the near future. But in an Orphan Black-esque turn of events, the murder victim turns out to be a clone—complicating the homicide and in fact reducing it to nothing more than littering. But Sam is not to be deterred. We spoke with Brooks about her sci-fi/thriller crossover, lady protagonists, and cloning.

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  11. The Mary Sue Exclusive: Chapter 2 of Michael Alan Nelson’s Hexed: The Sisters of Witchdown

    Fans of Michael Alan Nelson's Hexed comic, it's time to get hype! Nelson's Hexed: The Sisters of Witchdown goes on sale May 15th from Pyr, but in the meantime The Mary Sue is pleased to present an exclusive peek inside the debut Hexed novel!

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  12. The Launch Trailer For the BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is Simply Magical

    Ok, I'll be honest, I still haven't finished reading Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, but this adaptation, starring Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan respectively, looks like it's going to be a great one.

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  13. Game of Thrones Book Spoiler Open Thread: “High Sparrow”

    Here be Game of Thrones book spoilers! If you're not up on your ASOIAF reading, you'll probably want to stay away from this discussion thread and check out Jill's book-spoiler-free episode recap for last night's "High Sparrow" instead.

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  14. The Mary Sue Exclusive: The Trailer For Naomi Novik’s New Book, Uprooted

    Naomi Novik's latest book is set for release on May 19th and Random House has given The Mary Sue the exclusive debut of the trailer!

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  15. The Silmarillion Recaps: Of Beren & Lúthien, Werewolves, and Half-Goddesses

    Part 2

    Welcome back, fellow Tolkien fans (or just those curious about the extended edition of Middle Earth)! It’s been awhile since my last recap. I had a baby, no big deal! It’s taken some time to eek out brief minutes to write about Tolkien again, but here we are. And this one’s a doozy.

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  16. The Mary Sue Exclusive Premiere: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy Book Trailer!


    Guys, our very own Sam Maggs has written an incredible book (heck, it's already Margaret Atwood-approved!) and we're so excited to be debuting the trailer on the site today.

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  17. George R.R. Martin Talks Gamergate, Online Hate and Representation of Straight White Men

    "There was never any need for Sad Puppies to "take back" the Hugos. The feminists, minorities, literary cliques, and Social Justice Warriors never took them in the first place."

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  18. George R.R. Martin Continues to Address ‘Puppy-gate’ Controversy, Says the Hugo Awards May Be Broken

    After publishing an initial blog post yesterday afternoon addressing the controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards ballot, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin went on last night to engage with sci-fi and fantasy fans on both sides of the debate and to share several pieces of writing about the fiasco that he's calling 'puppy-gate.'

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  19. [UPDATED] George R.R. Martin and Others Speak Out Over Hugo Awards Controversy

    This afternoon George R.R. Martin took to his Livejournal to address a growing controversy that, although seemingly niche even relative to the already niche world of geekdom, is indicative of a problem in Internet culture overall. And yes, 'gate' is unfortunately an applicable term here.

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  20. Lionsgate Gathers The Mockingjay Creative Team For New Odyssey Film

    Katniss On a Boat?

    Lionsgate is fast-tracking a film retelling of Homer's The Odyssey, and to do this, they are gathering lots of the team responsible for much of their successful Hunger Games franchise. Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games films, will direct. Meanwhile, producer Nina Jacobson, who's been with the Hunger Games franchise from the beginning, will be producing, and Peter Craig, who co-scripted Mockingjay, will write the script.

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