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  1. We Heartily Approve of This Little Girl’s List of Kick-Ass Fictional Ladies

    I am no man!

    Fantasy and young adult literature can get a bad rap sometimes, but Mia's list of some of her favorite heroines is a perfect breakdown of why strong female characters like Katniss or Divergent's Tris are so important. Reminder: you don't need to be in the target demographic to benefit from reading these character's stories, either. The qualities they embody are always relevant, whether you're a young adult or just a plain old grownup.

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  2. Ursula K. LeGuin Accepted Lifetime Achievement Award From Neil Gaiman Last Night; Can Still Give a Speech Like No One’s Business

    Guinning.

    Gaiman said of last night's event, "I do not remember being happier than getting to give Ursula LeGuin her award."

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  3. Awesome Mini-Documentary Celebrating Female Sci-Fi And Fantasy Authors

    More like dealing with emotions, Patricia C. Wrede.

    Open Road Media has created this great video featuring sci-fi and fantasy heavyweights like Patricia C. Wrede, Ellen Datlow, Elizabeth Hand and N.K. Jemison.

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  4. Neil Gaiman to Present Ursula K. Le Guin With Lifetime Achievement Award

    High five, hand of darkness!

    On November 19th, beloved author Ursula K. Le Guin will join the ranks of Ray Bradbury and Arthur Miller when she receives the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her contribution to "American literary heritage." The award will be presented to Le Guin by Neil Gaiman, because sometimes the world is a beautiful and fantastical place.

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  5. Julianne Moore Vamps It Up In New Trailer for Fantasy Actioner Seventh Son

    Was that an AXE BONE WHIP?!

    Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges as a witch-hunter, Ben Barnes as his first-day-on-the-job apprentice, and Julianne Moore as a dragon-witch thing, has been floundering around for a while now–we first told you about it over a year ago. Watching this new trailer, I can’t imagine why Legendary Pictures hasn't rushed to get this absolute gem into theaters.

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  6. The Pern Effect: Fantasy Books From the ’60s and Beyond That Deserve the Big-Screen Treatment

    Breathe deep. Seek peace.

    TAMORA PIERCE, HOLLYWOOD!

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  7. John Stamos to Play Jousting, Singing Knight on Musical Fantasy Sitcom Galavant

    You got it, dude.

    Did you forget about Galavant, ABC's upcoming sitcom that's like if someone put The Princess Bride, Spamalot, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Psych (LASSIE!) in a blender and hit purée? If you're A) nostalgic for the '90s, B) a yogurt enthusiast, or C) a living, breathing human being, I have some casting news that might catch your attention: John "John motherf***ing Stamos" Stamos is going to be a guest star. Yeah, that's what I said.

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  8. This Chart Graphs Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy Films. Guess How Wide The Gap Is?

    Yikes. That's, like, Gap of Rohan big.

    As this graph shows, we have a really, really long way to go when it comes to depicting diversity in these genres.

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  9. There Are Two Competing Tolkien Documentaries Currently in the Works

    What's the Elvish word for "market oversaturation?"

    Two different companies are creating documentaries about author J.R.R. Tolkien's life. One focuses on his early years and the other on his relationship with fellow author C.S. Lewis.

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  10. The Mary Sue Reviews and Interviews: Leila del Duca, Creator of Shutter

    Interview

    Shutter starts out with an innocuous enough backstory. Well, it even starts out with me looking at our proto-protagonist Kate Kristopher and thinking "You're wrong, kid. So wrong." I'd kill to be mucking around on the moon for no particular reason. Probably drawing lewd things with moon rocks so they can be seen from Earth. Hey man, no one said I had to be classy while I explored new frontiers, did they?

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