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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Behold! The 2014 Hugo Award Nominees!

    May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

    Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Gravity, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Saga, and more high-quality SF/F than you can shake a stick at. That certainly covers a whole bunch of our post tags. The Hugo Awards honor both pros and fans alike, and as usual, the 2014 nominees provide a superb checklist of things to read, watch, and enjoy. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17 at Loncon 3 (aka the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention). The full list of nominees is available below. And should you need to gush about your favorites, mention absent works you feel are deserving (*cough* Janelle Monae's The Electric Lady for Best Related Work *cough*), or...ah...have a measured discussion about nominees you may object to, the comments are here for your disposal.

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  10. The Nebula Award Nominees (That You Can Read Free Online)

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    The Nebula Award Nominees are out this week, and as usual we have tried to provide you with links to where you can read at least some of them for free online. So far as we were able to quickly Google. This turns out to be a lot! Congratulations to the twice nominated Alaya Dawn Johnson, to our friends at Apex magazine for earning a nomination for Rachel Swirsky "If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love," and to Pacific Rim. We really hope you win Best Dramatic Presentation, because we love you.

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