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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Marion Cotillard & Michael Fassbender In Macbeth

Our first look at a new version of Macbeth we previously told you about, starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as “The Macbeths!” (via


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Leather Armor Corsets For You To Drool Over

I’m probably never going to own one of these leather corsets by Andrew Kanounov, and that makes me sad. io9 has more pictures if you’re feeling masochistic.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Gender-Bent Ice King From Adventure Time

This great gender-swapped Ice King/Queen from Adventure Time by Kida-Takashi is pretty fabulous although a little scary. (via Fashionably Geek)


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: E. coli Dalek is Here to Exterminate Your Stomach

Quite the likeness indeed, as I’m sure you’ll agree. (T0pless Robot)


A Lesson in Humility

Sci-Fi Luminary John Scalzi Swears Off Cons Without Clear and Prominent Sexual Harassment Policies

John Scalzi‘s no stranger to taking his clout as a successful (not to mention Hugo and Nebula award nominated/winning) science fiction author, the (now former) president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and a blogger with no small amount of renown and using said clout to do good things for women who create and are interested in science fiction, and sometimes even for women in general. He participated in the first Humble EBook Bundle, where fully half of the items available where created by women, was up for a photoshoot with Jim C. Hines, and when the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure defunded Planned Parenthood for very clearly political reasons, he donated all proceeds from the sale of his ebooks to Planned Parenthood.

Now the author, often asked to be a prominent guest at science fiction conventions, is issuing an ultimatum to any con that wants him on their floor that is as simple as it is firm: have specific, clear rules about sexual harassment and a path to report them, and make sure that everyone knows it.


Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

The Hugo Nominees You Can Read on the Internet, Right Now, For Free

It’s a fact: every time the Hugos or the Eisners or the Harvey awards get announced, you sweep your eyes down a list of books, stories, comics, and movies that you totally meant to read this year, everybody said they were so good, but you never really get around to it. Or, you say to yourself, awesome, I have a new reading list! And then you never actually follow through.

Worry not. Here are all of the nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy, with, wherever possible, links to excerpts and in some cases the full work available online, right now, for free. Get your read on!


i'll just leave this here

Male Sci-Fi Writers Pose Like Female Cover Models and Vice Versa in This Two-of-a-Kind Print

Fantasy author Jim C. Hines has been waging war against poorly photoshopped, exploitative fantasy and sci-fi novel covers for some time now, in the best way he can think of: by taking pictures of himself attempting to emulate the poses on them, and thus highlight and contrast the inherent sexuality that images of women are frequently imbued with against the power that images of men are. This time, however, he’s pulled out all the stops: enlisting three other male science fiction and fantasy authors, and one female one to recreate a cover in its entire.

If you’re interested in owning a high quality signed print of the image on the right for, as Hines says: “your living room, your bathroom, or maybe on your bedroom ceiling. We won’t judge you!” two exist… and they’re both being auctioned off for charity. Check here for updates on both auctions.

Previously in Genderswap


And All Was Right With the World

Newest Humble Bundle Offers Books! Half by Women! Pay What You Want! OMG Excited!

If you’re not an avid video gamer, you might not be familiar with the Humble Indie Bundle, or you might not have had an avid video gamer friend accost you and demand that you immediately take what’s offered by the habitual organizer and offerer of DRM-free indie developed games on a pay-what-you-want system where funds go directly to the game makers and game-related charities.

This summer, the Humble Bundle branched out a bit, offering a bundle entirely of nerdy musical artists like MC Frontalot, They Might Be Giants, and Jonathan Coulton. Now the Bundle tackles another frontier: books. Here’s how it works:


the internet is serious business

The Saga of Neil Gaiman’s Hat Shows Twitter In Miniature

What began with a candid admission of ones own human limitations becomes a harrowing sci-fi narrative featuring Wesley Crusher up against the terrifying foe of Warrellis, the all consuming force from outside space-time that birthed entropy into our universe.

And then somebody made a novelty twitter account for it.

Previously in Neil Gaiman


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Rings Shaped Like Harry Potter’s Glasses

With added lightning bolt, these have to potential to poke you in the eye but if you’re anything like me, you don’t care. You can find them in thinkupjewel’s Etsy shop. (via Neatorama