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  1. Male Sci-Fi Authors Talk Feminism, the Bechdel Test and Genre Writing in New HeForShe Video

    Yes, HeForShe. You have correctly identified The Mary Sue's interests.

    "The purpose of a woman in ’50s science fiction “was to make the man look good, and scream when the bug-eyed monsters came in. My mother hated that trope; and she said, you know, ‘If a bug-eyed monster was invading my home, I’d find the nearest frying pan and beat the crap out of him!’"

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  2. In Honor of International Women’s Day, Here’s An Illustrated Look at Some of Sci-Fi’s Most Badass Ladies

    These gals are giving me strength right now.

    In honor of International Women's Day this past weekend, Tumblr artist idrawstuffs compiled this incredible series of sci-fi heroines. Brb, writing crossover fanfic where all these women get to meet!

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  3. Space Queens Lupita Nyong’o and Felicity Jones Talk Star Wars and the Possibilities of Sci-Fi

    Get Gwendoline Christie in there and three will be a crowd!

    Awww, these ladies.

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  4. Open Road Media Honors African-American Sci-Fi Authors for Black History Month

    "When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren't there. And in Octavia Butler's works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world that I actually saw around me."

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  5. Netflix is Losing Doctor Who, Nearly All Of Our Favorite BBC Shows

    Et tu, instant streaming?

    Come January 31st, Doctor Who, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, and other popular BBC series will be riding a pitch black steed off of Netflix.

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  6. Bittersweet: Ray Bradbury’s Sci-Fi Collection Is Now up for Auction

    And pluck till time and times are done/The silver apples of the moon/The golden apples of the sun

    When Ray Bradbury passed away in 2012 at the age of 91, he left behind an impressive legacy--not just his beloved body of publish work, but an incredible collection of concept art and memorabilia honoring science fiction and fantasy that is now being auctioned off to the public.

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  7. This Definitive Spaceship Sizing Chart Will Blow Your Mind In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

    They're tore up plenty, but they'll fly true.

    Honorary space cowboy Dirk Loechel has just completed a mind-blowingly comprehensive 4,268 x 5,690-pixel chart that demonstrates the comparative size of virtually every beloved ship in all of sci-fi.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Falkor Is The Tastiest Luck Dragon In All Of Fantasia

    Cake? Did somebody say cake?

    If you'll excuse me, I need to go talk to some sugar about my nostalgia.

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  9. 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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  10. D.C.’s Museum of Science Fiction Wants To Pay For Your Design

    I volunteer as tribute!

    Nonprofit organization The Museum of Science Fiction is an institution in D.C. dedicated solely to you-know-what, and they're willing to pay $1,000 in Earth currency for the best "preview museum" design to house exhibits in the nation's capitol.

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