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5 Standout Sci-Fi and Space Westerns Like HBO’s Westworld

HBO’s Westworld proves how exciting it can be when different genres are remixed in one thoughtful, captivating, and unique tale.If you’re a fan of the way Westworld melds elements of both science fiction and westerns, here are five other sci-fi westerns (stories using sci-fi elements in a western setting) and space westerns (stories set in space but incorporating tropes from westerns) to help you pass the time between Westworld episodes. Hi-ho, spaceship, away!

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Feminist Fairy Tale The Paper Bag Princess Dances Its Way Onto the Big Screen

On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Elizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie are collaborating on a film adaptation of Robert Munsch's beloved 1980 children's book The Paper Bag Princess. Banks and Robbie are both signed on as producers, with Banks also set to direct the project. Robbie may play the titular role, although The Hollywood Reporter writes that her involvement "will depend on several factors, including the script and scheduling." Katie Silberman will write the screenplay.

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13 Memorable Songs That Reference Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Sci-fi, fantasy, and music have always had a symbiotic relationship. In this Internet age of pop culture literacy and media remixes, that symbiosis is even more apparent. Today, we're taking a look at just a few of the memorable references to science fiction and fantasy in music.

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9 Arthurian Legend Movies, Ranked

Let's rank nine other movie adaptations of the classic story of love, betrayal, and round tables. This list is ordered from worst to best based solely off my own opinions, so it's very likely you will disagree. If you think I'm wrong, let me know in the comments!

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Ten Fantasy Drinking Establishments We Want to Patronize

♫Sometimes you want to go, where everybody is a mage♫

Planning a birthday party or bachelorette night? These 10 taverns, pubs, bars, inns, and other watering holes from fantasy fiction can't be beat. Sure, the barkeep might not agree to charge your phone, and Uber drivers might be few and far between, but that's all part of the fun. Join us in celebrating these 10 fantasy establishments that have us saying ''they come in pints!''

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Author Becky Chambers Shares Her Sci-Fi Writing Secrets

Our friends at The Portalist talked to author Becky Chambers about her decision to write a standalone sequel; the research and worldbuilding that goes into the Wayfarers books; and her advice for creating inclusive sci-fi.

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Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

The astronaut says his career is evidence of science fiction's influence on real-life space travel.

For many of his fans, Chris Hadfield has made space feel more closer to Earth than ever.

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The Surprising Origins of Wonder Woman

Planned Parenthood and polyamory played a pivotal role in the development of Wonder Woman.

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