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Why “Historical Accuracy” Is a Bad Excuse for Rampant Sexual Assault in Fantasy

The particular objectification and glorification of female sexual powerlessness is—far from historical—particular to our current era and culture. None of that means that rape wasn’t at least as prevalent in the Medieval period as it is now, but it likely did not occur in such a pervasive, malevolent manner against every woman and girl the way it does to the characters on Game of Thrones.

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J.J. Abrams Original Sci-Fi Show Demimonde Going Straight-to-Series at HBO

After what was a pretty intense bidding war between Apple and HBO, J.J. Abrams' next foray into TV sci-fi has finally found a home.

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Cover Reveal for Upcoming Fantasy Thriller City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender

An early review calls it a "Terrifying shadow monsters haunt a vividly rendered working-class present with the sins of generations past. A thrilling ride, with promise of deeper mysteries to come."

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Ursula K. Le Guin: The Legacy of a Fantasy Legend

Ursula K. Le Guin's legacy will carry on as one of the greatest minds in the genre and a groundbreaking example of women's ability to craft stories.

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Denis Villeneuve Says His Dune Film Will Be “Star Wars for Adults”

So that means more speedos right?

In an interview, Villeneuve said, "Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it’s going to be a challenge to [tackle] this. The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults. We’ll see."

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Cover Reveal for JY Yang’s Silkpunk Novella The Descent of Monsters

The third cover in the series of Yang's Tensorate novellas is gorgeous, and you should be reading all of the words, too.

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How Last Airbender Co-Creator Michael DiMartino Creates a Fantasy World That Reflects the Diversity of Our Planet in Rebel Geniuses

We recently had the pleasure of speaking to Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, about his book series Rebel Geniuses. It is an epic middle-grade series that combines art and magic together in this beautiful Italian Renaissance setting. DiMartino talks about his experience writing prose for the first time, which Avatar character he'd love to see in the world of Rebel Geniuses and his book inspirations for the series.

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8 Fantasy Families We’d Love to Join

One of the joys of the fantasy genre comes from knowing that those with superpowers still have to deal with their family members. Some of these clans, however, seem delightful. Whether it’s “heroes with hang ups” like the Fantastic Four, or the light and dark Casters in Beautiful Creatures, here are eight fantasy families we’d love to join.

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Nnedi Okorafor Delivers an Awesome TedTalk on Afrofuturism

Nnedi Okorafor is one of science fiction's brightest voices. The Nebula and Hugo award-winning author has published multiple novels and short stories about futuristic African societies and fantastical ones as well. Her newest young adult novel, Akata Warrior, is the long-awaited sequel to Akata Witch which came about in 2011 is out now and it is amazing.

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A Long Time Ago Essay Series Asks SF/F Writers How Star Wars Influenced Their Life and Work

Star Wars fandom is vast and varied, and the stories from the Star Wars universe mean different things to different people in different generations. For some, it's all about the original trilogy now and forever. For others, the newer films offer a Star Wars they can relate to even better. And, of course, for those who create science-fiction and fantasy stories themselves, Star Wars takes on a different meaning entirely.

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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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N.K. Jemisin’s #AntiFascistSFF and Gail Simone’s #ComicsHateNazis Are the Inspiration You Need on This Monstrous Day

Get through today with some inspiration from the #AntiFascistSFF and #ComicsHateNazis hashtags.

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Soothe Yourself With The Gentle Song of Space Whales

Panacée, a short animated film from Vimeo user NALEB (a.k.a Jules Boulain-Adenis), follows two women astronauts as they discover the magical biodiversity of an alien world.

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12 Fantasy Books with Powerful Female Warriors

These characters won't back down.

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Cover Reveal: Reign of the Fallen Makes the Case for Greater Bi Visibility in Fiction

Reign of the Fallen is an upcoming fantasy series about a skilled necromancer who must come face-to-face with an enemy that turned her magic into a weapon.

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Author Megan Whalen Turner Talks Fantasy, Inspiration, and Her New Queen’s Thief Novel: Thick As Thieves

We had a chat with Megan Whalen Turner about Thick as Thieves as well as the full Queen's Thief saga.

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The State of Feminism in Young Adult Fantasy: Viewing Femininity as a Strength, Not a Weakness

Erin Beaty, author of The Traitor's Kiss, writes about the state of feminism within young adult fantasy novels. You don't have to be masculine to be a hero.

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Check Out This Preview for Roar, Featuring Magic and Fantasy and Stormy Weather, Oh My

Hey gang! We've got a pretty sweet preview to share with you today from our friends at Tor!

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13 Fantasy Books Featuring Teens with Magical Abilities

It's a whole new world for these teens navigating the rocky road of growing up while learning how to control their newfound powers.

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We Make the Multiverse: How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Can Save the World

In a sociopolitical climate defined by fear, uncertainty, and divisiveness, speculative fiction in all its forms is more critical than ever.

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