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Below are short, paragraph-length reviews of 2014 releases that I've read but for one reason or another did not have the time nor the desire to pad it out to 600-1000 word-length full reviews. Many of these books are anthologies or short story collections, and most, if not all, I would recommend with some reservations to readers. Show More Summary

First Footage From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Allegedly Hits The Web

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Notonlyis thefirsttrailerforStarWars:TheForceAwakens supposedlydebutingThanksgivingweek,butthefirstfootagehasalreadyleakedonline.Atleast,that’saccordingtoMakingStarWars.There’snoneedtodelaytherevealanyfurther,socheckoutthetwo-secondGIFbelow.Theoriginalpostreferencesoneobserver’snote thatthis MillenniumFalcon’srectangular rightradardishmatchesknowndesignsforthenewfilm.

November 22, 2014:

“This tea tastes like the bitter sweat from a salaryman’s collar.” - Akemi, the other day, on the green tea she was served at a hotel restaurant. So it’s come to this.  Bubba is now an unwitting model for Akemi’s inspired creations.  Here a simple towel transforms him into a cross-special Princess Leia. Keeping with […]

These LEGO Instructions from 1974 Are Awesome (And Yes, They're Real)

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This photo of a note to parents, purportedly printed on a pamphlet included in a LEGO set from the 1970s, has been making laps around the Internet. The legitimacy of the note, which is noteworthy for its egalitarian tone, has been called into question – but there's good reason to believe it's 100% real. Read more...

Is This GIF The First Footage From Star Wars: Episode 7?

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Major speculation ahead, but a Star Wars fansite is claiming that this GIF of the Millennium Falcon might be the first-ever bit of footage from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What do you think? Read more...

Edgar Wright’s Departure From ‘Ant-Man’ Made Evangeline Lilly Nervous

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

EversincenewsofEdgarWright’sdeparturefromAnt-Man madetheroundsthispast MemorialDay,thegeekcommunityat-largehasexpressedworryaboutthefilm’sfuture.Sodidtheactors.InarecentinterviewontheCanadiantalkshowInnerspace,EvangelineLillybrieflydiscussedWright’sleavingtheprojectandnewdirectorPeytonReed:INTERVIEWER:WhywasPeytonReedtherightchoicetohelmit?

Legend Of Korra Does A Clip Show And Decides To Make Fun Of Itself

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Due to budget issues, The Legend of Korra spent this episode on a clip show, revisiting the first three seasons of the show. But at least while Korra was forced to tread water, it poked a bit of fun at itself along the way. Read mor...

That Time Mark Ruffalo Scared The Crap Out Of A Preschooler

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mark Ruffalo appeared on The Tonight Show recently, where he told a story about visiting his daughter's preschool and Hulking out on one of her classmates. Read more...

This stunning Millennium Falcon model is made out of old Cardboard

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Okay, so this rendition of Han Solo's trusty ship might be made out of the literal junk Luke Skywalker thought it was, but that doesn't stop it from being outstandingly gorgeous. Read more...

Check Out James Gunn’s Rant Against Hollywood’s New Love Affair With Shared Movie Universes

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

JamesGunntooktohisFacebook pageFridaynighttoexpresshisdistastewithHollywood’sthrobbinghardonforshareduniverses.No,you’renotgoingblind.ThewriteranddirectorofMarvel’s GuardiansoftheGalaxy thinksit’sallbecomingabittoomuch.(ExceptwhathiShow More Summary

This Jurassic Park/Ace Ventura Mashup Is So Wrong, Yet So Very Right

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Admit it. You know perfectly well what this is. You know exactly where it's going. And you're going to watch it, because you already know it's perfect. Read more...

Sci-Fi Month: Blogger Panel at Oh the Books!

15 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : Fantasy Cafe

This year’s Sci-Fi November has included some blogger panels in which a group of bloggers are asked to answer the same question. I participated in the third blogger panel on representation of science in science fiction along with Nara...Show More Summary

TL;DR Versions Of Bible Stories Are Perfect

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Over on /r/Christianity, Cabbagetroll has written some comically concise summaries of stories from the Bible's Old and New Testaments. Read more...

Tabletop’s RPG Show

This is one of those “write it now so I can refer to it later” posts, because this is a FAQ. A Redditor asked: Still excited about the RPG show, any idea when we’ll be hearing any news on that front? I responded: We’re in preproduction right now. I’ve designed the fundamental pillars of the […]

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