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“A Wrinkle in Time” – The Graphic Novel

Interesting news – according to science-fiction and fantasy site Tor.com, a graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is going to be available soon. In fact, it’s slated for publication on October 2nd, just shy of three weeks from the writing of this post. How did I not hear of it […]

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Mars Curiosity Landing Site Named Bradbury

Nasa announced yesterday that The Mars Curiosity landing site has been named Bradbury after literary legend Ray Bradbury who passed away in June of this year. Henceforth known as Bradbury landing, the site unnamed until its official dedication and naming yesterday, which would have been Bradbury’s 92nd birthday. All of this points, to me, to […]

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“The Lord of the Rings”, by James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and more.

Some gems in here – what might The Lord of the Rings have been like if it were written not by J.R.R. Tolkien, but by… …Ernest Hemingway? Frodo Baggins looked at the ring. The ring was round. It was a good ring. The hole at the heart of the ring was also round. The hole […]

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Amazing Stories is Back – Get Your Free Issue

We love Amazing Stories Magazine and were sad to learn of its demise in 2006. Fortunately, with some fresh blood, new passion and a revitalized approach, it looks like it may just have been a long hiatus. And it sounds mysterious and potentially exciting: “To make a long story short and to simultaneously avoid having […]

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Singularity & Co: Saving Out-of-Print Science Fiction

I just read about a very cool project, Save the Sci-Fi, from an outfit called Singularity & Co. If you love science fiction and mourn the idea of great stories quietly going into that big out-of-print light in the sky, I bet you’ll like it too. They’re asking for readers and science fiction lovers to […]

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11 Book Covers by Edward Gorey

It’s no secret that we’re bonkers for Edward Gorey around here. He wrote and illustrated so many fancifully fiendish and whimsically weird books, each with a style uniquely Gorey that were a pleasure for fans to behold. But he also designed and illustrated book covers for other people, many of which were just gorgeous, and […]

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Kubrick & Clarke: The Letter That Resulted in 2001:A Space Odyssey

Another great find from Letters of Note, this time of the science-fiction variety. In March 1964, legendary film director Stanley Kubrick (who by ’64 already had Lolita, The Killing and Dr. Strangelove under his belt, among others) wrote to also-legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke (who had already been Hugo-nominated by then), proposing a […]

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Film Poster for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”

Fans eagerly await the next chapter in Peter Jackson’s film affair with J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit‘s world premiere is November 28th in New Zealand. The rest of the world gets it halfway through December. For now, here’s a great new poster to tide you over. via firewireblog

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Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” – Done Differently

Ken Sanders, a longtime seller on AbeBooks, is now offering a rare and highly unusual edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories. Les Aventures d’Alice au pays des Merveilles at De l’autre cote du mirroir et de ce qu’Alice y trouva (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There) […]

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Nothing to See Here: Code 451

XML programmer Tim Bray is submitting a Ray Bradbury-themed proposal to the Internet Engineering Task Force (the governing body of new internet stuff) to create a new Hypertext Transfer Protocol status code. I’m sure you’ve all stumbled across a Code 404 (many of which are creative and funny) when you’ve clicked a link with an […]

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