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5 Upcoming TV Shows and Films We’re Excited to Watch

Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, network TV shows, movie studios, and and and the list is basically endless for things we want to watch. Here are just a few of the upcoming shows and movies that really caught our eye. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel) has been tapped for a lead role opposite Daniel Zovatto and Natalie Dormer in Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a follow-up to Penny Dreadful from the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan. The Wind If you’re a fan of westerns and a fan of the horror film genre, we’ve got a trailer for a movie that you don’t want to miss. It’s called The Wind and it looks like a great old west thriller that we know we’ll enjoy. With The Wind, director Emma Tammi and writer Teresa Sutherland have embarked on a nightmarish yet empathetic exploration of domestic solitude, skilfully conjuring — in...Read More >

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10 Fictional Worlds We Wish Existed

Why do we devour novels? Consume comics? Binge shows and films? Because we love to immerse ourselves in worlds that aren’t our own. We get to mentally escape reality for a little while and glut ourselves on all that fiction offers us. Well, what if we didn’t have to just use our imaginations to visit these fictional worlds? We asked ourselves this question and decided the following worlds need to exist. Why? Why not?

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13 Podcasts to Help You Level Up Your Writing Game

Looking for a writing master class, advice on writing from the top authors in the world, or a lively conversation about books, but don’t want to leave your house (or break the bank)? We’ve gathered 13 of our favorite writing and literary podcasts to give that writer's block a serious run for its money.

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7 CYBERPUNK READS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The world of science fiction and fantasy has a new Grand Master: William Gibson. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced on Jan. 8, 2019, that Gibson had been named the 35th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. In honor of Gibson, we picked some of our favorite cyberpunk books of the 21st century.

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Building our 2019 TBR stacks!

The new year is here and we're pumped and ready for all the new books! 2019 is shaping up to be an epic year, particularly for anyone that loves to read. Without further ado, here's our list of some of our most anticipated fantasy releases of 2019.

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Let’s talk about serials!

Are you curious about the history of serialized fiction? What a kawinkidink, us too!

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‘Tis the Season

If you’re planning to travel this holiday season you’re likely to find yourself with a lot of time on your hands. So if you’re the driver and you’re tired of your own playlists or—if you’re a real masochist—the radio, we’ve corralled a few of our favorites for you to listen to, both fiction and nonfiction. And if you’re not the one at the wheel, we’ve got a couple of things you could watch. Because what’s better for traveling than serial content, which is a lot easier to drop when you finally reach your destination (and pick up later when you need to recuperate from having to deal with all those comments about your job and weight and, well, literally everything else)?

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We wish we could send you pie 🥧 😍

Happy almost Thanksgiving! (Unless you live outside the U.S., in which case, Happy Nondescript Wednesday!) Are you ready to fill your ears as well as your plates? Because we have a special treat for you. Sadly our tech team said there wasn't a way for us to send you pie, but we have the next best thing: serials!

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Excelsior!: Ever Upward

This Monday, we lost one of the most influential creators in modern media, Stanley "Stan Lee" Lieber. The co-creator of such characters as (with Jack Kirby) the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor (and Larry Lieber), Iron Man (and Larry Lieber), X-Men, and Black Panther; Daredevil (with Bill Everett); Doctor Strange and, of course, Spider-Man (with Steve Ditko), it's hard to overstate how much he and his collaborators changed the face of comics and the cultural landscape.

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What’s your narrative comfort food?

When the world’s got you down, there are a few things you can do. You can fight back, for sure, but whether you’re trying to keep up your strength or simply survive, it’s also important that you take care of yourself. And of course, when we’re looking for a break from the world, we turn to stories. 

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An Optimistic Apocalypse

There’s something reassuring in stories about the end of the world. Not the end of the world itself—that part’s usually a serious bummer. But as long as the story doesn’t end there, it means that, somehow, someone survives.

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It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.

This coming Saturday is Hobbit Day, as both Bilbo and Frodo Bagginses were born on September 22nd (of course, in different years). This has us thinking about how Tolkien's fantasy races have influenced writers and storytellers for decades, for better or for worse. (Probably both.)

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