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New Release & Review A Son for the Alien Warrior by Bex McLynn & Honey Phillips Can she create a new family with an alien warrior? On the anniversary of the disappearance of Mariah's sister and nephew, Mariah returns to their last known location, expecting to find only painful memories. Instead, she encounters an alien spaceship and recklessly sneaks aboard, taking one last chance to be reunited with her family.

Score discounted science fiction and fantasy Kindle eBooks from $1, today only Today only, as part of its 12 Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering a selection of discounted science fiction and fantasy Kindle eBooks with deals starting at $0.99.

Favorite Books of the 2010s: Embassytown by China Mieville The is a series of reviews of my favorite books published between 2010 and 2019. Embassytown by China Miéville.

Sunday Reading: The Allure of Science Fiction The realities of science fiction. Learning from B movies. The literary mainstream once relegated her work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream. In Ted Chiang's new collection of stories, technology can be a force for human-and robotic-good.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand I am a huge fan of a Christmas Carol, so when I found out there was a story that was inspired by it, I knew I had to read it. I don't know much more about it going in, but I am psyched! I really hope I like this. The concept surely peeked my interest.

Review: Halo - Fall Of Reach Also known as the Master Chief. He single-handedly prevented a mass genocide. Saved the human race countless times. Survived even with near-impossible odds stacked against him at every step of the way. He incited such terror and chaos among his enemies, it earned him the moniker of 'the demon'.

Pixel Scroll 12/14/19 Gort Pixel Barada Nikscroll The Hollywood Reporter is there when "'Rise of Skywalker' Cast Answers Questions About Final Film, Baby Yoda on 'The Late Show'". Entertainment Weekly checks in with Lawrence Kasdan in "'I am your father': The Empire Strikes Back writer looks back on iconic twist".

The Mark Hamill Trilogy Star Wars is in desperate need of a reboot. Disney's first three-movie set was a failure long before the third movie will have arrived. It's not a trilogy, for that would imply a consistent and coherent arc of characters and story across three acts.

Terminator 6: Dark Fates Was it good, was bad and how is it stand in comparison to the rest of the Terminator movies? Well as you may all know, I don't actually hate any of the Terminator movies. I actually love most of them.

Three Time-Travel TV Shows - Being Erica, Heroes and Quantum Leap and a Time Travel Documentary… So I recently wrote an article touching on the concept of TIME TRAVEL. Two of my favourite movies about Time Travel were "Back to the Future" and "Somewhere in Time". It made me get thinking about TV Shows about Time Travel. And one of my favourites was "Quantum Leap".

Bradbury: The Legend Grows Fulfilling File 770's motto "All Bradbury all the time," here's a new roundup of links about the popular writer. Extra Sci Fi unexpectedly anoints him "Ray Bradbury - Grandfather of the New Wave." BEFORE THE CENTERFOLD. Vocal reproduces the "Ray Bradbury Interview" that originally appeared in Genesis.

Al Clark-Christophers Journal How do you make a story about a young man trapped on a deserted starship interesting? Whatever it takes. I have given away hundreds of copies of this short story and received two reviews. So I asked myself why. I did everything I could to make the story hold a reader's attention and still it appears I failed.

The Wonder That Is Colin Furze! I was actually indulging one of my secret vices when I stumbled onto this young man's work about a month ago.

A Very Merry Readathon 2019 It's the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you: be of good cheer! What a terrible way to start this blog, but I can't help myself. It's the holidays again! On that note, I have decided to participate in the Very Marry Readathon.

Rebuilding Cars Wars from the Chassis on Up on Kickstarter & More! Those thrilling car chases in Mad Max or Cannonball Run is getting a Steve Jackson Games' rebuild of Car Wars. It's on Kickstarter to help revv production up to a higher gear before it makes its reintroduction in the retail market.

The Mandalorian: Chapter 6 - "The Prisoner" Review This review contains spoilers through episode 6 of The Mandalorian**. X-Wings, floating prisons, Gungan impressions, Twi'lek siblings, and a kickass creepy Mandalorian sequence. Those are the ingredients to another action-packed episode of The Mandalorian.

"Profitable" - Space Tramp - Chapter 16 Jeremiah looked at his personal device and the balance his investment account now had was much more to his liking. 25000 Credits was a big haul for an extra bonus but the trade route into exploratory territory had opened up some new markets for both his ship and the Countess.

The Sinister Political Genius of Chancellor Palpatine I will start the exposition of Chancellor Palpatine's sinister political genius which resulted in the overthrow of the Galactic Republic by writing about the events which took place in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Falling Up by Geoff Nelder - New Fun SF Book Out Now Normally I would by this time of the year have given my website a Christmas look. I haven't felt like it, nor do I feel like it now. For those of you who haven't noticed this country has just had a general election.

WC #21 Weird Xmas Flash Fiction 2019 The full text of each story is below the embedded audio player. Embed link here. 2019 Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Winners:. 1st place: "Christmas Gran" by Hannah Whiteoak. 2nd place: "Hung With Care" by Ian Kopp. Honorable Mention :. Please help support the contest, the podcast, and Weird Christmas website by buying a "coffee" at Ko-Fi.com.

Future Fears For Now I borrowed the idea of "fear" and tried to consider the almost pervasive, paralyzing and distorting effect that fear can have on individuals and on our modern society now and into the future.

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim A good story set around an interesting, if somewhat convoluted, premise.

Pixel Scroll 12/13/19 All These Scrolls Are Yours, Except Tsundoku. Attempt No Pixels There Kurt Busiek is overseeing a Marvel showcase series featuring history-making characters. Listeners are invited to join host Scott Edelman and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry for lunch in Little Italy on Episode 111 of the Eating the Fantastic podcast.

Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II: Guest Review by Mark Bousquet Directed by Takao Okawara. Produced by Shōgo Tomiyama. Screenplay by Wataru Mimura. Godzilla movies are about a big monster causing massive destruction, and yet the first 19 films largely feel almost intimate to me.

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