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News / Superman reboot, MAN OF STEEL scoop.
« on: February 28, 2013, 12:43:42 AM »
Will we see a retread of SUPERMAN RETURNS, rather than the smash-up superhero tale that the The Last Son of Krypton deserves.  The darker tone has also suggested that Christopher Nolan may have injected too much "Dark Knight" influence over the film.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/scoop-early-screenings-of-man-of-steel-reveal-more-about-the-tone-action-and-superman-kicking-all-kinds-of-ass

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Kindle and e-book news / E-books… meet thy digital saviour?
« on: February 27, 2013, 12:39:17 PM »
The terrible truth behind the sausage factory that is the Kindle and the new face of digital publishing... and how to win the lottery by buying TWO tickets (guaranteed; kind-of).

http://stephenhunt.net/e-books-meet-thy-digital-saviour/

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News / David Tennant in conversation... 50th Ann. Who doomed?
« on: February 27, 2013, 06:58:05 AM »
An interview with the 'Doctor Who' star ahead of his new ITV series.

http://www.timeout.com/london/tv-and-radio-guide/david-tennant-talks-broadchurch-and-the-bard

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News / “The Price” by Neil Gaiman.
« on: January 06, 2013, 02:23:05 AM »
Filmmaker Christopher Salmon really, really wanted to create a 3D CG animated film of Neil Gaiman’s short story, “The Price”. So he created this proof-of-concept short animation to convince Neil to grant him the rights to the story.

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/01/animated-short-the-price-by-neil-gaiman/

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News / Fracking makes USA meet Kyoto protocol targets.
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:36:28 AM »
The Americans have now actually met their obligations under the Kyoto protocol on climate change – and they never even signed up for it. The shale gas industry is a huge employer, and has so far contributed $50 billion in tax. As for the anxieties about water poisoning or a murrain on the cattle, there have been 125,000 fracks in the US, and not a single complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/9733518/Ignore-the-doom-merchants-Britain-should-get-fracking.html

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Kindle and e-book news / Why are novelists turning to co-authors?
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:03:33 AM »
Best-selling author Wilbur Smith signed a six-book deal with publisher HarperCollins last week for a reported £15m. But it was also revealed that some of the books are to be written with the help of "carefully selected co-authors", so how common is it for writers to hire them?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20664571

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News / Real-Life Indiana Jones sues LucasFilm, Disney over Crystal Skull?
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:29:21 AM »
A real-life Indiana Jones has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co., Lucasfilm, and Paramount Pictures for using the crystal skull in the film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." The archaeologist says the film used a replica of the skull in the film and collected "illegal profits."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/08/real-life-indiana-jones-sues-luscasfilm-disney-crystal-skull-jaime-awe_n_2263981.html

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France has demanded the repayment of £160 million in unpaid tax from Amazon it has been revealed, which includes back taxes, penalties and interest in relation to "the allocation of income between foreign jurisdictions."

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/french-government-demands-%C2%A3160m-taxes-amazon.html

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News / Joe Johnston doesn't rule out directing Disney's next Star Wars?
« on: November 14, 2012, 03:28:37 AM »
In the never-ending online debate to find a new Star Wars director, a name that has been surprisingly muted - at least comparatively - is Joe Johnston!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/joe-johnston-star-wars_n_2121928.html

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News / Ray Bradbury clashes with Groucho Marx in 1955 clip.
« on: October 19, 2012, 01:38:52 PM »
What happens when you have a beloved fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery writer match wits with a comedian and TV star who happens to be, well, a master of wit? You have lightning in a bottle made of win.

http://blastr.com/2012/10/ray-bradbury-matches-wits.php

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News / Why S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarrier's impossible!
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:04:27 AM »
A new fact-check video put together by TechFeed tackles the mythic helicarrier, which can convert from an ocean-bound aircraft carrier to an invisible, flying airship thanks to some ultra-powered jets.

http://blastr.com/2012/10/fact-check-clip-explains.php

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News / Deathmatch on Mars: an interview with top dufus, Warren Ellis...
« on: January 29, 2012, 06:26:08 AM »
Deathmatch on Mars: an interview with top dufus, Warren Ellis, spouting on about Newt Gingrich, Space Realism and Future America.

http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/1/27/deathmatch-on-mars-an-interview-with-warren-ellis-on-newt-gingrich-space-realism-and-future-america

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It’s not quite the reunion film that die-hard Monty Python’s Flying Circus fans have been lusting after for almost three decades, but it will have to do for now. Former Python member Terry Jones told Variety on January 26 that he will be directing a science-fiction farce, tentatively titled Absolutely Anything, starting in the next few months.

http://www.straight.com/article-594121/vancouver/monty-python-reunites-sort-upcoming-scifi-spoof

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Luke Skywalker, his son Ben and young Sith Vestara Khai have been tracking Abeloth all over the galaxy since defeating her earlier in the sequence. Abeloth is hugely powerful and able to suck other people’s life essence and take on their form, which is pretty handy when you want to hide from a Jedi Grand Master.

http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/books/2012/Star-Wars-Fate-Of-The-Jedi-Conviction-book-7-by-Aaron-Allston-16511.php

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News / Science fiction authors agree: Newt's Moon idea isn't so crazy!
« on: January 27, 2012, 11:55:49 AM »
Yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich turned heads when he announced his plan to establish a permanent moon base by the year 2020. Gingrich's critics were swift to attack the practicality of his plan, as well as point out that he was pandering to America's wounded sense of virility stemming from the faltering of our own space program.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/01/science-fiction-authors-agree-newts-moon-idea-isnt-so-crazy/252083/

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