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Surviving Tomorrow charity SFF anthology raised funds to fight COVID-19

How do you fight a pandemic, and help those in need? If you’re a writer, you probably do some writing. That’s the origin behind the charity short story anthology Surviving Tomorrow. The book, available in print edition and ebook format, contains twenty-nine stories about survivors, over half of them original and published here for the first time, by numerous well-known ...

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Sand in Your Reboot? It Must Be Villeneuve’s DUNE

A look at the 2020 Dune film on The Fantasy Network News

What is it about literary, philosophical science fiction that draws readers in, but drives filmmakers to distraction—challenging the very notion of whether some things are just impossible to adapt into a movie? If you’re asking that question about Dune, then you’re probably creating the right mindset for whatever happens—good, bad, or ugly—when director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the famed sci-fi ...

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Conspiracy Theories and Dark Comedy: Herman Wang’s Illuminagents

Do conspiracy theories ever go out of story writing fashion? Probably not, but these days it’s like they’re more relevant than ever for SFF creators. In this week’s Content Creator Interview, we’re chatting again with writer/director Herman Wang, this time about his new sci-fi web series ILLUMINAGENTS, streaming for free on The Fantasy Network.  In ILLUMINAGENTS, Wang wanted to explore ...

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Indie Film Review: VOLITION

“They say when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. I wish it were that simple.” With those first words of dialogue begins the intense 92-minute ride that is VOLITION, a mind-bending, cerebral indie science-fiction thriller being released today (July 10, 2020) on Apple TV, Prime Video and other digital platforms. Co-written and co-produced by brothers Ryan W. ...

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So You Want a Famous Actor in Your Indie Sci-Fi Film

If creating an indie film isn’t enough of a challenge as it is, and if adding cool special effects on a budget is still not hard enough, then there’s another route to make your film even more of a challenge. You could get a famous star to play the cameo. Sound impossible? Not if you’re fortunate enough to be Colin ...

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7 Cool Sci-Fi Talk Podcasts You Need to Catch

Science fiction lovers have so many ways to enjoy their favorite genre — and it’s not all movies and TV, either. Podcasts are surging in popularity right now, and that’s good news for sci-fi fans because you can stream some pretty great podcasts discussing your favorite genre. There are tons of ‘casts to choose from, and we know we can’t ...

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After We Leave: An Interview with Indie Sci-Fi Filmmaker Aleem Hossain

How much would you risk to get a ticket to a better life? That’s the question at the heart of AFTER WE LEAVE, an award-winning sci-fi indie film by director Aleem Hossain. The film won best feature film at Sci-Fi London, recently played at the Other Worlds Film Festival in Austin, TX, and is slated to play in Hollywood in February 2020. ...

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Avengers: Infinity War Review

**Might contain spoilers** Avengers: Infinity War is action-packed as well as having its comedic moments. It’s all hands on deck and there are a few sacrifices made by several characters to save others. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor open the movie and are the first of our heroes to encounter Thanos (Josh Brolin). He is searching for the infinity stones ...

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Thrawn: My Favorite Star Wars Character

Star Wars fans who never read the Expanded Universe novels might not recognize Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he’s become one of the most popular characters in the franchise. Thrawn initially appeared in Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy, which was in the early 1990s as the official sequel to the Original Trilogy. For the first time, we learned what ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow (Season 5, Episode 18)

Arrow- Season 5 Episode 18 – Disbanded Diggle, Felicity, and Curtis are shocked by Oliver’s decision to disband the team and shut everything down. Oliver tells them that Chase was right about him. He makes them leave. The team later meets at Felicity’s place to discuss Oliver and make a plan to go after Chase behind Oliver’s back. Felicity goes ...

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