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Ten New Fantasy Books to read in 2014

Earlier this week Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer called on their fellow authors to actively support independent bookstores. In honor of their quest, here are five great fantasy books that came out this summer that you can pick up at your local bookstore today and five titles that you can’t miss out on this fall. Support your local booksellers ...

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Is Fantasia coming to ABC’s Once Upon a Time?

Is Fantasia coming to ABC’s Once Upon a Time? By David Glenn Fans who were watching ABC’s drama Once Upon a Time last Sunday were in for more treats than they bargained for. The television series features the characters of the fairy tales we know and love trapped in our world by a powerful curse while the battle of good ...

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Pilot Episode May Renew Viewers’ Interest in “Person of Interest”

Reese, Finch, and Bear the dog talk saving the world over a chess board. Image from CBS.   Season 3 of “Person of Interest” saw the dissolution of the terrorist group Vigilance, the dispersion of the heroes, and the awakening of Samaritan. It focused on the new threat posed by the superior surveillance machine, Samaritan, and the security threats it ...

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Review: Star Wars Rebels Premiere Episode

This weekend marked the return to a galaxy far, far away with the premiere of Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. Animated in a style similar to Cartoon Network’s Star Wars The Clone Wars, it is the first outting we get as the lightsaber is passed from Lucasfilm and into the hands of Disney. This review addresses elements of the ...

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Rare Tolkien Reprints Now Available!

So you are probably looking at your bookshelf thinking, “I have a really nice collection of Tolkien works.”  You may even have a few first editions in there which cost you a pretty penny (hey, why do you have TWO kidneys anyway?). The Tolkien bookstore is now offering some neat additions for your library. The online Tolkien bookshop is now reprinting rare ...

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Doctor Who Extra: Behind the Scenes of “The Caretaker” (S8E6)

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Another week of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor. Another glimpse at his considerable talent at playing a curmudgeonly grump, an aloof wanderer, a pompous know-it-all and a childish prankster all in the space of a single episode.  Even in the space of a single scene, it feels at times! “The Caretaker” really showcased the 12th Doctor’s humor as well as his ...

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Lightsabers Possible, says Harvard Physics Professor

Harvard Physicis Professor Mikhail Lukin recently told the Huffington Post that lightsabers, as presented in the Star Wars films are scientifically possible. According to his recently published paper titled “Attractive Photons in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium,” Lukin details how the photons can be made from molecules. Photons, which have no mass and don’t normally interact with one another, but according ...

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Pixar’s Braintrust and Inside Out: Creativity Without Borders

“I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.” -Walt Disney Next summer, Pixar will be releasing the first of two movies planned for release in 2015. A movie called Inside Out, which could prove to have the emotional power of Up. A little over a year ago, I had the ...

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“Gotham” Premiere: Not the Review You Want, but the Review You Need!

A Batman show that’s not about Batman, yet still capitalizes on other well-known characters while focusing on an incarnation of Jim Gordon that’s rather different from what we’re used to. And Jada Pinkett-Smith is there for some reason. That’s pretty much what the pilot episode of Gotham is in a nutshell. The biggest problem of the episode is not necessarily ...

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RingCon 2014: The Northmen Have Arrived!

From the RingCon14 Press Release: Northmen: A Viking Saga will be released in German cinemas on October 23rd and already before the release date we will present star guest from the movie at RingCon 2014. They will attend our press conference on Friday, October 17th at 11 a.m. in the hall Liszt in the Maritim Hotel Bonn, Germany. You will ...

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