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In episode 221 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Travis Heermann and John Helfers about their new kickstarter anthology Cars, Cards and Carbines.

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In episode 220 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Jeff Patterson, and Fred Kiesche discuss the 50th Anniversary celebration for Docto Who.

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Death Walks Among Us in Jonathon Hickman’s East of West

Over on Kirkus today, I take a look at another fantastic book from Image Comics – Jonathon Hickman’s East of West.

From the post:

Alternate histories have been a staple of science fiction for a very long time.  Some look so much like ours you can’t see the differences until they’re right up on you, while others feature drastic, sweeping changes – East of West is one of these.  The American Civil War continued on far longer than it should have.  The Indian Nations became one and threw their hats into the ring.  By the end, the continent of North America was split into the Seven Nations of America.  Fast forward hundreds of years and thee of the Four Horseman of the apocalypse, are working to bring about that end.  The fourth, Death?  Well, he’s on a more personal quest.  And the other three want him dead.

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In episode 219 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Sarah Chorn, Django Wexler and John Stevens discuss which SF&F book that you love would you like to see made into a movie? Which one do you really hope never gets made because you’re afraid they’ll ruin it?

Bonus this week – Books We Are Reading:

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Superman, Batman and The Doctor Walk into a Cafe…

No, seriously…

The folks behind How It Should’ve Ended and Superhero Cafe, bring us a special video for Doctor Who Week – Who’s A Hero – featuring Superman, Batman and the Doctor.

Favorite line?

“What would a bat do with a screwdriver?”

“You could’ve saved Rory and Amy!”

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 218): Author Brandon Sanderson

In episode 218 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Brandon freaking Sanderson – oh yeah!

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In episode 217 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Sarah Chorn, Django Wexler and Jeff Patterson discuss characters in science fiction and fantasy we want to be, and why.

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In episode 216 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester is live from WorldCon with author Django Wexler.

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In episode 215 of the SF Signal Podcast, despite technical difficulties and a slight headache, Patrick Hester wrangles a cornucopia of irregulars to discuss books that deserved a sequel – and why they deserved one. Plus: Highlander 2 and other silliness. Did I mention the technical difficulties?

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TRAILER: The Day of The Doctor

The full trailer for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, is here!

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Fresh off his run in the theaters, and just in time for the DVD release of Man of Steel on Tuesday, November 12th, Screen Junkies brings us a great new animated Man of Steel…

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In episode 213 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester is live and in person at the 45th annual MileHiCon in Denver, Colorado. His guests are: Carol Berg, Edward Bryant and Stephen Graham Jones.

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Journey Into Mystery with The Mighty Thor

Thor: The Dark World opens on November 8th. With that in mind, I thought I’d take a look at some of Thor’s more recent adventures for the Kirkus Reviews blog.

From the Post:

I was more than a little skeptical of the first movie. Thor was never one of my favorite characters growing up. First, he talked funny. All ‘thou’, ‘thee’, ‘verily’, and whatnot. Second, well, he just wasn’t accessible to me as a reader. I couldn’t identify with him – he was a god, after all. Truth told, I enjoyed the alternate Thor versions Beta Ray Bill and Eric Masterson (Thunderstrike) in the comics more than I did Thor himself. But the movie converted me. They stripped away all the things about Thor I didn’t care for or identify with. They brought his humanity to the forefront and made the character likable, and accessible, without losing the core of who he is and what drives him. Yes, they changed up his backstory (Don Blake became a one-liner joke), but in this situation, I was actually for those changes. With that in mind, I offer up 5 graphic novels featuring Marvel’s God of Thunder, Thor to get you ready for The Dark World.

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In episode 212 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester records a live interview from WorldCon with author Trina Marie Phillips.

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In episode 211 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes back Jay Garmon, Paul Weimer, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson to talk about books we want to read before the end of the year.

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In episode 210 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Protectorate Books, Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless & Timeless, and the new YA Finishing School Books, Curtsies & Conspiracies, and Etiquette & Espionage.

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In episode 209 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Howard Andrew Jones, author of these great books:

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In episode 208 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes two of our newest Irregulars, Sarah Chorn and Ria Bridges, along with a couple of long-term Irregulars, Larry Ketchersid and Lisa Paitz Spindler to discuss three books we want to read before the end of the year.

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In episode 207 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down in the food court at Worldcon to chat with David Boop.

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In episode 206 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester welcomes Mary Robinette Kowal, John Joseph Adams, Matt Forbeck and Tobias Buckell to talk about kickstarters in general and the new Help Fund My Robot Army: an anthology of improbable, futuristic, magical & alternate-world crowdfunding projects.

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