Table of Contents: Nightmare Magazine, December 2014

Nightmare Magazine sent along the table of contents for their new issue:
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Table of Contents: Lightspeed Magazine, December 2014

Lightspeed Magazine sent along the table of contents for their new issue:
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WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win an Advanced Review eCopy of FLEX by Ferrett Steinmetz

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz…but hurry, time is running out!

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Books Received: December 1, 2014

In the interest of full disclosure, here are the books we received this week.
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SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-12-01

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The Short Film “Wanderers” Showcases the Wonders of Our Own Solar System

Wanderers, a short film by Erik Wernquist. leverages the words and voice of Carl Sagan to inspire us to explore…

The film is a vision of our humanity’s future expansion into the Solar System. Although admittedly speculative, the visuals in the film are all based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. All the locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.

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GAME REVIEW: Octodad

Octodad is living the American dream. He is a businessman with a wife and two lovely children living in a nice suburban home with a nice big green lawn. He’s just an ordinary guy. Except for the minor detail that he is actually an octopus living a lie and fooling everyone into thinking he’s human. And he’s done a good job so far, apparently. Not even his wife and kids suspect. There’s only person who sees through the not-so-clever disguise–Fujimoto, a local sushi chef. And he’s out to expose Octodad for the fraud that he really is.
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Short Film: Ambition

Lest we forget how astounding a feat the milestone of this month’s Rosetta Mission was…there’s this short film to remind us. Cool stuff indeeed…

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SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-11-29

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The Very First Trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – “The Force Awakens” is Here!

I know I said I wasn’t gonna get excited about the new Star Wars…but seeing this first trailer for The Force Awakens makes me giddy with anticipation of what this could be given the new writers and director, better computer graphics and more modern film making techniques.

What do you think?

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On My Radar: A LEGEND OF THE FUTURE by Agustin de Rojas, THE LAST PASSENGER by Manel Loureiro, DENDERA by Yuya Sato

I’m VERY excited about all the new sci-fi novels in translation coming out over the next several months. And don’t even get me started on how I have to wait until July (JULY!) to get my paws on the second book in the THREE-BODY TRILOGY. Anyway, here are three titles (from Cuba, Spain, and Japan) that are all over my radar.

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Beat the Black Friday Blues with these 110 SF/F/H eBooks Priced Under $5 Each

Planning on getting some reading done this weekend? Then you’ll want to fill up your eBook reader with some juicy reads…like this batch of speculative fiction books that you can get for less than $5 each.

DISCLAIMER: All of these titles are priced under $5 at the time of writing this post. But prices are subject to change, so check the price before clicking “buy”. If Amazon is not your eBook ecosystem, please do look up the titles wherever you buy your eBooks; discounts are often applied at other outlets, so check there.

  1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Harper Perennial)
  2. Torn (A Trylle Novel Book 2) by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  3. Switched (A Trylle Novel Book 1) by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin’s Griffin)

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Did You Hear Alex Hughes on The Functional Nerds Podcast?

Alex Hughes, author of Vacant, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

Listen below, or at The Functional Nerds, or subscribe to The Functional Nerds Podcast through iTunes.

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Captain Marvel – Higher, Further, Faster, More

Today at the Kirkus Reviews Blog, I talk about Captain Marvel.

Way back in the 40’s, Fawcett introduced a character named Captain Marvel in the pages of Whiz Comics to cash in on the popularity of Superman and Batman with a superhero of their own. Marvel comics registered a trademark for ‘Captain Marvel’ in the 60’s, forcing DC, who had the character now, to call their book Shazam! Marvel launched their character, Captain Mar-Vell, who was an alien with the Kree Imperium, soon therafter. Since then, there have been a LOT of characters at Marvel given the name ‘Captain Marvel’ (due to their need to keep up the trademark). Carol Danvers is the latest, and perhaps the greatest, of those characters; intelligent, capable and a damned lot of fun.

To read the rest of the story, please click over to my piece about Captain Marvel on Kirkus Reviews.

Friday YouTube: If Apps Were Superheroes

This was clever enough to be funny, and short enough to not overstay its welcome. Kinda like Adam Roberts’ review of Nick Harkaway’s Tigerman.

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GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Copy of SUSTENANCE by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Sustenance: A Saint-Germain novel by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro…but hurry, time is running out!

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SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-11-28

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SF/F Crowd Funding Roundup For 11/26/2014

Crowd funding is the in thing for obtaining money to fund a variety of projects, with Kickstarter being the most prominent of these sites. With new projects going live daily, it’s a chore to keep up with, let alone find, interesting genre projects. The Crowd Funding Roundup will be our effort to bring projects we think are interesting to your attention so you can, if you so choose, decide to help out. These posts are a collaborative effort between James Aquilone and JP Frantz.

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Daily Science Fiction Roster of Stories for December 2014

Daily Science Fiction has announced its December line-up of free stories.
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SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-11-27

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