• 2019 Hugo Awards Celebrate the Fantasy Existing Among Us

    2019 Hugo Awards Celebrate the Fantasy Existing Among Us0

    Thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans arrived in Dublin this month to take part in the 77th World Science Fiction Convention. The activities and attractions culminated on Sunday with the Hugo Awards, when a selection of winners were presented with coveted socket ship trophies.

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  • 2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Novels Part One

    2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Novels Part One0

    Welcome back to the series reviewing the prose fiction in the running for this year’s Hugo Awards! With Best Short Story, Best Novelette and Best Novella covered, all that remains is Best Novel. Here are the first three finalists in the category…

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  • Sera and the Royal Stars #1: It’s Complicated

    Sera and the Royal Stars #1: It’s Complicated0

    Sera and the Royal Stars #1 Raúl Angulo (colorist), Jim Campbell (letterer), Audrey Mok (artist), Jon Tsuei (writer) Vault Comics July 17, 2019 Sera and the Royal Stars gives me super complicated feelings! I’m not usually so bombastic when I start a review, but it does! It’s the story of a princess’ quest in ancient Parsa

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  • Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins is a Critical Success

    Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins is a Critical Success0

    Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins #1 Jody Houser (script), Ariana Maher (letters), Matthew Mercer (story), Msassyk (colors), Olivia Samson (art), Fiona Staples (cover) Dark Horse Comics July 10, 2019 I have been a Dungeons & Dragons nerd almost as long as I’ve been a comics nerd, and its wonderful seeing them both have major pop

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  • 2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Short Stories

    2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Short Stories0

    The 2019 Hugo Awards are scheduled to be presented in August at the Dublin Worldcon. Many fans of SF/F are awaiting the big day, all the while eagerly reading and evaluating this year’s finalists. As per annual tradition, I will be joining in with a series of reviews covering the Short Story, Novelette, Novella and

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  • Book Beat: 2018 Nebula Awards, A George R.R. Martin Update, and Hemingway’s Potential Plagiarism

    Book Beat: 2018 Nebula Awards, A George R.R. Martin Update, and Hemingway’s Potential Plagiarism0

    Hello lovely readers! Welcome to another installment of Book Beat, brought to you this week by your editor Paige. Things are far less scandalous than usual this week in the publishing industry, but that might be because of a.) the weather, and b.) all the many scandals and outrages in book-adjacent industries (like the world

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