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Free Is Good! 24 Sci-Fi Novels You Can Read For Free

projetcgutenLook at all these cool sci-fi books/authors just waiting to meet you! And all for free! Flatland, ALL the Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne (We’ve read most of the works of the last three and they’re great). Samuel R. Delaney, E.E. “Doc” Smith, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Harrison and more! Even better, this is only the beginning – with a little browsing through the Internet, you can find a lot more free sf/fantasy and just because they’re older, that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them. A lot of these titles were labeled as ‘classics’ for a reason!

There’s a really great breakdown of the 24 books/authors here

We’d like to thank Project Gutenberg, Archive.org, and Popular Mechanics for this great tip!

(h/t popularmechanics.com, thumbnail: plus.google.com/+gutenberg)

1990’s Charmed TV Series May Return With Original Cast

charmedRemember that series in the nineties with the three, sometimes four hot, angst-ridden witches?

“News has been revealed that fans could possibly be seeing a ‘Charmed’ reboot. The series, which centered on three witches was a huge hit in the 1990’s and starred Shannen Doherty (later replaced by Rose McGowan), Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano as the three Halliwell sisters, who were all extremely gifted witches.”

Not a whole lot of info at this time but there’s a couple more minor details here

(h/t scifipulse.net, thumbnail: google.com)

New Images From Remake Of 1963 Blood Feast

bloodfeastThis is the remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. If you like splatter-horror, you’ll like this one.

Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms.”

More synopsis and of course, the images here

(h/t, thumbnail: dreadcentral.com)

Awesome Video Of SpaceX Rocket Landing On Ocean Platform

spacexLike something out of a sci-fi flick but way cooler because it’s real. And it’s a first. USA! USA! Yay!

And to think these guys are already planning on going to Mars. Enjoy the short clip below.

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Mike Mignola Tweets New Painting

hellboyinmexicoWe love Mignola’s work and are excited anything new comes out from him. Have a look at this new painting he’s working on. We skipped over the tweet and went right to the Facebook link here

(Thumbnail: bigcomicpage.com)

One In Five Stars Have Planets In Habitable Zones. The Other Four Received Consolation Prizes.

marsAn interesting factoid to ponder when you’re staring at the night sky. It might be really busy up there. It’s looking more and more like life will be found in the next couple decades. Imagine the repercussions that will have on your day to day activities and the activities of the human race in general.

Continue reading One In Five Stars Have Planets In Habitable Zones. The Other Four Received Consolation Prizes.

Star Trek Beyond Photos Reveal Someone/thing Put The Beatdown On The Enterprise Crew

startrekSome pretty cool photos from Director Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond. A battered and bloodied crew and ship have run afoul of some galactic goons. The movie will hit theaters July 22. Have a look at the photos here

(h/t joblo.com, thumbnail: moviepilot.com)

 

Rush’s Epic Fantasy Album 2112 Hits 40

2112Hard to believe this album has been around this long. It’s pretty hard to find older sf/fantasy/horror fans who don’t have a copy of 2112 somewhere in their home. Pretty lengthy but good article that talks about the crossroads Rush were at when the album dropped. Nice analysis of the album but of course, being NPR, everything at some point or another has to be seen through the lens of liberal politics. That aside, give the article a read; it’s worth your time. And if for some bizarre reason, you’re not entirely familiar with this album, by all means, listen to it below. Meanwhile, read the article here

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Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time Coming To TV

wheeloftime“After a rough false start, it looks like Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic The Wheel of Time will be coming to television after all. The news was delivered on the series’ Google+ page by Jordan’s widow, Harriet McDougal, who owns the copyright to the novels and has controlled the franchise’s direction since Jordan’s death in 2007.”

Have you read the 14 books in the Wheel of Time series? Do you think this can work on TV? There’s not a whole lot of new out on this yet, but you can find some more details here

(h/t arstechnica.com, thumbnail: cinefilos.it)

Kickstarter For Girrion Sci Fi Fantasy Story

girrionWe love Kickstarters and here’s another one that looks worthy of your support. They’re already more than halfway to their goal of $6K with lots of nice prizes for support levels.

“GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero’s journey in a distant world in a distant time. The saga is told through the eyes of Jarra, a poor factory worker who dreams of escaping his world of endless toil. His wish comes true, though not in a way he would have ever wanted, when his city is attacked by a dark entity called the Halodron. He escapes the conflict, but only to be thrust into a war of other-worldy magic and weaponry.

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Shinobi Movie Currently In Production

shinobiCollider has a nice breakdown on yet another video game-to-movie production. This one is chock full of Ninjas and lots of action. Is this the beginning of a run of SEGA games to see movietime? “Stock up on smoke bombs and shurikens, a Shinobi movie is in the works! The long-running ninja action game from Sega centers on protagonist Joe Musashi, a character who’s been scaling walls and slashing opponents since his arcade game debut in 1987. More famous than Alex Kidd but arguably less so than Sonic the Hedgehog, Musashi now appears destined for the big screen if a new partnership is any indication.”

Pics and lots more info on Shinobi here

(h/t collider.com, thumbnail: tophdimgs.com)

1973 Japanese Anime Fantasy Belladonna Of Sadness Rerelease

belladonnaAlso known as “The Tragedy of Belladonna”, (…) is a 1973 feature film produced by the Japanese animation studio Mushi Productionand distributor Nippon Herald Films. It follows the story of Jeanne, a peasant woman who is raped which leads to her being accused of witchcraft, and is notable for its graphic and suggestively erotic, violent and psychedelic imagery. (From Wikipedia)

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Romero’s Blackroom Kickstarter Delayed To Make Way For Demo

blackroomWe covered the Blackroom Kickstarter a few days ago and it’s hitting a delay now. That may be fine though, considering that the delay is to get a demo out there so people can actually see what it is they’re supposed to kickstart.

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Comic Book Reviews For The Week Of 4/29/16

aliens-defianceThis was a great week for comics as there was a bunch of strong releases from multiple companies. Continue reading Comic Book Reviews For The Week Of 4/29/16

Lovecraft-Themed Edge Of Nowhere Coming For Oculus Rift

oculusNice to see more games being released for this new platform. The future is here. And anytime Lovecraft is involved, it’s good.

Edge of Nowhere is a VR third-person action-adventure from acclaimed independent developer Insomniac Games. Follow the trail of a missing expedition that leads across the treacherous mountains of Antarctica. Scale massive ice walls and travel deep into alien caves in this unsettling psychological thriller. In Edge of Nowhere, nothing is what it seems, and the unexpected lurks from all sides.

STORYLINE:
Victor Howard is searching for his fiancée, Ava Thorne, who is part of a lost expedition in Antarctica. His rescue mission takes a sudden turn as he ventures deeper into a dark monstrous world where reality warps and twists around him. Desperate to find the one he loves, Victor must encounter disturbing creatures and climb sheer cliff walls as he descends further into madness.”

More detail on the game and what you can do, images, and a gameplay video here

(h/t dreadcentral.com, thumbnail: oculus.com)