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Here’s today’s round-up of the best stories and articles on a selection of other genre web sites.
Zack Snyder talks Gal Gadot’s fierceness as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman
Your Five-Book Guide to Getting Into Paranormal Fantasy
You can now control Sphero’s awesome BB-8 toy with the Force (basically)
Writers on Writing: Claudia Gray and Cecil Castellucci
Writer Lawrence Kasdan reveals when Han Solo standalone movie takes place
Write Some Six-Word Science Fiction For Us
Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 65
Wookie books: the science fiction that inspired George Lucas’s Star Wars
With Pacific Rim 2 shelved, del Toro in talks for Cameron’s Fantastic Voyage
William Shatner says he’s not beaming aboard director Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond
Why we’re hell bent on Hell Bent!
Why Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars books will be perfect for television
Where did the word ‘Taser’ come from? A century-old racist science fiction novel | Jamiles Lartey
What If Kylo Ren Loved His Grandmother, Too?
Welcome to Night Vale: book attempts to can the uncanny and falls flat
Weep No More… Vids to Beat the Blues!
We Finally Know What’s Causing Galaxy Quakes
We Finally Know The Premiere Date For Game Of Thrones Season 6
Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red Carpet Live at StarWars.com
War of the Worlds gets a sequel 119 years on – but what about all the unofficial ones?
Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan cares for a crazy killer doll in new trailer for The Boy
Vikings unleashes a glorious Season 4 trailer and a premiere date
Vast new trove of Gene Roddenberry data opened — but what’s in it?
Upcoming: Realm of the Damned
Two New Trek Comics
Trek TNG Shower Curtain And Car Decals
Toy Empire: Star Wars is HUGE!
TNT renews The Librarians
TNT rebooting Tales from the Crypt with M Night Shyamalan
Timothy Zahn’s Short Fiction Collected: ‘Pawn’s Gambit and Other Stratagems’
Tim Miller explains the rules for breaking the fourth wall as new Deadpool promo emerges
Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This X-Men fan series is the 1990s animated series revival we always wanted
They’re Called Hoverboards, Get Over It
There’s Something Very Strange Lurking In the Space Between Galaxies
There’s Been An Awakening in Star Wars: Card Trader
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 3
The Ultimate Guide to All the Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows Coming in 2016
The space suit we use on Mars could be designed by this biker gear company
The Shifting Balance of Power is Everything on American Horror Story: Hotel
The Only 10 Sci-Fi Masks You Should Care About
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Rumors Have Grown Into A Whole Obi-Wan Kenobi Trilogy
The Next Generation Soundtrack Collection
The Monthly Megazine Review – 367
The Messenger review
The master list: All the best books of 2015
The Magicians’ Olivia Taylor Dudley on growing up with witchcraft and exploring Alice’s story arc
The Long and Short of It: Great SFF Reading at Any Length
The Latest on Ewoks and Rancors: Vintage Return of the Jedi Poster Magazine #2
The Last Starfighter Was Ahead of Its Time, and That’s Its Biggest Problem
The Husbands of River Song: The World Premiere
The Glass Galago
The Gathering: 6 Lessons Learned from the Crystal Caves of Ilum
The Force Awakens’ cinematographer Dan Mindel and crew share 17 cool BTS set shots
The Force Awakens meets Calvin and Hobbes in Disney artist’s new mashup series
The Expanse: “Back to the Butcher” Asks Us to Choose — Coffee or Liquor?
The Expanse introduces the Butcher of Anderson Station and deepens its central mystery
The Eternaut review – hero in a homemade diving suit
The Doctor Who Game Maker has regenerated for Christmas!
The Del Rey Star Wars Covers of Ralph McQuarrie, Part 3
The Del Rey Star Wars Covers of Ralph McQuarrie, Part 2
The Del Rey Star Wars Covers of Ralph McQuarrie, Part 1
The Cinema Behind Star Wars: John Carter
The Cinema Behind Star Wars: Eye of the Needle
The Cinema Behind Star Wars: A Bridge Too Far
The Christmas Cards of River Song?
The Case for “Earthy” Magic
The Best Star Wars Games of the PlayStation 2 Era
The best recent science fiction and horror – review roundup
The awesome power of science fiction’s alien megastructures
The Appeal of Magical Boarding Schools
The 10 Most Quotable Lines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The 10 best not-sci-fi/fantasy/horror shows for the sci-fi/fantasy/horror fan
That live-action Teen Titans series is no longer happening
Thank You: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes the #1 Film of All-Time in the US
TARDIS: This Week on Who!
TARDIS: The Stuff You Missed
TARDIS: It’s the Stuff You Missed!
Take the Battle to Takodana in Star Wars: Commander
Syfy gives early renewal to The Expanse
Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #44
Studying Skywalkers: Themes in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Steven Universe’s Newest Addition Still Has A Long Way To Go
Steven Moffat says he’s ‘actively engaged’ in the search for a new Doctor Who showrunner
Station Eleven, Science Fiction, and Hope
Star Wars’ stories should not be limited to the cinema narratives
Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Main Character is Missing From Its Toys
Star Wars: The Force Awakens to take all-time #1 spot domestically
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Now Available
Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes first $1 billion in record time
Star Wars: The Force Awakens demolishing records
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Required Reads!
Star Wars: Rogue One star in talks to join Spielberg’s Ready Player One as main villain
Star Wars: Best of 2015
Star Wars Insider #162 – 10 Quotes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Interviews!
Star Wars in the UK: The Vintage Ads, Comics, and Interviews of Star Wars Weekly #6!
Star Wars Fantasy Flight Games Preview: December 2015
Star Trek The Original Series: “The Deadly Years”
Star Trek Maternity Wear
Star Trek Beyond Tidbits
Somewhere, Blade Runner’s Roy Batty Just Stepped Off the Assembly Line
Smoo, the finale…..
Simon Kinberg promises Gambit film will play it close to the comic canon
SF discovers reason and chaos on Mars
Set Your Style for Stun: New Star Wars Lines Hit WeLoveFine
Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases 1/5/16
Science fiction and fantasy look ahead to a diverse 2016
Saving the Death Star: How the Original Model Was Lost and Found
Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t like The Force Awakens? Noooooooooooo!
Rumor of the Day: First plot details for Star Wars: Rogue One come into focus
Rewatching the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Film
Reviews: Dreaming Eagles #1
Rereading The Elfstones of Shannara, Chapters 50-52
Renee Robyn – Dreams of a Digital Artist
Red Shirt Diaries: The Alternative Factor
Read the first draft of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek intro
Read Chapters 1–4 of Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky!
Quiz: Which Star Wars Character Should You Invite for the Holidays?
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Star Wars: Return of the Jedi?
Quickie review: The Magicians
Poll: Which Star Wars Vehicle is Best?
Podcast Recommendations to Scratch that Sci-Fi and Fantasy Itch
Peek Inside Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty First Order Subscription Box
One Cast to Rule Them All: A Diverse, Gender-Swapped LOTR Recast
On the Shelving of HP Lovecraft’s Image
On Research, Rabbit Holes, and Sci-Fi Worldbuilding
On Maps in Fantasy Novels
Of Beards and Books: An Interview with Patrick Rothfuss
No Shatner In Star Trek Beyond
New trailer arrives for film of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian High-Rise
New promo for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow breaks all the rules
New program: Microsoft commissions science fiction inspired by its research
New Horizons scientists reveal disastrous reason for Pluto’s crater-free Sputnik Planum
New concept art sees Doctor Strange at home in his Sanctum Sanctorum
Netflix to Reboot ‘Voltron’ in 2016
NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached the sand dunes of Mars
Moving Past Octavia Butler
More New Star Trek Stamps
Michel Faber sends David Cameron latest novel in protest over Syria
Michael Bay confirms directing Transformers 5 and swears its his last one
Meet the other Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor who played Chewbacca alongside Peter Mayhew
Meet FN-2199, a.k.a. TR-8R: The Stormtrooper Behind the Meme
Me and Clara… What Next?
May the Force be With Who…
Marriage Can Be Monstrous, or Wondrous: The Origins of “Beauty and the Beast”
Mark Your Calendars: Daredevil Returns on March 18
Mark Hamill joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as new, animated baddie
Margaret Atwood: ‘In Tolkien, there are hardly any women at all’
Making Maps for Books: Two Cartographers Tell Us How It’s Done
Magic on the High Seas: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
LuHan Becomes a Jedi in China’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo
London Super Comic Convention 2016
Level Up Your Life Sweepstakes!
Kylo Ren Explores Starkiller Base With His Imaginary Friend!
Kotaku Fallout 4’s Graphics Cranked So Hard It Becomes A Cartoon | Deadspin Fred Smoot: The Sex Boat
Keith Arem talks The Phoenix Incident
Kay Jewelers Creates Stunning Gold BB-8 for ‘Force 4 Fashion’
Join V.E. Schwab on Her A Gathering of Shadows Tour!
John Barrowman is writing his own Arrow spin-off comic based on The Dark Archer
Jedi Master Designers: Highlights from ‘Force 4 Fashion’
Javier Grillo-Marxuach tapped to pen Xena reboot script
January – February 2016 Trek Conventions And Appearances
It’s One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Supergirl
It’s official: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will finally introduce Krang
Is This Inception Coffee Table Real, Or Are We Still Dreaming?
Ireland is Trying to New Zealand Itself With The Force Awakens
Inevitable Spin-Off Doc About the Making a Murderer Case Is Currently In Production
Image of the Day: Gotham shares first look at Penguin’s dad, played by Paul Reubens
Image of the day: Deadpool meets Gambit, as Fox’s X-Men universe assembles
Image of the Day: Bizarre never-used Back to The Future poster
How we made 2000 AD
How to Throw the Ultimate Star Wars: The Force Awakens Party
How Pixar Copies Scenes from Other Movies
How dub master Kode9 became the hero of zero
HotShot Trailer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them announcement trailer
Hot Toys’ Baby Batman and Superman Are Super Adorable
Here’s Your First Look at ‘Vikings’ Season Four
Here’s Peter Capaldi’s bad guy bucket list for his (maybe) last season of Doctor Who
Henry Cavill on Batman v Superman: ‘No intentional move’ to address Man of Steel criticisms
Hell Bent on Wallpaper
Hawkman and Hawkgirl take flight in two new promos for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Get some of last year’s best stories for just $1.99!
George Clayton Johnson obituary
Galaxy Wire: Stunning Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figures and More! – January 5, 2015
Furiosa. Rey. Jerrica? Why Jem and the Holograms was the biggest disappointment of 2015
From our continental correspondent – The State of BD
From our continental correspondent – Angouleme: only men are worthy of winning?
From Concept to Screen: The Millennium Falcon
Frank Darabont rips AMC in Walking Dead lawsuit deposition
Four New Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Short Stories Available Now
Five Books About Fantastical Islands
Firefly and Stargate Atlantis star joins the cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Final Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives online
Filmmakers SF workshop
Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of ‘90s Anime
Exclusive First Look at The Expanse Book-To-Screen Video!
Doctor Who and the National Television Awards
Director Paul Feig Reveals the New Ghostbusters Figures
Did Ahsoka Tano Have Her Luke Skywalker Moment?
Dear Readers: A Letter from Kevin Hearne
Deadspin Football Is Always Worth It | The Muse Wow This Husband-Wife American Idol Audition Got Too
David Mitchell: separating literary and genre fiction is act of ‘self-mutilation’
Dave Bara on Why We Need Heroes
Dark Societies presents… Michel Faber, Catherine Chanter & Sarah Pinborough
Daredevil unleashes a Season 2 teaser, a new synopsis, and a poster
Damien grapples with his true identity in new trailer for A&E’s new horror series
‘Con Man’ Premieres Exclusively on Vimeo on Demand
Competitions: take a deep breath of Air…
Collectibles from the Outer Rim: Sears Wish Book!
Check Out Vader Down‘s Most Impressive Connecting Variant Covers
Charlie Cox on Daredevil and Punisher: ‘Compromise has to be made’
Celebrating Series 9!
CBS/Paramount sue crowdfunded Star Trek prequel film
Cartoon Network UK censoring Steven Universe’s sexuality misses the entire point of the show
Captain America: Civil War Funko POP! figures might’ve just revealed a major spoiler
Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000
Borg Queen Statue
Boosters and Life Force: The Star Wars Customizable Card Game
Black Speculative Fiction is Protest Work
Bitten unleashes 2 new promos and 5 new pics for its 3rd and final season
Birmingham Comics Festival is coming this spring
Binge Watch First 4 Episodes: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES
Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015
Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for January
Awaken Your Force: Re-Record Star Wars Music for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Premiere
Astronomers want to find alien life with a space telescope 10-times more powerful that Hubble
‘Ashes of the Tyrant’ Author Erin M. Evans On Her Three ‘Desert Island’ Reads
Art For Art’s Sake
Archaeologists Discover an Amazingly Preserved 300-Year-Old Ship
Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Costa Book Awards
Announcing the Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016
Anatomy of a Finale: Download the Scripts for Eps 11 and 12
Amber Benson on Playing God and Torturing Characters
Amazing Star Wars: The Epic Battles Poster Has More In-Jokes Than You Can Possibly Imagine
All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in January
Alex Garland’s Annihilation Adaptation Might Send A Stellar Cast to Area X
A Very Christmas Mickey: Mickey’s Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi
A Totally Unproblematic Utopia: “The Repairer of Reputations” by Robert W. Chambers
A Song for No Man’s Land
A First Encounter with Necromancy: Garth Nix’s Sabriel
A 2010 Video Game Predicted The Ending Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9 Diverse Fantasy Books That Will Challenge Your Idea of Fantasy Fiction
8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Characters We Want to Befriend
6 Ways to Prepare for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
6 Star Wars Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2016
5 Life Lessons from Star Wars Rebels
5 Completed Series to Read While You Wait for WINDS OF WINTER
2015 Was A Great Year for Fantasy Novels
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