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Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take...

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  Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Mathison,...

Book Review: Monstrous Little Voices

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Ever wondered what the characters in Shakespeare's fantastic plays did outside those plays? Monstrous Little Voices, a collection of five interlocking short stories, should give you some idea.

The Rousing Speech

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Today...Today we choose to read this post, not because it is easy but because it is fun! We choose to read this post and the other things on Amazing because this challenge is one we choose to accept!

REVIEW—CONSTANTINE: A surprisingly good movie!

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This week Steve drops back ten years to review an underapreciated movie, "Constantine," with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, telling us why he thinks the movie deserves another look.

Weddings in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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SF weddings: here's hoping yours isn't like some of theirs!

RIP Sir Christopher Lee

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Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015
Interstellar OST, single disc edition

The Interstellar Soundtrack Album Debacle

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A look at the various controversies surrounding the release of the soundtrack album for Hans Zimmer's score to Interstellar

Next Generation Readers and the Future of Fandom

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What are our kids reading these days? The next generation of fandom may be in for quite a surprise from a literary perspective.

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet …...

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How long are movie titles going to get? How long CAN they be?

Filming a Fantasy Movie! An Interview With Bruce Hopkins

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An interview with New Zealand actor Bruce Hopkins, portrayer of Gamling of Rohan

The Artful Collector: Building a S/F Art Collection Today, Part 2

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A look at building a collection of SF/F art in the modern era.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 5

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Somehow our first taste of fiction always seems to hold a special place in our minds and hearts even after we’ve read hundreds of new stories. Another installment of the ultimate science fiction reading list from some of our favorite authors and editors.

The Big Bang Theory Recap

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What happened last nite to our favorite broadcast geeks? Find out in our weekly recap.

The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

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A bit problematic, this list. My experience with wizards tells me they are a fickle lot and prone to hubris. And they have powers....Perhaps ranking them might not be such a good idea....

Top Ten Greatest Swords of All Time

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A look at the top ten greatest swords of all time.

Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movie Villains of All Time

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The top ten villains to grace the screen.

Embracing Dragon Age’s Source Material

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(The game's) unvoiced goal is to revive the old days of role playing games. As much as it can, it attempts to cop the vibe of classic titles like Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment, Dungeons and Dragons based properties

Realistic Fantasy: an Oxymoron

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oxymoron (n) a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction fantasy (n) the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things realistic (a) representing...

You Got Grit in my Fantasy Story

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(Cue stoner voice) “You got grit in my fantasy story, man!” “Nah man, you got fantasy in my gritty story, dude!” Convergent evolution is the acquisition of...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 5 “Living Dangerously”

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There is one strategy for collecting that I haven't yet mentioned. It is not only potentially the most expensive, it is also the most...

Fantasy as History

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Author's Note – it has been said that we should ‘write what we know’ and, in that spirit, for my first outing here at...

Old Friends, and Why We Love Them

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Dragon Battle Book Sculpture by wetcanvas. First sentences are important. Introductions are important. Not gonna lie, I’ve been writing in my head for weeks trying...

Art + Fandom ≠ Fan Art, part II: Images of Galadriel

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Well it looks like I put my foot right into it in my previous post! Several people objected to my definition of the term...

Amazing News Tuesday, Feb. 5th 2013

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From one of our esteemed writing staff here at Amazing Central comes the happy news of another, a NEW, novel published!  Take it away...

Why Doesn’t Fantasy Sell in Japan?

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Epic fantasy is a hard sell in Japan. Why? A country so saturated in the fantastic seemingly ought to have an affinity for our beloved genre. But shared passions often get lost in translation.

There and Back Again, or, How I Got Scared Into Science...

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Science Fiction is one of the great loves of my life. I have spent some thirty odd years reading, critiquing, discussing, collecting, watching and...