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Someone Needs to Save The Expanse, Immediately

By now, <i>The</i> <i>Expanse</i> faithful have all heard the sad news: The show is not getting a fourth season on Syfy. Since that decision appears to be based …

Science Fiction

I Don’t Support Israel — But They Make the Hormones I Need to Survive

"A large part of the trans community in the U.S. is being forced to choose between our life-affirming transitions and our Palestinian siblings’ …

Israel

If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

Graphic Novels

The Most Damaging Myths About Slavery, Debunked

Were U.S. slaves in any way responsible for their own misery? Were there any silver linings to forced bondage? These questions surface from time to …

Black History

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Books

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The Binding of Isaac “Prequel” The Legend of Bum-bo is Releasing This Year

The Binding of Isaac Co-Creator Edmund McMillen has revealed that the upcoming turn-based puzzle game The Legend of Bum-bo will release sometime this …

Indie Gaming

Actually, Natalie Portman, You ARE Practicing BDS

Dear Natalie (If I may),<p>In recent days, I have followed closely your decision not to appear at a prize ceremony in Israel and your statement about …

Israel

2,000+ awesome hieroglyphs, coming soon to Unicode

Unicode pioneer Michael Suignard has submitted a "Revised draft for the encoding of an extended Egyptian Hieroglyphs repertoire" in Unicode, trying …

Unicode

Sega Ages for Switch expands with Alex Kidd, Gain Ground

More details on Sega’s line of retro games for Nintendo Switch<p>This weekend, Sega announced that it would bring its Sega Ages line of classic games to Nintendo Switch this summer, starting with <i>Sonic the Hedgehog</i>, <i>Phantasy Star</i> and <i>Thunder Force 4</i>.<p>Today, Sega confirmed that the Sega Ages games are …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

<b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF website io9. It’s 2144 and in a hi-tech, down-at-heel US – a hybrid of <i>Blade Runner</i> and William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy – “Jack” Chen manufactures illegal drugs for the poor. She also …

Books

Hardware Classics: Unpacking The 32X, Sega's Most Catastrophic Console Failure

<b>"It was like watching the death of the Hindenburg in slow motion".</b>How do you take half a decade’s worth of critical and commercial success and flush …

Nintendo

'Why did Elizabeth I happen?': Philomena Cunk's 10 funniest moments

Philomena Cunk is back on television, effing the ineffable as she ponders the great questions. Questions such as "What is clocks?", "Who was Churchill?" and "Why did Elizabeth I happen?"<p>Diane Morgan's comic alter ego doesn't just skewer dimwitted documentary presenters and TV talking heads – she …

Die Hard

12 Literary Scandals That Are So Much Stranger Than Fiction

From the secret smuggling of the Aleppo Codex and plagues of plagiarism, to the pseudonyms that keep readers everywhere guessing and epic literary …

Literature

From Philadelphia to 120 BPM: the changing face of Aids in film

From the first films made about the crisis in the mid-80s to recent historical dramas charting the epidemic, cinema has given us many noble dramas about Aids, the vast majority of which focus on gay men. Precious (2009) is a notable exception. But too many lack the vital ingredient that makes Robin …

LGBTQI

5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …

9 Anime Worth Watching On Netflix

The streaming giant is well known for their original movies, sitcoms and investments into various franchises, but Netflix's library of anime content …

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

Where to go for the best pastries in London

Pastry perfection.<p>It’s official. The cupcake, doughnut and even cronut are so 2017. It’s time for these dated pastries to step aside and for you to …

Teach Yourself to Have a Better Sense of Direction

I recently had a moment of panic when, lost in the rain, trying to meet my boyfriend for a movie, I noticed my phone was about to die. With my last …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

15 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this March

I’ve been working to sprinkle in some non-science fiction and fantasy books into my to-read list lately. To that end, I picked up Brian Merchant’s <i>The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone</i>, and I’ve been working my way through it whenever I have a couple of spare minutes. It’s a fascinating …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

Kate Bowler's new memoir, <i>Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I've Loved,</i> isa funny, intimate portrait of living in that nether space between life and death. In it, she shares her experiences with incurable stage 4 cancer and gives advice on what not to say to those who are terminally ill.<p>…

Cancer

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

How to sleep easier with Google Home’s white noise feature

Pick from a selection of sounds like a rainstorm, spinning fan, or just generic white noise<p>I’m one of those people who falls asleep a little easier if there’s quiet, steady noise around me. Cracking a window open isn’t really an option in February here in New York, so typically I just turn on a …

Night In the Woods Switch review – a serious Animal Crossing

It may look like a cutesy platformer, but this acclaimed indie adventure is a much darker tale than it first seems…<p>There’s a certain kind of gamer …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of February 2018

It’s been five years since a cosmic incident known as The Ring of Fire transported the modern day town of Grantville, West Virginia, through time and …

Books

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

<b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From the towns in its high valleys and the ports on its dark narrow bays many a Gontishman has gone forth to serve the Lords of the Archipelago in their cities as wizard or mage, or, looking for adventure, to wander working magic from isle to isle of all Earthsea,” begins …

Books

Generations Of Gamers Are Conflicted And Making Jokes About The Switch’s ‘Nintendo Labo’ Experiment

In its debut year, the Nintendo Switch out-sold the immensely popular Nintendo Wii in its first 12 months of existence, which is truly incredible to comprehend. The Wii was a cultural milestone, bringing motion-controlled bowling into every living room, and taking TV screens with it. Now the Switch …

Nintendo Switch