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Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Read 'The Cabin At The End Of The World' And You Won't Sleep For A Week

The worst kind of horror plays for shock — for extremes of blood and gore and screaming nonsense. It is instantly recognizable for existing in a universe too far gone from our own to truly haunt anyone still tethered to the everyday.<p>The best kind of horror is soft. Quiet. Almost gentle in its …

Books

Netflix's The Rain Has a Pretty Freakin' Incredible Soundtrack — Here Are All 23 Songs

<b>The Rain</b> is one of Netflix's most exciting new shows for a couple of reasons. Despite covering ground well-trodden by sci-fi series before it, the Danish apocalyptic tale about a group of young people struggling to survive in a world where the rain is filled with fatal toxins is an immensely …

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, …

42 Anime Shows You Should Probably Be Watching On Netflix, Hulu, And Amazon Prime

Get ready to add some shows to your "must watch" list!

God of War fans uncover secret treasure thanks to Collector's Edition

A group of savvy <i>God of War</i> fans have uncovered a big secret within Sony's smash adventure title. The secret was uncovered via a physical item that …

16 "Avengers: Infinity War" Moments That Shook Me To My Very Core

This post is literally ONLY spoilers.

How The Wire became the greatest TV show ever made

The Baltimore-based series broke new moulds and gave birth to the ‘must-watch' TV genre, writes Emma Jones.<p>It won no Emmys, was dwarfed by The Sopranos in its viewing figures, and every season was a struggle to get recommissioned. A decade ago this spring, The Wire finally ended, after five …

TV

All the Marvel Cinematic Universe details you need to remember before seeing 'Avengers: Infinity War'

After 10 years and 18 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the most financially successful franchise in film history.<p>But that also means there has been a lot to keep track of before "Avengers: Infinity War," one of the most ambitious crossover events, comes to theaters later this …

Marvel Universe

Ebb And Flow Rate: A Reusable U.S.-Grown Fabric Filter Hits The Market

For those who think about the sustainability of what’s in their cup, the next step is the sustainability of the brew method. That’s where the Ebb …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

Star Wars: Why Rebels Is Crucial to Canon

Now that the animated series has ended, we take a look at why it’s important to the franchise’s lore.<p><i>Update: Now that the final episode of Rebels</i> …

Star Wars

Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment refashioned the idea of what a novel could be

With the exception of <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> and possibly <i>Frasier</i>, Dostoevsky’s novel <i>Crime and Punishment</i>, published a little over 150 years ago, …

Literature

Endeavour, series five, episode one review: a well crafted drama without the gravitas of John Thaw’s Morse

<b>Endeavour</b>(ITV) is the story of the young Inspector Morse and, as it goes from series to series, each tale is underpinned by a cumulative tension. That tension is to do with ageing: at some point Endeavour has got to become the Inspector Morse of Colin Dexter’s novels and John Thaw’s much-loved …

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

18 Times Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet's Friendship Was Too Pure For This World

We were blown away by Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet's chemistry in <b>Call Me by Your Name</b>, but their offscreen friendship may be even cuter. Armie …

‘We forgive you, George’

A LONG time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, <i>Star Wars</i> movies used to be good.<p>They featured interesting characters doing cool stuff — flying …

Doubles and double-crossings: The creators of Search Party break down the season-2 finale

<i>Search Party</i>kicked off its second season digging a grave and giving new life to the old murder-mystery format. Dory’s (Alia Shawkat) group of …

TV

A Timeline of Everything We Know Happened After Return of the Jedi, Up to The Last Jedi

Two years ago, the “Journey to <i>The Force Awakens</i>” gave us our first tentative steps into fertile new ground for Disney’s <i>Star Wars</i> canon: the …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

A crime novel that continues to puzzle

Graeme McRae Burnet’s The Accident on the A35 has no tidy ending – but it’s wry, intelligent and a lot of fun<p><i>His Bloody Project</i>, Graeme Macrae Burnet’s previous novel, had the sort of success that most authors and creative writing students can only dream of. A psychological crime novel set in …

10 Space Operas to Read If You Loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>What better way to get in the mood for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” than reading a novel under the <i>Journey to Star</i> …

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

New ‘Destiny 2’ Faction Rally Farming Method Is Even More Ridiculous And Prosperous Than The Last

It didn’t take long for <i>Destiny 2</i> players to discover another Faction Rallies farming method after Bungie shut down the one discovered in the first …

Destiny 2

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fans May Have Predicted a Major Twist, And It’ll Be a Huge Bummer If It’s True

Unfortunately, the evidence supporting a potential reveal about a major character is impossible to ignore.<p>Fan theories are a tricky thing to engage …

Science Fiction

The 5 essential new Star Wars books you have to read ASAP

From a Certain Point of View<p>OK, so I'm starting out with a bit of a cheat, since this one isn't a novel; it's a collection of 40 short stories from …

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

‘Blade Runner 2049’: 7 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing Denis Villeneuve’s Sequel

Denis Villeneuve. Ryan Gosling. Roger Deakins. "Blade Runner 2049" is shaping up to be the kind of auteur-driven blockbuster Hollywood rarely sees …

Blade Runner

How ancient China and Egypt developed similar structures

Although ancient Egypt and China never communicated with each other, they had many things in common. The exhibition "China and Egypt. Cradles of the …

ROGUE ONE Gets a Sequel With STAR WARS: INFERNO SQUAD Novel

Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm was adamant in the build up to the release of <i>Rogue One</i> that there would be no sequel to the film, which at the time …

30 years of Culture: what are the top five Iain M Banks novels?

These gritty space operas combine extravagant, high-tech invention with real human drama. Thirty years after they began appearing, here are some of the best<p>Our first image of Iain M Banks’s Culture universe is a man drowning in sewage: a stark precedent for what was to come. And 30 years after its …

Science Fiction