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First published in 1963, Planet Of The Apes spawned a global media franchise including several television remakes and an Oscar®-nominated film. This stunning new edition from The Folio Society returns Pierre Boulle’s story to its literary roots with the definitive translation by Xan Fielding. Set on the idyllic-looking planet of Soros, the story follows three astronauts who
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We are delighted to exclusively reveal the cover for Luke Arnold’s upcoming novel, Dead Man In A Ditch, designed by Emily Courdelle… By Rachael Harper 09-03-20 1,099 Fetch Philips has nothing left to believe in. Which is why he’s surprised when the people of Sunder City start to believe in him… Rumour has it that
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When an author rejects the label of science fiction and fantasy being applied to their works, it’s usually due to disdain for the genre. For me, it was because I never believed my books deserved it. It seemed to me a matter of credentials. My books are predominantly contemporary young adult (YA) fiction. They focus
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Can you tell us how you met the Wachowskis and got involved in The Matrix comics? We met at Marvel comics, and worked on a book called Ectokid. Lana was hired to be the writer right at the same time I was hired. The Matrix was still years away at this point, this was mid-Nineties
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Even if you’ve never heard the term, I’m prepared to bet you’ve encountered a McGuffin. The screenwriter Angus MacPhail originated the term to refer to any item which drives the plot of a film despite having little importance in itself, a technique he refined in his work with Hitchcock. These days, the term is used
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We go back to Deverry with Katherine Kerr’s latest novel Sword Of Fire. By Burt Peterson 20-02-20 545 Author: Katharine Kerr Publisher: Harper Collins Released: Out now Price: £14.99 It’s been a decade since Kathereine Kerr last visited her Celtic fantasy world of Deverry; a land filled with a delightful mix of magic, elves, and
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SciFiNow is proud to have an exclusive excerpt of Christopher Paolini’s debut SF novel To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars. To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars is an exciting departure from Paolini’s internationally bestselling fantasy series, which became a global phenomenon. This new book is an adventure on an intergalactic scale, where incredible events have
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One of the challenges of writing SFF lies in creating a world that doesn’t seem humdrum and ordinary. Ideally, we could take all-expenses-paid journeys around the world, using teleportation so we don’t have to wait in airport lines. Of course, that’s not possible, but I feel I’ve travelled to many extreme locations through the skill
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We are proud to be the first reveal the cover for Phoenix Extravagant, the upcoming title from Nebula by Hugo, and Clarke award-nominated author Yoon Ha Lee. Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. Just an artist. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint
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Ahead of the release of The Vanished Birds, a new sci-fi novel from author Simon Jimenez, we’re thrilled to be able to bring you an exclusive look at the book’s cover. Check it out above. The Vanished Birds will be released in June 2020, published by Titan Books. Nia Imani is a woman out of place and
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To celebrate the release of author Chris McCrudden’s new book Battle Beyond The Dolestars, a Battlestar Suburbia novel, we have five copies to give away! For your chance to win, answer the question at the bottom of the page. Enter the weird and wonderful world of Chris McCrudden’s Battlestar Suburbia, where household appliances have enslaved the human
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It’s one thing to follow up a beloved book 34 years after it was published, but it’s quite another challenge altogether when the original book has spawned a hit TV show and become a political symbol of resistance. But Margaret Atwood isn’t going to let a little thing like that put her off. The Testaments
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As Gideon The Ninth takes the book world by storm, author Tamsyn Muir talks exclusively to SciFiNow about our love of swords, and the heroes and dickheads that wield them… The sword is humanity’s favourite weapon, and sword-fighters tend to be some of our favourite characters. Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur, has some claim
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Following the release of her new novel, dystopian political sci-fi VOX, we talk with author Christina Dalcher about her influences, her characters and more… Your protagonist Jean is in many ways quite a relatable one – she never took a huge interest in politics until it was too late, and often throughout VOX it feels like
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It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Terrance Dicks, fondly known to many Doctor Who fans as ‘Uncle Terry’. A prolific writer, who wrote hundreds of books and worked extensively in television both genre and mainstream, he was best known and loved for his work on Doctor Who, first as
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