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Congratulations to Max Barry, winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel for Lexicon. This novel looks at what would happen if words became literal weapons and goes well with our recent explorations of language.

Check out the rest of the winners.

Happy Birthday to the magnificent Samuel R. Delany! Delany is an influential science fiction theorist and author whose works have won numerous awards and have been widely influential.

He also has an awesome beard.

(image by James Hamilton via the Los Angeles Times)

worldsfinestonline:

Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, was released exactly 75 years ago today. Happy birthday, Batman!
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75 years ago today Batman was born. Happy Birthday Batman! Today should be a national holiday. This one’s for you, Bats.

worldsfinestonline:

Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, was released exactly 75 years ago today. Happy birthday, Batman!

http://www.worldsfinestonline.com

75 years ago today Batman was born. Happy Birthday Batman! Today should be a national holiday. This one’s for you, Bats.

Want to plot the exact moment your favorite TV show jumped the shark? Kevin Wu has created a site, Graph TV, that will use IMDB’s user ratings to show both each season’s success and the overall trend line. I’m just happy to see my dislike of the latest seasons of Doctor Who statistically validated.

There is a stunning poster series out from illustrator Robert Ball, called Beautiful Death, showcasing one death from each Game of Thrones episode. Check them all out.

There is a stunning poster series out from illustrator Robert Ball, called Beautiful Death, showcasing one death from each Game of Thrones episode. Check them all out.

There is a stunning poster series out from illustrator Robert Ball, called Beautiful Death, showcasing one death from each Game of Thrones episode. Check them all out.

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View the full #BeautifulDeath episodic countdown to Game of Thrones Season 4 and submit your own creations at BeautifulDeath.com

There is a stunning poster series out from illustrator Robert Ball, called Beautiful Death, showcasing one death from each Game of Thrones episode. Check them all out.

There is a stunning poster series out from illustrator Robert Ball, called Beautiful Death, showcasing one death from each Game of Thrones episode. Check them all out.

The 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award short list has been announced. This is Britain’s top science fiction award for a novel. The nominees are:
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann (Gollancz)
Nexus by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
The Machine by James Smythe (Blue Door)

The 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award short list has been announced. This is Britain’s top science fiction award for a novel. The nominees are: