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There are many legends who loom large in the science fiction world. You know their names: blockbuster authors with passionate fan bases, who land television shows or movie deals. But then there are the people responsible for that success: the editors and professionals who toil behind-the-scenes
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As the Star Wars Expanded Universe picked up, Bantam Spectra began to experiment with new novels, and ran into serious problems. My latest in my series on the EU for Barnes and Noble:
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All week long, we’re exploring the formation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Click herefor an index page, which will be updated as they are published. Following the successes of Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars trilogy, Bantam Spectra found it had stumbled on a gold mine: the public had a ravenous ap
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I've got a major series on Barnes and Noble running this week about the story behind the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and how that series developed. Here's part 1:

It was the moment that readers were dreading since news broke that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion: the moment the Star Wars canon would be stripped down and rebuilt from scratch. The Expanded Universe that had sprung up from the ashes of the second Death Star was not going
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With Amazon​ releasing The Man In The High Castle, I take a look at how Philip K. Dick​ wrote the novel over on Kirkus Reviews. 
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Some people read Playboy for the science fiction. 
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My latest column is now up for Kirkus Reviews: the metamorphosis of Astounding Science Fiction! 
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By the end of the 1990s, LucasFilm determined that they needed to take the Star Wars EU in a new direction, and they charted out a bold new path for the series: 
All week long, we’re exploring the formation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Click here for an index page, which will be updated as they are published. By 1997, the Star Wars publishing program was running at full tilt: Bantam Spectra published 15 books in 1996 another 21 novels the following
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When Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire hit bookstores, booksellers reported selling books directly out of the boxes. Part 2 of my series on the history of the Expanded Universe with Barnes and Noble is now up: 
All week long, we're exploring the formation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Click here for an index page, which will be updated as they are published. Between 1977 and 1983, George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise electrified a generation, changed cinema forever, and created a passionate fan
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The history behind China's Science Fiction is a narrative of modernization: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/narratives-of-modernization-chinas-history-of-science-fiction/
{{ean1}}On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, author Ken Liu stepped up to the podium at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, to accept the Hugo Award for Best Novel on behalf of Liu Cixin, author of The Three-Body Problem. It was a historic moment: Liu Cixin’s novel was the first translate
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I've got a new post up on Parent.co about the importance of growing up with a nearby forest: 
Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. Currently, he is the Weekend Editor of io9 (see his posts here)and has has written for such places as Armchair General Magazine, Barnes and Noble, Clarkesworld Magazine, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, Tor.com and others. Visit his website and follow @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.
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I've got a new essay on on Parent.Co about rediscovering childhood stories as a parent: 
Since my son was born, I’ve realized that I have an incredible excuse to rediscover the long-lost books of my childhood.
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My story Fragmented is now on StarShipSofa as an audio podcast! 
Coming Up… Main Fiction: “Redemption Awaits” by Mike Brooks. Originally published in Grimdark Magazine Issue #4. Mike Brooks was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and moved to Nottingham when he was 18 to go to university. He's stayed there ever since, and now lives with his wife, two cats, ...
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    MA - Military History, 2008 - 2009
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    BA - History, 2003 - 2007
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Lucasfilm has announced that the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII will be released into theaters on December 18th, 2015.

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Simon & Schuster to Launch Sci-Fi/Fantasy Imprint - Geek Magazine
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While many of the big publishing companies have done so for years, Simon & Schuster is joining the Sci-Fi and Fantasy imprint game.

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Marian Call has returned with a new video for her song 'Good Morning Moon' from her album, Something Fierce.

Almost Human Trailer Signals New Premiere Date - Geek Magazine
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We thought Almost Human was right around the corner but it appears as if we have a little bit longer to wait as Fox shuffles their schedule.

War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction by Andrew Liptak :: Kicktraq
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An anthology of Military SF, exploring how warfare might affect the soldiers and civilians of tomorrow.

War Stories Kickstarter Launched! | Apex Publications
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The War Stories anthology Kickstarter has launched.

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A new Kickstarter project has arrived. This time it's for a project titled, War Stories Anthology. Check it out now!

Godzilla Trailer Showcases the Destroyer of Worlds - Geek Magazine
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The Godzilla trailer has finally arrived! We've long waited for this first look at the upcoming remake of the classic and it does not fail.

Warcraft Gets a Release Date - Geek Magazine
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Citizens of Azeroth rejoice! Warcraft has a release date! It has no actors or announced plot, but it has a release date. Huzzah!

21 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for GEEK's Monthly Book Drop
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Need something to read? Perhaps something of the science fiction or fantasy persuasion? Well check out this month's GEEK Book Drop for ideas