Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined sci-fi, dies at 92 – Los Angeles Times

Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the worlds largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has died. He was 92. Ackerman, a writer, editor and literary agent who has been credited with coining the…

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | David Tennant quits as Doctor Who

David Tennant is to stand down as Doctor Who, after becoming one of the most popular Time Lords in the history of the BBC science fiction show. Tennant stepped into the Tardis in 2005, and will leave the role after four special episodes are broadcast next year. He made the announcement after winning the outstanding…

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Don Cheadle Replaces Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2 | /Film

It has always bothered me when a new actor is brought in to replace another actor who has already been established as a franchise character. I don’t think I’m alone in this viewpoint. The first time I noticed this occurrence was when I was a child and Sarah Chalke replaced Alicia Goranson as Becky (otherwise…

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Leapin Lizards V Gets Rebooted – Yahoo News

Los Angeles E Online – Hide the hamsters…the Visitors are baaack Hoping to do for V what the Sci Fi Channel did for Battlestar Galactica, ABC has given the go-ahead on a reboot of the hit 1980s franchise about alien lizards from another planet who take over Earth. Scott Peters, the brain behind The 4400,…

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Belly Dancer Turns Sci-Fi Fantasy Into Career | The Underwire from Wired.com

For testosterone-driven sci-fi devotees in their 30s and early 40s (such as this reporter), the universe changed about 15 minutes into 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The Star Wars galaxy (and, in most cases, our own lives) were blissful, asexual realms of brave adventures and weapon-wielding heroes threatened only by their assigned villains and (if…

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Rainy day reading

Its raining here, tropical storm Fay is slowly wobbling through the state. Its days like these that steer me to the den to do some reading. As luck would have it, I surfed the web and found some great reading material through Booklorn. I suggest that you bookmark her site, its just that good. If…

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Darkness of the Light by Peter David

This week’s free Tor ebook is Darkness of the Light by Peter David. Quest to steal the Orb of Light. Download it in PDF, HTML format ,  Mobi format

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