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Valve Backs Xi3’s Mini-PC: Piston

Valve Software has been hinting for a long time that it would like to connect a piece of hardware directly to its Steam software service. The piece of hardware has been lovingly dubbed the “Steam Box” but has been vaporware …

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Pacific Rim: More Robot Mayhem

A new trailer has been released for Pacific Rim at the Consumer Electronics Show.  There are some new bits, but it’s fundamentally a similar trailer to the one previously released. Enjoy! More to Explore     The Top 10 Must …

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After Earth

M. Night Shyamalan has been busy trying to salvage his career and reputation after releasing a series of critical and box office flops.  The point of his decline from the grace which began with The Sixth Sense is greatly debated among …

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The Art of Alex ‘Gutalin’ Kozhanov

Alex ‘Gutalin’ Kozhanov is a freelance artist living in Kalinigrad, Russia.  He specializes in matte painting that utilizes a level of fine detail that is far greater than most of his contemporaries.  His style is also heavily influenced by H.R. …

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Who’s the Baddie?

J.J. Abrams returns to the 23rd century this summer with Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to the Star Trek reboot of 2009.  Details of this installment are sketchy, but the internet has been rife with rumor.  There only seems …

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Revolution Returns March 25th, Future Uncertain

Broadcast networks continue to defy logic by putting shows on hiatus for large mid-season breaks. Revolution being the latest victim of this practice. The show debuted with excellent ratings for a science fiction series and have held fairly steady after the …

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The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

What better artist to kick off our Art section with than one Ralph McQuarrie.  Unfortunately we lost Mr. McQuarrie recently (March 2012) at the age of 82, but his legacy as an influential science fiction artist will live on.    …

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Subterranean Magazine Winter 2013

Subterranean Press has released the Winter 2013 magazine issue.  The magazine is free (online) and is a great source for science fiction, fantasy and horror short fiction.  This issue contains some very lengthy tales in the form of two novelettes …

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Newton’s Wake: A Space Opera by Ken Macleod

I recently took a long hiatus from reading.  Things tend to get in the way of pursuits of passion…typically work.  When it was time to pick up another fiction book I scanned my sagging shelves and decided I wanted something …

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Minecraft Players Recreating Earth 1:1500 Scale

Surely by now everyone has heard of Minecraft, that really clunky and graphically prehistoric game that has made its creator rich, and eaten up countless billions of geek-hours.  Think of it as Legos on raging steroids.  I’ve tried it but …

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Defiance MMO Beta: Jan 18-20

The SyFy Channel and Trion Worlds (Rift) are embarking on a new, ambitious concept this April:  Launching a new television series that is linked with a massively multiplayer online (MMO) shooter.  This concept has never before been tried by a …

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Precision Machined Dice

Kickstarter is awesome.  There’s no denying that.  Where else can a young engineering geek get to practice some of her fundamental engineering knowledge by using CAD to design up near perfectly balanced dice, engage a machine shop to discuss the …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Price Concept Movie

Neil Gaiman is a writer that can fill a reader with dread, wonder and amazement using very few words. One of my favorite novels of his is The Graveyard Book for this very reason.  He has also worked his magic in …

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Apex Magazine #44 Released

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field.  New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. Issue #44 can be found online …

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