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2010 Mythopoeic Award Winners
19/07/2010. Jo Walton's novel Lifelode wins the 2010 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for adult fantasy literature.

Future Human... the science fiction season at the BFI Southbank
19/07/2010. Cinema has long striven to imagine the future, near and distant, but what would it mean to live in the societies depicted in such cinematic speculations?

Surreal 60s crime/fantasy series The Corridor People
19/07/2010. Our chums in the movie biz tell us that Surreal 60s crime/fantasy series The Corridor People is coming our way on DVD shortly.

Solaris scores a win at The Shirley Jackson Awards
19/07/2010. Solaris Books have written in to tell us that Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Ellen Datlow, won the Shirley Jackson Award for ‘Edited Anthology 2009’ announced at Readercon 20.

Competition for 2000AD
19/07/2010. Bosnian-based comics publisher PrintMedia has announced plans to move into the UK scifi comic-book market with a new comic magazine later in 2010.

Cory Doctorow's Makers nominated for the 10th Sunburst Award
19/07/2010. The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a prized and juried award that is presented annually.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' trailer
29/06/2010. The boy wizard is back and things are getting dark over at Hogwarts. Here's the first big trailer for the new movie.

Space Battleship Yamato
29/06/2010. Earth's been near destroyed by pesky alien invaders, so what you going to do? How about re-float an ancient world war II battleship after you've refitted her for space? Yes, the second trailer for the live action Space Battleship Yamato movie is upon us.

Doctor Who does the Monster Mash
29/06/2010. BBC has revealed to SFcrowsnest.com the final 11 monsters which will be taking to the stage and touring the UK as part of their first production of Doctor Who Live.

Iron Sky new trailer
25/06/2010. One of the problems with the creeping passage of time is that we no longer get cool world war two movies. Okay, there has been a couple from Clint, Flags of our Fathers etc, but generally speaking, they're a dying art. Then, along comes Iron Sky, where Nazis flee to the moon in 1945 in rockets, then re-invade Earth in 2018.

The Quantum Thief goes state-side
25/06/2010. Susan Howe, Rights Director at Orion, has sold US rights in three novels by Finnish science fiction novelist, resident in Scotland, Hannu Rajaniemi to Patrick Nielsen Hayden of Tor pre-emptively, in a new deal.

House of Doors
24/06/2010. Kate Lyall Grant, commissioning editor at Severn House, has acquired two new horror novels from Chaz Brenchley.

Predators
24/06/2010. The Predator reboot by our Robert Rodriguez moves on apace with another new trailer. Definitely not one for the kids, though, with enough bullets and blood to satisfy even a Frank Miller comic-book fan.

Bring me the weapons of a true steampunk
24/06/2010. Some steampunks have guns, some guns have steampunks, and then, some steampunks go tooled up with Colonel J. Fizziwig's glorious steamed up weaponry.

Green Hornet - first trailer stings
22/06/2010. The first trailer for the new Green Hornet movie stings its way onto the internet. A rich playboy learns to fight crime. The Asian-sidekick was never going to be Bruce Lee, but then who is?

Graham McNeill staggers away with the David Gemmell Legend Award for this year
21/06/2010. Graham McNeill, is this year's winner of the David Gemmell Legend Award for his Time of Legends novel, Empire. On Friday, at the Magic Circle Headquarters in London, authors and industry professionals gathered for the awards ceremony, which was to celebrate the importance of fantasy fiction, and promote the genre.

Authors Terry Pratchett (Sir) and Stephen Baxter to work together
15/06/2010. Terry Pratchett first developed his vision of a chain of parallel worlds, The Long Earth, in an unfinished novel and two short stories in 1986, after writing Equal Rites, the third novel in what would turn into his Discworld series.

Jean-Luc Picard vs the vampire slayer
09/06/2010. What do you get when Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Fletch from Lesbian Vampire Slayers clash? Why, some fine trash talking of course. Watch the strange clash between actors Sir Patrick Stewart and James Corden here.

Last trailer, The Last Airbender
08/06/2010. The final trailer, pre-release, for the live action movie version of the fantasy film, The Last Airbender. Plenty of elemental action as the Fire Nation gets rowdy.

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