Science fiction and fantasy news library December 2010.

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Falling Skies
26/12/2010. Alien invasions are a bit like buses. You're waiting ages for one, and then suddenly, along rolls a whole fleet of them. Following fast on the film Invasion LA, comes a new TV series from the USA, Falling Skies.

Doctor Who: Season 6
25/12/2010. Here's the new trailer for the upcoming 6th season of Dr Who. Looking good, Doc. Looking even better, Amy Pond.

Terry Gilliam does steampunk
21/12/2010. Terry Gilliam is backing the steampunk movie 1884 - and we have Terry's proof of concept footage for the film. It centres around a Victorian James Bond-ish character fresh back from claiming the moon for Britain.

The Faithful And The Fallen
21/12/2010. Julie Crisp, Editorial Director of Pan Macmillan in London, has concluded a pre-emptive World Rights deal for two epic fantasy novels in a series called The Faithful And The Fallen by new British author John Gwynne with agent John Jarrold, for a high five-figure sum.

Quantum Thief goes Turkish
21/12/2010. Hannah Whitaker, Senior Rights Manager at Orion, has sold Turkish rights to highly-praised SF debut The Quantum Thief by Finnish science fiction novelist resident in Scotland, Hannu Rajaniemi, to Pegasus.

The Ritual goes stateside
21/12/2010. Michael Homler at St Martin’s Press has acquired US rights in the horror novel The Ritual by Adam Nevill from Harriet Sanders, Rights Director at Pan Macmillan in London. Julie Crisp acquired World Rights in the book from agent John Jarrold.

The Quantum Thief goes Spanish
21/12/2010. Krystyna Kujawinska, Rights Manager at Orion, has sold Spanish rights to highly-praised SF debut The Quantum Thief by Finnish science fiction novelist resident in Scotland, Hannu Rajaniemi, to Bibliopolis.

The Kings of Eternity
21/12/2010. Science fiction novel The Kings of Eternity has taken author Eric Brown ten years to complete and it will be released April 2011.

The Sweet Scent Of Blood
17/12/2010. Hannah Whitaker, Senior Rights Manager at Orion, has sold Estonian rights to Suzanne McLeod’s debut urban fantasy The Sweet Scent Of Blood to Varrak, who will publish in spring 2011.

Mirabilis Year of Wonders
15/12/2010. Mirabilis Year of Wonders, a graphic novel by Dave Morris and Leo Hartas that launched on iTunes last week, took just two days to reach number 99 in the chart of top-grossing UK iPad books.

Pirates of the Caribbean 4
14/12/2010. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is coming our way, along with Ian McShane as an evil Blackbeard and Penelope Cruz as the female pirate/love interest for Jack. First trailer is here now!

It's hammer time
11/12/2010. Yes, the new trailer for the Thor movie has hit the intertubes, knave. In other words, it's hammer time!

Letting off some steam
11/12/2010. Steampunk artist and model maker Todd Douglas Cahill shows off his Waltham, MA studio. Nice.

Dirk Gently
11/12/2010. Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently novels get the BBC TV series they have always deserved. Watch the trailer here, and feel the interconnectiveness of all things.

Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon
11/12/2010. The new movie for Transformers takes a slight parallel reality look at what really happened on the last moon landing. It's a little bit Alien, with the astronauts coming across the crashed space ship of the transformers.

Space Battleship Yamato
11/12/2010. The live action movie for Space Battleship Yamato gets a new extended trailer. Looks quite reminiscent of the Battlestar reboot on the ship combat scenes.

Matt Smith: Santa Who?
11/12/2010. Matt Smith and guest star Katherine Jenkins interviewed about the new Xmas episode of Doctor Who. It starts off with Amy and Rory on honeymoon, but the spaceship they are travelling on gets into trouble and needs to make an emergency landing on a nearby planet

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