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Finally! Tilda Swinton Leads the Pack for Next Doctor Who Search

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Things are shaking up in the world of Doctor Who. Not only is longtime showrunner Steven Moffat walking away after this year, but Peter Capaldi – aka, the Twelfth Doctor – recently announced that he’ll be leaving at the end of the year as well. Capaldi will stay with the show through the latest series, which starts airing on BBC One in April. His final appearance will be the 2017 Christmas Special, with the Doctor regenerating at some point during the episode. Check out the new trailer! There’s been a lot of speculation about who will replace Capaldi to become the official Thirteenth Doctor. Ben Whishaw is a frontrunner, as is comedic actor Richard Ayoade. Even Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor,…

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Time Travel and Romance Collide in Alexandra Bracken’s ‘Passenger’ Series

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Ever since I read Caroline B. Cooney’s Both Sides of Time as a preteen, I’ve been hooked on time travel stories. Over the years, I’ve devoured any time travel book that I can, especially ones involving romances that exist out of space and time. And there have been a lot of good ones: Outlander, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Timeline, to name a few. So when I first heard of Alexandra Bracken’s young adult book Passenger (Disney-Hyperion, January 2016), I knew I had to get my hands on it. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked. Passenger tells the story of teen Etta Spencer, a violin prodigy who’s about to deliver a solo concert in New York City. But…

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Move over hobbits and wizards — here come the Dragonriders of Pern

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Harpers strike a stirring chord and beat a triumphant cadence – the original dragons are finally coming to life! Warner Brothers has announced its next movie franchise: it is bringing Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Anne McCaffrey’s beloved Dragonriders of Pern series to the big screen. Now that Harry Potter is out of school and the hobbits back in the Shire, it’s time for the next big multi-part fantasy series. Besides, dragons have never been hotter. And, whether or not you know it, most of those beloved dragons are intentional (or unintentional) homages to the noble beasts on Pern.  In Dragonriders, McCaffrey transformed the dragon from villain to hero, and helped create the science fiction/fantasy sub-genre. The medieval-like fantasy world…

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Rachel Carter reveals the secrets to time travel in Find Me Where the Water Ends

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If I had known how difficult it was to write time travel, I might never have started my young adult novel, So Close to You. But back when I opened that blank document and typed my first word, I was blissfully unaware. I loved reading and watching time travel, so why wouldn’t I like writing it? How hard could it possibly be? Very, very hard, is what I should have told myself. I didn’t even really set out to write time travel. I wanted to write about the Montauk Project, a real life conspiracy theory that suggested Nikola Tesla had faked his own death and created paranormal weaponry for the government during World War II. Every year, conspiracy theorists flocked…

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