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Showing posts with label sci-fi fantasy & horror. Show all posts

New on Magatopia: Dune News


There's a new category on Magatopia for you to enjoy.

Magatopia.com - Dune Saga

Following is a list of all the online Dune online magazines and blogs linked to on the new page. Magatopia delivers live headline feeds from the following sources:

  • Bleeding Cool

  • Bloody Disgusting!

  • Boing Boing

  • Geekdom Movies

  • Bookstr

  • Appocalypse

  • /Film

  • TheWrap

  • SYFY Wire

  • Consequence

  • The Escapist

  • CBR

  • ScreenRant

  • DuneInfo
Link: Magatopia.com - Dune Saga

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New Category: Game of Thrones


There's a new category on Magatopia for you to enjoy.

Magatopia.com - Game of Thrones

Following is a list of all the online Game of Thrones magazines and blogs linked to on the new page. Magatopia delivers live headline feeds from the following sources:


  • Watchers on the Wall

    Winter is Coming

    The Sun - Game of Thrones

    Hypable

    TheWrap

    Making Game of Thrones

    FanSided – Game of Thrones

    Global News | Game of Thrones

    The Conversation

    George R.R. Martin

    Westeros.org

    Den of Geek!

    Digital Spy

    ScreenRant

    WIRED
Link: Magatopia.com - Game of Thrones


Magatopia.com is the internet's directory to thousands of free online magazines. All of the magazines Magatopia links to have news, articles or columns that you can read online for free.

Foreigner by CJ Cherryh

Science Fiction Book Review




Written by Paul - May 16, 2019
Original story first published at Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill

That was superb. Foreigner is a first contact novel wrapped in a thriller, the twist being that, this time, it’s humans that have landed on an alien planet and having to navigate a completely alien culture.
It had been nearly five centuries since the starship Phoenix, lost in space and desperately searching for the nearest 5G star, had encountered the planet of the atevi. On this alien world, law was kept by the use of registered assassination, alliances were defined by individual loyalties not geographical borders, and war became inevitable once humans and one faction of atevi established a working relationship. It was a war that humans had no chance of winning on
this planet so many light years from home.
Now, nearly two hundred years after that conflict, humanity has traded its advanced technology for peace and an island refuge that no atevi will ever visit. Then the sole human the treaty allows into atevi society is marked for an assassin’s bullet.
The book is split into three parts, the first two of which detail the arrival of the starship and the first encounter between atevi and humans. Then we get into the meat of the story, which centres on Bren Cameron, the one human living in atevi society. Bren is a paidhi, essentially humanity’s ambassador to the Atevi.

When Bren finds himself targeted by an assassin, he finds himself shunted from location to location, desperately trying to understand what is happening and who he can trust.

There are two things that really stand out here, the first of which is the Atevi themselves. This is a truly alien race in terms of their attitudes, their instincts and their culture, and this alienness makes them difficult to comprehend and impossible to fully understand. This keeps Bren permanently off balance as his human instincts are consistently wrong.

The other thing to note is CJ Cherryh’s writing style. Once Bren is introduced, the story is told entirely from Bren’s perspective — what Bren doesn’t know neither does the reader and if Bren doesn’t understand the importance of something it won’t be mentioned. This approach demands some work from the reader in that there is much that is not explained, but the depth of the story is such that it is well worth the effort.

With Foreigner CJ Cherryh gives us one of the strongest explorations of how cultures interact — and conflict — with each other that I have read in a long time. The novel is complex, detailed and utterly gripping and will probably bear reading again.



 Originally published, here, by Paul under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

New on Magatopia: Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Book Reviews

There's a new category on Magatopia for you to enjoy.

Magatopia.com - Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Book Reviews

Following is a list of all the online Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Book Review magazines and blogs linked to on the new page. Magatopia delivers live headline feeds from the following sources:

  • Locus Online

    Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews

    The Weatherwax Report

    One-Legged Reviews

    Frank Michaels Errington's Horrible Book Reviews

    HorrorTalk

    The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

    The Haunted Reading Room

    FanFiAddict

    Fantasy Literature

    Metaphors and Moonlight

    Ginger Nuts of Horror

    Arkham Reviews

    Fantasy Book Review blog

    Horror After Dark

    Morbidly Beautiful

    PopHorror

    Altered Instinct

    Amid The Imaginary – Reviews

    The Horror Bookshelf

    SFBook Reviews

    Kirkus Reviews
Link: Magatopia.com - Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Book Reviews


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Star Trek Movie Sets Phasers To Wow!


The new USS Enterprise
The new Star Trek movie is doing great at the box office. And with good reason, it's a spectacular roller coaster ride of a movie. It stays true to the characters of the original, while adding a whole lot more in the action and special effects departments. This movie is definitely a must-see.

-MSN




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New To Magatopia
Free Access, the Australian technology news and information site and The Overclocker, the magazine dedicated to overclocking are both new to the Computer Magazines section of Magatopia.

The Ord, Bonnie N. Collide, Revvvelations, tubularman, Rocket Llama and LadyStar, are all new additions to Magatopia's Comics page.


Featured Online Magazine
Maximum PC is an online resource for PC power users, computer aficionados, and nerds in general. Packed with hard-hitting reviews, lab tests, and original do-it-yourself content.

Just one of the over 2500 free online magazines available through Magatopia. All of the magazines Magatopia links to have news, articles or columns that you can read online for free.


Featured Free Magazine
The PC Mag Newsletter, from Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief of the PC Magazine Network, is a twice-weekly roundup of the latest top tech stories, the best new product reviews, plus special offers from Ziff Davis and its partners.

One of many print magazine subscriptions available for free through Magatopia Free Magazines. This is a full subscription - not a trial. Just fill out a simple application to receive your subscription in the mail. You will never receive a bill. Guaranteed.


The Magatopia Morgue
Byte Magazine is no longer listed in Magatopia's Computer Magazines section. It has ceased publishing online and the url is now directing to Dr. Dobb's Portal.

Neil Gaiman Reads "The Graveyard Book"

Now here's a real treat. Neal Gaiman, author of Coraline and Stardust, has recorded himself reading his new book, "The Graveyard Book", in it's entirety, and has made it available for anyone to enjoy, for free, at his website. All you have to do is surf on over to MouseCircus.com and click on "Video Tour - Watch Now". 

It's the story of a child who winds up being raised by ghosts in a graveyard. It's, basically, "The Jungle Book", but set in a graveyard with Neil Gaiman's own particular, wonderfully engaging, bent on the tale.

I was surprised when I listened to it at what a pleasant reading voice the author has. I highly recommend listening to his reading. If you're not already hooked on Neil Gaiman's books, you will be after this delightful gem of a story.

New To Magatopia

XKCD - Theft of the Magi
Newly added to Magatopia's Comics section is the extremely clever and funny comic XKCD by Randall Munroe, a sample of which you can see to the left. I can't say much for the artwork, but the funny is good. It's probably not for everyone. If you're not terribly well read, you probably won't "get it". I didn't "get" some of the math references myself. But it makes for a refreshing change from the much more common low-brow humor that's out there.

Speaking of low-brow, another addition to the comics page is I Can Has Cheez Burger. OK, it's not exactly what you think of when you think of a comic strip. It's... well... You know those pictures you see all over Myspace? The ones with those cats? And those cats are saying things like "I r drivz ur car" or, well, like "I can haz cheez burger"?... Yeah those. It's that. I love those.

Featured Magazine
One of the featured magazines all this month on Magatopia's main page is Kiplinger's. They have trusted personal financial advice, business forecasting, investment advice, and financial management tools. Kiplinger.com hosts all of the best personal financial advice and business forecasts Kiplinger has to offer. If you're keeping your eye on current financial happenings, and who isn't, this is the place to go to.

New Terminator 4 Videos

This new Terminator movie is looking better and better. The new Terminator Salvation trailer is online over at Trailer Addict, and it looks pretty darn sweet. After the disappointment of #3, I wasn't looking forward to any more Terminator movies. But it looks like they may just have a comeback in store for us. I hope so. I'm a big fan of the movies, as well as the excellent Sarah Conner Chronicles television series. Just click below to watch it.



And as if the new trailer weren't enough, over at auto site Jalopnik there's another excellent Terminator video. Terminator Salvation: The Art of Martin Laing shows a giant "harvester" terminator, motorcycle terminators, the T-600 terminator (an earlier version of the "Arnold" T-800 model) and more. Laing reveals in the video that the movie will feature 10 new killer robots. And you get to see a few of them in action.
New To Magatopia
Sci-Fi movie video clips are a bit off-topic for Jalopnik, as it's an online automotive magazine. What you'll normally find there are auto reviews, auto reviews and more auto reviews. Looking for an auto review? Go to Jalopnik. It's in Magatopia's Automotive section of all places.

Featured Magazine
The New York Times is one of the featured magazines this month on Magatopia. You'll find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars & more. The New York Times is one of the most trusted names in news reporting. 

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