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Matthew Jackson

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Matthew Jackson is a blogger, critic, fiction author and Batman enthusiast from Rosebud, Texas who's been a regular contributor to Blastr since September, 2011. In addition to his work at Blastr, his film criticism appears weekly in The Huntsville Item, a Houston area newspaper, and his book reviews appear monthly in BookPage magazine. His fiction has appeared in Weird Tales magazine, and elsewhere on the web his nonfiction has appeared at Strange Horizons, and Follow him on Twitter at @awalrusdarkly.

In what is surely another sign that it's just a matter of time before we're ruled by robot overlords, an American company has just announced that a robot they built swam 9,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia, braving storms and sharks along the way, and it did it without ever being refueled.
The holiday season is upon us, and that means our TV schedule is slimming out a bit. Most of our shows had Thanksgiving week off, but there's still plenty to talk about. American Horror Story tried to brave the holiday week and paid for it, while Once Upon A Time got a big rebound and Revolution stopped falling. And you can probably guess how The Walking Dead did.