You're walking down the street, minding your own business, and suddenly you see something stapled to the nearest light pole that doesn't look like one of the same old fliers for bands, lost pets and weight loss scams. This flier is different.
Sure, science fiction and fantasy is filled with great romances: Han Solo and Leia Organa, Aragorn and Arwen, Jadzia Dax and Worf, son of Mogh. But they're also full of men and women for whom there is no happy ending. And on this day of amorous celebration, it's worth remember those who won't be feeling romantic.
We know and love J. R. R. Tolkien as the author of thousands of pages of Middle-earth lore. But he also wrote letters, and one particularly notable piece of his correspondence is this recently found letter Tolkien wrote to a couple he and his wife met while on holiday in 1963.
Each year, thousands of rare books are sold for hundreds or thousands of dollars each—and often much more—and many of those books are clearly science fiction, fantasy or horror. In 2010, a rare and beautiful 19th century book, Birds of America by John James Aububon, set a new record by selling for $11.5 million, but a copy of this same book sold last week for a "disappointing" $7.9 million. (Such a bargain!)
Image of the Day: So how's the weather in Mordor this week?
Syfy's hit reality series Face Off returns tonight at 10/9C with 13 new contestants who dream of becoming make-up FX masters. But before diving into the series' second season, check out some masterpieces created by the best in the business—sci-fi makeup artists who've won Academy Awards.
Sometimes, you can't send in the Mobile Infantry or the Colonial Marines or Starfleet or a whole bloody Clone Army. Sometimes, the only thing that'll get the job done is a select group of hardened warriors who can be trusted to get the job done, no matter what.
Bob Anderson, the legendary swordsman who choreographed some of the most famous battles in film history and even donned the Darth Vader costume to duel Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, died Sunday in England at the age of 89.
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Suits of armor: they don't make 'em like they used to. But the armorers of the past never built a full suit of multi-plated, sharp-edged, articulated armor like the Nazgul wore. To use a mixed metaphor, the Lord of the Rings enthusiasts of Kropserkal have gone where no armorers have gone before.