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Star Wars: The High Republic and a new lightsaber

Star Wars: The High Republic and a new lightsaber

This week the folks at Star Wars revealed a new sort of lightsaber that'll appear first in The New Republic. This is a new era that takes place before the Prequel movies. That means it's in an era before Luke Skywalker, before Darth Vader... but not before Yoda. And it'll be elegant - oh, so elegant.

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Comixology surprises readers by making all Black Panther comics free

Comixology surprises readers by making all Black Panther comics free

Amazon-owned comic book platform Coximology has surprised readers by quietly making all of its Black Panther titles available for free. It's unclear when the change arrived and how long it will last -- it doesn't appear that Coximology has advertised the new discount. The change recently came to public attention on social media, where multiple users reported seeing the new price tag.

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Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn't just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo is launching a new no-frills eReader that knows a trick or two to help you read your favorite books wherever, whenever.

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George RR Martin suggests ‘Winds of Winter’ book will be ready in 2021

George RR Martin suggests ‘Winds of Winter’ book will be ready in 2021

Fans of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, better known for its television adaptation Game of Thrones, may get a new installment soon, relatively speaking. Author George R.R. Martin is a notoriously slow writer, having penned the first book in the series back in 1991. There are seven planned books, but only five have been published to date. That may change next year.

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Marvel Unlimited makes top comic books free until early May

Marvel Unlimited makes top comic books free until early May

Marvel has gotten on the bandwagon of making certain things free over the next month or so of quarantine. Starting today, April 2, Marvel fans can access a curated selection of the company's most iconic comic book stories for free through the Marvel Unlimited service. Only some of the comic books available on the Marvel Unlimited platform are made available for free under this change, including things like Civil War and Avengers vs. X-Men.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novel edits Rey’s parents, yet again

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novel edits Rey’s parents, yet again

It would appear that Star Wars lore just cannot stay solid as, just this week, Rey's parentage changed yet again. As events and details in the novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker showed, the official word on the origin of Rey's parents is not exactly what you might've assumed, given the details present in the film. Further, it would seem that the actor who played Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) shed some light on an earlier version of the films' script, after the impenetrable wall of Lucasfilm NDA fell at the film's premiere. This is where I say SPOILER ALERT if you'd like to remain unspoiled.

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Marvel Comics just revealed the ultimate origin story

Marvel Comics just revealed the ultimate origin story

A new comic called Silver Surfer: Black #5 was released this week with new insight into the origins of the Marvel Universe. At this moment in time it's important to note that the following article requires a SPOILER ALERT for the comics in the "Silver Surfer: Black" series. Once you read this article, there's no going back to a time when you didn't know the deal. The details of this series are too important to not report on here - or at least they're important if you're the sort of person who enjoys knowing the most KEY details of the history of Marvel Comics.

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A vital Game of Thrones vs ASOIAF fan theory says Greyjoys will change all

A vital Game of Thrones vs ASOIAF fan theory says Greyjoys will change all

As George R.R. Martin said multiple times in the past, television and novels are two very different mediums. Game of Thrones the television series followed the books pretty spot-on to start - and stuck with a lot of the eventual deaths and lives of the characters in a very general way. Now that we've reached the end of the television series and have two more novels in the Game of Ice and Fire left, what's left to change? And what's changed already? Also note: This post is absolutely riddled with spoilers, so watch out!

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Brave New World predictions are coming true with hyphens

Brave New World predictions are coming true with hyphens

The amount of hyphens in the title of a research paper has a direct effect on the number of times it's cited. The more hyphens in the title, the less likely it was to be cited. Our fears were wrong - we're not living in the future described by the book "1984" (from George Orwell). Instead we're living in "Brave New World", and Aldous Huxley's dystopia is made real.

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Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

Redact It has me thinking anti-spoiler social network

We live in a cruel world, a world where people find joy in spoiling story endings for others on the internet. They see a movie on release day (or worse yet, pirate a movie), turn around and spew the ending of said movie on the web. Today I've been shown a tool that could mitigate internet-based spoilers in a big way. Let me turn your attention toward Redact It.

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Game of Thrones: the ‘real’ ending, via George RR Martin

Game of Thrones: the ‘real’ ending, via George RR Martin

On May 20th, 2019, George RR Martin made an entry into his "Not a Blog" blog about the current state of Game of Thrones. The television series final episode, Season 8, Episode 6: The Iron Throne just popped up, and it was time for the original author to have his say. Not that he had a lot to say about the ending of this particular interpretation of the content. He confirmed that he's still working on additional material for his written ending(s) to A Song of Ice and Fire - and that his ending WILL be different. Or it won't - so he says.

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Alexa Choose Your Own Adventure details: How to activate

Alexa Choose Your Own Adventure details: How to activate

The folks at Audible have teamed up with the official Choose Your Own Adventure brand to pair with Amazon's Alexa. The company that made Choose Your Own Adventure goes by the name Chooseco. They've been so wildly successful with the Choose Your Own Adventure brand and series of books that they've got their own company. Now they're bringing a skill, with Audible, to Amazon's Alexa system.

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