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This week, Image will release Die #6, the first issue of a new arc in Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ subversive fantasy adventure that has been on hiatus since April. So right now is the perfect time if, like me, you had missed out on the series so far — because if you’re also like me and are immediately enchanted with it, you only have to wait a day for your next fix.

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When I think back to my childhood and teenage years, when my literary tastes were being forged in the crucible of youthful emotion and impressionism, particular scenes come to life: Sam carrying Frodo up Mt. Doom. The Reaper chasing Wil Ohmsford through the Westland. Marle hugging Crono on top of Death Peak.

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Game Of Thrones recently ended and while not everyone loved the final episodes, no one can deny how huge and popular the show has become. Millions of people around the world watched each episode. But back in 2007, the TV show didn’t exist, George R.R. Martin was still working to release the latest book in the series and Second Life was popular. All of this led to a strange moment in time when the famous author attended an event in Second Life and answered questions from the virtual audience.

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Sure, you can read a world of books on Android or iPhone. But not everyone wants to risk accidentally dropping all their 2-factor authentication prompts into a tub of water, and sometimes it's just nice to pick up something that won't get bombarded with notifications for email and social media.

Kindles are great for that. So if you're picking one up recently - or gifting one to a friend or family member, this weekend perhaps - you'll need something to read. Here's 12 sci-fi and fantasy books to start with.

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Goblins may be famous for hoarding things, but did you know they also have a killer eye for fashion? Popular art and style blog Hchom is being compiled into a book, so we chatted with the artist behind it about why she chose to turn these creatures into the Edna Mode of fantasy, and what they represent about her life, growth, and personal journey.

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I have read many fantasy books over the years, many of them mediocre, and few as captivating as George R.R. Martin's now-ubiquitous A Song of Ice and Fire. So it was refreshing and thrilling to discover a trilogy that's nearly as good: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, one of the best fantasy book series I've ever read.

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Few creative mediums let you explore stories like video games. Players don't just watch a story - they participate in it, sometimes steering narratives to wildly divergent endings. But in order for an interactive experience to truly transport players, it needs to have a well-built world for them to live in. Here are some locales that stand out from the rest.

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Christmas is looming, and hopefully that means getting the chance to get through some of the books that are on your ever-growing shame pile. If you are looking for more to add, or are simply after some new recommendations - this is what the team will be reading over the summer break.

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Here at Kotaku, we love our books. We like them even more when we can justify dropping mad stacks on them due to the insane Black Friday Sales happening at the moment.

We figured that you probably like books too. So we compiled some of our favourite sci-fi and fantasy picks that are currently on sale!

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Putting the tantalising mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it's been a tradition practically since film noir came into fashion, and the combination has resulted in some truly great films. Here are our favourites.

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We hope you got some rest over the holidays, because you're going to need it. As is now the standard, this year brings with it a plethora of science fiction/ fantasy/superhero/monster/comic book/spin-off/remake/etc. TV series -- and we're here with a handy guide to help you keep track of it all. Choose what to watch wisely... because there's a lot of it.

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We're finally getting a sequel to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz film The Dark Crystal, but it won't be a movie. Instead, The Power of the Dark Crystal will be hitting shelves as a 12-issue comic series, based on the unused feature script and drawn by artists with an eye toward the legendary Brian Froud.

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Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's golden days.