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Sci-fi fans may have a new way to see their favorite movies early, thanks to Amazon

You probably want to see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, right? With Jack Black’s wild-eyed antics, Karen Gillan’s short shorts, and the Rock being the Rock, it looks as if it could be worth the wait. But if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you won…

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Blast from the past: You can now buy classic Omni magazines

The 1978-1995 magazine can be found on Amazon.

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1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale is Amazon’s #1 bestseller

Everything that’s old and dystopian is new again.

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Watch: Man in the High Castle cast and crew on what’s next in Season 2

The first season of Amazon’s Man in the High Castle was one of the biggest surprises of 2015, and we’ll be going even deeper down the rabbit hole in Year 2.

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6 Gifts on Amazon Prime Day to Give to Your Enemies

Today is Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s day of lowered rates and deep discounts. If you absolutely, positively need something awesome shipped to your doorstep, here is your window of opportunity. Open wide. But not everything Amazon has on offer is worth buying. We found several ridiculous items, none of which we would purchase for ourselves, not […]

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Fan Fiction Is Finally Legitimized With Kindle Worlds

Reading and writing fan fiction is a pastime I’ve enjoyed for years, and I’m not the only one: Fanfiction.net, a clearinghouse of fan fiction from across dozens of television shows, movies, and books, has millions of stories in its ever-growing repository. Once considered the domain of science fiction fans (although much older than that) now spread over non-genre television shows such as House and Gilmore Girls, fanfic has long been considered a copyright violation lawsuit in the making. Now Amazon is giving fan fiction the legitimacy it needs and deserves. With caveats.

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Lawyer Submits eBook Price-Fixing Amicus Brief in Comic Book Format

In a lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) is bringing against book publishers for eBook price fixing, lawyers have been invited to submit amicus briefs for the court’s consideration. However, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s rejected attorney Bob Kohn’s twenty-five-page document, saying she would only accept a mere five. So Kohn did what no other lawyer has done: He submitted his brief in comic book form.

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Felicia Day’s Geek Anthem ‘I’m the One That’s Cool’ Blasts Through Amazon Charts

Geeky people are cool. We know this because Felicia Day has told us so in The Guild’s new song, “I’m the One That’s Cool.” (And she knows it’s true because she read it in a “sweet piece in this week’s Wired magazine.”) And we’ve shown our love for The Guild and this song by making it #1 on Amazon.

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When Book Reviews Go Bad: Negative Reviews and How to Cope

Nobody likes a critic, particularly an author who is on the receiving end of a negative and very public judgment. While some authors can shrug off a poor review with ease, other authors feel as judged as the book itself.

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