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Stuff We Love: Spoonflower is a cosplayer/geek clothier’s new best friend

Cool geeky clothes are easier to find than ever before — if your body size is average or even extra large. But since bodies come in all heights and widths, the only way to get what we really want is to either make it ourselves, to cajole a clothes-…

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Stuff We Love: Iain M. Banks’ novel Use of Weapons has not one but two sanity-curdling plot twists (spoiler-free)

Iain M. Banks’ 1990 novel Use of Weapons, one of the books in his Culture series, is unlike any space opera you’ve ever read. First, its structure is both simple and complex, and second, it has a plot twist that bends your mind so hard it act…

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Stuff We Love: XKCD web comic is for people with brains and funny bones

XKCD is not a comic book that you find at your local shop, but it graces XKCD.com thrice weekly. You may have passed it up, as the art appears simple (it isn’t), the characters aren’t superheroic (kinda sorta), and the situations aren’t sci-fi/…

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Stuff We Love: Games Workshop’s Talisman was the gateway drug of board games

Monopoly. Connect 4. Life. Candyland. Battleship. When I was young, I had played all of the Parker Brothers’ games, and if I could find a Parker Sister, I’d play her games, too.

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Stuff We Love: Forget Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ best novel is Till We Have Faces

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series, about four siblings who find themselves in a magical realm, is beloved by children and adults worldwide, myself included. But of all of his novels, my favorite doesn’t take place beyond the wardrobe. My favo…

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Counterpart creator Justin Marks on alternate realities and love quadrangles

Even though it’s only January, we’re calling it now: Starz’s Counterpart is one of the best television series of 2018. Despite being set in the present, Counterpart has a Cold War vibe that chills to the bone, and its spy-jinx are so subtle that the pl…

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Stuff We Love: Tom Smith’s music makes fandom something to sing about

Sometimes, you love a movie or a show with so much enthusiasm that you just want to sing about it.

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Firsts: The first cosplay took place at the first-ever con… in 1939

When cosplayers dress up as their favorite character, or even their interpretation of a favorite character, they’re not just expressing their fandom. They’re also carrying on a tradition that began with … well, the first iterations of fan conventions.

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s family and agents share memories of the legendary writer

Ursula K. Le Guin was a literary giant, but before she became a giant, she needed a leg up. That boost came in the form of her agent, Virginia Kidd.

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Stuff We Love: 2004 Star Wars novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous is a masterful look at Padawans

Sean Stewart’s 2004 Star Wars novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous is the story of not one but two Padawans. Whie is strong in the Force, very much so, but he is tormented by nightmares. Scout is weak in the Force, and that makes her all the more determined…

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