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Harlan Ellison remembered: Twitter pays tribute to the Star Trek/Outer Limits writer

Harlan Ellison, the enfant terrible of the 1960s speculative fiction publishing world who was known for his irascible nature as much as his brilliant prose, has died at age 84.

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Stuff We Love: Your Star Wars cosplay is now complete, thanks to Po-Zu shoes

Cosplayers without hand-eye coordination can always find friends, family, and costumers to help us create a head-to-toe ensemble. But unless you happen to know a shoemaker — or you don’t mind putting in tedious hours embellishing your boots — …

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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: 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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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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