Doctor Who, Fan Fiction, and a YouTube Documentary Headline This Year’s Hugo Awards Finalists

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The nominees for the Hugo Awards are here, honoring the best in 2018's comics, movies, TV shows, and other works. We’ve got some staples in genre fiction, like Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, along with a few surprises—including the first time in Hugo history that a YouTube series has been…

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Nebula Awards Introduces Game Writing Category, and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is a Nominee

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has released its list of nominees for the 2018 Nebula Awards, and things are looking good this year. Not only is this year’s Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Performance category a powerhouse of great nominees, but there’s also a brand-new category…

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The Fictional People and Things We Lost in 2018

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Damn, 2018 sure was a cruel year for pop culture fans, with tons of beloved characters being killed off in television, movies, and video games. Not to mention long-running TV shows being axed off this mortal coil forever (some of which, frankly, really needed to be put out of their misery).

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The 10 Best (and 5 Worst) Films of 2018

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Way back at the beginning of 2018, you kind of had feeling it was going to be a good year at the movies. Two weeks in, we had a contender in the form of Paddington 2. February brought the $700 million hit Black Panther and the hypnotic Annihilation. And even before that, film festivals introduced us to Hereditary,

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6 Actors Who Were Double-Duty Genre Superstars in 2018

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It’s not unusual for popular actors to be cast in multiple movies and TV shows in a relatively short time period—but 2018 had an unusual number of performers doing double duty in notable genre projects. Here are six of our favorite ubiquitous faces this year.

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