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So You Want To Join The Empire: The Final Lessons

Over the past year, I’ve been documenting how to build a suit of Stormtrooper armor, and a little on how to go about wearing it once you’ve completed it. This week, I’d like to close out the column by taking a look at the bigger picture: what have we learned from this little journey?

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All the Times Science Fiction Authors Have Shilled Random Products

All the Times Science Fiction Authors Have Shilled Random Products

Celebrities endorsements have been around for a long time, but it’s usually actors, wrestlers, or athletes who are enduring a photoshoot with a random product. That said, every now and again, it’s a science fiction author who’s promoting something.

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Roland Emmerich is Rebooting the Stargate Franchise From Scratch

We’ve known that Roland Emmerich has been planning on continuing his 1994 film Stargate for a while, but while chatting with the press about Independence Day: Resurgence, he and producer Dean Devlin have been dropping some more hints about what’s next for the franchise.

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How Syfy is Leading The Charge With Imagining Diverse Futures

Over the last couple of seasons of television, critics and audiences have begun to pay a considerable amount of attention to the role of women and racial diversity on their favorite shows. Despite being set in the future, science fiction television has often been stubbornly stuck in the past. With its latest lineup, however, the Syfy channel has demonstrated that a proactive approach can create lasting change.

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Here Are the Finalists for the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Each year, the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction awards one worthy science fiction novel the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, one of the genre’s major awards for novels.

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The Syfy Channel is Expanding Into the Middle East and North Africa

The Syfy Channel might have conquered our solar system with shows such as The Expanse, but there are parts of the Earth that it hasn’t quite reached until now. Earlier this week the channel announced that they would be expanding into the Middle East and North Africa.

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All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your ‘To Read’ Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, vacation, and whatever other spare moments you have. Unfortunately, there’s also a ton of tremendous new fiction and non-fiction books coming out this summer, meaning your pile is about to get much, much bigger. Better start reading!

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10 Theoretical Megastructures, From Big to Massive

For much of its modern history, science fiction has had a particular fascination with engineering, with authors and artists imagining fantastic, massive structures in the depths of space. Here are 10 of them, from incredibly large to unbelievably massive.

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Disney is Bringing on Even More Help to Reshoot Star Wars: Rogue One

Disney is bringing on some additional help to work on Star Wars: Rogue One: Simon Crane, who has worked as a Second Unit Director or stunt coordinator for such films as Jason Bourne, Edge of Tomorrow and Quantum of Solace.

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