Offworld Report Tuesday Jan 12th 2016: the best scifi on the net.

Here’s today’s round-up of the best stories and articles from our selection of some other spiffing genre web sites.

Marvel Confirms Creed Director Ryan Coogler Is Directing Black Panther

The Russo Brothers Would Be Interested In Doing A Black Widow Solo Movie

Adorable 3D-Printed Corgis Are Led by Thorgi, The Corgi God of Thunder

Happy Birthday! Rob Zombie Turns 51 Today

Guillermo Del Toro Says Pacific Rim 2 Is Still Going

Gold Skull Armchair Is The Perfect Gift For A Supervillain

Our Favorite David Bowie Cameos in TV and Movies

Danny Trejo Created Himself In Fallout 4

Pokemon 20th Anniversary Nintendo 3DS Bundle Revealed

Stardust Pays Homage to David Bowie

Gotham’s Ben McKenzie Hints Jerome And Others Are Returning

Rey Featured Heavily in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Second Wave Toys

Spider-Man Develops A Very Personal Relationship In Captain America: Civil War

LEGO Announces Massive Batman 66 Batcave Set

The Flash: Potential Energy Photos Feature Wally West

Deadpool Calls An Audible In New TV Spot

CBS President Hints The Flash & Supergirl Crossover Might Be In The Works

Supergirl: Bizarro Synopsis Released

Arrow: Blood Debts Photos Released

New The Walking Dead Season 6 Promo Image Features Rick Grimes

Deadpool Releases a Nicholas Sparks-Inspired Romance Poster

The Flash Casts Aaron Douglas As The Turtle

Nintendo Announces Mass Mythical Pokemon Distribution and More for 20th Anniversary

Movie Morsels: James Gunn Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 May Feature More David Bowie Music

Jonah Hex To Appear On Legends Of Tomorrow

It’s The 50th Anniversary of Batman TV Show Premiere

Deadpool Releases 50 Shades of Grey-Inspired Teaser Poster

A Wild 20th Anniversary POKÉMON RED and BLUE 3DS Bundle Appears

Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice Brazilian TV Spot Released

George Miller Says He Won’t Make Any More MAD MAX Films

Gaming Daily: GEARS OF WAR 4 to Release Earlier Than Expected

New Triple 9 Trailer, Images, Posters Released

Fun’s Nate Ruess Enlists MAD MEN Actor for “Take It Back” Video (Premiere)

Official: Ryan Coogler is Directing Marvel’s Black Panther

Star Wars 9: Colin Trevorrow Responds to George Lucas Fan Petition

New TMNT 2 Action Figures Might Give Away All The Cameos

WWE’s The Miz to Guest Star on Supernatural

Mortal Kombat X Gameplay Trailer Shows The Alien Xenomorph And Leatherface In Action

Space Beyond Space: The Divide Between Science and Modern Philosophy

Review: SHADOWHUNTERS Sets Up Cassandra Clare’s MORTAL INSTRUMENTS World Authentically, but Slowly

Ryan Reynolds Sticks His Tongue Out In New Deadpool Movie Photo

Star Wars Episode IX Director Colin Trevorrow Weighs In On Petition To Bring Back George Lucas

Massive Metal Monday: David Bowie’s Tin Machine “Under The God”

Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2015

Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2016: Publishers’ Choice

Astronauts Will Never Have to Worry About Mark Watney’s THE MARTIAN Diet

Star Wars Rebels: Leia Arrives in A Princess on Lothal Preview


THE WALKING DEAD’s Ross Marquand Does 17 Impressions in 3 Minutes

The Myriad Mysteries of the Florida Everglades

Star Wars Rebels Returns…with Princess Leia

Green Lantern: Chris Pine Says He Was Never Approached For A Role

Intel’s “Drone 100” Breaks World Record, Puts on Spectacular Light Show

From Telepathy to X-Ray Goggles: How Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact

Doctor Who spinoff series Class coming to BBC America

His Dark Materials – TV Series

CM Punk Makes his UFC Debut in UFC 2 Gameplay Trailer

Collectibles from the Outer Rim: Kenner’s Chewbacca Bandolier Strap!

Russian Oil Scientists Blame Siberian Craters on Reindeer

‘Drake’ Cover Reveal

TV-Cap: Bobby Returns to SUPERNATURAL and Princess Leia Joins STAR WARS REBELS

RIP Angus Scrimm, aka Phantasm’s Tall Man

Fantasy ‘One-Shots’

Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen’s EMPRESS # 1 Preview Brings Sci-fi to Prehistoric Earth

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

David Bowie: Remembering A True Legend, A Wizard, A Star

Here’s Disney’s shortlist to play young Han Solo in the next Star Wars spinoff

Has the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Changed Your Opinion of Self-Published Books?

RIP David Bowie: Exploring the Starman’s legacy in genre and sci-fi

Check Out This Awesome Magneto Cake

Creed 2 Aiming for Fall 2017 Release Date

Richard’s Best of 2015….

Abrams responds to complaints Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a ‘rip-off’ of A New Hope

Five Favourite Wizards – Guest Blog by Stephen Aryan

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE Is Coming to Xbox One

Wolf Hall: controversy, adaptation and poetic licence

Gender and Stereotyping in Fantasy – Part Three: Balance

What Makes A Good Protagonist?

Star Wars: Episode 8 is ‘Much Darker’ According to John Boyega

For Your Consideration: Fantasy Podcasts

Another Marvel Comedy TV Series Is in the Works, But What Could It Be?

Fantasy-Faction Turns Five!

Miles Morales finally joins the Marvel Universe in first look at Spider-Man No. 1

In Memorium: David Bowie

Snakewood Cover Reveal, Map & Extract!

The Vintage Vault: Kenner’s Four Famous Cantina Aliens

Bloodmoon by Ben Galley

13.01 – MU Plus+ Podcast

James Gunn Wanted David Bowie To Cameo In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’

Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

10 Things They Never Told You About NaNoWriMo

Is Robin Wright Playing A Superhero In Wonder Woman?

The Cake is a Lie: Why Winning Isn’t Always a Happy Ending

LEGO goes batty with massive Batman ’66 Batcave set

Review of Saga: Volume 5

The K Ohle #85: Get Lost with Wyatt Cenac

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Title Role Shortlist Revealed

The NaNoWriMo Phenomenon

Fantasy-Faction T-Shirts and Hoodies Are Back!

The truth is out there with 21 new pics from The X-Files premiere episode

Watch This Giagantic LEGO AT-AT Get Built In Fast Forward

Game of Thrones Season 6 Teaser… Is Jon Snow Dead? If not… how not?

StarShipSofa No 414 Beth Cato, Rachael K. Jones and Seth Shostak

Top 10 SFF Films of 2015

Interview with Peter McLean

Steve McHugh Interview

‘The Winds of Winter’ months away from being finished… if the writing goes well.

Supergirl’s Andrew Kreisberg: Laura Vandervoort’s Indigo Will Look Awesome

Exclusive Cover Reveal: JEROUN: THE COLLECTED OMNIBUS by Zachary Jernigan

Fantasy Titles On Our Radar: January 2016 Edition

Five Pivotal Green Ranger Episodes of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers

George Miller Says He’s Done With Mad Max Films

StarShipSofa No 417 Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and Nathaniel Calhoun

The Builders by Daniel Polansky

What Photography Teaches Us About Writing

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – Spoiler Free Review

The first minute of the premiere episode of the X-Files revival is online

What If Transformers Was A 1950’s B-Monster Movie

Guillermo del Toro Insists Pacific Rim 2 Isn’t Canceled

Nerdist:Play – Accomplishing Your 2016 Resolutions with the Amazing Stella Von D

New DOOM Screenshots & Information Revealed

Rumor of the Day: Laura Dern joining Twin Peaks in well-known role

The War of the Worlds – Sequel Signed!

Painting With Grey: The Development and Popularity of “Gritty Fantasy”

So You’re Doing NaNoWriMo!

Dragon Hunters Cover Reveal & Notes from Marc Turner

Genre of the Impossible

I Never Planned To Be A Novelist…

Luggage of the Future Delivers Itself to Your Plane or Room

Neil Gaiman Wrote A David Bowie Short Story, Inspired By A Final Fantasy Artist

Classic T-65 X-Wing Spotted on Star Wars: Rogue One Set

Legendary Pictures Acquired For $3.5 Billion by China’s Wanda Group

The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick

The Traitor by Seth Dickinson

World War Z Sequel Loses Its Director

Grandmothers of Fantasy

Interview with Zen Cho

Nerdist Podcast: Samantha Bee

Red Shirt Diaries: The City On The Edge Of Forever

Ryan Coogler Confirmed To Direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

What To Do In December Now NaNoWriMo Is Over

Benicio del Toro Says Collector Might Not Return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn On David Bowie & Vol. 2 Soundtrack

Lessons Learned from the Gollancz Festival for Writers

Star Wars: Young Han Solo Actor Shortlist & Rogue One Cameo Rumors

Michael Lee’s Top 10 Favorite Movies Of 2015

Princess Leia to appear in Star Wars Rebels

Fallout 4: Of Dogs and Desk Fans

Joe Abercrombie update and Sharp Ends cover reveal

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

The Hybrid Writer – Guest Blog by Gail Z. Martin

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

Under A Colder Sun by Greg James

War is coming in new, extended trailer for The CW’s The 100

Berlanti on Supergirl crossover with Flash: ‘A lot of things would have to go right’

FINALISTS: 2015 Philip K. Dick Award

How Writing Is A Lot Like Fighting – Part 1: Introduction

Marvel’s Agent Carter: Better Angels Synopsis Released

Robin Hood: Origins Casts Jamie Foxx as Little John

Table of Contents: ‘MASH UP’ Edited by Gardner Dozois

A Look At Secondary Characters

Chinese Entertainment Company Wanda Acquires Legendary Entertainment

Creed director Ryan Coogler confirmed to helm Marvel’s Black Panther!

David Bowie’s 5 Best Sci-Fi Film Roles

Han Solo film casting is down to a shortlist of actors for lead role

How Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War will be different from other Spideys

James Gunn on David Bowie’s possible cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Making Who

New York Comic Com 2015 Report – Part One

Women Dominate Graphic Novels in 2015

Wrath Of Khan Soundtrack In Vinyl Again

3rd Book by Peter Newman signed!

[Guest Post] Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Marie Brennan on Characters with PTSD

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

The Out-of-Print BLADE RUNNER Sketchbook Is Amazing

DVD Review: MST3K: Volume XXXIV

J.J. Abrams reveals if we’ll get an extended cut for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Review – Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. Tolkien

Weekend Box Office (01/08/16-01/10/16): ‘The Revenant’ Nearly Accomplishes The Impossible To Dethrone ‘Star Wars’

Fox Has Acquired the Film Rights to THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill

Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt

Mark Hamill, J.K. Rowling, Hugh Jackman and more react to visionary artist David Bowie’s passing

Meet Heat Wave In New Promo Video For DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

New Australian ‘Arrow’ Trailer May Reveal Felicity Smoak’s Fate… Kind Of Like An Oracle

Peter V. Brett confirms more books

Robert Kirkman’s studio to turn indie game Oxenfree into a movie

Streaming Review: House Of Wax (2005)

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

The Only Bit of Writing Advice You’ll Need in 2016

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Writer’s Den: Describing the Indescribable

5 Iconic Star Wars Sound Effects and How They Were Made

Agent Carter exec reveals if Madame Masque will wear her iconic gold mask

Deadpool new banner posters cosy up for Valentine’s Day

From Short Form To Long Form

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

In The Mix: Fantasy and Other Genres

Looking For Jake & Other Stories by China Miéville

Outlander author on George R.R. Martin missing his Winds of Winter deadline

Power Rangers Ninja Steel To Debut In 2017

Review – The Lazarus Gate by Mark A Latham

Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston

The Use of Drugs In Fantasy

The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden

Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack

An interview with Megan E. O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky

Black Butler I & II / Kuroshitsuji – Anime Review

Gail Z Martin’s ‘The Shadowed Path’ Cover Reveal

George Miller is Reportedly Done Making Mad Max Films

Get An Up Close Look At Kevin Eastman’s New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures

Our Lady Of The Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Read an Excerpt of TRAVELER by Arwen Elys Dayton

Review – Grendel by John Gardner

Sins of a Sovereignty by Plague Jack

Susan Dennard Interview

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies resurrects a dead son in eerie new trailer for The Other Side of the Door

Why Characters Play Their Parts: Human Identity in Storytelling

Writing The Other Other

Behind-the-Scenes of THE FORCE AWAKENS: Making the Animated Chess Set

Book Review: Knocking On Heaven’s Door: A Novel By Sharman Apt Russell

Cash Withdrawal #8: Flaycation Code- Kira Soltanovich

Cold Iron by Stina Leicht

Dining with Doug and Karen #57: 2016 Golden Globes Potluck

GIVEAWAY (US Only): Win a Copy of SEEKER and TRAVELER by Arwen Elys Dayton!

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May Not Include Benicio Del Toro’s The Collector

‘Hail, Caesar!’ Trailer: Ralph Fiennes Teaches Alden Ehrenreich How To Deliver A Line Properly

Holy Bricks! I Love Everything About Lego’s New Classic Batman TV Series Batcave Set

Hugh Dancy Shares What Would Happen If ‘Hannibal’ Had Been Picked Up For A Fourth Season

iPods in Narnia

M. Night Shyamalan on new “cool and dark” Crypt Keeper for his Tales From The Crypt reboot

Marvel Just Scored The Ideal Director For Black Panther (UPDATED)

Review – Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

RIP Angus Scrimm. Long Live The Tall Man

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The Ciftci Case: Is Gollum Good or Evil?

The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney

‘The Witch’ Trailer: What 17th Century Horror Looks Like Without CGI Or Cheap Scares

The Writers Panel #239: COLONY

TV THIS WEEK: Shadowhunters premieres, Colony arrives, and more!

Watch The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand Nail Some Nano-Impressions

What Remains of Heroes by David Benem

World War Z 2 needs a new director

Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan

Battlestar Galactica alum cast as the newest villain on The Flash

Bootleg Universe Pitch: Dramatic Harold & Kumar

Bruce Timm on building a story around Batman: The Killing Joke

Elements of Fantasy: Brownies

In Defence of the Chosen One

Interview with Alison Littlewood

Jonathan Strahan on Meeting Infinity and the state of sci-fi

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Review – A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening by Mario de Carvalho

Review – City of Burning Shadows by Barbara Webb

Review – The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: The Art of War by Daniel Falconer

Review – The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Partnering With Oxenfree Developers Night School Studios

Star Trek #53

The Last, Desperate Attempt to Contact the Philae Lander Has Probably Failed

The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Thief Who Knocked On Sorrow’s Gate by Michael McClung

Tuesday Tune: “Space Oddity” by David Bowie

White Canary and Captain Cold start a bar brawl in first clip from Legends of Tomorrow

Win Night Gallery: The Complete Series DVD with our competition!

Wolfhound Century TV Series?

World War Z 2 Loses Director Juan Antonio Bayona

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An interview with Scott Allan Morrison, author of Terms of Use

Arrow, Flash producer promises ‘game-changer’ for Dhark, focus on the multiverse

Every Member of the Legion of Super Heroes, Ranked: #102-50

Fantastic and Forgotten Christmas Stories

George Miller “won’t make more Mad Max movies”

NASA’s New Office Is Our Defense Against Death From the Skies

Nina Forever poster gets in the middle of things

Review – The Affinity Bridge by George Mann

Review – The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2015

Sídhe in Fantasy: From Gaelic Origins, To The Modern Market

Star Wars 7: Rey Finally Gets Spotlight in Second Wave of Toys

This Interview With the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Is Tragic as Hell

TV Review: The Shannara Chronicles 1.3 “Fury”

Why Does Director George Miller Suddenly Not Want to Make Any Mad Max Movies?

6 Heroes Who Had Their Asses Thoroughly Kicked by Wonder Woman

ABC Gives Orders A Pilot For The Mockingbird Spinoff ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Animated Adaptation Will Add New Story Elements

Clark Gregg Feels Like ‘Inhumans’ & ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Won’t Connect

Crash Course: Check Out The Two New ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ TV Spots!

Discover the Origins of Abe Sapien’s Latest Occult Villain in This Exclusive Comic Preview

Fear Invades the 17th Century Wilderness in This Harrowing New Trailer for The Witch 

From our continental correspondent – Stripburger 66

Gawker Donald Trump’s Personal Brand Is Slowly, Excruciatingly Crumbling | Jalopnik 2017 Lincoln Con

Giveaway and Excerpt: What She Left by T.R. Richmond

In His Sights: Frank Grillo Talks Crossbones In ‘Captain America: Civil War’ And Whether or Not He Will Fulfill His Comic Destiny

Joe Hill’s The Fireman heading to the big screen with Louis Leterrier to direct

Just HOW Did Your Father Kill You, and What Does This Have To Do With the Apocalypse?

Kevin Smith Tapped To Direct An Episode Of ‘The Flash’

Kotaku North Korea Is Now Faking Video Footage, Apparently | Deadspin Clemson Doomed Themselves By G

Lucifer new trailer will make you confess your sins

New Shortlist For Han Solo ‘Star Wars Anthology’ Lead Revealed

No Extended Cut For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Blu-Ray & DVD Release

‘Person Of Interest’ May Become Irrelevant After Season 5

Ryan Coogler Officially Directing ‘Black Panther’

Smallville alum Laura Vandervoort coming to CBS’s Supergirl

The Concourse RIP David Bowie, The Most Human Alien Of All | io9 David Bowie Made The World a Safer

The Incredible Hulk May Have Just Revealed Cate Blanchett’s Role In Thor: Ragnarok

The Next Wave of Star Wars Toys is All About Rey

The Witch new trailer has the spookiest goat you’ve ever seen

These Are NASA’s ‘Spiders’ on Mars

This Celebrity-Studded Instagram Petting Zoo Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen 

Today’s Best Deals: 20% off Video Games, Cheap Flashlights, Nexus 6, and More

‘Twin Peaks’ Casts Laura Dern As Someone You Wouldn’t Expect To See On Screen And Brings Back A Fan Favorite

Watch the Trailer for BloodMania, Directed by the Legendary ‘Godfather of Gore’

We Demand a Prequel to This Short Film About a Girl and Her Robot

Wild Card: New ‘Daredevil’ Poster Might Have Teased A New Villain For Season 2

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