Two Hugo Finalists Trying to Turn Silver to Gold

Two Hugo Finalists Trying to Turn Silver to Gold

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The Hugo Awards, the annual award for science fiction, will announce their winner later in the week, but for now, there are two finalists which are the first in their series—so you can start reading right now, and be ready for the winner this weekend.   Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse Image Via Amazon   Maggie is a post-apocalyptic Navajo monster hunter, and that’s just the beginning. When a girl goes missing in a small town, she’s forced to team up with a medicine man to travel the reservation, uncovering secrets and coming closer and closer to a monster …

6 Creatures ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Will Feature

6 Creatures ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Will Feature

This Friday, August 9th, the film adaptations of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is finally being released! The creatures that have haunted us since childhood are coming to life, and this time they’re three dimensional. We’re going to watch them run, jump, scuttle, stab, and limp their way into our nightmares. And in addition to reuniting with the horrifying monsters we met in our elementary school’s library, we get to meet an entirely new creature as well.  Before we delve into that, let’s reconcile with some of our old friends. 6-Sarah  Bellows   Sarah’s ghost/Image via GeekTyrant   Sarah …

Top Seven Most Obscure Creatures in Harry Potter

Top Seven Most Obscure Creatures in Harry Potter

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The Harry Potter universe is full of all kinds of magical creatures, from the terrifying Dementors to the majestic Phoenixes to the spooky Boggarts to the lumbering Mountain Trolls. But how about some of the lesser known critters of the Potterverse? The most obscure critters that nevertheless flesh out of the universe? Let’s count down some of the best ones of the Potterverse and give them the love they deserve! Image via Harry Potter wiki 7. Hinkypunk Hinkypunks may look beautiful, but they’re actually quite sinister little critters. These creatures manifest as glowing beacons of light holding onto lanterns, appearing before …

Top 4 Books About Awesome Giant Monsters

Top 4 Books About Awesome Giant Monsters

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Giant monsters are awesome! Often appearing as antagonistic forces towards the heroes throughout literature, they take the form of great beasts, huge dragons, and other forms of giant wildlife. With the new film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters looming on the horizon, here are several books about giant monsters to sate the city-destroying, monster fighting appetites of literature fans. Look out, here they come!   4. Leviathan by Jared Sandman   Image via Amazon Leviathan chronicles the discovery of a giant monster in the Caribbean, found by a marine biologist called Kelly Andrews. Two separate expeditions begin to race to find the giant …