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The New Ghostbusters Line-Up Has Been Revealed!

By Ryan BrittJanuary 28, 2015
After Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was revealed to be in charge of assembling a new team of Ghostbusters, rumors began immediately swirling that these new ‘busters would be all women instead of all men. This was later confirmed, and now the cast has been revealed ... More  →
The New Ghostbusters Line-Up Has Been Revealed!

Oh Yes! David Tennant to Enter the Marvel Universe

By Ryan BrittJanuary 26, 2015
In an unexpected bit of casting news, it seems the 10th Doctor himself will be entering into the Marvel Universe. News broke today that the new Marvel Netflix series, A.K.A Jessica Jones has cast David Tennant! ... More  →
Oh Yes! David Tennant to Enter the Marvel Universe

Meet Your New Supergirl!

By Ryan BrittJanuary 26, 2015
After much speculation (ahem, we had some thoughts) CBS has cast the lead actress for its new Supergirl series. Variety reported over the weekend that Melissa Benoist has been cast as Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin from the planet Krypton! But, will this new Supe have ... More  →
Meet Your New Supergirl!
The Deerstalker That Almost Wasn't: A Brief History of the Sherlock Holmes Hat

The Deerstalker That Almost Wasn't: A Brief History of the Sherlock Holmes Hat

By Ryan BrittJanuary 26, 2015
Jarringly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington were all recently photographed on the set of the next Sherlock special, and their costumes continue to be Victorian-esque. If Sherlock the show was a direct adaptation the Victorian Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries, these costumes wouldn't ... More  →

Space Pirates Strike Back! Lando Calrissian and 5 Other Interstellar Criminals

By Ryan BrittJanuary 21, 2015
This week, one of the most dashing outer-space rogues of all time returned to our screens. Lando Calrissian (as voiced by Billy Dee Williams!) showed up on the latest episode of Star Wars: Rebels. And because we’re dealing with a much younger incarnation of Lando ... More  →
Space Pirates Strike Back! Lando Calrissian and 5 Other Interstellar Criminals

5 Reasons the World is Ready for the Return of The X-Files

By Ryan BrittJanuary 21, 2015
Over the weekend, news broke that cult-classic sci-fi hit The X-Files could enjoy a reboot or continuation sometime in our near future. Fox TV (which holds the rights to the Chris Carter-created show) revealed that those file drawers in Mulder’s basement office might be opening again soon, with original series stars David Duchovny ... More  →
5 Reasons the World is Ready for the Return of The X-Files
THE MINDHUT SHORT FICTION CONTEST 1ST PLACE WINNER:

THE MINDHUT SHORT FICTION CONTEST 1ST PLACE WINNER: "Eros, God of Nothing" by Hannah Wagle

By Ryan BrittJanuary 19, 2015
There’s a grand tradition in science fiction of putting emotions (or lack of emotions) into the realm of fictional pharmaceuticals. From “soma” in Brave New World, to the “spice” of Dune, equating emotions with a drug or a medicine is a powerful metaphor if used ... More  →

THE MINDHUT SHORT FICTION CONTEST 2ND PLACE WINNER: "The Past is Now" by Anna Thompson

By Ryan BrittJanuary 19, 2015
I’m always a sucker for a story that involves both a paradox and seemingly unexplained magic. Though this is a science fiction/fantasy story that deals with photographs, it reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock’s old show Night Gallery where a painting was often the subject of ... More  →
THE MINDHUT SHORT FICTION CONTEST 2ND PLACE WINNER:

THE MINDHUT SHORT FICTION CONTEST 3RD PLACE WINNER: "Untitled" by Kaleigh

By Ryan BrittJanuary 19, 2015
Calling this story anything other than beautiful would be a disservice, so let’s get that out of the way: it’s beautiful. But it’s also a haunting piece the almost borders on poetry. I felt like the author of this story took the length-requirement and instead ... More  →
THE MINDHUT SHORT FICTION CONTEST 3RD PLACE WINNER:
About the Author
Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths , forthcoming from Plume Books in Fall of 2015. His writing has appeared with The New York Times, The Awl, VICE, The MindHut, Electric Literature, Tor.com, and elsewhere. He's taught for The Gotham Writers' Workshop and the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and lives in New York City.

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