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It's a brand-new day in a brand-new year, and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017. We've got the big Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this week.

We're getting a brand-new Star Wars movie, Game of Thrones comes back with its penultimate season, and Marvel's got not one, not two, but three major films debuting this year. Plus, you've got a ton of books and comic books. What isn't there to love?

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Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it's also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you're in books, comics, movies or television. Here are 10 things that every brand new science fiction creator ought to know at the start.

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It has been a frankly amazing year for comics — filled with big events, controversial moments, and an incredible variety of comics, with diversity in genre, characters, and stories giving us shelf upon shelf of amazing books to dig into week after week. It was hard to narrow them down to 20, but without further ado, here are our absolute favourite comics from this year.

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Not many people in Australia will know that Luc Besson's lavish new sci-fi epic, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is actually yet another movie adaptation of a hit comic book? This is mainly because Valerian the comic was never a hit in Australia, although it's been one of Europe's best-loved sci-fi series for nearly 50 years. Want to know more about the history behind the movie, and the universe it inhabits? Here's everything you need to know about Valérian.

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There is an historian working out of The Australian National University working hard on examining America's history. What makes this unique is the media he is using as his sources.

It's comic books.

While American history is often explored through the lens of classical literature such as the works of Ernest Hemingway or F Scott Fitzgerald, Dr Chris Bishop said as much - or more - could be learned through examining the world of comics.