Archive for the ‘Books’ Category
Warner Brothers Grabs ‘BioShock’ Creator Ken Levine To Write ‘Logan’s Run’ Remake
June 18th, 2013 at 7:13 pm | |
Book Review: Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise The Dawn
A remake of the 1976 science fiction flick Logan’s Run has been one of those remakes that’s been attempted many times over the years but has never come together.
Now Warner Brothers is making an interesting and exciting move to get the remake rolling forward again. The studio has hired Ken Levine, who along with his Irrational Games created the classic video game BioShock, to write the screenplay for this latest attempt at remaking Logan’s Run. [...]
June 17th, 2013 at 7:00 pm | |
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise The Dawn
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Paperback | Kindle
Written by David E. George III
Release Date June 26, 2012
When it comes to the expanded universe for Star Trek, I am a bit of a newbie but so far my adventures into the universe of the books has been well worth it. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise The Dawn is a follow-up book to Plagues of Night which sees the destruction of Deep Space 9 by the Typhon Pact, which is made up of the Romulan Star Empire, Tholian Assembly, Breen Confederacy, and Gorn Hegemony. Tensions have risen been the Typhon Pact and the Federation for a while and now there could be total war.
Raise The Dawn picks up with Captain Benjamin Sisko (who was played by Avery Brookson the show Deep Space Nine) on his knees on the bridge of his ship, the U.S.S. Robinson, watching the destruction of his station and his wife’s ship. From there we go to the U.S.S. Enterprise, which is going through the wormhole on its way back to the alpha quadrant. While traveling through the wormhole, the Enterprise crew finds a chunk of Deep Space Nine floating through it and on board is not only Kassidy Yates Sisko, but Major Kira. Meanwhile, Starfleet Command tells the U.S.S. Defiant to track down the Romulan vessel that was seen leaving the station just before the explosion [...]
Book Review: Superman: Peace In The Balance
June 15th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Superman: Peace In The Balance
A Choose-Your-Fate Adventure Book
Written by Michael Teitelbaum
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Cover Price: $5.99
This isn’t going to be a normal book review, mainly because this isn’t a normal book. I offered to review Superman: Peace In The Balance because it’s a Choose-Your-Fate Adventure Book, not because it’s superhero related. I have much love for this type of literature, though it doesn’t seem to be as prevalent today as it once was. There’s nothing like a variety of possible endings to extend the fun you can have with a story.
And when I say a variety of endings, I mean just that. These books are similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure books of my youth. Everything hinges upon decisions the reader makes after each short chapter. Essentially, as the story progresses, you (acting as the main character would) make choices and flip to a new chapter to see the results of your action. This leads to a lot of flipping back and forth, but can create vastly different conclusions. For instance, in this book, I killed Superman no less than four times and destroyed the Earth at least once. And I had a blast doing it (pun intended) [...]
‘Wanderlust’ Star Justin Theroux Set For Lead In Damon Lindelof’s Post-Rapture HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’
June 4th, 2013 at 4:12 pm | |
Interview: Ryan K. Lindsay, Editor Of Daredevil Book ‘The Devil Is In The Details’
Justin Theroux has been cast as the lead in the pilot for The Leftovers, a potential new HBO series from LOST co-creator and showrunner Damon Lindelof.
The Leftovers is based on the book of the same name by author Tom Perrotta, and takes place in a world after the Rapture (or as it’s known in the book, the “Sudden Departure”) has happened, and things are—as you might imagine—not nearly the same as they once were. [...]
June 3rd, 2013 at 7:24 pm | |
Everyone who reads superhero books will tell you that they’re ripe for analysis and any one of those folks will tell you that Marvel Comics Daredevil has, for decades, been one of the richest titles and characters to breakdown – even though he isn’t always on our radar [sorry].
In the newest Sequart collection of essays, The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil dives into The Man Without Fears’ love life, family, and relationship with fellow Marvel heroes. Along with pieces on many of the title’s seminal runs and the love-it-or-hate-it Ben Affleck film, it’s a book any fan of the series or character or comic will want to read.
The book is available at Sequart website and in paperback and for the Kindle at Amazon.
Ryan K. Lindsayis the man responsible for this book you never knew you needed. Lindsay chatted with us about editing the book, the joys of scrutinizing his favorite titles, and his love for the character himself [...]
Kickstarter Spotlight: My Little Geek
May 29th, 2013 at 5:30 pm | |
Most of us have checked out a fundraiser that this friend or that friend posted on one of the many social media outlets, right? I’ve backed quite a few over the past couple of years, mostly comic related (of course). But this one is different. My Little Geek is a Kickstarter that needs to be funded. If not, millions of kids might not follow in their nerdy mom’s or geeky dad’s footsteps!
Luckily, this is the perfect way to help. The very attainable goal will help these New Zealanders (Andrew and Sarah Spear) create and produce two board books and an app to start these pre-school kids off on the right foot! Named Nerdy Numbers and Sci-fi Shapes, these books are sure to please. They are including numeric basics like one through ten, but also threw in pi, the speed of light, and (of course) 42. The shapes book will cover the well-known squares and circles, but will also have a dodecahedron, twin helix, and the ever awesome tesseract. The app will include both of these books as well as the original My Little Geek alphabet book, which has important and memorable letters like “Z is for Zombies!” You’ll be able to level up and gain achievements as you go through the mini-games and they already have plans to add more books as upgrades! [...]
Must Read: Rare and Out Of Print Book ‘The Making Of Kubrick’s 2001′ Now Online
May 28th, 2013 at 9:01 pm | |
‘Twilight Saga’ Star Mia Maestro Joins Corey Stoll On Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
Back in 1970 a book came out titled The Making of Kubrick’s 2001, an observation and exploration of the 1968 Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey edited by Jerome Agel.
Many books have been printed in relation to the movie, but none like this one. Yet for some reason, the book is no longer in print, and is very rare. Until now, that is. The entire 372-page (including cover and back) book has been made available online for the world to enjoy.
The book offers all kinds of great 2001 content, including the first report of Kubrick and MGM making a new movie titled Journey Beyond the Stars; the full short story that the movie was adapted from, The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke; strips from MAD Magazine poking fun at the movie; and a wealth of images and quotes and much more.
You can check out every page of The Making of Kubrick’s 2001 below now. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 1:00 pm | |
Book Review: John Carter and The Gods Of Hollywood
Last September we found out that Guillermo del Toro and LOST showrunner Carlton Cuse were teaming up to turn The Strain—a trilogy of vampire novels written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan—into a TV series at FX. Now the cast for the show is starting to take shape.
It’s being reported that Mia Maestro has joined the cast of the show as the female lead, joining the already cast Corey Stoll as the male lead. [...]
May 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
By Michael D. Sellers
Release Date: November 28, 2012
Pity John Carter. The poor bastard never had a chance. Released several months before the summer movie deluge, Andrew Stanton‘s highly anticipated adaptation of the classic 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel A Princess of Mars had the potential to kick start a new blockbuster sci-fi adventure franchise. Unfortunately a series of idiotic marketing decisions in the run-up to the film’s debut and mounds of negative press surrounding the troubled production and its massive $250 budget effectively sabotaged any chance John Carter had of connecting with audiences and grossing enough at the box office to ensure future sequels and additional ancillary revenue. Though it was very flawed I found the movie to be one of the most entertaining of last year – you can read my review here – yet it seems I was in the minority on that front.
John Carter‘s failure to even make back its budget and marketing costs turned out to be a major strike against the Walt Disney Company; the studio was pilloried for befouling what has been long considered one of the most important (if not THE most important) genre properties in existence by hiring a director inexperienced with live action – Stanton had previously directed several major hits for the company’s computer animation division Pixar – and allowing the costs to mount to the point where the movie’s box office prospects were saddled with unrealistic expectations, and then worsening its already ineffectual reputation even more with a confusing ad campaign that had no idea how to sell the film to the general moviegoing public. [...]
Interview With Thacher E. Cleveland – Author Of The ‘Winston & Churchill’ Series
May 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm | |
Deal: Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion
Thacher E. Cleveland is a busy man. On top of a civilian life, he’s a contributing writer and columnist for PanelsOnPages.com, co-host of the Super-Fly Comics and Games PodCast, and is the writer of the surprise cult hit novella “Winston & Churchill Case” series. Available at Smashwords and Amazon, it’s a must-read for fans of supernatural and/or detective fiction.
With a new installment of the series just out, Thacher chatted with Geeks Of Doom via e-mail about “Winston & Churchill,” genre writing, the e-book market, and moving into comics writing. [...]
May 15th, 2013 at 9:15 am | |
$2 eBook Deal: Clive Barker’s ‘Abarat’
The deal of the day today over at Things From Another World is Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion for only $8.52 (that’s 55% off the list price of $18.95).
Note – this deal is only for today, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last (and at TFAW, supplies don’t last so grab this now if you want it at a discounted price).
If/when the deal runs out, you can still get Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse for the discounted price of $13.66 through Amazon [...]
May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 am | |
May The 4th Be With Thee: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Flashmob
Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Clive Barker‘s Abarat for only $1.99 (that’s 78% off the print list price of $8.99).
This title is the first installent in the Abarat novel series. The paperback edition is available now also at the bargain price of $4.00.
I HIGHLY recommend grabbing this eBook. Abarat one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s one of Barker’s greatest offerings [...]
May 4th, 2013 at 6:41 pm | |
eBook Deal: Up To 80% Off On ‘Star Wars’ Books & Graphic Novels
This July, Quirk Books will be releasing William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, which, as the title suggests, is a retelling of the first Star Wars film in the style of William Shakespeare. In honor of today being May The Fourth, a.k.a, Star Wars Day, the publisher organized a themed flashmob this morning on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
During the event in front of the highly populated famed museum (the “Rocky steps”), members of Urban Playground and the Drexel University’s Dragon Jedi performed three scenes from the book, using props such as placards for the opening credits (creatively used here), mock lightsabers, and an inflatable R2-D2, who of course, stole the show.
Check out the video here below, which includes the lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi!
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will be released on July 2, 2013 in Hardcover and in ebook format for the Kindle [...]
May 4th, 2013 at 8:25 am | |
$2 eBook Deal: Richard Kadrey’s ‘Sandman Slim’
The Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is a massive SALE of up to 80% off Star Wars books and graphic novels.
There’s tons of Clone Wars graphic novels for under $4, as well as novels like Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost, Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, and Star Wars: Path of Destruction for only $1.99 each [...]
May 3rd, 2013 at 8:45 am | |
Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Richard Kadrey‘s Sandman Slim for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the print list price of $7.99).
This title is the first installent in the Sandman Slim novel series.
I HIGHLY recommend grabbing this eBook, as it’s a great read, and the books of the Sandman Slim series have consistently topped our Best Of lists and Gift Guides [...]