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‘Star Trek: Picard’ Series To Get Book and Comic Book Prequels
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Star Trek: Picard, the upcoming streaming series featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) won’t hit CBS All-Access until 2020, but two prequel projects for the show will be released first!

First up will be a deluxe 3-issue comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing, to be followed up by a novel from Simon & Schuster Gallery Books, both of which will center around events that take place before the beginning of the Star Trek: Picard streaming series.

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Book Review: Brother by Ania Ahlborn
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Brother
Paperback | Kindle Edition | Audio CD
Written by Ania Ahlborn
Gallery Books | Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 29, 2015

Young Michael Morrow has a brother Reb, and a sister Missy, and two parents, Claudine and Wade. Their idea of family time is to snatch a girl, and torture her to death. They live out in the boonies, so the girls can scream all they want, but no one can hear them. Michael gets to take care of the bodies after his family is done. He also takes care of his sister, Missy, who doesn’t partake in this family bonding. Michael is adopted and feels bad about the girls, but his family loves him, or they would not have taken him in, right?

Ania Ahlborn, author of such horror tales as The Neighbors and The Shuddering, frightens us with her new tome, Brother.

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Book Review: Finders Keepers
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Finders Keepers
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Stephen King
Scribner | Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
Cover Price: $30.00

1978 – Morris Bellamy loved Jimmy Gold, the lead character in John Rothstein’s Runner books. What he did to him in the last book, was unforgivable. He suburbanized him! This recluse doesn’t deserve to live! He murders the old author, and he makes off with money and tons of unpublished work. A blackout drunk, Morrie, ends up in jail for life, his loot buried.

2009 – Tom Saubers was severely injured in the Mercedes Killer rampage, causing him and his family to tank financially.

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Book Review: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of The Princess Bride
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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride
Hardcover | Kindle Edition | Audiobook
Written by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
Forward by Rob Reiner
Simon & Schuster/Touchstone Books
Release Date: October 14, 2014

This is a fan book — a book from a fan to the fans. Actor Cary Elwes is the ultimate Princess Bride fan. His book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride, written with some help from Joe Layden, and including a forward from director Rob Reiner, tells the tale of this fairytale, as a fairytale. This is not a negative criticism. It comes from a magical place. Elwes, who starred in the film, gushes about that experience from the first page to the last, and the rest of the cast, Reiner, Andy Scheinmen, Norman Lear, and William Goldsmith, author of the book and screenplay, contribute many first-person accounts of their experiences, echoing Cary’s sentiments. The Princess Bride was the first major acting job of Elwes’s career, and the one that he will be remembered for, for the rest of his life and beyond.

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Book Review: The Astounding, The Amazing, and The Unknown
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The Astounding, The Amazing, and The UnknownThe Astounding, The Amazing, and The Unknown
By Paul Malmont
Hardcover | Kindle
Simon & Schuster
Release date: July 5, 2011

The Astounding, The Amazing, And The Unknown is a vibrant, highly suspenseful race to solve a Nikola Tesla mystery, defeat the Nazis, and help end World War II. In a desperate attempt to make that happen, the U.S. Navy forms a team of some of the best and brightest imaginations from the world of popular science fiction pulp magazines of their time. The team includes Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Walter Gibson (of The Shadow fame), and a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, all of whom were regular contributors to the pulps named in the title of this book.

Using equal parts imagination and scientific research, the team attempts to accomplish their government-mandated goal of thwarting the enemy by creating death rays and invisibility cloaks for naval ships. In the midst of their research, the group stumbles upon an unconfirmed experiment of Tesla’s that may have either led to free electricity across America or a super-bomb capable of completely obliterating a whole country half a world away, as well as an old rivalry between two scientists that may have led to murder. It’s up to the team to sort out the mystery and complete Tesla’s experiment before the military shuts down the project altogether or someone else shuts them up permanently.

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