Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Book Reader: Revisiting Stephen King's 'Carrie'


An awkward teenage girl experiences her first period while showering in her high school locker room. Raised by a viciously religious mother, this young woman has no idea what's happening to her.

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The 10 Stephen King Works That Should Be Made Into Movies


In celebration of his 40th year as a published author, we present these five unfilmed, and five already available Stephen King books that are crying out for a cinematic (re)configuration. Forty years ago, on 5 April to be exact, a book entitled Carrie was released to limited fanfare.

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This Stephen King Novel Will Never Be Printed Again After It Was Tied To School Shootings


One of the most sought-after out-of-print books is a violent early novel by Stephen King that he removed from print because he feared it inspired kids to shoot up their schools.

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Stephen King: How I wrote Carrie


While he was going to college my brother Dave worked summers as a janitor at Brunswick High. For part of one summer I worked there, too. One day I was supposed to scrub the rust-stains off the walls in the girls' shower.

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George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview


On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has lived since 1979.

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Announcing the 2014 Hugo Award Nominees


The nominees for the 2014 Hugo Awards have been announced! This year's nominating ballot saw a record-shattering 1,923 valid nominations. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Loncon 3. Hit the jump for the full list!

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Eye-popping library for Halifax, Nova Scotia


The new Halifax Central Library, Canada, will be a civic landmark as well as centrepiece for Halifax, a contribution to the economic revitalisation of the city, and a new ‘hub’ for cultural activities. The building will also be socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

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These Posters Invite You to Middle Earth's Greatest Vacation Resorts

The Hobbit: There and Back Again renamed The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along.

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Another Thirteen alternative titles PJ should consider for The Hobbit: There And Back Again


So without further ado, here are another 13 options — including the seemingly compulsory — to replace . Just for funsies.

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Thirteen alternative titles PJ should consider for The Hobbit: There And Back Again


It may be that Warner Bros., New Line and MGM are currently reconsidering exactly what they should call the final film of Peter Jackson trilogy of Hobbit films. Or maybe they’re not. Maybe it’s for some related thing (a video game tie-in, perchance?). We’re still not quite sure.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

These Grand Cathedrals Now House Regular Books, Not Bibles


Churches tend to ebb and flow with generations: Chapels close after neighborhoods are redeveloped, cathedrals are abandoned after religious upheaval. So, what then? In more than a few cases, they have been turned into bookstores and libraries.

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Summer Movie Preview: 33 Movies To Watch Out For!


Are you ready for one wild summer? This year brings legendary superheroes, famous monsters, and fantasy icons. There are two Michael Bay films, but also the ultra-weird Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus the post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer.

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Carrie: The Deluxe Special Edition


Announcing the Stephen King Doubleday Years! A Six Volume Collection! Launching This Summer WithCarrie: The Deluxe Special EditionCarrie Will Be a Collectible Limited ONE TIME PRINTING Featuring an Introduction by Stephen King, an Afterword by Tabitha King, Six Color Paintings by Tomislav Tikulin,

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Early Stephen King Novels to Be Reissued in Special Editions


Six of Stephen King’s early novels, all originally published by Doubleday between 1974 and 1983, are being given the deluxe treatment by Cemetery Dance Publications, a publisher that specializes in horror and suspense, and has published lavish editions of several of Mr. King’s later books.

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Dark Horse Announces a New Project Based on the Upcoming Film The Book Of Life


Dark Horse, a premier publisher of creator-owned and licensed content, today announces a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products: an upcoming project based on this year’s highly anticipated film from Fox Animation Studios, The Book of Life.

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Not Photoshopped -- These Two Planes Really Are Flying Like This

Sunday, 20 April 2014

World of Ice and Fire Sample


The maesters of the Citadel who keep the histories of Westeros have used Aegon’s Conquest as their touchstone for the past three hundred years. Birth, deaths, battles, and other events are dated either AC (After the Conquest) or BC (Before the Conquest).

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All 64 Stephen King Books Ranked and Reviewed

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Empire Magazine Australasia, Empire’s Only lovers Left Alive Review Plot ...


Ageless vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston) recruits his nomadic, blood-drinking wife Eve (Tilda Swinton) to help lift him from his heavy funk.

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Empire Magazine Australasia, Empire’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 : Rise Of Electro...


When Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) is transformed into living electricity by an industrial accident, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) — aka Spider-Man — protects New York City from his rages.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Why Tolkien’s Beowulf translation is one of the best things to happen to literature


There’s a lot of excitement floating round academic communities for J.R.R. Tolkien’s forthcoming Beowulf translation (which you can pre-order here) where the prevailing buzz seems to be “best thing since slices bread”. Here, writer Mabel Slattery outlines why.

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Rebecca Romijn to Star in TNT's The Librarians


TNT is returning to the world of its hit movie franchise "The Librarian" with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

All The April Science Fiction and Books That Will Rock Your Universe!


April is the coolest month — at least, judging from the stacks of astonishing science fiction and fantasy books being published right about now. There's tons of space opera, alternate history, crazy apocalypses, and much more. Here are 20 novels you can't afford to miss out on in April!

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

All the Secrets in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (UPDATES!)


Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in the nationwide wide and if your theater was anything mine, every fifth person or so in the row was a hardcore comic geek jumping for joy at certain scenes. If you've seen the movie, AND ONLY IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE, here's a lowdown on the film.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Kevin Feige Interview: Captain America, The Avengers 2 and Doctor Strange


SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains information about the plot and revelations of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Kevin Feige knows everything we want to know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Nathan Fillion Teases Guardians of the Galaxy Role


With Captain America: The Winter Soldier now in theaters, Marvel Studios' next big screen release is the penultimate "Phase Two" entry, Guardians of the Galaxy, written and directed by James Gunn.

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The Cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tease 'Winter Soldier' Connections


Following the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this weekend, Marvel's first live-action TV series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be tying into the events of the film in their latest episode, which airs this Tuesday.

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Kevin Feige Talks Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America Easter Eggs


Warning: Spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier below.

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Captain America to Return to Theaters May 6, 2016


Following the record-breaking premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" this past weekend, the First Avenger will jump into his next big screen solo adventure in just a little more than two years on May 6, 2016!

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The third season of Game of Thrones summarized in one epic recap

The top five moments to expect in The Hobbit: There and Back Again


Daniel Wood writing over on Yahoo! profiles what he think will be the stand-out moments during The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Do you agree? What are yours?

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Yep, that's totally Gandalf's sword in Game of Thrones' Iron Throne

8 Vampires Who Make Bloodsuckers Into Badass Monsters Again


Too long have vampires been portrayed as heroes, lovers, fops, and/or glitter-covered emotional disasters. We remember a time when vampires were monsters, and the only reason they were trying to get into your teenage daughter's bedroom was to drink their blood and murder them.

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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Comic Book Wednesdays come to Google Play with single issues from DC


Google Play Books and DC Entertainment are showing off their super friendship once again, but, this time, for readers who'd rather consume comics in bite-sized portions. As of today, you can grab single issues from the publisher directly from Mountain View's media market.

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DARPA's New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future


The Pentagon's advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers.

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