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DIVERSITY IN YA GENRE (YOUNG ADULT): OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie OBS Speaks Out: Diversity in YA Genre (Young Adult) Discussion of diversity in media, young adult fiction in particular, has exploded in the past few months. An increasing number of authors are trying to include characters of varying ethnicities, classes, and sexual … Continue reading

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SHOULD YOU READ A BOOK IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE AUTHOR’S BEHAVIOR?: OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   OBS Speaks Out: Should you read a book if you don’t like the author’s behavior? Many public figures, including politicians such as the President,  depend on their actions in order to maintain their status and keep their job. Yet an author’s … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST, PART 2: NEAL STEPHENSON & GREG BEAR, SCI FI, STAR WARS, AND MORE

Best-Selling Authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, With Subutai Corporation, Announce The Mongoliad on World’s First Social Book Platform via PR Newswire Bestselling authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, along with Subutai Corporation, announced today the launch of The Mongoliad, the first digital novel on a social book platform. A … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS: LIBRARIES STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE AND BRIDGING SCI-FI AUTHORS AND READERS

Source: guardian LIBRARIES NEED INVESTMENTS TO SURVIVE They would doubtless deny it, but today’s release of a new set of figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) looks like a textbook case of softening up the public for yet another fall of the axe. The subject is … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 18: NEW PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL HUNTER’S BLOOD AND EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

NEW PARANORMAL ROMANCE DEBUT NOVEL HUNTER’S BLOOD BY MARIANNE MOREA Hunter’s Blood is a refreshing a unique story for fans of the paranormal romance genre. Anyone who loves wolf shape-shifting romances will enjoy this exciting tale of how one woman’s life rests in the hands of a were hunter. Revenge…it’s … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 23RD: SCIENTISTS & SCI FI, AUTHOR ADVICE, HUNGER GAMES TOUR, AND MORE

Why Scientists Should Read Science Fiction by Hannah Waters at geekosystem I write this post going into science fiction as a fan, but also unaware of how most scientists think about it.  I can imagine two central viewpoints: (1) scientists who enjoy it (like myself), simultaneously as entertainment and a … Continue reading

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EVENTS & APPEARANCE FOR JULY 2010

There is a lot going on this July. San Diego Comic Con is finally here and Charlaine Harris will be making an appearance. The Official Twilight Conventions are still going strong and many other authors make appearances. Check out the list… AUTHOR APPEARANCES & EVENTS Charlaine Harris July 21 – … Continue reading

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FOLLOW THESE AUTHORS WHO TWEET!

In the past we have featured a few authors who like to tweet. We’ve decided to start featuring authors again, so every week I’m going to be posting a new list of five authors. In case you missed the authors we featured in the past you can review them HERE … Continue reading

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TWITTER TOPICS: WHICH AUTHOR WOULD YOU WANT TO SPEND THE DAY WITH?

Since we all love reading books and have our favorite authors and genres, this shouldn’t be too hard to answer. Please tell us…Which author would you love to spend the day with, to pick their brain, see what makes them tick, how they get their inspiration and just get to … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: 10 (MORE) AUTHORS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW ON TWITTER!

OBS Presents: Follow your Faves on Twitter! So far we featured these authors who Tweet: Melissa De La Cruz, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead, Neil Gaiman, Scott Sigler, Sherrilyn Kenyon, RJ Anderson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes , Cassandra Clare, Chuck Palahniuk, Lilith SaintCrow, Anne Mazer, Meg Cabot, Alice Hoffman, PJ Haarsma, Paul Crilley, Joe … Continue reading

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OBS INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SARA M. HARVEY

I first met Sara Harvey at a science fiction convention in 2006. She was a flurry of color and flowing skirts and even though at the time I had no idea who she was I knew she was going to be big news. She had that air about her that … Continue reading

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RAY BRADBURY DREAMS OF A DIFFERENT DOWNTOWN

From Geoff Boucher at the L.A Times I’m looking forward to seeing Ray Bradbury on Oct. 24 at Every Picture Tells a Story, the delightful visual-arts shop in Santa Monica (1311-C Montana Ave., 310-451-2700), where the literary lion will be signing his books and a new print he is introducing. Bradbury … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: TEN (MORE) AUTHORS YOU HAVE GOT TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER!

OBS Presents: Follow your Faves on Twitter! Last week we featured these authors who Tweet: Melissa De La Cruz, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead, Neil Gaiman, Scott Sigler, Sherrilyn Kenyon, RJ Anderson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Cassandra Clare. This week we have a whole new crop of authors for you to … Continue reading

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OPEN BOOK SOCIETY ON SHELFARI!

Want another way to connect with OBS? We’re now on Shelfari.com! Shelfari allows you to build a visual bookshelf of all your favorite books and now you can see what other OBS members are reading. You can follow authors blogs, and see what they’re reading too. It’s free to join, … Continue reading

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MARYLAND AUTHOR TELLS US WHY YA BOOKS ARE THE NEW HOTNESS

examiner.com: The publishing industry, searching for the next big thing, has hooked on to young adult (YA) novels as a savior of the bottom line. Much has happened since the Seattle Post-Intelligencer crowed in 21007 that a “new golden age of youth adult literature” had dawned. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has … Continue reading

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