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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: ANNE RICE & WEREWOLVES, KIM HARRISON, ‘LEGEND’, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND CHOOSING YA

SDCC 2011: Anne Rice Talks About Her New Book, ‘The Wolf Gift’ via MTV Geek MTV Geek had the pleasure of chatting with acclaimed author Anne Rice recently at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. She’s…excited about a werewolf-themed new book she’s working on, “The Wolf Gift” — Get More: Geek: Event … Continue reading

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FOOD IN FICTION: A GAME OF THRONES, PART 1

The series A Song of Ice and Fire is filled with feasts and party foods,and with the HBO series finally here, I though we should celebrate. Both of these recipes are from book 1, A Game of Thrones. Even when there is no special occasion, dinner at King’s Landing is … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 3: BEAUTIFUL CHAOS COVER REVEAL, WIN THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, THE TIGER’S WIFE, AND ELVISH VS IRISH

Get An EXCLUSIVE First Look At The ‘Beautiful Chaos’ Cover (And Mark The Release Date)! via MTV News What do you think of the cover? have you read Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness? What do you hope happens in this one? Win It! Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Box Set via Word … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR DECEMBER 6TH: VAMPIRE DIARIES, (SYFY’S) BEING HUMAN, GAME OF THRONES, THE CAPE

The Real McQueen By Evgenia Peretz at Vanity Fair The Vampire Diaries, in its second season on the CW network, is what the kids, apparently, have been waiting for: sexy vampires who actually have sex (or come close)—and also murder one another and trade wiseass zingers. Lending some nuanced humanity … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 30TH: GAME OF THRONES TRAILER, DOCTOR WHO, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND V

HBO Releases New ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer via Screen Rant HBO released the latest teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones miniseries last night. The show won’t premier until 2011, but you can now see sixty seconds of sword-swinging, head-chopping, medieval action. It’s clear from the trailer that producers … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 19TH: GAME OF THRONES PICS, SYFY’S BEING HUMAN, TRUE BLOOD, AND MORE

Photos from HBO’s Game of Thrones Aidan Moher at Tor Entertainment Weekly has 11 new photos from the upcoming television series adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s mega-successful (and mega-awesome) A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series… Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Every time I see new photos, I’m just … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 17: GEORGE RR MARTIN, VAMPIRE DIARIES PREQUEL AND MORE

The real explanation for that long delay in George R.R. Martin’s next book? Source: io9.com Fans have been waiting years for A Dance With Dragons, the fifth book in George R.R. Martin’s Song Of Ice and Fire series. A vocal minority have gotten snarky about it. But really, they misunderstand … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 16TH: EXOTIC SCI FI, MOCKINGJAY, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND MUCH MORE

New Exotic sci-fi: The Windup Girl and River of Gods by Noah at Cinefugue Science fiction stories are generally extrapolations of current trends. With the relative decline of the West and Japan, writers have begun to think about the possibility that the future might belong to Somewhere Else. The most … Continue reading

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TV SHOW NEWS FOR JUNE 14TH: VAMPIRE DIARIES, NEW GHOST SHOWS, GAME OF THRONES PREVIEW, AND MORE

Stefan, Damon ‘will switch on Diaries’ By Catriona Wightman at Digital Spy Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have claimed that their characters Damon and Stefan will switch personalities in the next season of The Vampire Diaries. “[Stefan] is … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR MAY 22ND: GAME OF THRONES, TRUE BLOOD, LOST, AND MUCH MORE

‘Game of Thrones’ recasts noble role By Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has recast the role of Daenerys Targaryen. Last month, I reported that Tamzin Merchant, who originally had been cast as Daenerys, had left the project. I can exclusively report that actress Emilia Clarke … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 21ST: MUST READ EPIC FANTASY AND VAMPYRE KISSES

5 Epic Fantasy Book Series to Read This Summer by Casey at Geeks Are Sexy [B]efore anyone starts to quibble over terminology, I’ll note that though “epic fantasy” is sometimes interchangeable with “high fantasy,” my definition here has more to do with scope than genre. These book series are epic … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 4TH: THE RED PYRAMID, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, AND THE DRESDEN FILES

Book review: ‘The Red Pyramid’ by Rick Riordan By Susan Carpenter at the Los Angeles Times In “The Red Pyramid,” the first book in “The Kane Chronicles,” Rick Riordan’s new series for middle readers, a child has godlike powers but doesn’t know it until strange things begin to unfold. A … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR APRIL 22ND: BOOKS VS MOVIE AND GEORGE RR MARTIN

WHY READ THE BOOK BEFORE THE MOVIE VERSION? Source: Peter Martin at cinematical.com As a kid, I was a book lover before I was a movie lover, so my natural approach over the years has always been to read the source material first. In other words, as soon as I … Continue reading

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TV SHOW NEWS FOR APRIL 14TH: GAME OF THRONES, DR. HORRIBLE 2, AND NEW TRUE BLOOD PICS

HBO’s A Game of Thrones – time to learn Dothraki! Jay Tomio at BCS Review I just got this from HBO, and it looks like fans of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series are getting the ultimate sign of making it in the nerd kingdom–our own … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 25TH: LAURELL K. HAMILTON FANTASY CAST, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, DYSTOPIAN LIT, AND NEW OZ

Author joins fans online for fantasy movie casting By Karen Petzold at Heartland Connection Have you ever wished after reading a book that not only would it be made into a movie, but that you’d have a say in the casting? Some real life fans of one series have been … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 24TH: AUDREY NIFFENEGGER AND GEORGE RR MARTIN

AUTHOR AUDREY NIFFENEGGER’S LIFE IS ALWAYS IN MOTION Source: nj.com Mar. 22–At age 11, Audrey Niffenegger drew, wrote and created handmade books, including a 70-page account of her illustrated fantasy tour with the Beatles. Now an accomplished artist and author of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Her Fearful Symmetry,” the … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: BOOK COVER CLUSTERS – YELLOW

Yellow is believed to be good luck for a new year, so yellow is the perfect theme for our January Book Cluster! Artemis Fowl (Book 1) by Eoin Colfer: Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning … Continue reading

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SEAN BEAN TO ASCEND ‘THRONES’

By Borys Kit and Nellie Andreeva at the Hollywood reporter Sean Bean has nabbed the lead in “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series. Tom McCarthy is directing; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who wrote the screenplay, are executive producing. The books revolves around a … Continue reading

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