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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UK FANTASY EDITION

Last week we had Sci Fi e-books for our UK readers, and this week we have fantasy! Enjoy! Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith £0.99 While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead … Continue reading

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TOM HANKS PRODUCING 6 SEASONS OF NEIL GAIMAN’S ‘AMERICAN GODS’ FOR HBO

via io9 Here’s some good news for those readers upset that the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman stalled out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hanks’ Playtone Productions will produce a whopping six seasons of Neil Gaiman’s earthbound-deities novel American Gods. We had heard previously that Hanks was considering … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR MARCH 2ND: WIN ‘IRON WITCH’, FREE HP LOVECRAFT, IRON FEY SERIES, AMERICAN GODS, PHILIP K. DICK, AND MUCH MORE

WIN! Copy of The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney via Sugar Scape They’re giving away 20 copies, so your chances are pretty good 🙂 H.P. Lovecraft’s 10 Favorite Words and a Free Lovecraft eBook via Tor “Last December, I became frustrated when attempting to find an Nook-compatible eBook, free or … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 19: RICK RIORDAN, FANTASY BOOK LIST, NEIL GAIMAN & MORE

Source: wired THE GEEKDAD INTERVIEW WITH RICK RIORDAN Rick Riordan is a very busy man. Last week saw the release of The Lost Hero, the first book in his new series, The Heroes of Olympus, and he’s currently on a 12 city tour to promote the book and meet his readers. Then … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 8: HOCKEY SUPERHEROES AND NEIL GAIMAN

Stan Lee creates superheroes to promote hockey. What? Source: Darren Franich @ ew.com Superheroes and hockey seem to have nothing to do with each other…possibly because they have nothing to do with each other. That’s all going to change: According to Variety, comic book legend and cameo superstar Stan Lee … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR SEPT 2: NEIL GAIMAN’S SANDMAN TO TV, THOMAS JANE AND THE WALKING DEAD AND MORE

Neil Gaiman’s Comic Book THE SANDMAN Now Headed to Television Source: collider.com Though there had been talk about a film adaptation about the seminal comic book series The Sandman from Neil Gaiman (who also wrote the source material for such adaptations as Coraline and Stardust), but now Heat Vision reports … 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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OBS TOP 5/10: SCI FI BOOKS EDITION

Top 5 Audio-Books – EmJ #1 Twilight – Ilyana Kadushin #2 Harry Potter – Stephen Fry #3 House of Night – Jenna Lamia #4 True Blood – Johanna Parker #5 Lord of the Rings – Sir Ian Holm Top 10 science fiction authors – EmJ #1 Douglas Adams #2 Terry … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 12TH: NEIL GAIMAN, FREE DANANN FROST PREVIEW, BIRTH OF SCI FI, H.P. LOVECRAFT, AND MORE

Stories: All-New Tales Review by Roz Kaveney at Financial Times Anthologies are almost as hard to review as they are to edit. This is especially true when, as here, the emphasis of the editors is on something intangible rather than on some very obvious organising principle. We can judge collections … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR JULY 5 – GAIMAN’S DOCTOR WHO AND VAMPIRE DIARIES

DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS – NEIL GAIMAN AND EPISODE 6.03 Source: tvovermind.com If you’re a science fiction fan at all, you know Neil Gaiman. The man has crafted some of the best sci-fi and fantasy literature ever. He’s responsible for the Sandman series of graphic novels, he wrote the books behind … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 6TH: ANNOTATED SANDMAN, DRUIDS & ZOMBIES, AND MUCH MORE

Prepare for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Annotated Sandman’ by Joseph McCabe at Fear Net Neil Gaiman’s multi-volume masterwork The Sandman is one of the most popular and critically praised comic books of the last twenty-five years. But if you think you’ve fully experienced the saga in its numerous paperback., hardcover and Absolute … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 24 PART 1: NEIL GAIMAN, PAPERBACK TURNS 75 & AUTHOR SCOTT SIGLER

Source: bbcnews NEIL GAIMAN WINS BOOK PRIZE Writer Neil Gaiman has won the prestigious children’s fiction prize – the Cilip Carnegie Medal – for his fantasy tale The Graveyard Book. The novel, about an orphaned boy brought up by ghosts, has scored a literary double, having also won the Newbery … Continue reading

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GAIMAN, MACFARLANE FIGHT OVER DARK AGES SPAWN

GAIMAN, MACFARLANE FIGHT OVER DARK AGES SPAWN Source: scifiwire.com Author/comics writer Neil Gaiman and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane took a long-running legal battle into a Madison, Wis., courtroom on Monday, June 14, according to the New York Times. The reason? Gaiman claims that McFarlane owes him money for characters in … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS JUNE 3RD THOR, GREEN LANTERN, RESIDENT EVIL & THE GRAVEYARD BOOK ADAPTION

Concept Art for Marvel’s ‘Thor’ more here Full Synopsis for ‘Green Lantern’ Revealed Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”). In a universe as … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 29TH: NEIL GAIMAN’S THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, 12 MUST SEE MOVIES AND MORE

CHRIS COLUMBUS ENABLES NEIL JORDAN’S ADATATION OF NEIL GAIMAN’S ‘THE GRAVEYARD BOOK’ Source: slashfilm.com In October of 2008 we heard from Neil Gaiman that a film was in development based on his novel The Graveyard Book. A few months later, Gaiman revealed that Neil Jordan would write and direct. And … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW-TERRY PRATCHETT AND NEIL GAIMAN: GOOD OMENS

Today is “Wear the Lilac Day” (it’s also “Towel Day”, but one thing at a time), a day in honor of Author Terry Pratchett, who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2008. Fans of Pratchett (and of Discworld especially) wear Lilacs to raise awareness for the disease. So today’s … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 17TH: TWITTER BOOK CLUB, PRIZES FOR READING, AND JANE SLAYRE

One Book, One Twitter: the world’s largest book club? By Marjorie Kehe at The Christian Science Monitor Don’t believe what you read, says author and editor Jeff Howe. “The Internet is not destroying literature.” If anything, he argues, “the new medium could breathe new life into a few old ones.” … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 15TH: EPIC SCIFI BOOKS AND SANDMAN

5 EPIC SCIENCE FICTION BOOK SERIES TO READ THIS SUMMER Source: geeksaresexy.net So it’s summer, which means that maybe you’ve got some free time on your hands. Maybe you’re even really lucky and will be spending some of that time on the beach, or by the pool. Maybe it’s the … Continue reading

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OBS CASTING COUCH: GOOD OMENS

Todays Casting Couch is brought to you from OBS staff member Erin. It’s a novel written in collaboration between the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The book is a comedy and a quasi-parody of the 1976 film The Omen (as well as other books and films of the genre), concerning … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR APRIL 26TH: NEIL GAIMAN, LITTLE WOMEN AND WEREWOLVES, OLD TALES WITH A TWIST, AND STARTING NEW AUTHORS

Newbery Winner Gaiman Gives Readers `Instructions’ By Jeff Baenen at ABC News While “The Graveyard Book” is set in a cemetery, where an orphaned boy is raised by ghosts after his family is murdered, Gaiman said it’s really a book about life and leaving home. His latest book “Instructions,” is … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR APRIL 18TH: RAY BRADBURY’S THE MACHINERIES OF JOY

PS PUBLISHING PUBLISHING RAY BRADBURY’S THE MACHINERIES OF JOY Source: sfscope.com PS Publishing is releasing another Ray Bradbury collection, this one with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. Publisher Peter Crowther tells us “hot on the heels of our edition of Ray’s Long After Midnight set, we’re queueing up his delightful … Continue reading

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TV NEW FOR MARCH 16TH SANDMAN & CAPRICA

Enter ‘Sandman’ For Neil Gaiman And Matthew Vaughn? ‘Kick-Ass’ Director Wants HBO-Style Series Neil Gaiman discussed a “Death” movie with Guillermo Del Toro last week, but Matthew Vaughn still has a “Sandman” adaptation on his mind. After talking to Gaiman, however, he believes the Vertigo series would be better served … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS BOOK COVER CLUSTERS: GREEN

In honor of St. Patrick’s day on Wednesday, our cover cluster theme this month is green! Enjoy! American Gods by Neil Gaiman: Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAR. 9TH: SCI FI YOU SHOULD BE READING, DWARVES, NEIL GAIMAN, AND MORE

S.E.G.O. — Science Fiction You Should Be Reading by Devilstower at Daily Kos There’s an old saying about the golden age of science fiction — it’s twelve. That is, twelve is the age where readers seem most willing to take the Door into Summer, to try and visualize a tesseract, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: NEIL GAIMAN – NEVERWHERE

Brought to you by OBS staff member Karolina Summary When Richard Mayhew moves from Scotland to London for work – he isn’t expecting much of a change. He’s a successful businessman, rents a flat in mid London, and has met a beautiful woman, who, despite their differences, has agreed to … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR FEB. 8TH: DOCTOR WHO, CAPRICA, STARGATE SG 1, AND LOST

By Annalee Newitz at io9: Neil Gaiman Confirms That He’s Written An Upcoming Episode Of Doctor Who At last addressing the long-bubbling rumor that he would be writing for Doctor Who, award-winning author Neil Gaiman has confirmed that he’s penned an episode for the second season with new Doctor Matt … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 8TH: SCI FI WITHOUT SCIENCE, SUPERGIRLS, STEAMPUNK, NEIL GAIMAN, AND MORE

via Charlie Jane Anders at io9: The Best Science Fiction Would Work Without Any Science At All What makes a great science-fiction story work? Most people say the acid test is whether you can remove the scientific speculation and still have the same story. If so, it’s not science fiction. … Continue reading

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EVENTS: NEIL GAIMAN TO SPEAK AT UCSB & HARRY POTTER EXHIBIT

Source: independent NEIL GAIMAN TO SPEAK AT UCSB Could Neil Gaiman be the coolest man in literature? His fans seem to agree that he is, though they disagree on the reasons. Is it his unique ability to blend mythology with everyday vulgarity? Is it his association with such high-powered projects … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JAN. 24TH: ALICE IN WONDERLAND, IRON MAN 2, GRAVEYARD BOOK, AVATAR, LET ME IN

via getthebigpicture.net: Mad Hatter Featurette from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Here’s a really brief featurette about Johnny Depp’s latest Tim Burton-approved creation, The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. I think Depp gets a little too much criticism for wearing odd makeup and funny hair and bizarre clothes in movies, as … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JANUARY 19, 2010

Source: thisrecording COUNT DOWN OF THE 100 GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY NOVELS OF ALL TIME What to read? It is a question asked mostly by women, who comprise the majority of America’s reading public. Males make up some teensy other part. Either sex is challenged by a lack of … Continue reading

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