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FULL DARK, NO STARS BY STEPHEN KING: BOOK REVIEW

Stephen King Full Dark, No Stars Review Brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Full Dark, No Stars is a set of four stories brought to you by the king of horror himself, Stephen King and is followed by a brief afterword from the author explaining where he came … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS: STEPHEN KING’S NEW NOVEL ’11/22/63′ COMES OUT NOVEMBER 2011

Stephen King is coming out with a new novel, ’11/23/63′, November 8, 2011 and it involves time travel! If you had the chance to change history, would you? Would the consequences be worth it? Synopsis (from Stephen King’s website): Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR JAN. 6TH: PASSION COVER, URSULA K. LE GUIN INTERVIEW, NOVELS INSPIRED BY CTHULHA, AND MORE

“Passion” Cover Revealed via Barnes and Noble I prefer the cover for Fallen, but I love the dress. Are you excited for the third book? Audio interview of Ursula K. Le Guin via sfwa What did you think of the interview? Are you a fan of Ursula K. Le Guin? … Continue reading

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OBS MOVIE REVIEWS: CHRISTINE

Christine Rated: R Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: “She was born in Detroit . . . On an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine-a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 30TH: PREVIEW OF ‘THE LOST GATE’, AND CHATS WITH STEPHEN KING AND LAUREN KATE

Read an Exclusive Preview from Orson Scott Card’s The Lost Gate via Tor Tor.com is happy to bring you an exclusive preview of Orson Scott Card’s The Lost Gate, the first book in Card’s new Mither Mages fantasy trilogy! Learn what The Mither Mages is about from Tor Books editor … Continue reading

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COMIC NEWS FOR NOV. 9TH: EXCERPT FROM STEPHEN KING’S ‘AMERICAN VAMPIRE’

Source: SlashFilm Excerpt from American Vampire DC/Vertigo Comics has given /Film an exclusive 7 page excerpt from the beginning of Stephen King‘s segment of the new graphic novel series American Vampire. Written by celebrated short story writer Scott Snyder and drawn by artist Rafael Albuquerque AMERICAN VAMPIRE is a new … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 7: STEPHEN KING , AMERICA’S FAVOURITE AUTHOR AND SCI FI AND RELIGION

Stephen King is America’s Favorite Author Source: multivu.prnewswire.com Mystery, Crime and Thriller Novels are the genre most read New York, N.Y., October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The choices are endless—fiction or non-fiction, then, maybe science fiction, a thriller or a chick-lit book? Finally, which author? A recent Harris Poll showed … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 2: JK ROWLING, BANNED BOOKS AND MORE!

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned Source: io9.com In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem’s Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre! These titles … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK NEWS FOR SEPT 29: STEPHEN KING TALKS VAMPIRES

EW exclusive Stephen King talks vampires in introduction to comics series Source:shelflife.ew.com Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot helped to bring vampires back to their Bram Stoker origins, with an emphasis on the heartless, frightening nature of the bloodsuckers combined with a side-focus on real estate, so he knows a little something … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS SEPT. 14: HARRY POTTER PICS AND NEW STEPHEN KING MOVIE

24 Harry Potter Pics! Source: Blastr The release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 is getting closer and closer by the day, and more pictures are now appearing regularly to whet our appetites. Guess what? It’s working! A new bunch (and when we say bunch, we … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPT 10: DOUBLE IDENTITY, DARK TOWERS & 10 GREATEST FANTASY WRITERS

Source: tor DOUBLE IDENTITY NOVEL “Double identity” is a name I’ve given to a genre of books that people don’t tend to group as a genre. In fact, it’s a trope that can be used in any genre, but I think it’s interesting to consider these books together and see … Continue reading

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TV NEWS JULY 8TH LOST EMMY NOMINATIONS & WELCOME TO HAVEN

‘Lost’ earns 12 Emmy nominations, including nods for finale The executive producers of Lost still aren’t ready to reflect creatively on the drama’s two-and-a-half-hour finale (as if they ever plan to), but they had plenty to say about the 12 Emmy nominations it received today from the TV Academy. Besides … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 23RD: KRAKEN, RICHELLE MEAD, NEW IAIN M. BANKS, AND MUCH MORE

A giant squid, Nazis, a Trek-obsessed magician. We’re so there. By Nick Mamatas at Sci Fi Wire Kraken is fantasist China Mieville’s most realistic novel to date. Sure, one can trip over a bar set that low, but Mieville’s examination of the microcults and the infighting of marginal religions in … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR JUNE 4TH: HAVEN, THE EVENT, UK SCI FI, AND MORE

Haven promo gives us a glimpse of new Stephen King on TV By Scott Edelman at Sci Fi Wire Syfy aired its first promo last night for Haven, the new series based on Stephen King’s novella The Colorado Kid, and just in case you missed it—here it is! The series … 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 6TH: LITTLE WOMEN MASHUPS, RICK RIORDAN AND MUCH MORE

TWO NEW LITTLE WOMEN MONSTER MASHUP BOOKS Source: examiner.com Not one, but two, variations on the monster mashup book featuring Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” characters were released nationally this week. Prepare yourselves as the Alcott characters try to give the Jane Austen mashup franchise a run for their money. … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 2ND: THE DARK TOWER SERIES AND THE SMURFS

Ron Howard to Take On Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series www.filmjunk.com: Not too long ago, it was looking like J.J. Abrams and and Damon Lindelof were going to be bringing Stephen King’s epic The Dark Tower series to the big screen once Lost had finally wrapped up, but for … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR APRIL 30TH: THE DARK TOWER MOVIES AND THOR!

STEPHEN KING’S ‘DARK TOWER’ SET FOR FILM TRILOGY,TV SERIES BY ‘BEAUTIFUL MIND TRIO Source: deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: In a whopping deal coming together quickly, Stephen King, Imagine Entertainment and Weed Road are in discussions to make a screen trilogy and TV series out of King’s epic novel series The Dark Tower. … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR APRIL 26TH: WAREHOUSE 13, STARGATE U, HAVEN, AND TRUE BLOOD

Syfy’s #1 Series, “Warehouse 13” Lands Lindsay Wagner and Tia Carrere as Season 2 Guest Stars by Robert Seidman at TV By The Numbers Warehouse 13, the most successful series in Syfy history, welcomes legendary ladies Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) and Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, Relic Hunter) as upcoming guest … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEW: LAST WEEK IN NEWS, 3/15-3/21

The Twilight Saga News Wrap-up: Kristen Stewart Reacts To The ‘Eclipse’ Trailer The Twilight Saga: Eclipse official website launched with interactive Twitter feed AUDITION INFORMATION FOR “BREAKING DAWN” MOVIE “NEW MOON” DVD CLIPS INCLUDE NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE FOOTAGE “NEW MOON” BEHIND THE SCENES – LIFE AFTER TWILIGHT “NEW MOON” BEHIND THE SCENES … Continue reading

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STEPHEN KING’S AMERICAN VAMPIRE

AMERICAN VAMPIRE – STEPHEN KING Source: geekosystem.com Yesterday, The Daily Beast put up an exclusive interview with Stephen King regarding the making of his first comic book, American Vampire.  Yes, we know all about the Dark Tower comics, but this time, King is actually writing the scripts.  In fact, much … Continue reading

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ON OUR RADAR: GHOST RADIO CONTEST

In celebration of the mass market paperback release of “Ghost Radio” by Leopoldo Gout the book’s official blog (http://ghostradio.wordpress.com/) is hosting a series of contests with chances to win autographed copies of the book and other prizes! The contests close on March 13, 2010. So pop over to the blog and … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 18TH: STEPHEN KING, J.K. ROWLING SUIT, AND THE WINDUP GIRL

Stephen King is Going ‘Full Dark’ by Joseph McCabe at FearNet The Message Board moderator on StephenKing.com has just announced the title — and given a description — of King’s next book. King’s next book, following his very successful Under the Dome, will be called Full Dark, No Stars. It will be “a collection of … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 15TH: WEREWORLD, STEAMPUNK, AND INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING

via Book Trade: Two-Book World Rights Deal For YA Fantasy Novelist Puffin are very excited to announce that we have acquired two fantasy novels in a new series entitled Wereworld by British author and artist Curtis Jobling. Shannon Park, Executive Editor at Puffin secured world rights for the series from … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 3: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

AUDIENCES GROW REAL FOR SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY Source: thenational Step down, nerds. Put out your lightsabres. Science fiction and fantasy are no longer solely your preserve. A British survey has revealed that both genres are becoming more acceptable in normal society, with sales of science fiction and fantasy novels … 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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MARVEL BRINGS STEPHEN KING’S ‘N’ TO COMICS

via newarama Marvel is proud to announce Stephen King’s “N.” #1 (of 4), a new graphic fiction adaptation of the bestselling author’s chilling short story in his recently-released collection, Just After Sunset. The blockbuster creative team of Marc Guggenheim and Alex Maleev, also responsible for the red-hot Stephen King’s “N” … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DEC 1ST

Looking for a good book to give this Christmas? Well OBS Book news today will give you several options where to choose from! 🙂 Holiday Gift Guide: Science Fiction books www.sfgate.com: The Lovers by John Connolly (Atria; 344 pages; $26): Stripped of his license, Connolly’s haunted detective, Charlie Parker, investigates … Continue reading

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THE REAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY OF VAMPIRES

www.livescience.com:Modern writers of vampire fiction, including Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice, Stephen King and countless others, have a rich vein of vampire lore to draw from. But where did the modern idea of vampires come from? The answer lies in the gap between science and superstition. Impaling enemies Some sources incorrectly … Continue reading

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