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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: MAGIC EDITION

Wicked by Gregory Maguire $2.99 When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what … Continue reading

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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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BOOK NEWS OCT. 15TH: WORLD FANTASY AWARDS

Lumley, Pratchett, and Straub to receive World Fantasy Award Life Achievement Awards sfscope.com: World Fantasy Awards Administrator Peter Dennis Pautz tells us “The World Fantasy Awards Administration is proud to announce that for the first time, three Life Achievement Awards will be presented this year.” The recipients are: Brian Lumley … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 13: KINDLES, TERRY PRATCHETT AND MORE

Amazon to launch ‘Singles’ for Kindles Source: cbc.ca Amazon is launching “Singles,” or e-books that are somewhere between the length of a magazine article and a full book, for its Kindle e-reader and digital market place. The Seattle-based company on Tuesday said Singles will have their own section in the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 8: ‘MYSTEERIE MANOR’, ‘I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT’, SCIENCE FICTION AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND BECCA FITZPATRICK

New Murder Mystery Introduces a Paranormal Mansion, Psychic and Detectives Via PR.com Mysteerie Manor, a new murder mystery by Sharon Hays, is the first in a series that tells the story of a historical mansion and its connection to paranormal and criminal activity. Mysteerie Manor follows Maryanne O’Donnell, a young … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPT 21: TERRY PRATCHETT AND HIS METEORITE SWORD

A Meteorite Sword Is No Fantasy for Terry Pratchett Source: aolnews.com He wrote “Discworld,” arguably the finest — and funniest — fantasy series in modern literature. He’s sold more than 65 million books worldwide. He’s a brilliant satirist who wrote “Good Omens” with Neil Gaiman. He’s been knighted by the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 27: TERRY PRATCHETT AND MORE ON MOCKINGJAY

Why I’m going to the Discworld convention Source: guardian.co.uk It’s August in an even-numbered year. That means only one thing: time to head up the road to Birmingham airport. Not to fly, though. To attend the Discworld convention at one of the airport hotels. You may be wondering why a … 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 JUNE 15TH: LEV GROSSMAN ON FANTASY, JUSTIN CRONIN ON VAMPIRES, TERRY PRATCHETT AND STEPHEN BAXTER, AND MORE

Through the Lands of Fantasy: A Conversation with Lev Grossman, Author of The Magicians By Christy Corp-Minaniji at Seattle Pi When not in the hallowed space at the front of the store, The Magicians leads a dual life from one bookstore to the next – sometimes residing with fantasy, sometimes … 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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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 27TH:R.A SALVATORE, KELLEY ARMSTRONG AND TERRY PRATCHETT

THE WORLDS INSIDE R.A SALVATORE Fantasy author R.A. Salvatore is best known for creating Drizzt Do’Urden, the star of a series of books set in the Forgotten Realms setting of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. He is, however, a longtime gamer — both pen and paper and MMO. In 2008, … Continue reading

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IF YOU LOVE TERRY PRATCHETT, THEN CHECK OUT ‘THE SLAYERS’

Did you ever think that Terry Pratchett had the comic-fantasy genre all wrapped up with his sprawling Discworld saga? Think again—dynamic writer and artist duo Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi give Pratchett a solid run for his money with The Slayers, their tale of sorceress supreme Lina Inverse. Lina is … Continue reading

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