Posts Tagged ‘books’
Last weekend, Peter Ray Allison ventured to Birmingham for two days of sci-fi geekery and cosplay for the iconic MCM Birmingham Comic Con.
"'What are you gonna do? You ain't gonna plug me and let me fall to the street. Come on bounty hunter, where are your cuffs? I'm worth more alive than I am dead. So, let's get this over with.' 'No bounties, no rewards,' He said, pulling the trigger. Cortez's body fell into the dust twenty feet below. People gathered around with the blood seeping out of the holes in his body and married to the dirt below."
"A tangled mass of brightly glowing yellow caterpillar thread emerged from the ceiling and spread across the room in such a dramatic fashion that it looked to Hatter like frozen lightning. The yellow thread transmitted power while circuits of blue thread transmitted information in glowing sapphire pulses, speeding this way and that like little blue vehicles traveling along the busy roads of Wondertropolis. They were azure shooting stars."
In an ”unexpected” twist of events, George R.R. Martin, the mastermind behind A Song of Ice and Fire – the book series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones – has failed to meet the deadline for presenting the manuscript for the last book in the series to his publishers. For those not knowing, the date […]
If you’re a fan of Ernest Cline you could say that since his last release it’s been rather difficult to find another novel of a similar nature, unless of course you’ve read Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson or YOU by Austin Grossman. However in July of this year, Cline finally released Armada, his greatly anticipated […]
The line-up for the fourth Edge-Lit, the UK’s greatest science fiction, fantasy and horror literature convention, has now been announced. Described as “an essential day out for any writer or reader of science-fiction, fantasy or horror”, Edge-Lit 4 brings together a range of writing talent for a superb series of panels, readings and workshops, as […]
Books. We love books. According to Forbes.com, consumers spend $5.25 Billion annually on Amazon.com just on books. E-books accounted for just 30% of all book sales. That’s a lot of dough, but they could make so much more off of these ideas. Now, do you remember the first novel you ever read? Probably not if […]
San Francisco author and theatrical swordfighter will be joining award-winning writer Ian Sales at the Sheffield Fantasy and Science Fiction meeting next month.
Ghostwoods Books is a British indie publisher who also happen to be the publisher of one of my favourite recent books Red Phone Box, read my thoughts on that here. Being an indie publisher isn’t easy at the best of times though and as anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave knows these aren’t […]
If you’re not sitting down, you just might want to, lest you swoon like a Victorian lady. Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” is being adapted as a series on Starz. No, this is not some Sandman-eque dream, this is really happening. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) will be […]