A Quick Guide to Great Characters

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Aaron Ehasz wrote up this process of what you should strive for when creating great characters and what’s only gravy. It certainly covers characters like Tony Soprano and Walter White, as well as characters he’s written like Prince Zuko, Toph, Azula, etc. Your character doesn’t have to be likable. Right now, “Breaking Bad” is the […]

The Undead Sorceress Brings Something Different to the Table

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Last October, author JF Garrard was raising funds for The Undead Sorceress, a multicultural urban fantasy novel — and the first book of a series called The International House of Vampires — on Kickstarter. She ultimately met her goal and received over CAD$3,000 from a total of 69 backers. The Undead Sorceress tells the story […]

Sci-fi Novel Spin Adapted Into TV Show

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Pretty Little Liars. The Vampire Diaries. These are just some of the television shows that are loosely based on popular book series. Spin, a sci-fi novel written by Robert Charles Wilson, is the latest name to joining the bandwagon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Cable Productions has acquired the sci-fi novel rights. The company […]

Real or Not Real: The Hunger Games to Become a Mobile Game

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2014. With a loyal fanbase and a movie packed with powerful Hollywood stars, it will without question, be one of the top- grossing movies of 2014. So, a Hunger Games mobile game. Real or not real? Real. Recently it was announced […]

Will Smith Exits Marcus Sakey’s Brilliance

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 Uh oh, it looks like Legendary Pictures is back to square one. It has been reported that Will Smith has decided to drop out of sci-fi movie Brilliance. The film is set to be directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble, Big Man), and David Koepp (War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park, Spider-Man) is […]

NetGalley Sci-Fi Books: Under the Radar

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Are the books in the local bookstore having a tough time keeping up with your reading habits? Let’s face it, the limiting 3 or 4 sci-fi books per week just doesn’t do it for you. You’re sick of reading these mainstream books and would like something a little bit different. If that’s the case, I […]

New Releases Books in May 2014

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As an avid reader, I’m always on the lookout for new releases books. I peruse the Goodreads newsletters. (and read them over and over again.) I join dozens of Facebook groups just to see if I’ve missed any ‘under the radar” books. I also subscribe to book blogs, because I feel that they are a […]

Ridley Scott Set to Replace Drew Goddard to Direct The Martian

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  If Crown Publishers had not spotted the then-eBook on Amazon,  we will probably not know about The Martian. Originally self-published by American novelist Andy Weir, the Kindle edition of the science fiction novel sold over 35,000 copies in just three months — clearly an incredible feat for a debut author. After it caught the […]

Italian Prisoners’ Sentences Reduced for Every Book They Read in Jail

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Say what? Yes, you read it right. Apparently, Italian prisoners will get their sentences reduced by three days for every book they read while in jail. But, don’t get too excited about this new scheme, as it comes with several requirements. For instance, every book has to be more than 400 pages. Unsurprisingly enough, comic […]

Hogwarts is Here: Harry Potter Fans Create Free Education

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Hogwarts is Here is finally accepting students from around the world! Love Harry Potter? No wait, I’m sorry. Do you breathe Harry Potter? I reckon you’re a hardcore fan. Let me guess, you know all the ins and outs of Harry Potter. In a heartbeat, you can name Ron’s favorite Quidditch team; the car Harry […]

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