Jul 25 2008

GYAH!

Somebody's totally trashed Ron Weasley!...oh, wait. Turns out this is just for his, uh, "art". Rupert Grint is going to be starring in a teen thriller called Cherry Bomb (due out next year), and...

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Jul 24 2008

Watchmen trailer online

The movie adaptation of Alan Moore's Hugo Award-winning graphic novel Watchmen is out:Like most of Moore's stuff, I've always thought Watchmen was way too self-consciously weighty, so I'm glad to ...

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Jul 24 2008

Comic-con fallout

As usual, Comic-Con totally delivered on the geek news front:*Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is going to be made into a comic book. My brother loved this book, but I never got over Card’s introd...

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Jul 23 2008

Coming soon to a theater near you...

There appear to be two more YA fantasy novel film adaptations coming down the pike: producer Nina Jacobson is making a movie version of the popular Children of the Lamp series by P.B. Kerr, and Wa...

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Jul 23 2008

Gaiman gets choosy.

Neil Gaiman—who's obviously in full promotion-mode for his upcoming novel The Graveyard Book—has compiled a list of his 10 favorite "New Classic Monsters" for Entertainment Weekly. I’m not sure I...

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Jul 22 2008

Kat Richardson rides again

Underground, the third book in Kat Richardson's Greywalker series, is due out in exactly two weeks, and she's recently posted an excerpt on her website. I cannot wait to read this novel—Richardso...

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Jul 22 2008

Graphic novel odds and ends

NPR has an article up about American interest in foreign comics—everything from Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis to manga. The article is generic and under-researched, particularly by NPR's standards...

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Jul 21 2008

Karen Neches

Karen Neches (who also writes those Bottom Dollar books under the name "Karin Gillespie") is the author of the supernatural romance/mystery Earthly Pleasures, one of our Featured Books.

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Jul 21 2008

Earthly Pleasures, by Karen Neches

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Skye Sebring, the heroine of Karen Neches’s amusing and unconventional novel Earthly Pleasures, is one of Heaven's "Hospitality greeters"—a supernatural social worker who spends her days help...

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Jul 21 2008

Pride and Prejudice: the musical

Yes, dear readers, I'm afraid it's true. There really is going to be a Pride and Prejudice musical:According to the synopsis page, this production will be a two-fold delight: the story will focus...

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Jul 21 2008

Heyer contest, part II

Our recent Georgette Heyer giveaway is over, and I'd like to thank every one of the people who entered. E-mails to the winners should go out this afternoon, and please keep checking back for info...

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Jul 18 2008

Simplexity, by Jeffrey Kluger

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Time magazine writer and editor Jeffrey Kluger’s Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) offers a brisk and (mostly) comprehensible introduction to...

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Jul 18 2008

Moribito to appear on Adult Swim?

AnimeNewsNetwork has confirmed that the Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit anime series will premiere on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on August 24. Moribito is an adaptation if Nahoko Uehashi's fan...

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Jul 17 2008

A Geisha's Journey, by Komomo

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We don’t review much nonfiction here at Wordcandy, but once in a while we encounter a nonfiction title that absolutely fascinates us, even when the subject is one in which we had no previous inter...

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Jul 17 2008

Ask, and ye shall receive

Cover's out for the upcoming Jennifer Crusie collaboration:Eh. I'm not feeling the Charlie's Angels vibe of those silhouettes, but I suppose it could be worse. Anyway, Amazon has posted a release ...

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Jul 16 2008

Wicked: the book/musical/movie

The internet is abuzz with news of an upcoming big-screen adaptation of Gregory Maguire's Wizard of Oz retelling Wicked. There seems to be some question as to whether the film will be based on th...

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Jul 16 2008

Speaking of cons...

...news coverage of the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27) is kicking into gear. Variety has two interesting articles up--one focusing on Hollywood's interest in the convention, and another on two ...

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Jul 15 2008

Keepin' the economy afloat

I was happy to see that Anime Expo (the largest anime-oriented show in the country) did reasonably well this year. After two years of stagnant attendance rates, numbers were actually UP about 5% f...

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Jul 15 2008

Don't forget, Joss Whedon fans...

Today is the first day of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!

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Jul 14 2008

Likely Story: Book One, by David Van Etten

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David Van Etten*’s Likely Story is the story of Mallory, the teenage daughter of a famous(ly bad) soap opera star. Mallory’s mother is the ultimate drama queen, but her daughter’s talen...

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Jul 14 2008

Headache

I was convinced this had to be an April Fools' Day joke, but apparently I was wrong.

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Jul 12 2008

Lady of Quality, by Georgette Heyer

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Georgette Heyer’s novels Lady of Quality and Black Sheep have a lot in common: both books are set in Bath, their plots center around similar dilemmas, and they each feature a wealthy, unconve...

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Jul 11 2008

Weird bunch

In honor of the theatrical release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, I gathered up several of the odd commercials that have been showing this month on TV to promote the movie. I'm torn on which one ...

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Jul 11 2008

Fact of Life #31, by Denise Vega

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High-school junior Kat Flynn loves her after-school job, even if it is a little unconventional. She works at her mother's midwife birthing center, intermixing secretarial work with helping prospec...

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Jul 10 2008

Bodice-ripper, anyone?

I know it's late in the day, but this was just too good to hold onto until tomorrow:Hee hee hee.Seriously? A dude in an open shirt, clutching a nightgown-clad (and kinda bored-looking) woman to h...

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Jul 10 2008

Rumblings

Last month Yulianka noted some signs of life from Jennifer Cruise, including the first chapter of her next collaborative novel, Dogs and Goddesses."Once upon a time, three writers decided to do a ...

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Jul 10 2008

Next up!

AnimeNewsNetwork has announced that the next project from Kazune Kawahara, author of the popular shojo manga High School Debut, is going to be called Aozora Yell ("Blue-Sky Yell"), and will launch...

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Jul 9 2008

Friday's Child, by Georgette Heyer

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When Lord Sheringham, the hero of Georgette Heyer’s Friday’s Child, proposes marriage to the beautiful Miss Milbourne, she turns him down flat. Furious (partially because she spurned him, bu...

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Jul 9 2008

Ah, the joys of 1987...

Actually, a lot of this gameplay looks like it comes from the eighties, too.

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Jul 9 2008

Beach reading

Several Wordcandy-approved romance novelists have released books in the past few weeks, so if you've got an economic stimulus package burning a hole in your pocket and a beach visit or a plane tri...

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