‘The Darwin Elevator’ Hits NYT Best Sellers List

August 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | 3 Comments
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The-Darwin-Elevator-USWe’re always thrilled when a book we love and promote hits the NYT bestsellers list.  What makes this particularly special is the fact that the The Darwin Elevator is Jason M. Hough’s debut novel.  As Jason expressed on Facebook, he’s “officially gobsmacked.”

Well done, Jason, well done.

You can read our interview with Jason M. Hough here and our review of The Darwin Elevator here.

Don’t miss the rest of the Dire Earth Trilogy.  The Exodus Towers releases this month on the 27th, and The Plague Forge on September 24.

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Friday Funny: Geek Week Jedi

August 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Posted in Humor, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Thanks to Blastr, Youtube Geek Week & Above Average Network
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Catching Fire News: International Trailer, Coldplay Original & Book to Movie Changes

August 9, 2013 at 11:59 am | Posted in Catching Fire, Movies, trailers | Leave a comment
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The-hunger-games-logoI guess I’ll get the bad news out of the way first.  If you’re looking for the District 8 refugees, Bonnie and Twill, or the peacekeeper Darius in the movie, don’t bother.  They’re not in it.  I get it because books-to-movies are like that.  You just can’t fit everything in.  I’m not so sanguine about the change to Peeta (he can swim because no amputation), and director Francis Lawrence’s statement is why:

“The movie is very, very true to the book,” but  “We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative,” says Lawrence. “We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character.” For instance, in the book, the Hunger Games kicks off and Peeta is paralyzed when the other all-star tributes dive into the water. “

I don’t know about the rest of The Hunger Games fans, but I pretty much want to see the same character from the trilogy, not, you know a different character.

Here’s the good news.  Coldplay is releasing the song, Atlas, their first original movie track.  It will be available on iTunes August 26.

New international trailer:

Via Collider and Entertainment Weekly
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Around the Web

August 9, 2013 at 5:37 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

From Harrison Ford in Expendables 3 to Jan Duursema’s new website, here’s this week’s news roundup.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman has a new sketchbook for sale which includes various sketches including some Star Wars ones.
  • Joe Corroney is offering copies of The Slave Princess print signed by Boba Fett himself, Jeremy Bulloch, for serious collectors only. Click here to check out the details.
  • Jedi News posted a nice interview with Celebration artist Doug Cowan which you can read here.
  • Jan Duursema has a new website up you can check out.

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