Books

Take a Bite Out of Feed!

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Take a Bite Out of Feed!

Everyone loves a good zombie story; it’s basically human nature. It seems that there is some type of subconscious desire to experience and understand what happens when humanity loses itself and becomes animalistic and base. Coinciding with this is the desire to see people overcome their baseness, their personal zombies. But what happens when zombies aren’t the biggest problem? In  the novel Feed, author Mira Grant takes a graphic and hard look at life after a zombie apocalypse, where zombies are merely a part of the background and not the focal point of the story.

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A Decade of Harry Potter

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A Decade of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series has had an enormous influence on people throughout the world, especially for those in their late teens and twenties. After ten years of movies and thirteen years of the books, the final page in the Harry Potter epic has been turned with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. This series has received an unprecedented level of fame and has made an irrevocable impact on modern society.

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Trailer Released for “The Making of The Empire Strikes Back” Book

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Trailer Released for “The Making of The Empire Strikes Back” Book

On October 12, J.W. Rinzler, author of books such as The Making of Star Wars and The Complete Making of Indiana Jones will be releasing his newest title, The Making of The Empire Strikes Back.  To build the awesomeness that this book will no doubt be, Lucasfilm has released a trailer for The Making of the Empire Strikes Back. The video shows how Rinzler was allowed access to the huge Star Wars archives and will reveal information that has never before been witnessed. With all the behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, and backstory concerning how the film was made, this book will be a definite must-have for any Star Wars Fan. Move past the break for the trailer.

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[Comic Con 2010] Interview with Brent Weeks

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[Comic Con 2010] Interview with Brent Weeks

San Diego Comic Con 2010 was a complete blast. There was tons to see and it feels like the convention gets bigger each year. The highlight of this years Comic Con was getting to interview Brent Weeks author of the Night Angel Trilogy. Mr.Weeks has a new book coming out later this month called the Black Prism. Be sure to check the interview out as we discuss Comic Con, Comics, The Night Angel Trilogy and his new book the Black Prism.

Full 15min Video Interview after the Break.

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Vampires in my Civil War? It’s more likely than you think! (Not really.)

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Vampires in my Civil War? It’s more likely than you think! (Not really.)

Abraham Lincoln towers over American history- at over six feet tall, quite literally. Tales of his mighty arm, rough-hewn eloquence, and political skill are conveyed by industrious schoolteachers and historians across the United States. Inspired by his victorious leadership in the American Civil War, the internet’s foremost tacticians have concluded that, much like Batman with prep time, Abraham Lincoln could destroy any challenger, no matter how fearsome.

Tragically, Lincoln’s campaign to drive malevolent vampires from North America remained undocumented- until now, with the release of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

This book by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith actually exists. I have to make that clear immediately, lest the reader think it a product of an acid trip. Read On

All war and peace are belong to us.

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If you haven’t heard about Quirk Classics, that probably means you’ve been living under a rock on Mars for a while.  These guys are responsible for the hits Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.  Well, the latest one to come out from Quirk is the hilariously titled Android Karenina.  It apparently follows Tolstoy’s classic fairly faithfully… except that its lead heroine is not unlike Data from Star Trek.  Personally, I am salivating in anticipation for this robot classic.  Also, I’ve heard some craziness in the rumor mill about an Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  This book will combine two favorite things: emancipation and vampirism.  How can you go wrong?!

Artist of Week: Joe Peacock

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Artist of the Week is attempting to branch out a bit further and also include Writers and Film Makers. We’ve all heard him as a featured guest on the Pixelated Podcast, this time Joe Peacock is the Featured Writer.  Joe has written two books called Mentally Incontinent. Here’s a short interview with Joe. Be sure to check out his Website.

Featured Writer: Joe Peacock

Website

Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hmm… Not sure what to put here. I’m Joe Peacock from Atlanta, GA. I have lots of cats, love comic books and football, and once ate an entire bag of jet-puffed marshmallows. I can run faster than a cheetah. I once ate a lightbulb. I can backflip over two cars. I know tomorrow’s lottery numbers.

More after the break.

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The armies of Christmas are upon us! – Gift ideas

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As all gifts should be delivered: pyrotechnically

As all gifts should be delivered: with pyrotechnics

Year after year, Christmas season seems to lengthen, like the steady advance of a conquering empire. Someday, I’ve no doubt, it’ll begin in September. And then August. When will the madness end? Will we one day face a year composed solely of anxiously awaiting that one single glorious day? Will all other Holidays fall beneath the ravenous hordes of Santa’s bloodthirsty, glory-seeking elves?

Well, until they do, the ravenous commercial machine knows no respite. To that end, here are some goods to tide any of your friends over who need a few shiny baubles this coming holidays.

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