Hardcover Lovers #2: White Queen by Gwyneth Jones

Join us as we discuss the 1990s science fiction book White Queen by Gwyneth Jones. Tweet Us!: https://twitter.com/HardcoverLovers Join our group on Goodreads…

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Interzone 251

Interzone 251

The author interview this time is with Simon Ings, juxtaposed with a review of his novel Wolves, set in a dystopian near future in which a global catastrophe is about to happen. Not one likely to find its way into my reading pile. In fact, of all the books reviewed here only one sparked my interest – Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest, one of her Clockwork Century series, steampunk adventures set in an alternative nineteenth century. Must look…

Interzone 251

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Cassandra Clare and Holly Black sign to Random House Children’s Publishers UK in five book deal

Magisterium

Random House Children’s Publishers UK (RHCP) have announced the acquisition of a powerful new YA fantasy series, MAGISTERIUM, from global bestsellers, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

UK & Commonwealth rights for the series were snapped up by Becky Stradwick, Editorial Director at RHCP UK from Heather Baror Shapiro at Baror International Inc, in a major deal. The series launches with The Iron Trial, which will be published by Doubleday this September. 

Commenting on the acquisition Becky said “Holly and Cassie are two of the hottest authors on the planet right now, having already sold a combined total of 36 million books across the world and enjoyed huge success with film adaptations of their SPIDERWICK and MORTAL INSTRUMENTS books, they both have an immense international fan base. It’s a real thrill to be publishing these two phenomenal authors together across all our territories. We know The Iron Trial will electrify readers immediately – and of course leave them desperate for the next instalment in the series.”

The synopsis for Magisterium Book 1: The Iron Trial reads like this:
Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine. The Magisterium series is a five-book series of fantasy novels, one book for each year of Callum’s life as he struggles between the forces of good and evil, and discovers his true destiny.

And here’s Holly and Cassie talking about the series themselves:

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy, and The Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at www.cassandraclare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at www.shadowhunters.com

The Evolution of Sci-fi

The Heart: A Tale of Evermore!! Definitely a novel with a bright and very imaginative future. Includes a guardian of Evermore (the entire universe) A position which changes throughout millennium's. Four adventurers from a future which knows no poverty and no war and travels throughout space and time leading to a multitude of worlds: One of which resides in a Galaxy that doesnt know death. Travelers can stay as long as they like and leave when they please….

The Evolution of Sci-fi

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Evolve: The Brink of War

You should check out the Evolve series.

Its different but its definitely intriguing! Id Love to see what people say about this novel.

Its pretty far out there. It talks about a bio-technological virus that puts people under the control of a computer program and gives them special abilities. It also talks in detail about a whole new world of secret societies. Secret societies with a crazy twist going back to ancient Sumerian cultures and rituals that most people never heard of. Anyway its…

Evolve: The Brink of War

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Helix (SyFy with Ron Moore)

The SyFy Channel has placed an order for 13 episodes of Helix by Ron Moore. It is a 'straight-to-series' order meaning that instead of the traditional method of shooting a pilot first and then shopping the pilot around the network made the commitment upfront for at least 13 episodes.

Helix is described as…

Helix (SyFy with Ron Moore)

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Jupiter Ascending

A new trailer for Jupiter Ascending is out:

I'm quite excited by the Epic Space Opera stuff that's coming out this year. Between this and Guardians of the Galaxy, we look to be having a pretty good year.
I'm not thrilled by the casting of the two main characters here, I don't like Channing Tatum and I find Mila Kunis annoying to watch, but for the first time, I don't find myself being turned off the movie by these two.

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