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Since the invention of the printing press, books are a gateway to new worlds and new universes. Let us guide you through the world of publishing with the latest news, most insightful analysis, and genuine love of stories that every bibliophile is looking for.

Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Is A Lyrical Metafictional Dream

Erin Morgenstern first captured the hearts of fantasy readers around the world with her debut novel, The Night Circus. It began as Morgenstern’s NaNoWriMo project, and went on to win the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Eight years later Erin Morgenstern has published The Starless Sea. Her second novel is a lyrical, romantic work […]

BY Emily O'Donnell November 16, 2019
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The Top 10 Fantasy Series Published In The Past Decade

The end of the decade is rapidly approaching. The 2010’s were good for sci-fi & fantasy fans as shows like Game of Thrones, and huge movie franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought genre into the mainstream. The decade was great for books as well, with several huge epics finally reaching their conclusions (Wheel of Time). […]

BY Emily O'Donnell November 14, 2019
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The Wendy Movie Is A Magical Realist Take On Peter Pan From Benh Zeitlin

Over a hundred years since J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan, the story continues to live on in the hearts of adults and children everywhere. Now, a reimagining of the story will focus on Wendy Darling for the first time. Director Benh Zeitlin follows up award-winning Beasts of the Southern Wild with his first movie in […]

BY Emily O'Donnell November 9, 2019
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His Dark Materials Premiere Provides New Fantasy Worlds To Explore

His Dark Materials aired their first episode Sunday night on the BBC, with the premiere coming Monday night to HBO. The highly-anticipated show adapts Phillip Pullman’s trilogy of YA fantasy novels. The first season draws upon the first book The Golden Compass (or Northern Lights if you are in the UK) along with elements from Pullman’s […]

BY Emily O'Donnell November 4, 2019
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The Netflix Witcher Trailer Confirms December Premiere and Game Influence On Book Adaptation

A full trailer for the Netflix Witcher series dropped today, confirming a December release date. Let’s break down this trailer, and examine what we know about the Witcher show. The Netflix Witcher Trailer Breakdown The trailer begins with an unknown female voice speaking to/about Geralt (Henry Cavill). Her voiceover sets up the character of Geralt […]

BY Emily O'Donnell October 31, 2019
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Journey to Star Wars: Spark Of The Resistance Fails to Catch Fire

The final episode of the (original) Star Wars saga looms on the horizon. And the new expanded universe of Star Wars is filling in the gaps between The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker with several novels. Let’s review Journey to Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland. This young adult novel focuses on […]

BY Emily O'Donnell October 31, 2019
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House of the Dragon Wins The Iron Throne In The Battle of Game of Thrones Prequels

House of the Dragon will be the only Game of Thrones prequel moving forward at HBO, as reported after a whirlwind day of GoT news. Back in May of 2017, HBO announced that they were working on four prequels to the acclaimed HBO drama. One by one, those projects fell like contenders for the Iron Throne, […]

BY Emily O'Donnell October 30, 2019
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Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings Show Expands Cast With Another GOT Alum

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show is trying pretty hard to fill the void left by Game of Thrones. A familiar face from GoT just joined the Prime adaptation of LOTR. Actor Joseph Mawle is joining the currently untitled Lord of the Rings adaptation. Best known for his role as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, Mawle will play […]

BY Emily O'Donnell October 22, 2019
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The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline is a Heartfelt Dark Comedy

We don’t review a lot of books on Comic Years—maybe because it’s hard to post pictures when there are no pictures. But every so often, there’s a book that is so special, it needs to praised from the mountaintops, and The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline (& Halfway House for Orphaned Girls) is one of those […]

BY Roman Colombo October 19, 2019
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New Marvel Prose Novels Coming Soon From Asmodee

A new line of Marvel prose novels will publish this fall, expanding the world of Marvel fiction. The prose novels will publish through Aconyt – a new fiction imprint from Asmodee Entertainment. Asmodee has worked with Marvel before to put out several games set within the MCU. This line of novels is part of a […]

BY Emily O'Donnell October 17, 2019
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Google Stadia Launch is Missing Key, Promised Features

So here’s the thing; it’s easy to get excited about an idea. Something like 4K game streaming, top titles and developers on board, and a new way to play sounds great. The Google Stadia launch is fast approaching, and a recent Reddit AMA about the console raises major concerns about the state in which this […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 14, 2019
Best Exclusive Sony Series of All Time

It goes without saying that Sony wins this round of the Console Wars. While some people hate to think of gaming, as a war, it sort of is. Most gamers are going to buy one console, meaning each major company does what it can to influence consumers to buy their brand. With insane exclusives and […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 13, 2019
Pokemon Hashtag Goes Viral – #ThankYouGameFreak

It’s been a tumultuous built up to Pokemon Sword and Shield. Because of the game’s limited Pokemon roster, hundreds of characters won’t be playable in the new games. Fans are fairly upset, and in a way, they have a right to be. It’s the first time that you won’t be able to transfer Pokemon from […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 11, 2019
EA Renews Skate Trademark, But No New Game Likely

People got really deflated and then somewhat excited about a trademark this morning. One of EA’s most dedicated fan-bases are obsessed with the Skate games. There hasn’t been a new game for 10 years, but it’s not something we can rule out. When you read that EA renews Skate trademark, it’s easy to get excited, […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 8, 2019

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Joker Passes $1 Billion Worldwide, Making October Look Better to Studios

Joker has been having quite the time passing records left and right. From highest-grossing R-rated film, to top opening weekends in October, it just wants to have the last laugh everywhere that it goes. Well, Joker now passed $1 billion dollars in the worldwide box office. It is only the 4th DC title to do […]

BY Meghan Hale November 16, 2019
Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Is A Lyrical Metafictional Dream

Erin Morgenstern first captured the hearts of fantasy readers around the world with her debut novel, The Night Circus. It began as Morgenstern’s NaNoWriMo project, and went on to win the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Eight years later Erin Morgenstern has published The Starless Sea. Her second novel is a lyrical, romantic work […]

BY Emily O'Donnell November 16, 2019
Impeachment: American Crime Story Casts Clive Owen as Bill Clinton

American Crime Story might be less beloved than its horror-centric sister show, but it’s great nonetheless. The People v. O. J. Simpson was incredible, and the The Assassination of Gianni Versace earned Darren Criss a well-earned Emmy. Next up is Impeachment: American Crime Story, set to depict the action and aftermath of President Bill Clinton’s […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 16, 2019
Disney Sets Upcoming Untitled Marvel Movies Release Dates Through 2023

Disney reserved a slew of dates through 2023 for their properties, including five previously unannounced, untitled Marvel movies. The massive movie studio set dates for 24 films in 2020, 19 in 2023, and 21 in 2021 and 2022. Nearly every two weeks, they will be putting out a movie, which is a staggering fact alone. […]

BY Joshua M. Patton November 16, 2019