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Lincoln’s Quote of the Day: Happy Towel Day!

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the […]

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 16:41 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Author’s Note: On to the Details!

Holy crap, you guys, editing is going to kill me. (Melodramatic much? Naaaah, not me!) My editing process has changed since the days when I was writing mostly fanfic, simply because the length of my work has changed. While my fanfic was often short-novel length, about 50,000 words, now that I’m writing things that are […]

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 15:38 by JB McDonald · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Author’s Note: The First Read-Through

It’s very exciting, getting a book ready for publication. It’s also extremely boring. The bits I like are the initial creative bits; these editing parts drive me crazy, but I’m buoyed by the fact that soon my book will be out of my hands, off to print! Toward that end, on we go with the […]

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 12:36 by JB McDonald · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Strippable Cover: Author Anthony Horowitz confirms he’s writing the second Tintin film

So, I’m a relatively recent convert to the cult of Tintin. I discovered within the last three years, though I do remember watching episodes of the animated series on Nickelodeon, back when they aired amazing foreign cartoons such as the titular boy detective and David the Gnome. But the books somehow eluded me, and I’m […]

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 22:03 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Short Video of the Day: A Wrinkle in Time in 90 Seconds

Back when I was in elementary school, the one book I had a love/hate relationship with was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. We read it in our GATE class because it was a Newbery Award winner and one of the first science fiction books aimed at children. I thought the plot of the […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 07:04 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Seabiscuit’s Gary Ross in talks to direct The Hunger Games

I work at  a bookstore. Now that Twilight is over (thank goodness), the latest, and actually decently written, thing to come down the pipe is The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The novels, which tell the story of a world where the US has collapsed and a totalitarian society forces children, one male and […]

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 07:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower coming to big and small screens

I am tempering my excitement. This has the potential to be absolutely amazing or a destructive travesty of one of modern fantasy’s epic works. In an exclusive over at Deadline, Universal has announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and will be turning the seven volume epic fantasy into a […]

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 20:38 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Terry Gilliam has trouble with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote…again

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has run into trouble again, extending its ten year (so far) development time. According to Variety, Gilliam, in attendance at the Deauville American Film Festival, told attendees that he had lost financing for the project. “The financing collapsed about a month and a half ago. I shouldn’t […]

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 21:03 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks set for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and a critically acclaimed novel. Who’s ready for awards season? Indiewire reports that the two have signed on to star in Stephen Daldry’s (The Reader, Billy Elliot) adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The film, to be put out jointly by Paramount and Warner Bros, tells […]

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 14:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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David Fincher picks Rooney Mara to be his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Well that took long enough. In an exclusive at Deadline New York, it’s revealed the Rooney Mara (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network) has joined the cast of David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. The film’s shoot begins in Sweden this fall, with a […]

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 23:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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