A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Hunger Games Prequel Book Review

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review: What a Good Prequel Should Do

Sound intriguing? It is! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by the author of the original Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins, tells the story of future president Snow's formidable years and shows us how Panem got to be how it was when we were introduced to it in The Hunger Games.Now, if you haven't read[...]


Lake of Darkness Explores the Dark Side of WWI-Era Chicago

This episode Jason talks to Scott Kenemore, author of the new book Lake of Darkness (May 5, 2020; Skyhorse Publishing/Talos Press) The book explores an alternate history in which power, crime, and the supernatural converge during the First World War on the South Side of Chicago.[caption id="attachment_1205552" align="aligncenter" width="600"] L-R: The cover of Lake of[...]


Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

The book, for instance, begins with a harrowing scene inside a shipwreck She talks about how in real wrecks or in billowing waves of silt, divers can become lost and even perish.Another significant aspect of the book that Lutz wanted to write about was her main character's relationship with her imprisoned father She explains that[...]

Ratched star Sarah Paulson plays Cordelia in American Horror Story, courtesy of FX.

Ratched Star Sarah Paulson Talks Jon Jon Briones and Film Comparisons

Ratched executive producers Sarah Paulson and Ryan Murphy pretty much secured a built-in audience when the duo announced they were teaming up again for a new project. When it turned out to be the backstory of a younger version of sadistic Nurse Mildred Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and that Paulson was […]

A look at the opening scene to The Stand miniseries, courtesy of ABC.

The Stand Author Stephen King Posts COVID-19 Nickname Trump Won't Like

So if people are going to make the connection anyway, King's recommending a new "nickname" for the pandemic: "Sure, call it Captain Trumps, why not? It fits." (original tweet posted below).[caption id="attachment_1146740" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Stu and Frannie bond in The Stand miniseries, courtesy of ABC.[/caption]CBS All Access' upcoming 10-episode adaptation of The Stand will include[...]

Dungeons & Dragons Wizards & Spells Book Cover

We Review Dungeons & Dragons: Wizards & Spells

Ten Speed Press has continued with its Dungeons & Dragons' Young Adventurer's Guide series with the fourth book, Wizards & Spells The first three books in this series have been pretty cool as they are designed to give younger readers a look into D&D without the massive tomes of reading Because let's be honest, when[...]

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"Critical Role" & Penguin Random House Announce "The World Of Critical Role"

Critical Role continues their expansion of media with a brand new book on the way through Penguin Random House called The World Of Critical Role The book will cover the show, the series, and more with an in-depth guide to everything they have created over the past five years The book is written by Liz Marsham[...]

We Gave "Hearthstone: Battlegrounds" A Shot During BlizzCon

Review: Dungeons & Dragons – Dungeons & Tombs: A Young Adventurer's Guide

So what new information does this book contain and how well does it hold up to the others? We got ourselves a copy and flipped through it a bit for a proper review.[caption id="attachment_1125012" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: 10 Speed Press[/caption]So much as you might suspect from the title, this is an illustrated guide that focuses[...]

Opinion: It's Been a Tough Week for LGBTQ+ "Magic" Players

Opinion: It's Been a Tough Week for LGBTQ+ "Magic" Players

A recent book covering the latest plots in the storyline of Magic: The Gathering entitled "War of the Spark: Forsaken" has come under scrutiny by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Magic players (among many others) for its content Greg Weisman, the author, seems to have done a lot of people in the community dirty, according[...]

Magic: the Gathering Planeswalker line-up

New Planeswalker, "Oko", Unveiled for "Magic: The Gathering"

This information was revealed in a blurb pertaining to the upcoming Magic: the Gathering e-book Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest, slated to be published next Wednesday, September 4th.We don't yet know much more about Oko, as enigmatic as he is, but we can rest assured that we will know more in early October once the[...]

Review - Dungeons & Dragons: Acquisitions Incorporated Sourcebook

Review – Dungeons & Dragons: Acquisitions Incorporated Sourcebook

For the longest time, fans and players have been asking for official written content related to the series be produced, and out of the blue, we got an answer earlier this year that both Penny Arcade and Wizards of the Coast would join forces to make an official sourcebook featuring AI material We took the[...]

"Remembering Anthony Bourdain", Written Ode to Chef Gets May Release Date

The book will contain photos and memories, as well as quotes from such notable persons as Former President Barack Obama (who shared beers with Tony over phô in Vietnam), fellow host and chef Eric Ripert (who discovered his friend's body during filming of an episode in the French alps), Questlove, and the humanitarian chef José[...]

'Loner': HBO Developing Series Pilot for Teddy Wayne Novel Adaptation

Though its Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press event is over, that doesn't mean HBO is finished boosting its programming slate – announcing early pilot development on Loner, a drama based on author Teddy Wayne's 2016 award-winning novel published by Simon & Schuster. Wayne is expected to both write the pilot and executive produce the project. […]

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion

The latest and probably last Zelda extended tome to be released by Dark Horse Books was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion The company has already done a fantastic job in creating three volumes that go over pretty much everything you need to know about the series in detail From the original[...]

You Season 2 Moves to Netflix; Lifetime to Focus on Original Movies

Developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti based on the book by Caroline Kepnes, You would be a natural fit for Netflix for two reasons: the streaming service is already an international partner on the series (with Deadline Hollywood reporting a possible move to Netflix was a factor in the second-season renewal); and the serialized[...]

There's a Kickstarter Funding a SEGA Arcade Pop-Up Book

This particular project is kind of awesome as they are pitching a coffee table book that will document the history of Sega's entire line of classic arcade games throughout the years, and show off the machines by creating a pop-up book version of them within the page descriptions Here is a quick example of what[...]

Lend Me Your Ears: We Review Chuck Palahniuk's 'Adjustment Day'

So I was excited to get a chance to read his first original novel in nearly four years when Adjustment Day came our way.WARNING: We're going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but please be aware, we are going to talk about the book and the premise So if you want nothing to do with[...]