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Fiction and Excerpts [1]

Fiction and Excerpts [1]

Does The Geek’s Guide to Dating Work on a Real Date?

, || Finding someone to date shouldn't be like trying to party up in an MMORPG: running around, repeatedly spamming chat channels for a group, and anxiously seeking a random encounter. (Random casual encounters are for Craigslist. This isn't that kind of book.) No, seeking out Player Two is more like an old-school RPG: a gradual progression that, with the right walkthrough, becomes much, much easier.

What We Know About Max Gladstone’s Next Book: Six Feet Over

B&N Blog broke the news earlier this week: Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence is moving from Tor Books to the Publishing imprint! The news came on the crest of a wave of new information following the recent release of Gladstone’s novel Four Roads Cross; information that charts out the future of this epic-sized fantasy series.

The sixth novel in the Craft Sequence is titled Six Feet Over, and will be published by Publishing. But what else do we know?

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Help Decide Which Characters Will Be in GRRM’s Wild Cards TV Show

George R. R. Martin recently posted a big, big update on the production of his next big TV series: Wild Cards! The show now has a production company, a show runner, and a rough timeline, but most interestingly of all, George R. R. Martin is soliciting suggestions for which characters YOU, the readers, would like to see first in the show!

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What Order Should You Read The Craft Sequence In?

Max Gladstone’s fantasy series the Craft Sequence was written and published out of order (scandal!) with Book 3 coming first, followed by Book 2, then Book 5, and so on. Although Gladstone’s books converge into a fantasy series, every book is itself a standalone story taking place in the same world, and a reader can start the series with any book and still get a full experience.

With the first five volumes of the Craft Sequence now out on book shelves, readers can choose their own chronological or anti-chronological voyage through the series. So what order should a reader approach the Craft Sequence in?

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Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence Feels Like it Could Fit Into Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere

It was during the end of Three Parts Dead, with its many reversals and its clash between different and intricate rule-based magic systems, that we both recognized the inner thrill of reading a new Brandon Sanderson story. Except…Three Parts Dead isn’t a Sanderson novel, it’s a Max Gladstone book from a few years back.

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Behold: The Justice League!

This year’s San Diego Comic Con has brought the DC Cinematic Universe into full color, debuting an intense trailer for Wonder Woman, bringing out the Suicide Squad to taunt the audience, confirming Ben Affleck as the director for the next solo Batman film, and showing us our first, bright look at the Justice League!

The official poster was paired with a sizzle reel of footage shot so far from the film. Check it out below!

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Ghost Rider Will Appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at SDCC didn’t have any new footage to share, but they did have a big reveal for the audience: The upcoming season will feature Ghost Rider!

The motorcycle-riding spirit of vengeance has been hinted at in casting notices and, ah, the sides of trains, and now Marvel’s television arm has officially confirmed the presence of everyone’s favorite flaming skull. Considering how crazy the show got over the course of its third season, Ghost Rider should be a comfortable addition to the continuing calamities of Coulson and company. (Wordplay!)