Sabaa Tahir Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

A Torch Against the Night, the sequel to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, is out August 3oth from Razorbill—and we want to send you a set of both books! Three lucky winners will each receive a paperback copy of Ember and a galley copy of Torch.

Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars’ future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia’s side … even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they’re going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Helene’s mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape … and kill them both.

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Allow Rick & Morty to Present the Most Disturbing Version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis

This year’s Rick & Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con gave only a few details of Season Three (co-showrunner Dan Harmon says “it’s the most epic so far”, and that he wants Vin Diesel to do a guest spot) but most important, he and Justin Roiland gave us a hellish adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece, The Metamorphosis.

Or maybe it’s Flowers for Algernon.

Whatever, Just click through if you like violence, or if you really hate rats.

[If you like rats even slightly, you don’t want to see this.]

Watch Tatiana Maslany Break Character as Every Single Clone in the Orphan Black Season 4 Blooper Reel

The road to Tatiana Maslany’s well-deserved Emmy nomination is paved with plenty of giggles, as we learned upon seeing the blooper reel for Orphan Black season 4. Whereas most shows have actors flubbing lines and messing each other up, seeing as Maslany makes up half the cast, it’s mostly a delightful supercut of her breaking character—which is much more bizarre than you might imagine—at the best moments.

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The Earth Strikes Back in This Teaser for The 100 Season 4

Now, I shouldn’t get your guys’ hopes up too much. This video from The CW is more of a sizzle reel than anything else, a bloody recap of all of the show’s brutal violence—in case you forgot about the spears through bodies, levers pulled leading to genocide, and poor Raven screaming as she gets cut into over and over. But at the end, there’s a brief tease of season 4, when the enemy isn’t Earthlings, but Earth itself.

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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!)

Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey to Helm New Black Panther Spin-Off Series!

EW has shared some fantastic new from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con: Roxane Gay  and Yona Harvey will be writing Black Panther spin-off comics! And not just any old Black Panther spin-offs, but a series called The World of Wakanda, which will focus on the tales of three women of Wakanda.

Roxane Gay is an author and critic who is currently spinning a lot of plates. She has a story collection, Difficult Women, coming out next year, a memoir releasing in 2017, and her novel An Untamed State is being adapted for film. This will be her first foray into comics, and she’ll be working with poet Yona Harvey.

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Did Bryan Fuller Just Ask Steven Moffat To Write a Star Trek Episode?

Nerdist hosted a lively panel called “Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers” with Bryan Fuller, late of Hannibal, and currently of hotly-anticipated Star Trek, and American Gods, his American Gods co-showrunner Michael Green, and Doctor Who and Sherlock‘s Steven Moffat. Moderator Alicia Lutes lead what sounds like a merry panel, and over the course of the conversation, Fuller dropped hints that Hannibal may be back sooner than we thought, and… asked Steven Moffat to write for Star Trek?!?

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Watch The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer

AMC shared the first trailer for season 7 of The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con, and we are no closer to figuring out whose head Negan bashed in with Lucille at the end of last season. The producers have very smartly been circulating teasers that give equal weight to every option, like these chilling character posters; and the trailer plays that same game of “what if?”

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Mirror Image Sweepstakes

We want to send you a galley copy of Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose’s Mirror Image, available August 23rd from Tor Books!

In an auction house in London, there is a mirror no one will buy. Standing seven feet tall and reaching four feet across, its size makes it unusual. Its horrific powers make it extraordinary. For centuries, the mirror has fed off of the lives of humans, giving them agonizing deaths and sucking their souls into its hellish world.

When Jonathan Frazer, the wealthy owner of a furniture and antiques shop in Los Angeles, buys the mirror at an auction, he believes he is getting the bargain of a lifetime. With its age and size, it is easily worth eight times what he paid for it. At this point, the mirror has sat dormant for years. But within days of Jonathan’s purchase, the deaths begin again. One employee is crushed when the mirror falls on top of him. A few days later, the corpse of another is found in front of the mirror, brutally stabbed. A third is burned beyond all recognition. All the while, an enormous man with a scarred face is following Jonathan, demanding that he give him the mirror and killing any police officer that gets in his way.

The police are becoming desperate. As the death toll rises, Jonathan himself becomes a suspect. He knows there is something wrong with the mirror. He knows it’s dangerous. But he cannot bring himself to get rid of it. Everyday he becomes more captivated by the mirror.

For the mirror is awakening, and its powers are resurfacing.

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