Peter McLean’s Priest of Bones Is Being Adapted for TV

Peter McLean’s fantasy novel Priest of Bones has been picked up for a television adaptation by David Hayman, who produced Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story. 

Deadline reports that the production company is looking to adapt the novel for television, and that it’s being overseen by producers Tom Winchester (The Capture) and Jillian Share (Pacific Rim, Warcraft) along with NBCUniversal International Studios.

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Maybe Just Don’t Rob Graves: Louisa May Alcott’s “Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy’s Curse”

Welcome back to Reading the Weird, in which we get girl cooties all over weird fiction, cosmic horror, and Lovecraftiana—from its historical roots through its most recent branches.

This week, we’re reading Louisa May Alcott’s “Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy’s Curse,” first published in Frank Leslie’s 1869 A New World. (We read it in Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger’s new Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers 1852-1923.) Spoilers ahead.

[“You’ll be sorry for it, and so shall I, perhaps…”]

Series: Reading the Weird

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Reread — The Missing

The Missing
Una McCormack
Publication Date: December 2014
Timeline: November 2385; after the Fall miniseries

Progress: Dr. Katherine Pulaski, passionate in her pursuit of a multi-cultural scientific enterprise that will not only yield valuable insights but also achieve what diplomacy by itself cannot, is allocated the Olympic-class starship Athene Donald. Its delightfully multi-species crew sets out on an explicit mission of exploration. Joined Trill Maurita Tanj is the ship’s commanding officer, and other crew members include Klingons, Cardassians, Romulans, a Ferengi, and even a representative of the Tzenkethi Coalition named Metiger Ter Yai-A.

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His House Trailer Pulls Back the Curtain on the Horrors Faced by Refugees

The first trailer for His House, a new horror film from Netflix, stuns its viewers with a horrifying and all-too-real scenario: Imagine being forced to leave your home and flee to another country because you fear for your life and the life of your spouse. After you are granted asylum in a foreign land, no one seems to want you there. And just when you think your new home might be safe, a series of horrifying incidents proves that you’re still in danger.

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Four Questions With V.E. Schwab on Her New Novel The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue!

Earlier this year, Tor Books sat down with author V.E. Schwab to talk about her upcoming book, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue! A vibrant novel that is all about living life to the fullest, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue will be available from Tor Books on October 6, 2020. Check out what the author had to say about her inspiration, and her favorite quality about Addie!

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Do Not Offend the Gods: 8 SFF Books Featuring Deities

When I was growing up, my world was neatly divided into monotheism and pantheism. On the monotheism side there was the god of Abraham and on the pantheism side there were the Greeks—Zeus, Hera, Athena, etc. You’re probably noticing some signs of a very limited world view. I had been told that the Romans had gods just like the Greeks only with new names like Jupiter and Juno. I knew there were other religions, and I was at least passingly familiar with the Norse gods. My fifth-grade social studies textbook made sure I knew a little about the Sumer and Ur and the Egyptians, but their gods? Their gods just didn’t show up very often back then and there were so many other gods to whom I’d never even been introduced.

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Aslan the Demon: Religious Transformation in The Horse and His Boy

“I believe in no religion. There is absolutely no proof for any of them, and from a philosophical standpoint Christianity is not even the best.” That’s what Jack “C.S.” Lewis wrote to one of his friends when he was 17 years old.

Lewis told us, years later, that The Horse and His Boy is the story of the “calling and conversion of a heathen.” He doesn’t mean the term “heathen” as something offensive, and would of course put his past self in that same category. He was also—when he was an atheist—sensitive to the arrogance of religious people who talked as though they had found the truth and he had not. Never one to shy away from strong opinions, he didn’t seem to take it personally when others thought him arrogant in the same way after his conversion.

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Series: The Great C.S. Lewis Reread

The Ashes of Around Twenty-Three Strangers

The world doesn’t make sense. All rain has moved indoors, wrecking houses from the inside out while the skies remain cloudless. With ever greater devotion, people worship giant, inert, humanoid bodies as gods as civilization falls apart.

Lucy, who has never been religious, has no way to properly mourn her brother after his untimely death. Now, a year later, she will travel south on a makeshift pilgrimage with the help of her best friend Carve, who was once himself a believer, trying to find peace and some better means of understanding the world.

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