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Nnedi Okorafor’s First Nonfiction Book, Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Coming in 2019

Nnedi Okorafor recently took to Facebook to announce her first nonfiction book! In Broken Places & Outer Spaces, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Binti trilogy and Akata Witch will look back at how travels in her her youth and a traumatic incident during her teen years shaped her creative life—particularly her love of science fiction and the fantastic.

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V.E. Schwab’s Out-of-Print Debut Novel The Near Witch Gets Reissued

Seven years ago, Victoria Schwab’s first novel, The Near Witch, was published by Disney/Hyperion. Within two years, the book was out of print, and became what the author known now as V.E. Schwab describes as “a strange and vaguely mythic story, one readers heard of, but couldn’t find.” Now, Titan Books is reviving that mythic story by reissuing The Near Witch with a haunting new cover and a new introduction by Schwab.

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New Glass Trailer Assembles a Superhero Showdown

Mr. Glass is up to his old tricks in the latest trailer for Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s supervillain sequel to Unbreakable and Split. The first teaser introduced the setting: an asylum, presided over by a doctor (Sarah Paulson) who believes that the three men believe that they possess superpowers. Now, we find out how Glass will use the asylum, and the doctor’s treatments, to his nefarious advantage.

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Netflix Casts Yennefer, Ciri, and the Rest of The Witcher Characters

A month after announcing that Henry Cavill would portray Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher TV series, Netflix has revealed the rest of the cast in its adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series. Via tweet and press release, the streaming service shared headshots and descriptors for the characters, including the pivotal roles of “enigmatic sorceress” Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri, Princess of Cintra (Freya Allan).

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Lena Dunham and Nnedi Okorafor Talk Binti, the First #KeepIt100LD Book Club Pick

Lean Dunham’s “Books Under 100 Pages Book Club,” #KeepIt100LD, kicked off this September with a clear favorite of ours—Nnedi Okorafor’s novella Binti! Dunham took to Twitter for a chat with Okorafor about Binti’s influences, and her own favorite book that comes in at under 100 pages.

Read the whole conversation below!

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Watch the Wonderfully Meta Teaser for DC Universe’s Harley Quinn Animated Series

At the world premiere of Titans at New York Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television shared some exciting news about other upcoming projects for new streaming service DC Universe. Among them is the animated series Harley Quinn, which looks to be a delightful take on single Harley Quinn (The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco) breaking up with the Joker and striking out with her bestie/soulmate Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) in her quest to become the “queenpin” of Gotham.

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Netflix Developing The Chronicles of Narnia as TV Series and Films

In 2016, the Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment One, and The C.S. Lewis Company announced a revival of the Chronicles of Narnia films, intending to start over with The Silver Chair as separate from the prior novels adapted for the big screen by Walt Disney Pictures (2005’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; 2008’s Prince Caspian; and 2010’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader). Now, the latest announcement comes from Netflix, which is partnering with The C.S. Lewis Company to develop all seven Narnia books into either movies or television series.

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Hulu’s Holiday Horror Anthology Series Into the Dark Teases a Hitman Halloween in The Body Trailer

Hulu has released the first trailer for Into the Dark, its horror anthology series with Blumhouse Productions (Get OutHappy Death DayThe Purge) tackling one holiday-themed horror story a month. It’s like Hallmark, except instead of mistaken identities and happily-ever-afters over Halloween/Valentine’s Day/Mother’s Day, it’s slashers and Final Girls. They wisely chose Halloween for the first installment: The Body follows a professional hitman who finds the perfect cover at a Halloween party.

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