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See the Eerie First Trailer for Adaptation of ‘The Terror’

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Dan Simmons’ British Fantasy Award-nominated novel The Terror sails onto the small screen this spring on AMC.   Based on the real-life disappearance of the Captain Sir John Franklin mission in 1845, Simmons’ critically acclaimed book imagines what might have befallen the men of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror during their doomed quest for the Northwest passage. Although brief, the trailer captures the atmosphere of claustrophobic mystery that makes Simmons’ epic about ice-locked, desperate crews stalked by a mysterious creature so unmissable. If the series holds true to the novel, it will likely appeal to history buffs as well as fans of horror and fantasy. Simmons’ richly detailed book relies heavily on meticulous research about the real-life members of…

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‘Walking Dead Cookbook’: How Zombies Bring Thanksgiving Leftovers Back to Life

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Warning: spoilers (and slightly graphic content) ahead! The Walking Dead is knee-deep in its 8th season, with Rick and the gang finally making some headway in fighting back against Negan. This season is delivering so far, with an all-out war and more creepy zombies than ever. But what we’re really interested in right now is the food. Just how do these survivors manage to run for their lives while still eating quality meals that give them enough energy to fight the undead? Luckily, The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide came out on October 10th, ready to answer all of our burning apocalyptic food questions. When you think about it, The Walking Dead is really all about food, whether…

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These Emmy Award Nominees Exist Thanks to 6 Amazing Books!

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The 68th Emmy Awards are right around the corner! Television is pretty easy to love, but it’s even easier to love when it comes attached to a little reading material. Plus, you know that here at BookTrib, we are completely obligated to only root for shows that are based on books (sorry Mr. Robot). So, without further ado, here are our favorite shows up for an Emmy (and the books they’re based on)!   A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Reprint, 2011) This first one is no secret. In fact, the divergences between HBO’s hit show and Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series have caused alternating bouts of outrage and curiosity from fans of the…

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From Comic Book to Small Screen: Is AMC’s Preacher the Next The Walking Dead?

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Blood, gore, conspiracy, apocalypse, and…God’s missing? In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past few months, AMC’s summer headliner Preacher premieres on Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m. EST. The show will be based on the beloved comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. It ran from 1995-2000 and is credited for reinvigorating the comic book genre when sales were at an all-time low. (All issues are now available in trades as graphic novels.) Preacher stars Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’s Dominic Cooper playing the disillusioned minister Jesse Custer with Ruth Negga as his ex-girlfriend turned hit woman, Tulip O’Hare. Comic book fans fondly remember the series for its excessive violence and profanity while also being a hilariously smart…

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AMC’s The Walking Dead: Who Should Make it Out Alive?

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Warning – Major Spoilers for Season 6 of The Walking Dead Watching The Walking Dead is always a stressful experience. Most of the time I peek at the screen through clenched fingers, flinching every time a zombie jumps out and attacks our heroes (spoiler alert: it happens a lot). But my fear is justified: no one is safe on this show, not even those characters we’ve grown to love for six seasons. This season is especially stressful, as big bad Negan is finally about to make an appearance. Fans of the comic books know just how terrifying Negan, leader of The Saviors, will be and that he kills a major, beloved character right off the bat (pun intended). The show has never…

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Alicia Minshew Talks Recent Roles, SudsvilleTV and Missing All My Children’s Kendall

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Talking with the amazingly talented Alicia Minshew always feels like catching up with an old friend whom I’ve known since childhood. She’s open, honest, real and a truly kind person. Add all of that to the fact that she’s a crazy-talented actress who is down for any and every opportunity and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect star. Minshew rose to fame when she was tapped in 2002 to play Kendall Hart, the daughter of All My Children’s Erica Kane, and became half of the insanely popular Zach and Kendall, “Zendall,” pairing. Following her almost 10-year run on the show, Minshew has had no shortage of work. She’s starred in the web series Tainted Dreams and Beacon Hill, as…

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Abs as Flat as a Book – Hottest Men of 2015!

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Last year we treated our readers (and let’s be honest, ourselves) to a little present—the killer abs of the 10 hottest men of 2014. We’ve been pretty guilty of turning up the temperature a bit lately with “Olicity” Watch, Battle ‘Ships (can we blame Rachel Carter for global warming?) and of course, Heat Index. So why stop there? To help keep the roads free of ice over the holidays, we present our second annual Abs as Flat as a Book: the hottest men of 2015. Consider it a present AND a public service. Happy Holidays – You’re welcome! Adam Driver Intergalactic bad boy Adam Driver wowed us in Star Wars VIII. Not only is he easy on the eyes, but…

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3 Spinoffs as Good — or Better! — than the Original

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When I love a show, I want as much of it as I can possibly get. Spoilers, teasers, insider info, secrets from the set: I will seek it all out and more. This is why I’m such a huge fan of spinoffs—more time in a world I’ve come to know and love? Yes, please. I recognize, however, that spinoffs can easily break your heart. They so rarely live up to the original material, often making you wish you were rewatching the show you actually love. But when they work, they’re amazing —sometimes even better than the show they were based on. Here are three spinoffs—and one book!—that I think more than live up to the hype: Fear the Walking Dead…

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Watch These Three Shows Before Fear the Walking Dead Premieres

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the apocalypse. I’m both fascinated and horrified by the idea of some cataclysmic event, which will undoubtedly launch us into a crazy dystopian world where everyone wears leather and teens battle each other to the death in improbable arenas. Ahem. From a storytelling standpoint, the apocalypse is a treasure-trove of redemption tales, horrifying choices and messed-up love affairs. This is probably why I gravitate toward stories like this, and why I can not wait for the new The Walking Dead spin-off on AMC, Fear The Walking Dead, which premieres August 23. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the trailer. Where The Walking Dead started in the middle of the zombie apocalypse,…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Walking Dead Edition

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TV addiction is real! It is a condition I’m plagued with every day of my life. Now that we’ve established I have a compulsion to watch television on a daily basis (raise your hand if you suffer from this, too), it’s no surprise that I go a bit mad when my shows, in this case, The Walking Dead, finishes up for the season. Why do you do this to us, AMC? It’s torture! Hiatuses are such a drag, especially when you’re invested in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead are trying to eat your brains and the people that you love, or just tolerate, are dropping like flies. Have no fear, Books for TV Addicts are here! The break between…

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