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4 Bestselling Authors Share Thoughts On Movie Adaptations

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Dedicated readers understand the emotional connection with a book you love, and the piece of your soul that is invested long after you turn the final page. Many can relate to a paternalistic instinct of pride or defense when anyone brings up this title. Whether you are ready to effuse on its brilliance or bitterly smother out the naysayers, you have the agency to speak on this topic with authority. However, when it comes to turning books into movies, the adaptation is out of your power. While the book fan typically rejoices, there’s also trepidation over how filmmakers might alter the original goods. Readers, and the authors themselves, have strong opinions and limited if any influence on how books are…

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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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5 Sci-Fi Novels to Get You Hyped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The entire nerd-world is foaming at the mouth over Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We hope the movie will be all that and a bag of chips, and based on the teasers, trailer and set photos, it’s shaping up to be everything fans hope it will be (despite any prequel-related PTSD). However, during the excruciating wait for the film’s premiere on December 18, why not feast your brain on a great science fiction novel? Most sci-fi experts will tell you to read Foundation and Dune (if you haven’t read them, get off the internet and read them now. I’ll wait.), but there are some less-obvious choices that will appeal to Star Wars fans for the same reasons they love the…

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