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The Other, Other George R.R. Martin Series Comes to Television: Wild Cards

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Superheroes are clearly super hot right now. So is the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, which is hot off its extremely well-received sixth season. “Hmm, if only there was a way to capitalize on the success of both these franchises…” one lonely television executive wondered wistfully. Well, some wishes do come true. As it turns out, Universal Cable Productions has acquired the exclusive rights to adapt Martin’s Wild Cards series for television. What is Wild Cards, you ask? Well, to call it Game of Thrones with superheroes would be an unfair boiling-down of a truly unique and fantastic tapestry of heroic science fiction-y novels and…

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These 15 Fantasy Novels by Female Authors are Electrifying the Genre

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Fantasy is everywhere these days, and I’m not complaining. I’ve always loved reading about other worlds, with their kings and queens and dragons and epic romances. When I was younger, most of the fantasy authors I would see on the shelves were men. These days, I’m happy to see that more and more female authors are being published within the genre. I might even go as far as to say we’re in a boom of female-driven fantasy. Thank God. While I could just put endless amounts of books in this list, here are 15 recent (or about-to-be released) fantasy novels I just can’t wait to read; all written by women, of course. Marked in Flesh (The Others #4), Anne Bishop (Roc, March…

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5 Books to Get You Hyped for the Return of The X-Files

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The truth is still out there, The X-Files fans! If you’ve been living under a rock since 1993, it’s a show about FBI agents who investigate unexplainable occurrences like supernatural murders, spooky mutant monsters and alien abductions. It’s one of the longest-running science fiction series in TV history, and features two of the most memorable characters in pop culture: Special Agents Fox Mulder, the zany and sarcastic conspiracy theorist, and Dana Scully, the skeptical realist who performs way too many autopsies. While the original series ended in 2002, the show is returning for a six-episode miniseries run on FOX starting January 24, to the alternating delight and anxiety of the sci-fi thriller’s die-hard fans. Either way, series stars Gillian Anderson…

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All We Want for Christmas: The BookTrib Wishlist

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Like Santa’s elves, the BookTrib team has been spending their days helping book lovers gift loved ones with the book of their dreams. But what secret yearnings hide deep in our hearts for Christmas? Our eclectic choices might inspire your giving—or even your own wishlist. We know you’ve been very, very good this year. Why not treat yourself? So grab a pencil and paper. Here we go: Andrew: For this Christmas I definitely want The Flash jacket which I think looks really cool and I’m a big fan of The CW show. The jacket would make me look a little cooler, and I always imagined what it would be like to be a superhero who is saving people from evil. A…

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