Popular Fiction

13 Scary Books To Read This Halloween Season That Are Downright Terrifying

Summer reading gets a lot of attention, but I think fall is really the best season for books. There's nothing like enjoying those chilly autumn …

Stephen King

George R. R. Martin Wanted More 'Game of Thrones'

George R.R. Martin, author of <i>A Song Of Ice and Fire,</i> has revealed to Variety that he was keen to see <i>Game of Thrones</i> stretch much longer than 8 seasons.<p>We could’ve gone 11, 12, 13 seasons. David and Dan have been saying for like five seasons that seven seasons is all they would go. We got them to go …

George R.R. Martin

Henry Cavill will star as the lead in Netflix's new saga series

<i>Mission Impossible's</i> Henry Cavill is returning to our screens—this time starring in Netflix's epic saga series, <i>THE WITCHER.</i><p>While fans are still …

Super Mario

Criminal Mischief: Episode 04: POV In Crime Fiction

Popular Fiction

From Story Drills: Deathtrap and Deus Ex Machina

Fiction writing exercise: Deathtrap and Deus Ex Machina.<p>Today’s fiction writing exercise is an excerpt from my book, <i>Story Drills: Fiction Writing</i> …

Deus Ex

Enter Our Vicious & Vengeful Book Giveaway!

<i>Den of Geek is hosting this giveaway in partnership with Tor Books.</i><p>V.E. Schwab is one of our favorite authors here at Den of Geek. From the <i>Shades of</i> …

Handbags

Trauma and Triumph: Myke Cole’s The Queen of Crows

Myke Cole surprised readers last year when the author of primarily military fantasy fiction told the grim but complex story of a young woman named …

Fantasy Fiction

The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire

Overview<p>The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski<p><b>This special boxed set includes the first</b> …

The Witcher

DHH Literary goes north to find 'distinctive and diverse' talent

DHH Literary Agency is travelling to York - which is agency founder David Headley's home city - in a concerted effort to find "distinctive and …

Non-fiction

On Accessibility in Historical Fiction

I’ve generally enjoyed Graywolf Press’s “Art of” series, a group of books focusing on different topics pertaining to writing (<i>The Art of Subtext, The</i> …

Wolf Hall

Beach Books 2018

Join us for a report launch on Tuesday, October 2 at the office in Manhattan with John Tierney as keynote speaker.<p>For the past seven years, the …

Columbia University

Our view: A Big Read for local monsters

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all get on the same page politically, ideologically or socially? It’s not likely to happen anytime soon, but we could …

Fantasy Fiction

13 Thrillers to Keep You Up at Night (pg. 3)

"Though its climax couldn't possibly live up to the harrowing story it ends, French's legion of fans will rejoice that she's capped her memorable …

Book Reviews

Will Darkseid Finally Be Beaten With... A Veggie Tray?

The heroes of the DC Universe have tried plenty of ways to end Darkseid once and for all, but in <b>Mister Miracle #11</b>, his adopted son Scott Free may …

Justice League

Book clinic: an alternative guide to Irish literature

<b>Last week’s book clinic offered advice to a woman intent on moving to Ireland because of Brexit and looking for books “to help me understand the soul of the Irish people”. Writer and critic</b> <b>JP O’Malley</b><b>’s recommendations sparked an online controversy and provoked</b> <b>the</b> <i>Irish Times</i> <b>to run a piece damning</b> …

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction

Fantasy Fiction with Cosmic Palms & guests Nick Petricevic and Jelena Mirceta 07.09.2018

Fantasy Fiction returned to Cashmere's main HQ with an eclectic cast of<br>characters to make up for the abstinence of our normal co-host Mitch James. …

Fantasy Fiction

Take the Black Live—Jaime Lannister and golden Emmys

Hello, hello, everyone! Even though Dan Selcke is on vacation, <i>Take the Black Live</i> lives on with myself (Cheryl Wassenaar, of Culturess) and Josh Hill …

Game of Thrones

Portuguese Street Artist Paints 3D Creature Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart (20+ Pics)

Talk about graffiti today and you'll find it has shed some of its old stigmas. In fact, the once rogue street art genre has been welcomed into the …

Baton Rouge

Paula Hawkins: ‘The Secret History inspired me to write crime fiction’

I’ve never read James Joyce’s Ulysses. Or Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Is that shameful?<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><br>I’ve just started <i>The Doll Factory</i> by Elizabeth Macneal, a historical novel set against the backdrop of the Great Exhibition in 1851 (to be published next year). I’ve also been …

Books

100 Science Fiction Fantasy Writing Prompts

Overview<p>100 Science Fiction Fantasy Writing Prompts by Knatia Parson<p>100 Science Fiction Fantasy Writing Prompts is book 9 of 14, in the Science …

Barnes & Noble

The Historical Writer’s Dilemma: Story or History?

<b>Let’s face it: what’s more important?</b><p>When we write historical fiction we always face the dilemma: should we write the story first? Or should we first …

Historical Fiction

Weekend's best TV: Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches and Classic Albums

Do you Shazam? Shazam, in case you don’t, is an app that identifies pieces of music. I was Shazaming a lot during Killing Eve because the music is …

Killing Eve

3 New Images From Titans Featuring a New Look at Jason Todd

No one is really sure what to think about <i>Titans</i> on DC Universe. Thus far the trailer and the pictures haven’t exactly been selling the type of show …

Selling

Oldcastle Books launches digital-only genre fiction imprint

Independent publishing group Oldcastle Books is launching a digital-only sister company, Verve Books.<p>Despite the widely reported flatlining of the …

Literary Prizes

Editors’ Note: Sept. 14

In this issue, the Weekender explores issues present in various landscapes, from farms in the Salinas Valley to rural towns in Croatia and our very …

UC Berkeley

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories

Overview<p>How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories by N. K. Jemisin<p><b>Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply</b> …

Barnes & Noble

Friend Who Texted 'I’m Just Seeing This Now!' Awarded Pulitzer Prize In Fiction

Graduate student Julia Morrow has been named winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction after writing one of the most stunningly creative works of …

Pulitzer Prize

Fiction Book Review: The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction by Edited by Ellen Datlow. Night Shade, $15.99 trade paper (432p) ISBN 978-1-59780-983-2

The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction<p>Edited by Ellen Datlow. Night Shade, $15.99 trade paper (432p) …

Book Reviews

HBO joins forces with BBC for His Dark Materials series

Logan breakout star Dafne Keen leads the 16-episode series, His Dark Materials, which is adapted from Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel trilogy.<p>HBO has …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child