“Almost any concept or idea in the world can be expressed through comparison with a classic Warner Bros. cartoon.”
“Even the Albuquerque Door?”
You know what a wormhole is, right?
You know what I’m talking about. It’s the scene in certain sci-fi stories when a character takes a piece of paper and a pencil, and draws Point A and Point B, then asks some unsuspecting noob to figure out the shortest distance between the two ...
--The hippogriffs...must die. So, how?
--Mmmm. Death by explosion.
--Okay, okay. Like, spontaneous combustion?
--Nah, dynamite. Let’s go old school, too. Like Chuck Jones, Wile E. Coyote hot dog dynamite.
--Niiiccce. In their butts?
--You made it up, sicko.
--I did not! I was going to say MOUTHS.
--All right then, butts AND mouths.
In the small, sleepy town of Litchfield, New Hampshire, the Rook family tries to make a fresh start. For 13-year-old Sailor Rook, a ...
Stranje House is a strange place.
In the year 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte has been defeated and sent to the island of Elba—yet all of Britain remains leery of his exile. None moreso than Georgiana Fitzwilliam, the daughter of a gentleman in Regency era England, but with no intention of becoming a ruffles-obsessed debutante and pawn in her mother’s marriage schemes. Georgiana has much better things to do with her time, namely, the experimentation and perfection of her formula to create ...
“And they really expect all humans to make the same choice? Are they that naive?”
“I don’t know,” Chrystal said.
“Are they unified? Do they all want the same thing?” Nona pressed.
Yi answered. “The ones we’ve met are.”
Nona looked from one to the other. “If you were still human, what would you do?”
They looked back and forth between each other, their facial expressions subdued.
Thousands of years ago, we took to the ...
Just last week, a little movie called Jurassic World took the world by storm. In its first two weekends of being in theaters, Jurassic World shattered the previous opening weekend record (set by The Avengers) and has nearly amassed $1 billion in box office revenue internationally.
You could say it’s kind of a big deal.
Set 22 years following the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the newest film in the franchise follows the fully operational and hugely successful theme park ...
“So what now?”
He looks down the street in every direction. “Show me why I should want to be part of this world.”
Three years ago, on a regular, summer day, humanity’s understanding of the world and their place in it shifted. The Alpha—Sirena, Nix, Triton, and others; the mermaids and squid-people and sea monsters of legend—walk out of the sea and onto the Coney Island Boardwalk. A sentient, warriorlike species, the Alpha have lived underwater, have their ...
Once again, it’s May in New York! Which means that it’s that exhausting, exhilarating time of year in which publishers and authors, bloggers and traditional journalists, librarians and bibliophiles make the long, sweaty journey to the Javits Center for the biggest trade show of the year: BookExpo America (BEA). As with last year, BEA is open to more than just bloggers and book professionals—the consumer-facing BookCon runs on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, with a ton of sweet ...
Mom was supposed to be at the airport, but the flight was delayed so she had to go to work. It sounds like she’s got crazy hours just to make ends meet.
Bus to the plane. Plane to the train. Train to the subway. Each route has its own pattern. I just have to connect the dots.
No problem. I’m good at that.
My name’s Rori Lane. And this right here is my brand new life.
Superheroes are kind of ...