An online warehouse gone rogue. Driverless cars, hijacked: Fiction that feels eerily possible.

In two dystopian novels — ‘The Warehouse’ and ‘The Passengers’ — the near future seems very close indeed Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-09 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Zones of Possibility: Science Fiction and the Coronavirus

A NUMBER OF RECENT ESSAYS and articles have revisited classic literary texts that depict disease pandemics, scouring them for ideas and strategies that might prove useful in our current predicament. An essay in The Boston Review examines Boccaccio’s Decameron (1353), which emerged out of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-05-27 19:00:30 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unearthed an old work for her new children's book that's free online

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is releasing her new book, "The Ickabog," in free online installments. The first two chapters are out now. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-05-26 19:33:57 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-05-26 15:57:26 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling’s next book, ‘The Ickabog,’ will be available free online

The Harry Potter series creator is also asking her young readers to supply illustrations for the print version of the novel, available in November. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-26 15:11:00 UTC ]
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Tuesday’s BookExpo Online Sessions Schedule: May 26

ReedPop's trade show opens its digital events, which are available free of charge to the public. The weekend will feature a digital edition of BookCon. The post Tuesday’s BookExpo Online Sessions Schedule: May 26 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-26 12:19:49 UTC ]
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J K Rowling to publish The Ickabog fairy tale online

J K Rowling is releasing a standalone fairy tale called The Ickabog for free online and is asking children to illustrate the published edition for her. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-26 10:46:48 UTC ]
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This summer: Audiobooks that make you feel like you’re on a vacation

Transporting audiobooks whisk us to Hindu Kush, the Gulf of Mexico and a 17th century pirate ship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-26 06:40:27 UTC ]
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Rebirth: how we moved the Jhalak Prize online

This year's Jhalak Prize winner will be announced online, a "scrappy, rough at the edges ‘ceremony’ with video clips, image cards and zoom chats". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-25 23:42:37 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Celebrating Books and Authors Online

As the coronavirus panedmic rages on, BookExpo and BookCon are offering six days of virtual book programming in lieu of an in-person show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Yes, Literary Fiction With Happy Endings Exists: Here are 20 Must-Read Examples

If you think lit fic endings are all sorrow or question marks, think again. Here are some happy literary fiction books that will leave you hopeful. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-21 10:34:27 UTC ]
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What will post-pandemic fiction look like? The novels that followed 9/11 offer some clues.

It always takes a little time for novelists to shape a real-life nightmare into a story. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-21 06:58:16 UTC ]
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Complete Fiction and Netflix option Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co

New production company Complete Fiction will develop Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co series with Netflix. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-20 15:05:10 UTC ]
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Liverpool's Writing on the Wall goes online

Liverpool festival Writing on the Wall is going virtual this year, with a line-up including former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-20 14:43:16 UTC ]
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Puffin dreams big with week-long online festival

Puffin is launching a seven-day online festival in partnership with Waterstones on 8th June, The Festival of Big Dreams, featuring a range of its authors and illustrators including Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-18 04:40:29 UTC ]
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Scholastic builds anticipation online for Hunger Games prequel

Scholastic has been building anticipation online for Suzanne Collins' eagerly awaited prequel to the Hunger Games series, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 18:28:18 UTC ]
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Wigtown Book Festival to be held online

This year's Wigtown Book Festival will now be held online due to the pandemic, its organisers have confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How to Write Science Fiction That Isn’t ‘Useful’

Robin Sloan, the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, discusses his new short story for The Atlantic. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2020-05-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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In Pandemic, Dystopian Fiction Loses Its Luster for Editors

The renewed interest in dystopian tales following the election of Donald Trump seems to be dying down as, with the globe seized by a pandemic and millions of Americans hunkered down because of shelter-at-home orders, editors say they are interested in lighter fare—mostly. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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YA Authors Move Online

Debut and veteran novelists dive into the world of digital events amid the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers Look to Curbsides and Online Sales, Not In-Store Customers

As states establish reopening timelines and Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise in various parts of the country, bookstores are not reopening in any conventional sense—nor do many owners intend to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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