Apocalyptic Childhood: On Cixin Liu’s “Supernova Era”

CIXIN LIU IS having a moment. The recent publication in English of his Three-Body Problem trilogy has been rightly hailed as a sea change for Chinese science fiction in translation, garnering myriad awards and receiving wide acclaim — including an endorsement from Barack Obama. The Wandering Earth, a novella with similar ecological interests, was adapted […] The post Apocalyptic Childhood: On Cixin Liu’s “Supernova Era” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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Netflix secures rights to Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem trilogy

David Benioff and D B Weiss, creators of HBO’s "Game of Thrones", are adapting Cixin Liu’s science fiction trilogy The Three-Body Problem for Netflix.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Game of Thrones creators to bring Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy to Netflix

David Benioff and DB Weiss to adapt The Three-Body Problem and two sequels with Alexander WooGame of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and DB Weiss are to adapt a series of hit science fiction novels by Chinese author Liu Cixin for Netflix. Together with Alexander Woo, who has worked on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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China Bestsellers for April: World Book Day Promos, Liu Cixin, and Camus

Marketing for World Book Day boosted titles we find on April's China bestseller lists. And Albert Camus' 1942 'L'Étranger' charts for the first time. The post China Bestsellers for April: World Book Day Promos, Liu Cixin, and Camus appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The 1923 novel ‘Nordenholt’s Million’ explores issues unnervingly familiar in the Trump-covid era

The book, written by a British chemist, imagines a wealthy tycoon’s disturbing plan to save (some) humans from a biological disaster. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How a 1981 conference kickstarted today’s quantum computing era

Forty years ago, IBM researcher Charlie Bennett helped usher in the study of quantum mechanics’ impact on computing. IBM is still at it—and so is Bennett. In May 1981, at a conference center housed in a chateau-style mansion outside Boston, a few dozen physicists and computer scientists gathered... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Childhood is poetry

Yesterday, our son Nadim had the poems he wrote when he was four published by Walker Books. His book, Take Off Your Brave, is vibrantly illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail and introduced by writer, poet, and teacher Kate Clanchy. It is Kate who we must thank for setting the book’s publication in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cheer yourself up with light comedies from another era

Find joy — and escape — in books like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Cold Comfort Farm” and “The Lunatic at Large” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Joan Walsh Anglund, illustrator who distilled childhood to its essence, dies at 95

The author of more than 120 books, she earned the devotion of millions of readers with her sentimental depictions of little ones, their features often reduced to their all-seeing eyes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Let Me Ruin Your Childhood: The Inequality of School Book Fairs

It's easy to be nostalgic about Scholastic Book Fairs, but for poor kids and underfunded communities, school book fairs look very different. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and titan of the Beat era, dies at 101

Ferlinghetti was the co-founder of the legendary City Lights bookstore and a champion of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Walter Bernstein, scriptwriter who skewered McCarthy-era blacklist in ‘The Front,’ dies at 101

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7 Contemporary Novels About the Victorian Era

It’s a truism that historical fiction reveals more about its own age it than the one it portrays. We can’t escape or even perceive our own biases, the reasoning goes, so we end up helplessly projecting them onto a past where they don’t belong. But the past is not a museum, and contemporary... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Illustrated novels have a vibrant history. A rich new era may be upon us.

A handful of new novels could portend a dramatic break from more than a century of visual dullness. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Making Children's Books in the Covid-19 Era

We take a look at how the coronavirus has prompted art and design professionals to adjust their process in innovative ways. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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My plan for fending off the holiday blues? Escaping into light fiction from another era.

Finding solace and humor in gems from by P.G. Wodehouse, Daisy Ashford, Barry Pain and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hilary Mantel’s next book will be a short story collection about her childhood.

This morning, Publishers Marketplace reported that two-time Booker Prize winner and historical fiction supremo Hilary Mantel has a new short story collection on the horizon. Learning to Talk, which will be released by Holt at some point next year, is billed as “a collection of loosely... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era

Digiday’s Deep Dive: The Future of Publishing, is a collection of videos and key takeaways from our recent Publishing Summit Worldwide Live . The post Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Maria Hinojosa discusses how her childhood trauma shaped her immigration reporting

Journalist Maria Hinojosa talks about her memoir "Once I Was You," and how a childhood trauma triggered her interest in immigration reporting. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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New post-apocalyptic fiction from Caldecott to Jo Fletcher Books

Quercus’ SFF imprint, Jo Fletcher Books, has acquired a new duology from Andrew Caldecott: "an ambitious and entirely original take on post-apocalyptic fiction". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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