Part 'Star Wars' homage, part unexpected coming-of-age novel: 'Black Star Renegades'

It’s easy to read Michael Moreci’s debut novel “Black Star Renegades” and compare it to “Star Wars.” After all, the story was inspired by that epic saga. But to characterize it as a retelling or a ripoff wouldn’t do justice to this complex, self-aware and fun romp through space. “Black Star Renegades”’... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HP's Star Wars Special Edition laptop comes with everything but a Thermal Detonator

A long time ago in a corporate licensing office, far, far away, someone started granting permission to make Star Wars merchandise to just about anyone with a pulse and a checkbook. The result was Jar Jar Bink’s Tongue Sucker, Boba Fett misters and a Star Wars tackle box. So when you hear the... Continue reading at PC World

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Star Wars: How to build your own Death Star

Blueprints for the Death Star battle station that featured in the Star Wars films have been published by maintenance book publishers Haynes.     Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Cold War roots of Putin’s digital-age intelligence strategy

The Soviet Union’s fall shapes the Russian leader’s espionage aims, Gordon Corera writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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6 Debut Fantasy Novels Starring Black Women

I often talk about how I created A Phoenix First Must Burn, my anthology of fantasy stories by black women authors, for my younger self, a girl who loved fantasy and science fiction and so desperately wanted to see herself in those worlds. It’s a strange experience to create the thing you wanted... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-03-25 11:00:00 UTC ]
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What’s With All of the Star Wars Manga?

Wondering why there are STAR WARS manga adaptations of middle-grade and young adults prose versions of the stories? We have thoughts. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-26 11:34:14 UTC ]
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C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels talks ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ his new memoir and four decades of Star Wars

The only actor to appear in every film of the Skywalker saga reflects on his experience in the book “I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-20 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Press wins 'intimate history' of post-war British black women

Tom Penn, publishing director at Penguin Press, has acquired Rebel Citizen: A History of Black Women Living, Loving and Resisting by feminist historian Jade Bentil. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-20 15:48:26 UTC ]
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Build that wall, and paint the pointy parts ‘flat black’!

In ‘Border Wars,’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear go inside a dysfunctional White House as it plots to dismantle immigration policy. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Submittable Comes of Age

Since its launch a decade ago, the submission management platform has spread its wings. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age were avid readers. There are pictures to prove it.

In “The Hollywood Book Club,” Steven Rea brings together photos of Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and many more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-12 13:58:29 UTC ]
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PRH signs Fleabag’s ‘hot priest’ as part of star-studded audiobook cast

Penguin Random House has announced a star-studded cast including "Fleabag" and "Game of Thrones" actors to narrate a new series of 50 Penguin Classics audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-10 22:34:58 UTC ]
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Chicken House pre-empts coming-of-age YA debut Unpregnant

Chicken House has pre-empted the YA novel Unpregnant by debut authors Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-05 12:03:55 UTC ]
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‘Gods With a Little G’ offers a fresh take on coming of age

Tupelo Hassman’s follow-up to “Girlchild” has a lighter touch and a more hopeful message. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Lakeith Stanfield will star in an adaptation of Kwame Onwuachi’s Notes From a Young Black Chef

Last night, Variety reported that Lakeith Stanfield (also known as the actual best part of Atlanta, there I said it, don’t @ me) to star in a feature film adaptation of Kwame Onwuachi’s Notes From a Young Black Chef—which is an essential cooking memoir that you should go read immediately if you... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A Captivating Coming-of-Age Story Inspired by the Tudors

The young heroine of Dylan Meconis’s graphic novel “Queen of the Sea” learns how suddenly, and ruthlessly, fortune can turn a queen into a pawn. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Readers can’t get enough World War II fiction, and authors are happy to keep the books coming

Pamela Jenoff, Kate Quinn and other authors talk about how they find inspiration for their novels. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Vanity Fair does Star Wars, the Vogue thief, Esquire’s editor to exit: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here’s the previous edition. Hooray! Somebody’s gonna sell a lot of print media! OK, to Star Wars nerds, but... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-23 18:07:02 UTC ]
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi abuse blamed on Russian trolls and 'political agendas'

Report finds half of negative comments aimed at Rian Johnson’s movie came from Twitter bots or trolls, indicating fan backlash was overstatedMore than half of the hostile responses to The Last Jedi, episode eight of the Star Wars saga, were politically motivated trolling or the result of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A memoir from indie music star Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is coming this fall

Jeff Tweedy, the alternative country pioneer and frontman of the band Wilco, has written a memoir that's slated for release in November. Tweedy's "Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc." is scheduled for publication on Nov. 13 by Dutton. In a news... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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