Breaking News
Home / downthetubes News / Other Worlds / Books News (page 10)

Books News

In Review: Thrones & Bones – Frostborn

Thrones & Bones: Frostborn

  By Lou Anders Cover by Justin Gerard Published by Crown Books (Random House Children’s Books) Out: 15th August 2014 The Book: Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprenticeseries will embrace this first novel in an adventure-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author. Meet Karn. He is destined to take over the family farm in Norrøngard. His only ... Read More »

Warren Ellis signed by Universal Cable Productions to develop new TV series

Warren Ellis. Photo: Ellen J. Rogers

Universal Cable Productions has announced it has signed award-winning British graphic novel writer Warren Ellis  to develop an original TV series with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment (The Walking Dead, Terminator). In addition to his huge range of comic credits, Warren is also author of the recently published novel Gun Machine, which being developed for TV by Chernin Entertainment and FOX under a ... Read More »

In Review: Gerry Anderson: A Life in Pictures

Edited by Stephen La Riviere Foreword by Jamie Anderson Publisher: Anderson Entertainment Media Limited 156 Pages Out: Now The Book: Gerry Anderson: A Life in Pictures photo book features carefully selected photographs from Gerry Anderson’s personal archive, from his childhood and teenage years, his first years in television, behind-the-scenes shots of his most famous productions like Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, UFO ... Read More »

Doctor Who’s “Uncharted Journeys” mapped in new guide from Hasslein Books

Lost in Time and Space

Hasslein Books has announced the release of Lost in Time and Space: An Unofficial Guide to the Uncharted Journeys of Doctor Who, written by Matthew J Elliott. Doctor Who  is a significant part of British pop-culture and a cult favourite worldwide. The series has changed radically over the years, with 13 actors portraying the Doctor to date, and with more than 50 ... Read More »

Diamond Announces Top Products For April 2014 in Comic Shops

Diamond Comics Dollar Share Chart - April 2014

  Peter Parker has a second chance at life and heroism in Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of April 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, who deliver comics to Britian’s many comic shops and worldwide. Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the comic industry’s best-selling comic book in both units and ... Read More »

Meet Marvin the Paranoid Android at the National Space Centre’s “Towel Day” celebrations

    Are you a Hoopy Frood who really knows where your Towel is at? Then stick out a thumb and hitchhike your way to Britain’s National Space Centre in Leicester on 25th May for Towel Day. Strags welcome! Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25th May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams, the creator of The Hitch ... Read More »

Dog delight from comic creator Smuzz

If I Had a Dog... by Smuzz

  Comic artist Smuzz – whose credits include ABC Warriors for 2000AD, award-winning art for the SF magazine Interzone – has just launched his own children’s book as a delightful digital edition. In If I had a Dog, a little boy imagines all the exciting things he could do if only he had a dog. In the end, it’s not ... Read More »

SciFi Postcard Book to be released in January 2013

  Just through my door this weekend: an advance copy of the Sci-Fi Art Now postcard book ILEX asked me to compile earlier this year, which features illustrations by a number of British comic artists, including Rian Hughes, Smuzz and Dave Taylor. With a cover by Patrick J. Jones, it features some art used in the Sci-Fi Art Now book ... Read More »

Paramount Heads for Rama?

Rendezvous With Rama

Paramount Pictures will decide whether or not to make Morgan Freeman’s long-percolating Rendezvous With Rama, a proposed film adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 1973 SF novel, Variety (subscription required) has reported. Freeman and producing partner Lori McCreary, through their Revelations Entertainment company, have been developing the film with director David Fincher (Alien 3). Bruce McKenna is writing the script. Paramount gets ... Read More »

Timberwolf Press signs Seven Book Deal with Bill Baldwin

Timberwolf Press Logo

US audio book publisher Timberwolf Press and author Bill Baldwin have reached an agreement to re-launch the best-selling military Science Fiction Helmsman saga. The first six books in the series, The Helmsman, Galactic Convoy, The Trophy, The Mercenaries, The Defenders, and The Siege will be re-released in new, revised, “Director’s Cut” editions. In addition, Baldwin will pen a new novel, picking up where the existing series left off. ... Read More »

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE