Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to get in the spirit than with a chilling read! Check out our specially curated list of creepy, thrilling, and mind-boggling eBooks that will get those hearts pounding and make you believe in everything that goes bump in the night. THE FACT OF A BODY: A […]
This week we're recommending books that will catch the attention of the ever elusive teen male reluctant reader. Today, we're focusing on movie tie-ins, specifically summer blockbuster hits. Popcorn not included.
COWBOYS & ALIENS (available 8/2/2011)
Joan D. Vinge
The title alone should get them hooked. The trouble might be fending off the ladies (and gentlemen) who find themselves suitably impressed by Daniel Craig's sexy cover shot. (Why yes, we do have the poster up in our office.) Craig aside, the Wild West cowboys taking on the big bad aliens will be a helluva ride. This is the only novelization of the group, but in the hands of multiple Hugo Award-winner Joan D. Vinge, you wouldn't know it. The film from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks will open tomorrow!
I AM LEGEND
Richard Matheson’s classic horror story was transformed by Warner Bros. into a major motion picture back in 2007. I am personally fond of the TERRIFYING original cover, but Will Smith isn't so bad of an alternative. This high-concept creeper will undoubtedly keep readers up late into the night with a flashlight under the covers.
Hayden Christensen can teleport; er, I mean, Davy Rice can teleport. And it's a dangerous game with some excellent tourism opportunities. Davy needs to learn to control this power, not only to survive, but to find the others like him. (This one also has a sweet original cover.) The 20th Century Fox/New Regency adaptation was released in 2008.
This week Kirkus Reviews highlighted 10 Can't-Miss Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for 2011 including a few of our in-house favorites!
They selected Jo Walton's AMONG OTHERS because, "All SF fans will get what Morwenna is about, particularly the joy she experiences discovering new books and other people to talk to about them."
Richard Matheson's OTHER KINGDOMS caught their eye for the "accomplished and tragic" story: a "star-crossed romance between two lovers from different worlds."
Finally, THE QUANTUM THIEF made the list because author Hannu Rajaniemi, "is clearly one of those disgustingly brilliant people whom you could hate if you didn't admire him so much." [...]