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Star Wars: Dark Disciple Book Jacket Revealed

Star Wars Books posted this image of the final book jackets for Dark Disciple on their social media pages earlier today. It doesn’t reveal anything particularly new…except the back flap features what appears to be Asajj Ventress in the ballgown shown in concept art battling Count Dooku with her new lightsaber. Who else is looking forward to this novel?  

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Review – Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall is the latest production from 343 Industries following ONI Commander Jameson Locke and UNSC Colonel Randall Aiken on a mission to destroy the source of new element that’s been turned into a biological weapon against humans. 343 Industries’ previous film, Forward Unto Dawn, was a wonderful and near-perfect introduction to the Halo universe, but Nightfall ultimately fails to ...

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What I Found 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

What I Found 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Andrew Gilbertson Note: The title above is completely inaccurate, of course- designed to grab attention and identify the subject of the blog, but also perpetuating an unfortunate myth. As I recently read in another author’s blog, 20,000 leagues beneath the surface of the sea would go straight through the Earth and ...

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Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’?

(Warning: The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug is mercilessly and comprehensively discussed below; major plot spoilers abound.) Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’? by Andrew Gilbertson Oh, Desolation of Smaug… what went wrong? As of the time of this writing, it looks as if the Battle of Five Armies will be the only Jackson/Tolkien film ...

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See the Future, TODAY, in Disney’s “Tomorrowland”

Opening today in theaters comes and epic sci-fi movie from Walt Disney Studios – Tomorrowland. Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory ...

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“Elements of the Heart”: An Interview with Author, Bernadette Barnes

“Elements of the Heart”: An Interview with Author, Bernadette Barnes by Robyn Stone-Kraft Bernadette Barnes is a poet, a photographer, a nature lover, and a free spirit. Her first book of poetry, ‘Elements of the Heart,’ is a reflection of the wistfulness of one who longs for the freedom of nature, while trapped in the fast paced world we humans ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Kili’s Marmalade Buns”

“Kili’s Marmalade Buns” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Well, you’ll recall that Kili wears a blue hood and plays the fiddle in The Hobbit…and that might be all you’ll recall about him from the book. Then there’s the film version of Kili. I remember when casting for the Peter Jackson films was first announced a few years ago and photos were ...

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WATCH: First Trailer for SyFy’s “The Magicians”

Just a couple of weeks ago SyFy officially announced they picked up the production of Magicians, a new television adaptation of Lev Grossman’s bestselling 2009 fantasy novel of the same name. Now we already have a first look into  the 12 episode television series in a new trailer!     The trailer offers a glimpse of Quentin Coldwater, Julia, Brakebills ...

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Super Heroes at Free Comic Book Day 2015

  On May 2nd, 2015, Spider Man, Nightwing, and Zatanna assembled before Desert Dune Comics and Games in Fuquay-Varina, NC. These three heroes came in full gear to support their friend, Tim Rogers, and his store on 2015 Free Comic Book Day. They represented a larger team called Enchanted Wishes, a league of heroes and princesses whose mission is to ...

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The Emperor & His Rose Garden: An Interview with Poet, Robyn Stone-Kraft

From Oloris Publishing: An Interview With Poet, Robyn Stone-Kraft by Julie S. Dobbins Robyn Stone-Kraft is a natural educator as well as poet. Catching up with this busy woman to elicit her thoughts on poetry was enjoyable and enlightening. Here are her candid responses to a few questions on her favorite subject. ~Julie S. Dobbins When did you fall in ...

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