PopZ News-Friday June 19 2015
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - PopZ News-Friday June 19 2015
Week Ending June 19th, 2015
Just released – The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (ISBN
Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it.
She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows
how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes
After all, she was a normal American herself, once.
That was a long time ago, of course—before the time she
calls “adoption day,” when she and a dozen other children
found themselves being raised by a man they learned to
Father could do strange things. He could call light from
darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he
was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible.
In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn’t gotten
out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have
been raised according to Father’s ancient Pelapi customs.
They’ve studied the books in his library and learned some
of the secrets behind his equally ancient power.
Sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing. And if God truly is dead, the only thing that matters is who will
inherit his library—and with it, power over all of creation.
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this
prize align against her.
But Carolyn can win. She’s sure of it. What she doesn’t realize is that her victory may
come at an unacceptable price—because in becoming God, she’s forgotten a great deal
about being human.
In Shelf Awareness today --Kerry McHugh, blogger at Entomology of a Bookworm
said… At times humorous, more often dark and frightening, and always fast-paced, The
Library at Mount Char is an epic fantasy novel that is remarkable for its imagination and
Neil Gaiman’s, American Gods (ISBN 9780380789030 $7.99)
Gets Starz Series Order
Wytches V01 (ISBN 9781632153807 $9.99)
Creators: Scott Snyder, JOCK
From Flavorwire – The super-creepy Wytches will have you hooked within the first few
pages — and also terrified. Wytches brilliantly reinvents the witch genre, in a tale
centering on the Rooks family, particularly daughter Sailor, and the eerie occurrences in
the woods. Wytches can be brutal and horrifying, but once you get to the end of the first
issue, there’s already no turning back.
Releasing November 3, ‘The Wheel of Time Companion’ (ISBN
From PW - Process Mania: The Making of Jonathan Case's 'The New Deal'
Releasing in July – ‘They're Not like Us V01’
(ISBN 9781632153142 $9.99)
They're Not like Us V01 follows Syd after she’s
saved by a group of adolescents with similarly
special abilities, a group that is led by The Voice, a
man with questionable motives, mysterious
origins, and even more suspect morals. The more
answers Syd seeks to glean from her new peers,
the more secrets she uncovers—each one more
unsettling than the last
The first six issues will be collected into a trade
paperback and made available this July.
Adult coloring book craze continues!!!
Releasing in October - George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Coloring Book (ISBN 9781101965764 $15.95)
Game of Thrones joins the new adult coloring book craze! All new art
commissioned specifically for this book.
A coloring book featuring illustrations inspired by George R.R. Martin's A
Song of Ice and Fire series.
Also releasing in October - Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Coloring
Book (ISBN 9780399177538 $15.95)
A coloring book featuring original illustrations inspired by the sights and
scenes of Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander series.
We’ll have more info as we get closer to the release dates
TV Review: ‘Dark Matter’
Dark Matter V01: Rebirth (ISBN 9781595829986 $14.99)
Winner of the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel - Annihilation by
Jeff VanderMeer (ISBN 9780374104092 $13.00)
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has
reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first
expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic
landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide,
the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members
turned on one another. The members of the eleventh
expedition returned as shadows of their former selves,
and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation,
the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach
trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition.
The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist;
a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our
narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain,
record all observations of their surroundings and of one
anotioner, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by
Area X itself.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X
delivers--they discover a massive topographic anomaly
and life forms that surpass understanding--but it's the
surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition
members are keeping from one another that change everything.
You can find the other titles of the ‘Southern Reach’ trilogy in todays ‘Showcase’
Variety is reporting that Natalie Portman is in early talks to star in the adaptation of the
Jeff VanderMeer novel for Garland and Paramount Pictures. Scott Rudin is producing.
Bradley Cooper, Graham King, Todd Phillips Adapting ‘Hyperion’ (ISBN
9780553283686 $7.99) as Syfy Event Series
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Character Revealed: He’ll Play
Releasing in August - Doctor Strange: Don't Pay the Ferryman
See today’s ‘Showcase’ for title info
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: You won't see any punching in the 'Sandman'
A Satisfying Steampunk Saga Winds Up In 'Clockwork Crown' (ISBN
IN STOCK – The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your
Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game
of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more (ISBN 9781631060496 $21.99)
The Geeky Chef contains over 60 step-by-step, illustrated recipes for foods seen in sci-
fi and fantasy TV, movies, games and books.
Geek out with recipes inspired by books, movies,
television, and video games!
You've conquered comic con. You binge watch
Star Wars regularly. Now, it's time to get your
geek on in the kitchen!
Cassandra Reeder loves to cook, and she's a
bona-fide mega-geek. Comic-lover, avid gamer,
and sci-fi and fantasy lover, she started The
Geeky Chef in 2008. She creates real-life recipes
for all the delicious foods you've seen in your
favorite sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV shows, and
video games. From Game of Thrones and the
Hunger Games to Doctor Who, the Legend of
Zelda and the World of Warcraft, this book features over 60 recipes and photos that you
can re-create right in your own home for the geek in your life. Finally learn to create
Butterbeer and Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter. Indulge in the Lemon Cakes from
Game of Thrones. Sip from a bowl of Plomeek Soup from Star Trek and enjoy with
Peeta's Cheesy Bread from the Hunger Games right in your kitchen! Fantasy foods are
fantasy no longer...
Nice write up at ‘Shelf Awareness - http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-
Michael Bay is attached to direct Wesley Chu’s Time Salvager (ISBN
9780765377180 $25.99) – July 7th
Just released – Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-five Years of
Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels Edited by
Tom Devlin (ISBN 9781770461994 $49.95)
Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and
Graphic Novels celebrates the storied transformation of the Montreal publisher whose
veneration of the medium's best cartoonists has never wavered. In 1989, when the term
"graphic novel" was not commonly heard in the comic shop or bookstore, Chris Oliveros
created a comics magazine that took the industry by storm with issues that featured
Peter Bagge, Julie Doucet, Carol Tyler, Jacques Tardi, and Seth. Armed with an
editorial aesthetic, design sense, and passion for its
artists, D+Q grew from a one-man operation into a
wildly influential boutique publisher. D+Q is
renowned for an author-friendly ethos of high
production standards, creative freedom, and fair
business practices, with a roster that includes Lynda
Barry, Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes,
Tove Jansson, Shigeru Mizuki, Art Spiegelman,
Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, and others from around
Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-five Years is a
celebration of the brilliant cartoonists whose talent
and loyalty is the core of D+Q's success as an
independent publisher. The book digs into the
archives and features comics, biographies, personal
reminiscences, and photographs; new work by
Michael DeForge, Guy Delisle, Miriam Katin, R.
Sikoryak, and Jillian Tamaki; essays by Margaret
Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, and Deb Olin Unferth; and interviews by Jeet
Heer and Sean Rogers.
Warner Bros. won a heated bidding war for the movie rights to Uprooted (ISBN
9780804179034 $25.00), the new fantasy novel from Hugo Award-nominated
Naomi Novik, the author behind the dragon-laced Temeraire book series.
Making a rare foray into features with the tome is Ellen DeGeneres, who will produce
the adaptation with Jeff Kleeman. Kleeman, her partner at A Very Good Production
banner, identified the book and brought it to DeGeneres.
See today’s ‘Showcase’ for this and other Naomi Novik titles
Now taking orders for the August release of….
The End of All Things by John Scalzi (ISBN 9780765376077 $24.99)
Hugo-award winning author John
Scalzi returns to his best-selling
Old Man's War universe with the
direct sequel to 2013's The
Humans expanded into
space...only to find a universe
populated with multiple alien
species bent on their destruction.
Thus was the Colonial Union
formed, to help protect us from a
hostile universe. The Colonial
Union used the Earth and its
excess population for colonists
and soldiers. It was a good
arrangement...for the Colonial
Union. Then the Earth said: no
Now the Colonial Union is living on
borrowed time-a couple of
decades at most, before the ranks
of the Colonial Defense Forces
are depleted and the struggling
human colonies are vulnerable to
the alien species that have been
waiting for the first sign of
weakness, to drive humanity to
ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing
human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown
In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union
diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the
Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep
humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things.
You will find this title and many more John Scalzi titles in today’s
Releasing in July 7th – Tim & Eric's Zone
Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect
Life by Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim (ISBN
From Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, two of the 21st
century's most vital and creative minds, comes a brand
new, inspirational, and game-changing life system that
promises to instantly provide wellness, happiness, and
total, absolute fulfillment.
MPH (ISBN 9781632152657 $14.99) by Mark Millar from Image (creator
of KICK-ASS & KINGSMAN’S SECRET SERVICE) optioned for movie.
ORPHAN BLACK has been renewed for a 4th season. The IDW graphic
novel will be out in late September.
Saga V05 (ISBN 9781632154385 $14.99) releases Oct. 6th
Releasing June 30th
– The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (ISBN
Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love
and war and jelly babies. They’re also science fiction—but how much of the science is
actually real, and how much is really fiction?
Releasing in July - The Complete Eightball 1-18 by Daniel Clowes
This is a two-volume, slipcased
facsimile edition of the Daniel
Clowes comics anthology; it contains
the original installments of Ghost
World, the short that the film Art
School Confidential was based on,
and much more.
Before he rose to fame as a
filmmaker and the author of the best-
selling graphic novels Ghost World,
David Boring, Ice Haven, and The
Death Ray, Daniel Clowes made his
name from 1989 to 1997 by
producing 18 issues of the beloved
comic book series Eightball, which is
still widely considered to be one of
the greatest and most influential
comic book titles of all time. Now, for
the 25th Anniversary of Eightball,
Fantagraphics is collecting these
long out-of-print issues in a slipcased
set of two hardcover volumes,
reproducing each issue in facsimile
form exactly as they were originally
published. Included are over 450
pages of vintage Clowes, including
such seminal serialized graphic
novels/strips/rants as “Like a Velvet
Glove Cast in Iron,” “Ghost World,”
“Pussey,” “I Hate You Deeply,”
“Sexual Frustration,” “Ugly Girls,” “Why I Hate Christians,” “Message to the People of
the Future,” “Paranoid,” “My Suicide,” “Chicago,” “Art School Confidential,” “On Sports,”
“Zubrick and Pogeybait,” “Hippypants and Peace-Bear,” “Grip Glutz,” “The Sensual
Santa,” “Feldman,” and so many more.
Teaser trailer to Syfy’s three night event - Childhood's End (ISBN
9780345347954 $7.99) December 2015
From Buzz Feed - 11 Things to Know about Syfy’s “The Magicians”
‘The Magicians’ Picked Up To Series by Syfy
Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy book trilogy The Magicians is headed to Syfy’s
primetime as the network has given a 12-episode series order to its pilot.
The Magicians (ISBN 9780452296299 $16.00)
The Magician King (ISBN 9780452298019 $16.00)
The Magician's Land (ISBN 9780670015672 $27.95) – Trade
paperback, ISBN 9780147516145 $16.00, releases June 9th
Also releasing in June - The Magicians Trilogy Box Set (ISBN
A brilliantly twisty, turny supernatural mystery from the author of the Ex-Heroes
IN STOCK - The Fold by Peter Clines (ISBN 9780553418293
The folks in Marco Leland’s small New England town
would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And
that’s just how Marco likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen
may not be much of a challenge to someone with his
gifts, but Marco is content with his quiet and peaceful
That is, until an old government friend presents him with
an irresistible mystery—one that Marco seems uniquely
qualified to solve: it seems that a team of DARPA
scientists has invented a device that could make
teleportation a reality. But something is very wrong with
the project. The personalities of the scientists who work
on it are changing. People are dying. And reality itself
seems to be…warping.
Marco soon learns that the machine is not at all what it appears to be—and that its
creators may have opened a doorway to something horrible that lurks just outside our
Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic
Channing Tatum On ‘The Forever War’ (ISBN 9780312536633 $14.99)
As Warner Bros., Sony Battle For It
New Trailer –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf7EKraqvxE
THE STRAIN ON FX RETURNS
FOR SEASON TWO ON Sunday, July 12
The Strain MTI (ISBN 9780062344618 $9.99
Night Eternal MTI (ISBN 9780062344632 $9.99)
The Fall MTI (ISBN 9780062344625 $9.99)
IN STOCK - Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon's
Arrow by Dayton Ward (ISBN 9781476782690
An all-new novel of The Next Generation expanded
universe from the New York Times bestselling author!
It is a new age of exploration, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is
dispatched to “the Odyssean Pass,” a region charted only
by unmanned probes and believed to contain numerous
inhabited worlds. Approaching a star system with two such
planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew find a
massive alien vessel, drifting in interstellar space for
decades. Sensors detect life aboard the derelict—aliens
held in suspended animation. Thought to be an immense
sleeper ship, the vessel actually is a weapon capable of
destroying entire worlds...the final gambit in a war that has
raged for generations across the nearby system. Captain
Picard is now caught in the middle of this conflict and
attempts to mediate, as both sides want this doomsday weapon…which was sent from
the future with the sole purpose of ending the interplanetary war before it even began!
Releasing October 2015
Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
(ISBN 9781501107726 $30.00)
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend
and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a
legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy
and the story of how modern comics came to be.
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most
legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been
the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has
brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s
best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his
career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with
personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously
unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a
field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee
put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new
mythology for the twentieth century.
In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by
celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable
wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his
impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his
military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s
to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of
a man and the legacy of an industry and career.
This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans
of comic books and graphic novels of every age.
For ordering info on all the above titles, visit our
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