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Obscure Tolkien To Be Published This Year

Can't get enough of J.R.R. Tolkien?   You're in luck. The Associated Press reports that an obscure, early work by the fantasy giant has been unearthed and will be published later this year.  The writing pre-dates Tolkien's work on "The Lord of the Rings" novels and is a reworking in verse of old Norse epics.   "The […]

Gaiman wins Newbery Award

Neil Gaiman has won a John Newbery Medal. The Graveyard Book has received the highest award for children's literature from the American Library Association this week. Although Gaiman says on his blog that it's not a children's book, The Graveyard Book tells the story of a baby boy who survives his family's assassination, to be […]

Self-Published Author Gets Book, Movie Deal

Proving that hard work and having a great product can equal success in the publishing world, author Daniel Suarez has had his originally self-published thriller, "Daemon" optioned for a feature film according to Reuters. Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the project for Parmount Pictures. "Daemon" centers on an iconic game designer who, […]

One Dollar E-Books

Orbit Books US is offering one title from their e-book catalog specially priced at $1.

Every month, there'll be a different title available for $1, all throughout the year, and you can choose the format you want, Amazon, Sony, Mobi.   [Read more...]

"Evil Ways" Exclusive Excerpt Available

You all know how much I enjoyed Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis, both from my review of the book, and from the interview we did with him earlier this year. Well, my holiday season just got brighter. The sequel, Evil Ways, the second book in the Qunicey Morris Investigations series is due out from […]

Carlson's "Book Trailer" Leads To Two-Book Deal In Eastern Europe

Just ahead of the publication of his second novel, sci fi thriller Plague War, author Jeff Carlson and two friends released a “book trailer” entitled 4 Minutes Above 10,000 Feet. Shot in the Sierra mountains, this short film can only be described as Alive meets The Blair Witch Project meets the new Andromeda Strain. With […]

del Toro's Vampire Book Deal

Famed director Guillermo del Toro will be adding one more task into his already jam-packed schedule, that of author for a new vampire novel trilogy. del Toro has signed a book deal with HarperCollins sub William Morrow and will co-pen a series of vampire stories with the first of three novels to hit stores in […]

Two Authors Stir Up "Trouble" By Giving Away New Books

Award-nominated authors and podcasters Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine have teamed up across hemispheres for “Double Trouble”, a unique celebration and promotion for their summer releases of The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant: A Billibub Baddings Mystery and Digital Magic. Morris and Ballantine are asking their fans to make “Double Trouble” on by ordering […]

7th Son: Obsidian Posters

7th Son: Obsidian is Coming Go Collect the entire set of posters!

Book Tour: Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is on tour this April, promoting the newly released 10th novel in "The Dresden Files" series, Small Favor Catch Jim at one of the following locations left on his jaunt, and tell him we said "Hi!" * Monday, 4/7: Houston TX: 6:30pm, MURDER BY THE BOOK (2342 Bissonnet St) * Tuesday, 4/8: Chicago […]

Cover to Cover Special: Scott Sigler's INFECTED

Scott Sigler's new book, INFECTED (Crown Books), hits bookstore shelves in hardcover on April 1.

But Dragon Page listeners will have a limited time to download the e-book version in PDF format beforehand!

This link will only work until 11:59pm Pacific, March 31. Until then, enjoy the read, courtesy of Scott Sigler and Crown Books!   [Read more...]

Pyr Honored with Four Major Award Nominations

Pyr Gets Two Hugo Nominations plus Two Authors up for John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award! Amherst, NY—Pyr, the highly acclaimed science fiction and fantasy imprint of Prometheus Books, is proud to announce that its Editorial Director, Lou Anders, and three of its authors have been nominated for highly esteemed awards in science fiction: […]

Book Tour: Dr. Michio Kaku

Renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku has a new book out, one that appeals to those of us who love to argue about whether or not some of our favorite scifi gadgets and gizmos could actually exist or even work the way we've seen them portrayed in film or read about them in stories. PHYSICS […]

Unpublished Rowling Manuscript Auctioned at Staggering Bid

Several weeks ago, on our sister site Slice of SciFi, we reported that an unpublished hand-written and illustrated tale of wizardry by Harry Potter author JK Rowling would be auctioned off to benefit one of her favorite charity providers. This particular story was one of seven in the series titled "The Tales of Beedle Bard," […]

Pern Novels Picked Up by Copperheart

Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels have been optioned by Steve Hoban of the Oscar winning Canadian film production company Copperheart Entertainment "I decided that Pern had to be done right and I wouldn't let it go to someone unless I was certain that they were committed to excellence," says Anne McCaffrey. "Steve brings not […]

Sanderson Tapped To Complete Jordan's Work

Tor Books has announced that novelist Brandon Sanderson has been chosen to finish writing the final novel in Robert Jordan's bestselling Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan--described by some as Tolkien's heir--died Sept. 16 from a rare blood disease. The new novel, A Memory of Light, will be the 12th and final book in the […]