This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Feb 10 2017

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Hello, from the frozen wilderness of New York? Okay, so it’s not exactly a “wilderness,” and it is somewhat more “slushified” than frozen at this point, but I’m going with it. Is your body ready for what happened this week in geek? (Fair warning: this was a good week for comic book adaptation situations)

Chang My Body Is Ready

COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION SITUATIONS GEEKING:

I love comic book adaptations more than Damian Wayne secretly loves kittens. They’ve done a lot to bring nerd culture into the pop culture spotlight in the past few years, and I like that. From Iron Fist to “Strange” dance moves, some good stuff happened:

  • THE FIRST COMPLETE TRAILER FOR IRON FIST WAS RELEASED AND I AM SO EXCITED!!! First, go and watch it HERE. Okay, now we can talk. Did you see Colleen Wing? She fights martial arts like a champ and totally DGAF what anyone thinks! And The Hand–the evil group of ninja villains, for those who need a refresher–is back! Also, I think Ser Loras Tyrell makes a pretty great Danny Rand. Of course, Claire is a constant gem. Basically, I’m stoked for this show, and I can’t wait to see all the different things that will be punched into explosions, but am waiting to see Finn Jones sport that amazing green spandex body suit of a costume.
Iron Fist Wall Punch

This is actually just how Danny Rand enters every room. Source: Giphy

  • In other exciting trailers” news, the trailer for the new Teen Titans: The Judas Contract flick dropped this week (see it here), and it also looks excellent. Deathstroke is there being a meanie, Raven does some super-powered sorcery (she’s my fav, tbh), Nightwing is there (another fav), and Robin admits to rarely bathing (I relate to that small murderous child more than I should admit). In short, it’s gonna be good.
  • News I did not expect to hear this week: Coolio has confirmed that he would have played Scarecrow in the next Joel Schumacher Batman movie, if only the studio hadn’t scrapped it. I have a soft spot for those 90’s-tacular films, so I would not have minded seeing another one just to get a few scenes of Coolio as a villain based around a farmhouse prop to scare birds away…
Coolio Batman

Source: Twitter

  • Lastly, some of the Doctor Strange gag reel was revealed on Nerdist.com, and while Benedict Cumberbatch does bust out some fantastic dance moves, I still have a tough time getting used to hearing him speak in an American accent. That said, this seems like a good time to remind everyone that Harper Voyager author C. Robert Cargill (The Queen of the Dark Things) was one of the script writers of Doctor Strange.
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NETFLIX GEEKING:

Henceforth, Netflix shall be known as The Home of the Geeks

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AWARD GEEKING:

  • Congratulations to Richard Kadrey’s THE EVERYTHING BOX! It was nominated for a 2017 Audie Award, and we are so proud!

SWEEPSTAKES GEEKING:

  • In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve partnered up with several extremely cool organizations to launch this equally extremely cool sweepstakes, to give one lucky winner a chance to go to a fan convention in Orlando Florida, and have a one-on-one meeting with Becky Chambers. More details here.

Thus concludes the latest This Week in Geek. Not with a bang, but with a bunch of Storm Troopers dancing for some reason.

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This Week in Geek

  • Posted by CPerny on Feb 03 2017

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Oh hai! Pull up a chair. Let’s talk about what happened This Week in Geek, because that’s always a fantastic thing to do!

Always Fantastic

Yes, you do, Jason. Source: Giphy

ROGUE GEEKINGS:

Last week, Emily B. Martin, author of Ashes to Firewrote a vignette in honor of badass National Parks Rangers. Well, this week, Laura Bickle also wrote one called “Haunted”–and here’s the cool thing: it’s set in the world of her Wildlands series. It involves Yellowstone Park, Ranger Mike, an old flame, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, Sig the Coyote making tiny adorable snow angels. If all of that can happen in a National Park, what more do you need to prove that they are amazing, and should be protected? Check it out HERE.

 

SILVER SCREEN GEEKING:

This week, The DC Comics Universe’s first comedy premiered. Powerless is about the scientists working for Wayne Enterprises to create technology meant to protect ordinary people from the destructive fallout that comes from superheroes trying to bust each other up all over the place. I have not yet watched this, but if you did, tweet @HarperVoyagerUS to share your thoughts. I do think that the show features some of my favorite TV geeks, Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk (who also played best droid ever K2SO). So that sounds promising.

Tudyk Dinos

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Abed Cool cool cool

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Also, Nintendo is apparently so jazzed for the Switch that it’s devoting a Super Bowl ad to it, which is an unprecedented move on their part. I don’t know much about sportsball, but I do know that the Superb Owl commercials are my number two reason for watching it (the shiny spandex tackles being number one). Get the deets on the Switch commercial here.

AWARD GEEKING:

Locus released their Recommended Reading List for 2016, and we’re so happy to say that Richard Kadrey and Beth Cato made the list. Additionally, some great authors from William Morrow also made the list: Tim Powers, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Paul Tremblay, and Stephen Graham Jones.

Congratulatory Sloth

FELLOWSHIP GEEKING:

Controversial geek opinion coming right up: the Lord of the Rings trilogy is my favorite movie ever (I count them all as one, deal with it). Moreover, I vastly prefer the movies to the books. Sorry guys. Anyhow, be that as it may–this week, my favorite hobbit/rockstar island castaway, Dominic Monaghan, posted pics of a get together with five of the nine O.G. members of the Fellowship. When I saw these, I had less chill than Gimli does when he thinks about red meat right off the bone.

LOTR Reunion

Look at those cuties! Source: Instagram

Anyhow, you (definitely) want to go to Isenguard–I mean Entertainment Weekly–to check out further images of this great gathering. It is even more spectacular then a ton of Ents going to beat up some wizards, and that’s saying something.

 

That’s about it, but because I feel this post should be more Jason Momoa-heavy, let me leave you with this great image that’s been making the internet rounds. Yep, that’s right, that’s the man himself, with two adorable little bodyguards. Drogo needs no bodyhuards, and Aquaman protects himself with the majesty of the seven seas!!!

Momoa Bodyguards

Source: Mashable 

Keep it Geeky, y’all!

 

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Harper Voyager at SDCC 2016!

  • Posted by CPerny on Jul 20 2016

Nova Goes To ComicConHey there, SFF fans, con-goers, and disciples of Nova! If you’re attending SDCC 2016 this weekend, be sure to stop by the Harper Collins booth (#1029), and say hi to our authors at their panels and signings. Here’s a full list of all Voyager-tacular activities, to facilitate getting your geek on. Enjoy!

 

Wednesday, July 20th (preview night) 

6:00 PM: EVENING VOYAGES (e-book giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

11:00 – 11:30 AM: HARPER VOYAGER BOOK BALL LOTTERY (giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM: The Smitten Word: Romancing the Reader Panel

Authors featured: Tessa Dare/ WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT (Avon) and HelenKay Dimon/ UNDER THE WIRE (Avon)

AREA: Horton Grand Theater

Signing: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Autograph Area (Under the Sails) signing, AA09

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Hey, You Got Science in My Fiction Panel

Authors featured: Patrick Hemstreet/ THE GOD WAVE (Harper Voyager) and Christopher Farnsworth/ THE KILLFILE (William Morrow)

AREA: Room 32AB

Signing: 4:00 – 5:00 PM  Autograph Area (Under the Sails) signing, AA09

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition Panel

Author featured: Chuck Wendig/ INVASIVE (Harper Voyager)

AREA: Horton Grand Theater

Signing: 3:30 – 4:30 PM Autograph Area (Under the Sails) signing, AA07

 

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Fantasy Mixology Panel

Author Featured: Richard Kadrey/ THE PERDITION SCORE (Harper Voyager)

AREA: Horton Grand Theater

Signing: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Autograph Area (Under the Sails) signing, AA07

 

 

6:00 PM: EVENING VOYAGES (e-book giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

 

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

11:00 AM: PAUL TREMBLAY “GHOSTBUSTER” SALE/ SIGNING

Area: Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

*During this time, the purchase of any book from the Harper Collins booth will come with a free, signed copy of Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts*

 

12:00 PM: HARPER VOYAGER BOOK BALL LOTTERY (giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Richard Kadrey Signing + The Perdition Score Temporary Tattoo Giveaway

AREA: Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

*Richard will be signing complimentary copies of Killing Pretty

 

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Sweet Dreams Aren’t Made of These Horror Panel

Featured Authors: Paul Tremblay/ DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK (William Morrow)

AREA: Room 29AB

 Signing: 5:00 – 6:00 PM  Autograph Area (Under the Sails) signing, AA09

 

6:00 PM: EVENING VOYAGES (e-book giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

 2:00 – 2:30 PMHARPER VOYAGER BOOK BALL LOTTERY (giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

6:00 PM: EVENING VOYAGES (e-book giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

 

8:00 – 9:00 PM:  Stories of Imagination: Harper Voyager & Epic Reads Panel

 

AREA: Room 9

*Each panel attendee will receive one Harper Voyager book, and one Epic Reads book*

 

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

12:30 PM: HARPER VOYAGER BOOK BALL LOTTERY (giveaway)

Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

4:00 PM: EVENING VOYAGES (e-book giveaway)

Area: Harper Collins Booth (#1029)

 

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SANDMAN SLIM: Guest Post from THE GETAWAY GOD author Richard Kadrey

  • Posted by admin on Aug 25 2014

 Who is Sandman Slim? 

The Sandman Slim series follows the adventures of James Stark after escaping Hell and returning to Los Angeles. Stark is a magician. Not in a Vegas sawing a lady in half way, but in a real life using spells as weapons kind of way. In fact, Stark is one of the best magicians in LA. Why? It’s not all his hard work and study (odds are he’s never finished reading a book in his life). No, it’s his lineage. Stark is a nephilim, a half-human and half-angel. Unfortunately, this also means that he’s despised by Heaven, Hell, and most humans. In some celestial circles, he’s known simply as the Abomination, which is why so many angels would like to see him dead. But that’s easier said than done.

Stark didn’t waste his time in Hell. He was thrown into the arena and discovered he had a real talent for killing things. This comes in handy when he gets back to Earth. Over the course of the first five Sandman Slim books, which cover most of his first year back home, Stark faces off against zombies, Lucifer, Hellion hordes, mad angels, angry ghosts, and Mason Faim, the powerful magician who originally sent him to Hell.

The Getaway God takes place at Christmas, exactly one year since Stark’s trip back to LA. This time, Stark isn’t just fighting monsters but St. Nick, a serial killer with ties to a cult that worships the old gods that ran the universe before the current deity. If that wasn’t bad enough, Stark has to face down old enemies while forging an extremely uneasy alliance with the Golden Vigil, the supernatural investigation arm of Homeland Security. The good news is that Stark has the only weapon in existence that can fight the old gods. The bad news is that he has no idea how to use it. And the one man who does might be more dangerous to Stark than the gods themselves.

Sandman Slim is violent, funny, surreal, and full of bad words. Mixing the hardboiled crime fiction style of writers such as Jim Thompson and Richard Stark with a unique take on fantasy and horror, the series depicts a world that’s a strange as demons who steal cable and as real as a punch in the gut.

-Richard Kadrey, 2014

MORE INFO ON THE GETAWAY GOD

READ AN EXCERPT OF THE GETAWAY GOD

Purchase:

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iBooks/iTunes

Google Play

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Exclusive Excerpt from THE GETAWAY GOD by Richard Kadrey

  • Posted by admin on Aug 18 2014

THE GETAWAY GOD, the next installment of Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series, is out next week, but we have a sneak peek right here!

 

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