Mark Morris’s Noah: Vegetarians, Giants, and the Hollywood Revival

| April 9, 2014

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After decades of turning away from The Ten Commandments and The Greatest Story Ever Told, Hollywood is having a good old fashioned revival in 2014, with numerous biblical and faith-oriented movies both in the theatre now and upcoming. The most successful this year so far is Noah, which definitely isn’t grounded in your great grandmother’s […]

Review: Elysium, The Art of the Film (2013) by Mark Salisbury

| March 18, 2014

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Elysium: The Art of the Film is a beautiful coffee table book devoted to the art, cinematography, and design of the 2013 Blomkamp film. It is a sturdy hardcover with stunning photos, drawings, and insight into the decisions behind the film. If you enjoyed both of Neill Blomkamp’s films, you will enjoy having access to the behind-the-scenes process this art of the film book reveals.

For the Love of Books: Guest Post by Claire Maynard

| January 29, 2014

For the Love of Books Few places are as likely to send bookworms into a flutter as an eccentric and eclectic bookstore filled with everything from the arcane to the obscure. A haven for book worshipers, The Monkey’s Paw in Toronto, Ontario, is the beloved gelfling of Stephen Fowler, himself a living embodiment of the […]

Bookworms: Ender’s Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card

| January 7, 2014

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Ender’s Game is a book of contradictions. It is about children playing at war. It is about old men warring with children. It is about the wisdom of the young confounding the knowledge of the old. It is about xenophobia and unity. It is about war as a game.

The Wrong Quarry (2014) by Max Allan Collins

| January 3, 2014

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A former contract killer named Jack Quarry spends his retirement years killing contract killers, and, occasionally, the contractors. The Wrong Quarry slams like a slug from a .44 and doesn’t stop until the last body has dropped to the floor.

Introducing the New Bookworms Editor

| January 2, 2014

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Introducing the new Bookworms section editor, Ashley Darling. She’s a life-long lover of books, nerdy things, and cats. Extend a very warm welcome to her in the comments! Also, are you or someone you know interested in writing for the site? Look within for the application requirements and contact information!

Bookworms: Turbulence (2013) by Samit Basu

| December 23, 2013

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Turbulence is a superhero story without any explanation of how these people became superheroes, which is kind of a fun twist on the story. It opens on a scene where a young Indian Air Force Flight Lieutenant is flying around Indian airspace on a mission; and no, he isn’t in an airplane. He’s supposed to find a military base and destroy it–but something happens. His communication systems are intercepted by an unnamed man who tells him what he’s doing is stupid, and that he knows that someone is killing or kidnapping superheroes, and that he should join their fight to save the superhumans.

Bookworms: Time Spent (2013) by J. David Clarke

| December 16, 2013

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What happens when a bunch of super power teenagers, a dog, alternate dimensions, a woman who may or may not be the devil, and the military all smash together? Time Spent happens.

Bookworms: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years (2013) by David Goodman

| December 9, 2013

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The history of the United Federation of Planets, as seen in the Star Trek universe, is told through the stories of the men and women of the Federation’s galaxy renowned Starfleet. But just how did Starfleet, and the Federation, come to be?

Bookworms: Great Showdowns Return (2013) by Scott C.

| December 5, 2013

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Movie and media enthusiasts beware, because the coffee table book to promote and prove your showdown prowess has arrived in the form of Scott C.’s next artistic endeavour, Great Showdowns the Return. This hardback compact book is chock full of Scott C.’s well known watercolor depictions of conflicts between movie, book and television characters.

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (2013) by Kim Newman

| November 7, 2013

Has Dracula risen yet again? Was he ever truly dead and gone? In Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard, vampires have been known in the world since the Master’s time and this tongue in cheek, witty fourth book in the Anno Dracula series by Kim Newman begs the dangerous question; who is Dracula in a world saturated with vampires?

Bookworms: Star Wars: Kenobi (2013) by John Jackson Miller

| November 5, 2013

Star Wars: Kenobi

Space western. Those two words usually bring to mind Joss Whedon’s Firefly or something like Cowboys and Aliens. Occasionally one might think of Star Wars, but Star Wars is more epic space fantasy. Star Wars: Kenobi is a classic western with all the elements: the natives, the outlaws, the farmers, the mysterious stranger and is thoroughly Star Wars at the same time.