Viz Media’s Haikasoru Literary Imprint Debuts Yuya Sato’s Evocative Novel Dendera

| January 23, 2015

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VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint opens 2015 with its first release of the New Year. Dendera, award-winning author Yuya Sato’s stark and moving novel, is set to be published on February 17th. An eBook edition debuts the same day on the Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Google Play digital storefronts. “Dendera is a captivating work that […]

New Year = New Beginnings

| January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year! 2015 looks to be the beginning of not just a new year, but also a new start for some of us here at NerdSpan. For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Dan Yun and I am the Editor of the Movies section here at NerdSpan. Now, […]

Good Tidings and Good-Bye: Passing the Publisher’s Torch

| December 31, 2014

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NerdSpan founder Dr. Travis Langley, following the success of his book Batman and Psychology, follows up with two new books for 2015 and passes the torch to NerdSpan’s new publisher and editor-in-chief.

Bookworms: UNBREAKABLE (2013) by Kami Garcia

| December 30, 2014

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If you’re looking for a gift for a reluctant reader, try this. It’s a great book for someone who loves reading already or someone who’s not really inclined to it. UNBREAKABLE is truly a page-turner and will get anyone reading and wanting more. It involves action and adventure, angels and demons, light horror, a little romance, and thinking through impossible puzzles. Anyone, even the most reluctant readers, should gobble this one right up!

Bookworms: Retcontinuum (2014) by S. Grulkowski (+Interview)

| December 23, 2014

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Retcontinuum pulls you down the rabbit hole of its narrative and doesn’t let go until it has finished explaining to you just how precious time is, and how ultimately the decisions we make are the most important things we have, no matter how much time we think we have.

Bookworms: The Memory Thieves (14) by Robertson (Interview)

| December 12, 2014

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Combining old school noir with the best of magical realism, J.T. Robertson gives his readers a tight, gritty crime novella about a man on the edge willing to do anything to get free.

Bookworms: Call for Writers!

| December 11, 2014

ATTENTION BOOK LOVERS! Is your nose constantly stuck in a book? Are you always telling people about the latest book you’ve read and why it was AWESOME or why they should NEVER read it? Then we’ve got just the thing for you! NerdSpan.com is looking for dedicated book reviewers! We call them bookworms here on […]

Bookworms: Showrunners (2014) Review + Interview

| October 31, 2014

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Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the companion book to the documentary film of the same name. Written by Tara Bennett, it allows readers to go further into the showrunner’s lives as they head the TV shows that we all know and some of us love. Read on for my review and an interview with the film’s director, Des Doyle!

Bookworms: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (’71) by O’Brien

| September 23, 2014

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Inspired by the work of a real scientist, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM is a fantastical piece of juvenile fiction about a little mouse and her connection to a society of highly intelligent rats.

Bookworms: Shoeless Joe (1982) by W.P. Kinsella

| September 16, 2014

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Shoeless Joe is the magical story of an Iowa farmer, who based on ghostly direction, builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.

Bookworms: Mistborn (2006) by Brandon Sanderson

| September 9, 2014

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if you haven’t heard of Brandon Sanderson, or you have but haven’t picked up any of his books, do yourself a favor and start with Mistborn. It’s the beginning of a trilogy (with another trilogy following it), the magic system is fantastically unique, and his writing will keep you turning the pages. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Bookworms: Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (2013) by A. Bergen

| September 4, 2014

Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth

Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth walks a fine line between a traditional coming-of-age story and surreal fantasy. Bergen draws in the reader with a protagonist that fosters compassion and identification, then flips the switch and drags the reader into a swirling nest of emotions. The mystery behind Mina’s life emerges, adding another layer to the story. As we learn more about Mina and her emotional health, the book becomes harder and harder to put down.