George R. R. Martin-Edited ‘Wild Cards’ Series to Be Adapted By Hulu

George R. R. Martin-Edited ‘Wild Cards’ Series to Be Adapted By Hulu

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George R. R. Martin consistently churns out projects that never disappoint. The ongoing HBO adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire has made billions of dollars, and his other projects, such as the sci-fi novel Nightflyers, have also been praised for their ability to bring audiences into one-of-a-kind worlds. Now, a series that Martin edited is receiving its own adaptation, produced by Hulu.     Image via BookTrib   Since 1987, over forty authors have worked with Martin on Wild Cards, a sci-fi anthology series, which Martin was responsible for editing. The idea was partly inspired by Martin’s experience as a game master for the role-playing game, Superworld.   The …

New ‘Harry Potter’ AR Game Will Blow Your Mind

New ‘Harry Potter’ AR Game Will Blow Your Mind

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The world of wizards and witches has enchanted millions of fans ever since the very first Harry Potter book was released in 1997. J.K. Rowling created an ever-expanding universe where magic, people, and a myriad of different creatures and monsters all inhabit the Earth. Now this world is about to become very real, thanks to the developers of Pokemon Go, WB Games and Niantic.     Image via SegmentNext   The upcoming augmented reality game will follow similar mechanics to Pokemon Go. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will call on all wizards and witches around the world to defend against a magical …

Stan Lee Has Sadly Passed Away Today

Stan Lee Has Sadly Passed Away Today

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Stan Lee, considered a legend and pivotal character in forming the comicbook industry as a whole. Stan has played a major role in developing  every mainstream comicbook hero you know now; from the Fantastic Four to X-Men and everything in between. And who could forget his seemingly endless amount of cameos in almost every Marvel film? Unfortunately today, our beloved mentor, writer, and friend Stan Lee has passed away.     Image via Amazon.com     Stan Lee’s own origin story started in Manhattan, New York on December 28th, 1922. As a child growing up in the great New York City during this …

5 Astounding Books About War and Its Consequences

5 Astounding Books About War and Its Consequences

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Since the dawn of time, war has been a fact of life. Everyday, armed force struggle, sacrificing their bodies and lives for a thousand different reasons, and as a result, war is a key theme in literature around the world. Here are five astounding books about war that will truly reveal the consequences, brutality, and the choices people make in such dire times.     Slaughterhouse 5 By Kurt Vonnegut     Image via Amazon.com     One of Kurt Vonnegut’s best works in my opinion, Slaughterhouse Five is a book that tells the story of Billy Pilgrim and his unique life experiences. Besides the fact …

Charlotte Bronte’s Hidden Manuscript Published After 200 Years

Charlotte Bronte’s Hidden Manuscript Published After 200 Years

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Charlotte Brontë, arguably the most famous of the Brontë sisters. It comes as a shock, given the popularity of Jane Eyre, that a lost work of hers has just been discovered and published; 200 years after its original inception.   Image via The HabariTimes Online   Maria Brontë, the family’s matriarch and Charlotte’s mother, owned a notebook which was passed on to Charlotte after her death. Inside, Charlotte began her own writing. She wrote a seventy-seven-line love poem and a peculiar, dark short story lasting seventy-four-lines. The book had been acquired by the Brontë Society in 2016 for an expensive price: over £170,000 was spent to acquire this new Brontë heirloom. …