LitStack Recs: Speedbumps & The Human Division

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Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood, by Teri Garr Think of Teri Garr, the legendary actress turns 70 on December 11, and likely it’s as the outspoken girl next door, the slightly off-kilter girlfriend, wife, or mother—characters she played in Tootsie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Young Frankenstein. Even when Garr is playing it [….]

LitStack Review: The End of All Things by John Scalzi

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The End of All Things John Scalzi Tor Books Release Date:  May 31, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-7607-7 Full disclosure:  I adore John Scalzi. I enjoy his writing, which I find adroit and entertaining. As a social media persona, I find him quick witted and refreshingly candid. As a person, I find him lovable and genuine. So [….]

My Report from NerdCon: Stories, Part Two – The Authors

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  While the variety shows and special events were fun, and the panels and workshops were informative, while being around a crowd of like-minded people and be able to rub elbows with all sorts of fun folks is wonderful, what makes NerdCon: Stories so memorable for me is how it gives me the opportunity to [….]

My Report from NerdCon: Stories, Part One

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It was my distinct pleasure to be able to attend the 2nd Annual NerdCon: Stories convention last weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The brainchild of Vlogbrother Hank Green and author Patrick Rothfuss, the two day conference featured over 60 special guests including authors, actors, artists, narrators, podcasters, puppeteers, librarians, comedians, directors, screenwriters, game designers, [….]

Another “NerdCon: Stories” is In The Books

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Well, another NerdCon: Stories convention has come and gone (held October 14 and 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), and once again, a good time was had by all. I had every intention of posting a report on the goings-on this morning, but my general euphoric exhaustion following the convention, as well as having so many wonderful [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Tangible Authors

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I am an extremely lucky person.  At times when I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I would even say that I am blessed. I live in an existence where I am surrounded by books.  I own books, I can download books electronically, I have a library nearby where I can not only check out books but [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Having Fun With Stories

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I had the good fortune last week of attending the first ever NerdCon: Stories, a two day convention dreamed up by “internet guy” Hank Green (half of YouTube’s popular Vlogbrothers) and author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear), held right here in my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Undoubtedly I will [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Baker’s Dozen of My Favorite Books of 2014

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If tasked with assembling a single shelf of books from 2014 that I most wanted to keep close by, these would be the books that made the cut. They aren’t necessarily the “best” books of 2014 – they aren’t all award winning or critically acclaimed or best sellers.  What they are, though, are the books [….]

Goodread’s Choice Awards 2012

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As the year approaches an end, readers, and Goodreads members, are now given the opportunity to vote on their favorite books of 2012. “Choose the best books of the year with three rounds of voting. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.” The following are a few of our [….]

Macmillan’s Tor Imprint Launches DRM-Free E-Bookstore at Tor.com

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By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid Following its recent announcement that it will be selling its e-books without DRM starting this summer, Macmillan’s Tor/Forge science fiction and fantasy imprint has announced that it will be selling those e-books through its own store. The store at Tor.com will sell DRM-free e-books “from all of [….]