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Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These October movies are based on books: Gone Girl: based on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. (E-book is available.) “Gillian Flynn, author of the novel the film is based upon, wrote the screenplay with a different ending to keep readers …

Lit-Links: Writer’s Blog

Yes, writers have them sometimes.  My favorite sf-writer John Scalzi has a very succesful blog called Whatever. The post that gained Whatever eternal fame?: a photo of a cat with bacon taped to its side. ( No, I am not kidding) And another favorite …

Hugo Award Winners announced

The winners of the 2008 Hugo Awards for science fiction have been announced! (Is it really a year already since Rainbows End won?). This year’s award for best novel went to Michael Chabon for The Yiddish Policemen’s Union . It’s …

Lit Links: August 7th 2008: Sci-Fi Special Edition

This week I’ve been working extra hours on the first floor in Amsterdam, covering for colleagues on holiday. Especially for all the lovely customers I’ve helped this week, here’s a special collection of sci-fi lit links. Thirteen great opening sentences from science fiction. …

Lit Links: June 9th 2008

Twenty-three cases where the book was beter than the film. Surely there are more than 23! Who can think of cases where the film was as good as (or better than!) the book? The Pop-up bookshop. Before our keen Sabuda …