• The first-ever original novel based on the classic Planet of the Apes film series, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, arrives in spring 2010 from Blam!. In the meantime, there is the corresponding blog…[via Lou Anders and Chris Roberson]
  • NightShade interviews Nathalie Mallet, author of The King’s Daughters.
  • Reading and Writing Podcast interviews Kevin J. Anderson, author of The Edge of the World.
  • The DVD of Coraline hits stores today. (There’s still time to enter out easy-to-enter giveaway!) And Coraline movie memorabilia is being auctioned off on eBay to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Items include:
    • A Limited Edition Coraline Nike Dunks that were produced exclusively for the film; some have been signed by Dakota Fanning, some remain unsigned.
    • Original Coraline books written by Neil Gaiman and signed by film voice actors Teri Hatcher and Dakota Fanning.
    • Authentic original film posters, signed by Teri Hatcher and Dakota Fanning
    • Collector’s Edition DVDs.
  • Mirrorstone, the dragon song contest sponsored by Wizards of the Coast for kids ages 8-14, is on! Entrants will write lyrics set to the story of the Green Dragon, and the winning lyrics will then be set to music tied in with A Practical Guide to Dragons and the books in the Dragon Codex series. See here for details.
  • AT SF Scope, Ian Randal Strock number-crunches the Hugos.
  • Newsarama lists 4 Things Comics Get Wrong About Supervillains.
  • GeekDad lists The Top 10 Evil Geeks in the Movies.
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