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Author Max Gladstone joined Fran Wilde on the Cooking the Books podcast to celebrate his new book in the Craft Sequence, Full Fathom Five, just out from Tor.

The ingredients for Cooking the Books podcast #003 – “That’s Craft with a C: Cooking the Books with Max Gladstone” include:
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Spectral Press has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Spectral Book Of Horror Stories edited by Mark Morris and sporting a wonderful cover from Vincent Chong.

The book will be published in September but can be pre-ordered now.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “On The Tour” by Ramsey Campbell
  2. “The Dog’s Home” by Alison Littlewood
  3. “Funeral Rites” by Helen Marshall
  4. “Slape” by Tom Fletcher
  5. “The Night Doctor” by Steve Rasnic Tem
  6. “Dull Fire” by Gary Mcmahon
  7. “The Book and the Ring” by Reggie Oliver
  8. “Eastmouth” by Alison Moore
  9. “Carry Within Some Small Sliver of Me” by Robert Shearman
  10. “The Devil’s Interval” by Conrad Williams
  11. “Stolen Kisses” by Michael Marshall Smith
  12. “Cures For a Sickened World” by Brian Hodge
  13. “The October Widow” by Angela Slatter
  14. “The Slista” by Stephen Laws
  15. “Outside Heavenly” by Rio Youers
  16. “The Life Inspector” by John Llewellyn Probert
  17. “Something Sinister In Sunlight” by Lisa Tuttle
  18. “This Video Does Not Exist” by Nicholas Royle
  19. “Newspaper Heart” by Stephen Volk

So this is happening: Phineas & Ferb take on Star Wars.

Premieres this Saturday, July 26th at 9 PM on Disney Channel. I’m crossing my lightsabers that this is better than the Marvel mashup they did a long time ago in a galaxy far away…

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Here’s the cover and synopsis for Sharon Lynn Fisher’s upcoming novel Echo 8.

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Here’s an extended look at the upcoming BBC drama Intruders, based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel…a book I’ve been wanting to rad, but now have to read. Thanks, BBC!

The series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. It stars John Simm (Doctor Who), Mira Sorvino, James Frain and Millie Brown.

Jack Whelan (John Simm), a former LAPD cop with a troubled and violent history, finds the quiet idyllic life he has crafted with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino) shattered when she goes missing. While Jack is consumed with an investigation, which threatens his very core, a sinister agent named Richard Shepherd (James Frain) is embarking on a series of lethal executions. Meanwhile, a distraught little girl named Madison (Millie Brown) runs away from home into a world of danger.

Here’s the trailer…
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This is way more funny than it oughtta be…

NSFW warning!

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In the interest of full disclosure, here are the books we received this week.
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SHORT FILM: Monsterbox

Monsterbox is a cute short film directed by Ludovic Gavillet Derya Kocaurlu, Lucas Hudson and Colin Jean-Saunier.
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert get together for an epic lightsaber battle to benefit Unicef. Hilarity ensues…

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Here’s the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Gemini Cell by Myke Cole, the latest in his military fantasy Shadow Ops world. It’s sporting a new look with this fourth (standalone) volume, using an eye-catching illustration by Larry Rostant.

A larger version appears below. Here’s the synopsis:
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Bob Garcai and Bob Weinberg sent along some excellent Virgil Finlay art for us to share with our readers. This art is featured in the soon-to-be-ending Kickstarter project for The Collectors Book of Virgil Finlay being published by American Fantasy Press.

Bob says:

Virgil Finlay (1914-1971) was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1914. Which means we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth this year. Why celebrate? Because Finlay was, without a doubt, the finest science fiction artist of the 20th century. He began illustrating for Weird Tales magazine in 1935, where he composed masterpieces for the pulp’s greatest writer, H.P. Lovecraft. Soon, he was working for all the great pulps – from Amazing Stories to Thrilling Wonder. He continued to illustrate SF magazines and books till his untimely death in 1971. Was he the best? Decide yourself with The Collectors Book of Virgil Finlay, available in November.

Here’s a preview of the book that is on it’s final days in Kickstarter!

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Here’s the cover and synopsis for the forthcoming novel Inside a Silver Box by Walter Mosley. The last Mosley book I read was The Wave. This one sounds like it might bejust as enjoyable.

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Right now, you can get the eBook version of Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love edited by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin for only $1.99!
It is described thusly:

A groundbreaking anthology featuring stories from some of the most prestigious names in romance, fantasy, and science fiction, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

Featuring stories from and about the heart, these tales of romance are played out against every kind of setting, from ghost-haunted fantasy landscapes to mile-long spaceships in transit among the stars. Including some of the most well-known, bestselling, and award-winning authors in the industry, this must-have collection features an original story set in the Outlander universe from Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Marjorie M. Liu, and many more including Robin Hobb, Jo Beverley, Jacqueline Carey.

Co-edited by blockbuster bestselling author George R.R. Martin, whose fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire serves as the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Gardner Dozois, one of the pre-eminent anthologists of science fiction and fantasy and winner of fifteen Hugo Awards, Songs of Love and Death is a star-studded cross-genre anthology that explores the borderlands of fantasy, science fiction, and romance.

Grab it now if you want it. Available wherever you buy eBooks.

Joshua Westbury did an amazing kinetic typography video for John Anealio‘s “Steampunk Girl” song.

If you like it, you can download the “Steampunk Girl” song — as well as John’s entire Laser Zombie Robot Love album — for free!

Listen and watch below…
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Hugo Award–nominated artist Julie Dillon is kickstarting a series of annual art books featuring exclusive new fantasy illustrations. It’s called Imagined Realms and it’ll knock your proverbial socks off.

Catch a peek at some of the awesome illustrations after the jump.
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Here’s the cover and synopsis for the forthcoming novel Daughter of Gods and Shadows by Jayde Brooks.

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This Summer, readers are once again reminded that Stephen King is one of the most popular authors of our time. If you haven’t seen his new book, Mr. Mercedes, on bookstore shelves, you are either not paying attention or not going to the bookstore. Meanwhile, television viewers are enjoying the second season of Under the Dome, the adaptation of his 2009 novel of the same name.

Head on over to Kirkus Reviews to read Part 2 of The Stephen King Edition of Book-to-TV/Film Adaptations, in which I cover the short fiction adaptations!

Here’s the cover and synopsis for Jo Walton’s forthcoming novel The Just City.

[UPDATE: This is apparently not going to be the final cover. See comment below. ]

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This is, hands down, the best summary and analysis of Frank Herbert’s Dune I’ve ever seen.

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Bravo, Onion. Bravo…

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