If you enjoyed The Gates last Sunday night, be sure to check out Syfy’s newest original series, Haven, with a very similar premise:
From SyFy.com: Syfy’s all-new one-hour drama series Haven, starring Emily Rose is based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows the shrewd and confident FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose) who has a lost past, and arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions.
As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven — including one surrounding her own surprising connections to this extraordinary place.
Haven Premiers July 9th on Syfy, next to the return of Eureka!
Beck Phillips has been living in the aftermath of the dragon attack on his town. All of the dragons were destroyed. But one egg remains. When a mysterious stranger visits Beck, he is told to hatch the remaining egg. And kill the hatchling before it grows beyond control, as this egg is much different from the others Beck hatched. From this egg will grow the dragon queen.
Beck hasn’t changed much since last time. He’s still a smart-aleck and often making unwise choices. But at-heart, Beck is a good kid and does try to do the right thing. He is basically forced into this latest fiasco. Thankfully, he has a couple genuine friends to help him out this time around. The same level of mystery and suspense can’t compare to the first novel. But Choke remains a solid sequel, with its own share of ominous adults and surprises. I wish all middle reader novels were so cleverly written. Full of witty comments from Beck and fast-paced adventure, this trilogy (or Pillogy, as Skye dubbed it) is a must-read for young fantasy fans.
I received an extra ARC of Merrie Destefano’s debut novel Afterlifefrom Eos Books (modeled above with Lois Lane). So, I have decided to run another Twitter-only giveaway. Simply follow me @TheSciFiChick (http://twitter.com/TheSciFiChick) and tweet that you’d like to win a copy of Afterlife with the hashtag: #AfterlifeARC to be entered.
Giveaway ends July 16th. I’ll choose a random winner on July 17th and notify them via Twitter.
I was lucky enough to meet Sterling Gates a couple years ago at Comic Con, through one of my favorite authors – Mel Odom. Gates had just been hired to write for the Supergirl comic series, and was able to share some of the preliminary sketches. I was very excited, as Supergirl is one of the few comics that I still keep up with. (This will be no surprise to those who know I named my dog “Lois Lane.”). From the Silver Banshee to the latest New Krypton storyline, Supergirl has had quite a wild ride since Gates came on board. Now Gates shares with SciFiChick.com readers about what’s coming next for Supergirl and his experience with the DC Comics world.
What can you tell us about the latest Supergirl story arc?
It’s a dark time for the Girl of Steel. We’re coming out of the WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, an arc that featured the destruction of the planet New Krypton and the death of Supergirl’s mother, Alura. So she’s in a pretty dark place, both physically and emotionally. She’s been away for a few weeks, just getting her head back on straight, and she’s just returned to Metropolis and moved back in with Lana Lang. Lana acts as a big sister-type to Kara, helping her in ways that not even Superman can. And that’s where we pick up.
Kara’s dealing with the loss of her people, and coming to terms with what she perceives as her culpability in their deaths. That’s a lot for a teenager to handle, even if they are a superhero, so she’s got a lot to think about.
Then a twisted and scary version of Supergirl arrives in the form of a villain named BizarroGirl. BizarroGirl is exactly that, a Bizarro version of Supergirl, and she crashes down in the middle of Metropolis. Intense mayhem ensues. [laughs]
The next arc is about responsibility and dealing with regret and remorse, though. It seems like a romp though the streets on the surface, but there’s a lot going on there emotionally and physically for Supergirl.
Can you tell us about any new villain(s) Supergirl will be facing? Any spoilers?
Well, coming out of New Krypton, I wanted to start adding new and different villains to Supergirl’s rogue’s gallery We’re introducing a completely new “cosmic” villain to the DCU in the BizarroGirl arc, and then I’m dusting off an old Legion of Super-Heroes villain for Supergirl Annual #2, which is out this fall.
After that, there are a couple familiar faces coming, and a couple new ones that I’ve been setting up since I started writing the book. Long time readers will be rewarded for their patience!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your experience in writing. How did you get your start?