The Philosophy of Spider-Man – Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

The Philosophy of Spider-Man

About the book:
Is your spider-sense tingling? This wonderful little book reveals all the quirks and quick-wittedness that the scarlet spider revels in and dispels it for your pleasure!

How funny is Peter Parker really? How does he cope with J. Jonah Jameson’s incessant barking? Is an upside-down kiss as easy as it looks? All this and more as the mind of the most popular superhero of recent history is unwebbed!

With great power comes a great number of jokes, jibes and jovial wordplay as you delve into some of Spider-Man’s most comedic comic book moments, laudable cover art, and pure Spidey-(non)sense.

On sale December 2020!


(Posted with permission from Titan Books 2020.)

Courtesy of Titan Books, I have a copy of The Philosophy of Spider-Man for one lucky winner!

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Hero Collector Spotlight – Star Trek, Ghostbusters & 007!

Hero Collector is the publishing imprint of the collectibles company Eaglemoss Most of you have probably seen their Star Trek ship replicas. I’ve eyed quite a few of them! They sell collectables from some of the most popular genre brands such as Marvel and Harry Potter.

Star Trek Nerd Search: Quibbles with Tribbles by Glenn Dakin

I thought this was a simple look-and-find book. But, no. This is a book for nerds! The first page is a scorecard, then you can dig into the description and instructions. There are 4 types of puzzles in this book: find the exploding tribble, find the continuity errors, find the story element in each spread, and find the random quibbles (that only superfans will get).

There are eight, 2-page, full-color spreads. The exploding tribbles are easy to find. But you’ll spend more time on the other puzzles. And there’s a handy answer guide in the back if you really get stuck.

If you’re a Star Trek superfan of the original series, this is a great book to test your knowledge. The artwork is fantastic. And there are a lot of fun Easter Eggs that all Star Trek fans will enjoy.

Ghostbusters Nerd Search: Eerie Errors and Suspect Ghosts by Glenn Dakin

Similar to the Star Trek book above, this Ghostbusters version has a scorecard and 4 types of puzzles. Again, 8 fantastic 2-page spreads with scenes from the Ghostbusters films. Each spread depicts what to look for – from continuity errors to creatures from other mythologies.

There are answers, in the back, if you get stuck. But Ghostbusters fans will really enjoy these fun and unique scenes – whether you find everything or not.

50 Greatest James Bond Cars by Ben Robinson

If you love cars and James Bond – this book was made for you. The 50 cars included in the book are divided up by cars driven by Bond, driven by Bond’s allies, and driven by his enemies. So, quite a few Aston Martins, BMWs, Jaguars, and many more. Even a tank and a moon buggy. The updated Aston Martin from the upcoming film No Time To Die is even included. There is a huge variety of vehicles depicted.

Each vehicle has a nice write-up, specialized details about the car, and noteworthy moments from the movie it comes from. This is a gorgeous book, with a 2-page, full-color spread for each car.

Received in October

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

DC Comics:
Daphne Byrne by Laura Marks

Del Rey:
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View by Seth Dickinson

Disney Hyperion:
The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges by Eoin Colfer
Trials of Apollo, The Book Five: The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan
City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini

Gallery Books:
Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing by John Jackson Miller
Star Trek: The Unsettling Stars by Alan Dean Foster
Star Trek: The Original Series: The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett
Star Trek: The Original Series: Agents of Influence by Dayton Ward
Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death by David Mack
Star Trek: The Original Series: A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox
Star Trek: Voyager: To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer

Random House Children’s / Delacorte Press:
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

Saga Press:
Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris

Simon & Schuster / Adams Media:
The Nemesis by S. J. Kincaid
Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard by Chip Carter

Subterranean Press:
The Best of Elizabeth Hand by Elizabeth Hand
The Big Score by K. J. Parker

Titan Books:
Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons by James Lovegrove
The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway by Una Mccormack

Tor:
Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow

The Last Druid – Book Excerpt

In honor of today’s release of THE LAST DRUID by Terry Brooks, the final installment in the Shannara Cycle, SciFiChick.com has the first full chapter excerpt!

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ONE

Tarsha Kaynin was not dead. She should have been, but she was not.

It surprised her when she woke from the blackness into which
she had fallen when she had gone over the cliffs of Cleeg Hold and
dropped toward the churning waters of the Mermidon several hundred
feet below. She could feel sheets of hard rain beating down on
her, soaking her clothing and chilling her body. She could hear the
sounds of the storm all around her—the staccato slap of raindrops against the stone walls of the Rock Spur cliffs, the howl of the wind, and the thunder of the rain-swollen river as it surged wildly down its narrow channel. She was dangling from something that had snagged her and now held her fast. Yet as the buffeting winds set her swaying back and forth, she was reminded of how precarious her situation was.

Still, she was not dead.

Her aching, throbbing head provided further proof. She must have
hit it as she fell. Perhaps the blow was even responsible for saving her.

Perhaps it had slowed her just enough, arresting her fall sufficiently to allow the cliffs to catch hold of her. She could not remember, and she would likely never know for certain. But one thing she did know: She could not remain where she was. Sooner or later, the winds would tug her loose and she would begin falling once more.

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Received in September

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Blu-Ray/DVD:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Blu-Ray
Stargirl Season 1 Blu-Ray

Blink:
Devastation Class by Glen Zipper & Elaine Mongeon

Disney Hyperion:
Tristan Strong Destroys the World by Kwame Mbalia

Freeform Books:
#NoEscape by Gretchen McNeil

Kingswell:
The Golden Girls Cookbook by Christopher Styler

Saga Press:
The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson
Machinehood by S.B. Divya

Shadow Mountain:
Dragonwatch: Champion of the Titan Games by Brandon Mull

St Martin’s / Wednesday Books:
Hush by Dylan Farrow

Subterranean Press:
The Best of Walter Jon Williams

TCK Publishing:
Auxiliary: London 2039 by Jon Richter

Tor:
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Book Giveaway – Snow Day for Groot!

Courtesy of Marvel Press, I have a copy of Snow Day for Groot! by Brendan Deneen (Author) and Cale Atkinson (Illustrator) for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends September 11. I’ll draw a name on September 12, and notify winner via email.

ENTER DAILY TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING!

Good luck!

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