stranger things books

It’ll be a long wait until Stranger Things season 3 arrives sometime in 2019, but how about a little bit of…strange reading to bide the time? Your homework for the next season of the Netflix series is coming this fall: A series of Stranger Things books will be arriving at a store near you.

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Steven Spielberg Interview

In the new book James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, the renowned filmmaker sits down with Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and more to get their perspectives on the importance and impact of the sci-fi genre.

Below, you can read an exclusive excerpt from the interview Cameron conducted with Steven Spielberg.

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solo concept art

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters everywhere. Also available: The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a book loaded with great concept art that tracks the creation of the film’s many worlds and characters.

Below, check out some exclusive Solo concept art from The Art of Solo.

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Back to the Future Children's Book

We’ve seen the likes of Home Alone turned into a children’s book, and we’ve also seen Die Hard made to look like a children’s book that is expressly for adults. Now it’s time for another favorite movie of ours to get the children’s book treatment, and this one is totally safe to read to your kids at bedtime.

A Back to the Future children’s book has just been released, written and illustrated by Kim Smith. It’s quite the adorable adaptation of Robert Zemeckis‘ beloved sci-fi adventure, and it just might make the prospect of incest a little easier to explain to your kids (but probably not). Read More »

solo tv spot

Attention Star Wars fans: a new book series called Flight of the Falcon will set out to connect all the different Star Wars eras.

Plus: enjoy a new Solo TV spot with even more new footage.

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Wet Hot American Summer Screenplay

If you love the hit Sundance comedy Wet Hot American Summer, and you’ve always wanted some insight into the creation of the film’s script, an annotated version of the screenplay will be released this fall.

Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay will provide commentary and details from behind the scenes of the cult favorite comedy. In addition to notes on the script, there will be photos, some of the bad reviews the movie got, marked up script pages and even more. Find out more about the book below. Read More »

art of ready player one book cover

Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One is now playing everywhere and raking in boffo box office in the process. The book The Art of Ready Player One takes you inside the complicated, special-effects laden production of Spielberg’s latest blockbuster.

Below, read an exclusive excerpt from The Art of Ready Player One, and then enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book signed by Steven Spielberg, Ernest Cline and more.

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Thanos origin

Update: Turns out io9 was misinformed on this one. The publisher of this novel originally told them the novel was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, but they’ve since reached out to reveal that it’s not actually canonical. Our original story follows.

Every studio in Hollywood has spent years chasing Marvel Studios’ success with shared universes, but now the people running the Marvel Cinematic Universe are looking elsewhere for some inspiration of their own. The MCU is taking a page from the Star Wars playbook and branching out into canonical novels, and a new report says that the first will be a Thanos origin story that details the rise of The Avengers’ most dangerous foe. Read More »

Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons Comic

Right now, Rick and Morty fans are patiently waiting for contract negotiations to get sorted out between Adult Swim and series creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland so a fourth season of the show can move forward. Thankfully, there will be a little something to help hold them over this summer.

Rick and Morty is crossing over with the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons in a new four-issue comic book series from IDW Publishing debuting in August. Find out more about the Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons comic crossover below. Read More »

Fall of Gondolin

Celebrated Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien has been dead for almost 45 years, but a new book with his name on it will hit shelves this August. The Fall of Gondolin is being described as the final work in Tolkien’s Middle-earth stories, but will it become fodder for Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series? Read More »