Sci-fi, gaming, and comics are what is in store for this weeks Geeky Reader.
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear. Bear who has won numerous Nebula and Hugo awards is back with a new novel that takes human life into the furthest reaches of space. Join a deep space crew that finds themselves awakening on an unfamiliar interstellar terraformer and discover they are no where close to where they should be or alone.
Serenity : The Shepherd’s Tale by: Chris Samnee (Artist) , Zack Whedon , Joss Whedon, Dave Stewart (Artist) , Steve Morris (Artist). Browncoats around the world have wondered about the true origins of Shepherd Book. He wasn’t always a shepherd, but was he always a good guy? Find out in this new comic from Dark Horse Comics.
75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking by: Paul Levitz. It is hard to believe that DC Comics has been around for 75 year, but this new collection brings it all into perspective. Enjoy Superman’s humble beginnings and Wonder Woman’s Invisible jet. See the films, artwork, and collectables that were spawned by this comic empire.
The Game Maker’s Companion by: Jacob Habgood, Nana Nielsen, Kevin Crossle, Martin Rijks. Here is the long-awaited sequel to The Game Maker’s Apprentice: The Beginner’s Guide to Game Development which has become a staple of hobbyist game developers all around the world. Become the Master of your own universe.
Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics, Limited Edition: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man by Dynamic Forces, Inc., Stan Lee. There is only a limited number of this autographed hardcover edition. The legend himself gives tips on paneling, costuming, what makes great action, and getting work, just to name a few. Learn from him and you too might become a hero.
150 Movies You Should Die Before You See by Steve Miller. Movie’s that are so bad that they are completely laughable are what makes this latest movie guide stand out. Lovers of bad cheesy movies should check it out though, as well as some of the movies mentioned. Who wouldn’t get a laugh out of Puppet Master Versus Demonic Toys?
Finally, for all those waiting with baited breath for the December release of the new TRON movie there are four new books, three of which are geared for geeklings. Each gives insights into the new storyline, as well as back story, and artwork.
- Tron: Betrayal: An Original Graphic Novel Prequel to Tron: Legacy by Fabian Nicieza, Jai Starlight Runner Entertainment, Andie Tong (Illustrator).
- Tron : Legacy: Derezzed by: James Gelsey. This book is geared for six to nine year olds, and gives an insiders look into the world of the Grid, and how it operates.
- Tron: Legacy, The Junior Novel by Alice Alfonsi. Target audience is eight to twelve year olds.
- Tron: The Movie Storybook by James Ponti.
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