The entries for our What’s Your Story? memoir contest were just staggering—it was really difficult to choose just two. Don’t you dig the book covers we had made for winners Kira Bindrim and Katie Shepherd?
We asked you to title and summarize your coming-of-age memoir. These were our favorites, including winners and runners-up:
“Fear of Flying (And Other Small Seats)” by Kira Bindrim
“Careful How You Sit in a Skirt” by Katie Shepherd
“Stranger in My House” by Patricia Clough
“Does This Tank Top Show Both My Arms Equally?” by Jon Kay
“Or Whatever Works For You!” by Kristina Grosspietsch
Piqued your interest, eh? Check out our complete list of winners to see the other cover and read the summaries for each of these memoirs. We can’t wait to see them on our shelves for real someday!
The SFF channel editor in me is split on this… and yet, there’s at least one book where that’s been the case.
Jake and Cassie, “Animorphs”
How they’re separated: Even though they were in love during the war with the Yeerks, their relationship falls apart during peacetime. Cassie explores the Amazon rainforests looking for a new habitat for alien allies, while Jake returns to the fight against a new enemy called The One. The last we hear from Jake, he orders his crew to ram the enemy’s ship.
How they could reunite: After The One assimilates all of the Animorphs into its consciousness, it descends upon Earth to carry out what the Yeerks couldn’t: large-scale attack and takeover. Cassie is able to hide out in the rainforest longer than most human resisters, but The One taps into Jake’s consciousness to track her down.
4 Young Adult Couples Who Deserve a ”Before Midnight” Reunion
…for better or for worse, as you’ll see from the scenarios we cooked up in which our favorite YA couples get to see each other again. Read this and go see Before Midnight this weekend!
I know I’m tumbling wrong, but the combination of both cannot be missed. (Also LOL)
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Bookish: Can you give us a sneak peek into what you’re writing these days?
Max Brooks: My next project is called “The Extinction Parade.” It’s a limited comic book series (12 issues) based on a short story I wrote a few years ago. It’s about a zombie plague seen through the eyes of vampires. It’s the story of a supposed super race who, for all of their existence, have rested comfortably on the top of the food chain. Suddenly, they’re confronted with an existential threat, a sub-race of ghouls that pose no direct threat (they don’t even notice vampires) but bring potential extinction by devouring their only food source.
It’s the story about the danger of privilege, about how supposed strengths can be fatal weaknesses. It comes out in June in comic stores around the country, and this time—for better or worse—I got to keep my title. — World War Z author Max Brooks dishes on his upcoming comic book series (!) and more in our exclusive interview.
Zombies are everywhere! Turn the wrong corner in post-apocalyptic New York city or let your guard down in the South, and you’ve got the undead nipping at your heels. But, lucky for you, not all zombies were created equal. We rank the living dead from literary novels, genre works and comic books from least to most deadly, based on—what else—brain consumption.
Is your ideal Superman righteous? Lonely? Crazy-powerful? We have faith that Zack Snyder’s take on the Man of Steel will be great—as long as he sticks to severa classic comics, that is.