Written by admin on September 30, 2013
S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don’t understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst’s love letter to the written word. S. will be on sale October 26th, 2013.
Kids’ CBC is excited to announce the Canadian launch of BOOKABOO, a new multi-award winning pre-school show. The series, already a great success in the UK, encourages children (3-6 year olds) and grown-ups to share books together, with the help of the main character – a puppet named BOOKABOO.
BOOKABOO is a world famous rock puppy who to tours the globe with his band, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring fans. However, there’s just one hitch for our rock puppy super star, he just can’t play without a story a day! Each episode sees a famous face share a picture book with BOOKABOO to encourage him to go back on stage. ‘Bojo’ restored, the rock pup can play and wows the crowds the best canine drum solo ever heard! Celebrity guest stars include: Adam Beach, Fefe Dobson, Jason Priestly, Gordon Pinsent, Peter Mansbridge, Bret Hart, Jian Ghomeshi and many more.
La Maison Anglaise bookstore was one of the Top 7 favorite bookstores named in CNN’s web article this week!
CNN asked author Hilary Davidson, currently touring with her newest book Evil in All its Disguises, to name her favourite independant bookstores in North America. According to her “The stores that are succeeding offer a mix of author visits, staff recommendations and community outreach that’s impossible to replace.” Read CNN’s full article.
Those of you who attended the first QuebeCrime Festival in 2011 may remember Hilary Davidson. A new author with her first novel, the Anthony Award Winner The Damage Done. Miss Davidson has since written two more novels featuring travel writer Lily Moore as she struggles through difficult situations made up of obsession, paranoia, vengeance and murders.
Have you ever made a prediction that came true? All science-fiction authors dream of writing a book that accurately portrays the future. One author actually succeeded. In 1969 John Brunner wrote and published a science-fiction novel “Stand on Zanzibar” which takes place in 2010. His novel is eerily close to reality.
Here are the top 5 predictions of Bunner’s “Stand on Zanzibar’ that came true, as cited in Ted Gioia’s article in The Millions:
“(1) Random acts of violence by crazy individuals, often taking place at schools, plague society in Stand on Zanzibar.
(2) The other major source of instability and violence comes from terrorists, who are now a major threat to U.S. interests, and even manage to attack buildings within the United States.
(3) Prices have increased sixfold between 1960 and 2010 because of inflation. (The actual increase in U.S. prices during that period was sevenfold, but Brunner was close.)
(4) The most powerful U.S. rival is no longer the Soviet Union, but China. However, much of the competition between the U.S. and Asia is played out in economics, trade, and technology instead of overt warfare.
(5) Europeans have formed a union of nations to improve their economic prospects and influence on world affairs. In international issues, Britain tends to side with the U.S., but other countries in Europe are often critical of U.S. initiatives.”
Written by admin on April 25, 2013
The 3rd edition of the QuébeCrime Festival will take place from October 24th to 26th, 2013. We are expecting many meetings with crime fiction authors and their publishers during the Salon International du Livre de Québec. It is still too early for any official announcements… keep an eye out and remember, patience is a virtue!We are still looking for volunteers to help out with the organisation. If you have some free time, send your interests and coordinates to email@example.com.———————————————–
La 3e édition du Festival QuébeCrime aura lieu du 24 au 26 octobre 2013. Plusieurs rencontres sont prévues avec des auteurs de polars et leurs éditeurs pendant le Salon du Livre de Québec. Il est toujours trop tôt pour des annonces officielles… soyez patients et attentifs.
Nous recherchons toujours des bénévoles pour nous donner un coup de main avec l’organisation. Si vous avez du temps libre, faites parvenir vos intérêts et coordonnées à firstname.lastname@example.org.