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New Twilight Book Coming In June

March 31, 2010 By: Geek Category: Geek Books

41lDhwBBmiL. SL500  New Twilight Book Coming In JuneThe Twilight series is to get a brand new instalment in June. It has been revealed that Stephenie Meyer’s new Twilight novella, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” is an additional story set around ‘Eclipse’, the third book (and soon the third movie) in the Twilight Saga. The 192 page Twilight novella is due for release on the 5th of June and will take on the tale of Bree, a newborn vampire from Twilight: Eclipse. While the series is complete in novel form with Breaking Dawn, the fourth part of the saga, there is still speculation as to whether there will ever be a Twilight Book 5. Judging from the current popularity of Twilight and the sheer demand for a fifth Twilight book, there is a slim possibility that it will happen. Of course, there is also the ‘alternate’ version of Twilight, namely Midnight Sun, which is still incomplete. That book was leaked online in a half-done form, and Meyer decided not to complete it. ‘Midnight Sun’ tells the story of the first Twilight book from the perspective of Edward Cullen rather than Bella, and is actually online for fans to check out. Will that book’s completion be Meyer’s next project?

7th Son: Descent by JC Hutchins – An awesome Christmas Gift for your geek

December 03, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Books

51NaygMQwAL. SL500  7th Son: Descent by JC Hutchins   An awesome Christmas Gift for your geekHere’s something really special. Many of you may already be familiar with JC Hutchins either through his podcasts or the novel/gaming experience Personal Effects: Dark Art, but to those of you that aren’t, this may well be one of the most awesome things around. The background is thus: 7th Son: Descent started off as a podcast series based on a massive manuscript JC had created, which would have been enough to fill three novels. It ended up being one of the most talked about and enjoyed pieces of podcast fiction that had been released since the medium of podcasting began, and eventually a publisher took notice. 7th Son: Descent is the first part of the trilogy, which has been polished and reworked into a new form. St Martin’s Press took a gamble and decided to publish the first book, and now the hi-tech, geek-pleasing, page-turning thriller is out for a whole new audience to discover. Hell, buy two copies so you have one to give as a gift and one for yourself. It’s an excellent read, a thrilling ride, and a bold work from one of the most exciting writers currently making their mark. An essential geek gift.

Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: Books

October 29, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Books, Geek Gifts

We are hurtling towards Christmas, and your geeks are getting antsy. There are tons of fantastic DVDs, Blu Rays, Books, Toys and games that would make fantastic Christmas gifts, and we at YourGeeekness want to offer you some ideas. We’re gonna be showing you all kinds of gift ideas you may not have thought about, to ensure your pet geek gets something awesome this year. First up, we’ll take a look at some fantastic geek-centric books that would make great Christmas gifts.

Personal Effects: Dark Art by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman

51wKbnkhjWL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThis is a truly unique package that includes the full Personal Effects: Dark  Art novel by author J.C. Hutchins (7Th Son: Descent and much more) and game elements designed by Jordan Weisman. Using the extras that come with the book, including ID cards, letters, documents and lots of other clues, you can delve ever deeper into the chilling events at Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital, and discover secrets even the characters miss out on…

Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty

514FH6 qiJL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe best superhero novel to be released since Austin Grossman’s ‘Soon I Will Be Invincible’ would make a superb Christmas gift for your geek. In Playing For Keeps, the cult podcaster (and author of the ‘Heaven’ series) brings a bunch of misfit characters with all kinds of weird (not to mention foul) superpowers together in order to face off against a corrupt hero agency, whilst also trying to outwit the villains! A great, fun story by someone who knows their comics lore.

Shooting The Sh*t With Kevin Smith by Kevin Smith

41RTa1qcp L. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe writer/director of Clerks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy, Dogma and all the others (yes, including Jersey Girl) is back in print with this collection of transcriptions from his notorious podcast series, SModcast! Featuring lots of guests (including his regular partner in crime Scott Mosier and various other stars), lots of profanity and a hell of a lot of laughs, Shooting The Sh*t With Kevin Smith is the perfect companion to his other books, and of course his movies.

If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell

51JDT1TDKVL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksAsh himself from the Evil Dead movies, as well as countless other cult hits, brings you his brilliant story of a life in acting. If Chins Could Kill has been around a while now, but a new UK edition came out which has reinvigorated interest in the book. Hilarious, frustrating and brutally honest, Bruce holds your attention from the first page to the last. An essential title for any wannabe actors, or just anyone with a sense of humour.

The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

51BUr6LvtiL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe Wheel of Time series begins to draw to a close with this first of three volumes that Brandon Sanderson is completing from the late Robert Jordan’s notes. The Gathering Storm is a weighty tome that is causing waves across the world as one of the most important fantasy titles of the decade, and is an essential title for any fantasy fan along with all readers of the Wheel of Time series. A huge talking point right now.

Green by Jay Lake

51L qhZbySL. SL75  Christmas Gifts For Your Geek Part One: BooksThe hugely talented Jay Lake brings us Green, a beautifully realized fantasy novel that introduces us to the character of Green. Sure to become a widely read modern classic of the fantasy genre, Green by Jay Lake is one of the finest books you could buy for a geek this year. A lush fantasy world is brought to life through a story that is gripping and thrilling in equal measure.