Marissa Meyer, author of the fantastic fractured fairy tale science fiction stories Cinder, Scarlet and the soon to be released Cress has a new book on her horizon for 2015 based on a 2012 NaNoWriMo project. Even better? That novel is a prequel to Alice in Wonderland! Our hearts just tore apart in happiness. The novel, entitled HEARTLESS, will focus on the, “tale of how a marquis’s teenage daughter became the infamous Queen of Hearts. It will be a story of whimsy and madness, passion and tragedy, ravens and writing desks.” We cannot wait. More information about the project can be found on Meyer’s blog.
NBC Is Making a Constantine TV Series While FOX Is Giving Commissioner Gordon an Origin Story (via Comics Alliance)
“Arrow” is doing relatively well on the CW as is the less than a week old “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC so with that in mind DC has announced two brand new comic book television series that are going into production. NBC will be taking on the character of Constantine, who if they don’t mess him up spectacularly could actually hold his own, while FOX will be tackling an origin story devoted to none other than Gotham City’s Commissioner Gordon. Yeah, we have no idea why either.
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series is finally coming to a blessed close with the sixth and final novel City of Heavenly Fire and in anticipation of that, Clare has teased a placeholder cover and told fans exactly how much heartbreak to expect. Specifically on Twitter she answered fan questions, revealing that “six characters we know by name die in CoHF,” that all plot lines will be resolved and that at the end of the book a couple will stay broken up. Enough of that, though when is the spin-off
Angel The Dark Artifices coming out?
Harper Collins is Publishing Their Own Wizard of Oz Themed Sequel Novels (via Entertainment Weekly)
Seriously, how many Wizard of Oz sequels and retellings are in the planning phase? Well you can take that number and add another trilogy to the list as Harper Collins has signed a three book and three eBook novella deal for a series being touted as, “The Wizard of Oz meets Kill Bill.” The first book will be titled Dorothy Must Die and finds a girl named Amy in an Oz much changed by its tyrannical ruler Dorothy. The book will be released in April 2014 as well as a prequel novella, No Place Like Oz in November 2013 which will detail the fall of Dorothy herself.
This is What Dinosaurs Would Look Like as Dr. Seuss Characters (via SILLOF’s Workshop)
Didn’t think dinosaurs could get any cute than those precocious scamps in The Land Before Time? Well think again with these custom action figure versions of dinosaurs as Dr. Seuss characters! The toys were created by toy designer SILLOF for the Best Western Denver Southwest to celebrate their renovation into a “dinosaur and natural history themed hotel.” We know, part of you wants to stay there, but the other part is like, “But that’s in Denver.” You can peruse all the dinos complete with adorable poem HERE.
Can These Choose Your Own Adventure “Breaking Bad” Novels Be Real Now, Plzkthnx!?! (via Vulture)
“Breaking Bad” ended last night and whoa, can you say “Perfection?” Especially because it didn’t end with Walter White committing suicide via CGI hurricane only to reveal that he’s alive and actually a lumberjack. Ugh. So much ugh. To celebrate the end of an era and our anticipation that all television can and will be that good, here’s some choose your own adventure novels that we want to be real right now. Goodbye “Breaking Bad,” thanks for giving us faith in finales again.
Apparently Dinosaur Erotica Novels Are a Genre Now (via Geekologie)
Bad news Barnes & Noble, sounds like you’re going to need to add a new genre to your stores and that genre is Dinosaur Beast Erotica. Written exclusively by Christie Sims, the brand new genre features thrilling titles such as: Ravaged by the Raptor, Mounted by the Gryphon, Ravished by the Triceratops and our personal favorite: A Weretiger in Heat. And they all feature “big, strong, powerful monsters having their way with beautiful maidens.” And for those of you who don’t like dinosaurs, don’t worry, there’s also “Orc Erotica.” Thanks Amazon Marketplace! Keep on doing you.