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September 19, 2012

Stephen King finally announced The Shining sequel’s release date

  • 1977 The Shining was released, telling the story of the Torrance family, who recently relocated to Colorado so father Jack Torrance could act as caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Needless to say, things do not go well, people die, and fans were left with unanswered questions for 36 years.
  • 2013 Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, will be released on September 24. The novel will tell the story of a now middle-aged Danny Torrance, Jack’s son from The Shining, and his new life in a small New Hampshire town. source
14:19 // 1 year ago
August 1, 2012
breakingnews:

Prolific writer Gore Vidal dead at 86
AP: Gore Vidal, 86, died of complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles Tuesday evening, according to his nephew.
Vidal, an author and playwright, wrote “The City and the Pillar,” one of the first novels about openly gay characters. His play, “The Best Man,” was Tony-nominated.
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Talk about a guy with a diverse Wikipedia page. A fascinating literary figure that will be missed.

breakingnews:

Prolific writer Gore Vidal dead at 86

AP: Gore Vidal, 86, died of complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles Tuesday evening, according to his nephew.

Vidal, an author and playwright, wrote “The City and the Pillar,” one of the first novels about openly gay characters. His play, “The Best Man,” was Tony-nominated.

Photo via Getty Images

Talk about a guy with a diverse Wikipedia page. A fascinating literary figure that will be missed.

0:50 // 2 years ago
July 31, 2012
Maeve Binchy, author of ‘Light A Penny Candle’, dead at 72
After battling a variety of health issues over the past decade-plus, Irish author and playwright Maeve Binchy has passed away. Binchy first saw mainstream success with ‘Light A Penny Candle’, which spent more than a year in top 10 charts, and went on to write seven books which appeared in a list of the top 100 novels by Irish authors. Her works appeared more often, and outsold, those of other noted Irish authors including William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde. (Photo via UggBoy/UggGirl) source
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After battling a variety of health issues over the past decade-plus, Irish author and playwright Maeve Binchy has passed away. Binchy first saw mainstream success with ‘Light A Penny Candle’, which spent more than a year in top 10 charts, and went on to write seven books which appeared in a list of the top 100 novels by Irish authors. Her works appeared more often, and outsold, those of other noted Irish authors including William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde. (Photo via UggBoy/UggGirl) source

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16:10 // 2 years ago
July 16, 2012
Stephen Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” dies at 79
The highly respected author passed away in Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center as a result of complications related to a bicycle accident that occurred in April. Covey, who Time Magazine once called one of the 25 Most Influential Americans, also co-founded the FranklinCovey consulting firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is survived by his wife, nine children, and fifty-two grandchildren. (Photo via Thinkers50) source
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The highly respected author passed away in Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center as a result of complications related to a bicycle accident that occurred in April. Covey, who Time Magazine once called one of the 25 Most Influential Americans, also co-founded the FranklinCovey consulting firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is survived by his wife, nine children, and fifty-two grandchildren. (Photo via Thinkers50) source

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14:29 // 2 years ago
June 18, 2012
Neil Gaiman records, releases “The man who forgot Ray Bradbury”
Several weeks ago, the world lost a great writer with the passing of Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury. Prior to his passing, fellow author Neil Gaiman wrote him a short story titled “The man who forgot Ray Bradbury” — set to be published in the upcoming Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury — and, today, released a recording of himself reading the story. Head over to io9 to listen, read the transcript, and Gaiman’s accompanying essay. (Photo via photognome) source
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Several weeks ago, the world lost a great writer with the passing of Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury. Prior to his passing, fellow author Neil Gaiman wrote him a short story titled “The man who forgot Ray Bradbury” — set to be published in the upcoming Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury — and, today, released a recording of himself reading the story. Head over to io9 to listen, read the transcript, and Gaiman’s accompanying essay. (Photo via photognome) source

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14:14 // 2 years ago
June 5, 2012
J.K Rowling teaming up with Sony to create a “Book of Spells”
Fans of Harry Potter have something new to look forward to, thanks to a new interactive book/game combination being developed by Sony and author J.K. Rowling’s new Pottermore division. Utilizing augmented reality, the Playstation Move camera accessory, and a new WonderBook accessory fans of the ultra-popular Harry Potter book series will get a new look at all of the spells taught to students at Hogwarts. (Photo via LA Times) source
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Fans of Harry Potter have something new to look forward to, thanks to a new interactive book/game combination being developed by Sony and author J.K. Rowling’s new Pottermore division. Utilizing augmented reality, the Playstation Move camera accessory, and a new WonderBook accessory fans of the ultra-popular Harry Potter book series will get a new look at all of the spells taught to students at Hogwarts. (Photo via LA Times) source

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15:17 // 2 years ago
May 8, 2012

"You don’t want to throw a punch at a robot." For the second day in a row, we bring you an amazing piece of PR work. Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson, along with Epipheo Studios, created this animated-video tutorial on how to identify and respond to a robot uprising. Stay safe, everybody. source

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February 27, 2012
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February 23, 2012

"You’re going to put him in a coma": See what happens when one Reddit user surprises his terminally-ill friend with an item that he might not have otherwise lived to see. Prepare to have your faith in humanity restored….and to finish off a box of Kleenex. (h/t 14kgoldnycsource

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19:27 // 2 years ago
October 7, 2010
Show-off: Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for literature: This Peruvian dude is the first Latin American Nobel Prize winner in literature since 1990. What you’re witnessing now is this guy’s head getting big. source

Show-off: Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for literature: This Peruvian dude is the first Latin American Nobel Prize winner in literature since 1990. What you’re witnessing now is this guy’s head getting big. source

10:21 // 3 years ago