The Passage Star Mark-Paul Gosselaar Tees Up Fox's Sci-Fi Novel Adaptation — Just Don't Call 'Em 'Vampires'

As a ravenous reader of The Passage novels, Mark-Paul Gosselaar wanted Fox’s adaptation to very closely mirror author Justin Cronin’s trilogy. But as the star of the TV series based on the books? Well, Gosselaar still wanted everything to happen just like it does on the page. “I’m like, ‘We need to stay true to […]

‘Console Wars’ novel is being developed into a TV series

Console Wars, the non-fiction novel by Blake J. Harris on Nintendo and Sega’s rivalry throughout the 1990s, is in development as a limited TV series, Deadline reports. It will be produced by Legendary Television, behind the upcoming Netflix series Lost in Space, and Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures. There’s no word yet on whether it […]

Stock exchanges find novel uses for blockchain

BLOCKCHAIN, THE technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, was designed with an ideological aim: to sidestep central authorities and governments. But many people have become intrigued by its practical uses, such as updating back-office processes. And few institutions have shown more interest in such applications than financial exchanges. Although stock trades are often made in […]

James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

James Patterson, the best-selling book factory in human form, is letting readers interact with the characters from his upcoming novel The Chef by speaking to them through Facebook Messenger. Starting October 30th, you’ll be able to receive video and sound clips from characters via Facebook’s massively popular messaging platform, according to Variety. Conversations on Messenger […]

Netflix is planning a sci-fi universe based on the novel ‘Recursion’

Netflix is making the most out of its deals with TV legend Shonda Rhimes and Planet of the Apes/Cloverfield director Matt Reeves by putting them together for one ambitious project. The creators will work on a feature film and a TV universe based on Blake Crouch’s upcoming sci-fi thriller novel Recursion. It’s unclear what the […]

The Fed stalls the creation of a bank with a novel business model

TEN years on from the financial crisis, the structure of American banking has not changed. At its core are government-guaranteed, and therefore cheap, deposits that banks put to work, primarily through lending. Deposits have become more important for bank funding in recent years; governments have become increasingly fussy about how the money is lent out. […]

Wanna Save Democracy? Read a Novel

When CEOs and business leaders talk about books they’re reading, the lists tend to have one thing in common: little or no fiction. Sure, they’re reading high-minded, important tomes on history, science, innovation and leadership, but that’s not nearly enough. Where have all the novels gone? People simply aren’t reading them like they once did. […]

Otome Visual Novel ‘Because We’re Here’ Finds Love In The Trenches

Because We’re Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~ casts you as Postal Corps volunteer Elfriede Rauss, a young woman tasked with delivering messages to the young men on the Front Lines. It’s a frightening, unsettling time in this World War I-inspired setting, which makes it an unlikely place to find love. Or maybe love is the most […]