Category: Books

Lost Dr Seuss Book To Be Released In July

Random House announced on Wednesday that they will release a recently discovered manuscript w/illustrations by beloved author and artist Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss - What Pet Should I GetThe book is titled What Pet Should I Get? and is scheduled for release on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, California.

The materials had been set aside after his death when his wife, Audrey Geisel, was remodeling her home. She found a box filled with pages of text and sketches and set it aside with some of her husband’s other materials.

The box was rediscovered 22 years later, in the fall of 2013 by Audrey, and Claudia Prescott — Ted Geisel’s longtime secretary and friend — when they were cleaning out his office space. They found the full text and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?, among other work.

What Pet Should I Get? was likely written between 1958 and 1962. The book features the same brother and sister seen in Dr. Seuss’ 1960 classic One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

Here’s a description from the official book listing

This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Born Theodore Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss passed away in 1991 at the age of 87.

Mad Max: Fury Road Art Book and Prequel Comics Covers

Mad Max: Fury RoadWe at Most of us at SpecFicMedia can’t wait for Mad Max: Fury Road to hit theaters this summer. To quench the Max lust, an art book and the first of four prequel comics will be launched in May.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired ArtistsThe art book is titled Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists and will contain artwork based on the film by over 65 different artists as well as commentary from creator/director George Miller.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1The first prequel comic is titled Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1. This character-centric comic shows the rise of The Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keays-Byrne), and Nux (Nicholas Hoult), one of the Immortan’s “War Boys”.

Click the pix below for larger versions. More details about the books and images are over at JoBlo.

Author News – George R. R. Martin

Earlier today George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Fire and Ice” fantasy series, posted this nugget on the Fantasy Faction website forums:

The end is in sight, at long long last, and we’re close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be in your favorite bookstore on:

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011.

A Dance With Dragons, the long-awaited fifth book in the fantasy series, was made available for pre-order on Amazon.com just a couple of hours later.

News – 2010 Nebula Nominees

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 Nebula Awards.

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of  SFWA. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banqueton Saturday evening, May 21, 2011 in the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C.. Other awards to be presented are the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Science Fiction or Fantasy for Young Adults, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Solstice Award for outstanding contribution to the field.

Please visit the SFWA website for the list of Nominees! – http://www.sfwa.org/2011/02/2010-nebula-nominees/