First cover art from new Marvel prose novel line

The Head of Mimir by Richard Lee Byers”The young Heimdall must undertake a mighty quest to save Odin – and all of Asgard – in the first heroic fantasy novel set in Marvel’s incredible Legends of Asgard. It is a dark time for Asgard. The Allfather is trapped in a bewitched Odinsleep, inspiring an all-out […]

Ex-Girls’ Generation Member Jessica Pens Autobiographical Novel

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Korean Novel Longlisted for Prestigious U.S. Literary Prize

The National Book Foundation said the novel “has sold over a million copies and has been translated into 12 languages, signaling the relatability of the everywoman main character, whose life of frustration and submission is recounted to the male psychiatrist her husband sends her to.”

‘Martin Eden’ Is Vividly Rendered Take On Jack London’s Novel

Marcello’s film is both disorienting and intriguing in that it never lets you know precisely when it’s taking place. The director makes arresting use of cascading montages of archival historical footage to summon memories of 20th century upheavals, conflicts, and otherwise notable events; cars are of distinctly different vintages, as are clothing and hair styles […]

Steven Spielberg to direct adaptation of virtual reality novel Ready Player One

Spielberg, who helped define the science fiction genre for the blockbuster era with 70s and 80s films such as Close Encounters and ET, is expected to shoot Ready Player One after his forthcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The movie will be his first entry into futuristic territory since 2005’s War of the Worlds […]

Hellblazer takes a Harry Potter turn in previews of 2021 DC middle grade graphic novels

“After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there, he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he […]

Don DeLillo’s White Noise: a novel way of dismantling consumerist excess

Except, there is more. While the lists may come to seem more insubstantial and shadowy as the first part of the book progresses, they also offer the novel’s narrator Jack Gladney something solid to cling onto, helping distract him from the thing he fears the most. They stop him thinking about death. So long as […]

IIT Kharagpur develops novel Industry 4.0 tech for advanced manufacturing sector

IIT Kharagpur has developed a novel Industry 4.0 technology for remotely controlled factory operations and real-time quality correction during industrial production in India’s advanced manufacturing sector, the Department of Science and Technology said. The present innovation upgraded the industrial process of friction stir welding to a multi-sensory system of Industry 4.0. The technology developed by […]

Review: Moustache by S Hareesh is a novel that integrates songs and legends in a metafictional whirlpool

Moustache is Hareesh’s debut novel. He has authored three short story collections and received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. I had first encountered his writing through film. Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu (2019) and Sanju Surendran’s Aedan (2017), both acclaimed Malayalam films, are based on Hareesh’s short stories. The publication history of Meesha (in Malayalam) or […]

How Mira Nair turned Vikram Seth’s novel into a suitable show

Period elements notwithstanding, Nair and Tabu have both said they see the tale, and series, as universal. “These characters could very well exist today in any part of the world, in any country,” Tabu said in a BBC interview. “As human beings, we all have societies that define us and that we are a product […]