Posts Tagged books

08.17.2009

Doctor Who recommendations for old school fans

I’ve got a few recommendations for the old school Doctor Who fans around here.  That’s not to say more recent fans wouldn’t enjoy these, it’s just I believe these are targeted for us old fogies. DOCTOR WHO – THE FORGOTTEN Within the past couple years, IDW has picked up the Doctor Who comic book license […]

07.29.2009

Contest: Win “The Wolverine Files” Hardcover

The first ever ONCE UPON A GEEK contest!  Enter here for your chance to win one of five copies of The Wolverine Files from Simon & Schuster Books! The Wolverine Files by Mike W. Barr (Star Trek, Camelot 3000, Batman & the Outsiders, etc) is a gorgeous 160-page hardcover that details the complete story of […]

06.15.2009

Star Trek New Frontier

Don’t know how I missed this, but a new Star Trek: New Frontier novel by Peter David was released back in April.  I picked it up this weekend and can’t wait to read it!  The new book is called Treason and has been published in oversized softcover format, sometimes called trade paperback format (not to […]

05.25.2009

Jim Dale to Read Winnie the Pooh Sequel

Today’s post is in honor of Memorial Day because SGhoul swears that Jim Dale is dead. In case you hadn’t heard, the Trustees of the Pooh Properties have finally authorized a sequel to A.A. Milne’s classic, The House at Pooh Corner, more than 80 years after its publication.  While I appreciate the significance of this, […]

04.23.2009

The Decision to Quit Comics

For the past few days, I’ve been haunted by the same thought over and over.  Should I quit buying comics? It all started when I was in a used bookstore on Saturday.  This was one of those rare occasions when the children were with a babysitter and I could really take my time looking through […]

02.27.2009

Science Fiction Book Club rocks!

The Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC) totally rocks!  I’ve been a member for years.  Each time I complete my commitment, I rejoin to take advantage of their bargains. Book clubs have a reputation for being overpriced, but the SFBC has a generous introductory offer and frequent bargains that definitely save you money. I recently completed […]

02.9.2009

Why My Bookshelf is Cooler than Yours

…unless of course you’ve got these too.  Then you’re in the cool kids club.

01.7.2009

Writing for Superheroes

I stumbled across this really cool site that gives tips on how to write for superheroes – Superhero Nation: a superhero writing advice site.  They offer their advice and observations about writing, editing, marketing and selling a novel. They also provide resources for the authors of superhero stories. Here is an indexed list of posts […]

11.13.2008

Star Trek: Stuff I Enjoy

I hear from a lot of my friends that Star Trek is dead to them.  They don’t believe there is any Star Trek out there worth taking notice of.  I believe there are tons of Star Trek stories out there to enjoy if you simply look. Much of what I like is older, but it’s […]

11.5.2008

List Week: The 50 Greatest Villains in Literature

LIST WEEK continues here at ONCE UPON A GEEK!  Today’s list comes from the Telegraph newspaper and is ‘The 50 Greatest Villains in Literature‘.  My thanks to my buddy ‘lessthan12parsecs’ for posting this list to THE UNIQUE GEEK.  These literary villains hail from a variety of places, but there are definitely some folks with geek-cred […]

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