News

Science Fiction Author Bypasses Traditional Publishing

When author Eric Kent Edstrom announced the release of Afterlife, the second book of The Undermountain Saga, on his twitter feed on June 28th, 2012, he joined a growing trend of authors turning their back on the so called Big Six publishers in New York. High profile success stories like J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, and John Locke have uncovered profitable niches of readership by indie publishing their work using sites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. Edstrom hopes to do the same in the young adult genre.

New Game Allows Players to Create Their Own Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs once again roam the Earth the ‘Jurassic Park Builder’ game app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Based on Jurassic Park, users will experience their own interactive journey on the mysterious Isla Nublar.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Getting Blu-ray Release

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray, on October 9, 2012. It's digitally remastered and has the new 7.1 surround sound.

Filmmaker Begins Work On Experimental Sequel To 1990's Children's Film 'Home Alone'

Home Alone, one of the most success holiday-themed family films of all time is finally due for a reboot, albeit an unlicensed one. Taking a cue from Hollywood and fans across the United States, Pittsburgh -based filmmaker Wright Williams, known for his involvement in the adult industry, has taken it upon himself to craft an entirely fan-funded shot-for-shot remake of the original film, but done in 'his own style'.

Elizabeth Mitchell tells the true story of the horse nobody wanted, and his journey to the 2012 Olympic Games

On the eve of the London Games, Elizabeth Mitchell's new Byliner Original The Fire Horse tells the highly unlikely—and incredibly life-affirming—story of Neville Bardos, a horse that barely survived a terrible barn fire last year, his relationship with his devoted rider, Boyd Martin, and their journey together to the 2012 Olympics.

India, China and Brazil Kill Effort to Eliminate Super Greenhouse Gases

For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs).

‘A Liar’s Autobiography’ The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman Coming Soon

 ‘A Liar’s Autobiography’ The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman Makes World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

The new animated feature A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman is getting its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Fellow Python member Terry Jones plus the film’s directors Bill Jones (Jones’ son), Ben Timlett, and Jeff Simpson will be in attendance.

Ancient Enemy Returns to Enact Revenge in New Sci-Fi Novel

Andrew Iddon gives the classic good versus evil story a futuristic twist in his new science fiction novel, “The Regime: Resurrection” Set far into the future in a fictional galaxy, “The Regime” introduces readers to Greg Simons, a sergeant of the mighty Imperium. A good man and brave soldier, Sergeant Simons struggles with low-self esteem and feels as though he’s always living in the shadow of his father, a decorated war hero who has never respected him.

Hollywood Author Brings Walk of Fame Tour to Smartphones

Author and former Hollywood tour guide Mary-Beth Brophy has two passions: local history and cheap travel. “I love exploring new cities, but I can’t always afford to sign up for pricey guided tours,” says Brophy. “So I usually do a lot of research before I arrive, then get a guidebook with good maps and make my own way.” Locally, that research has grown into a recently launched e-tour of Brophy’s neighborhood, a place she calls ‘Old Hollywood.’

The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Unveils Zombie Survival Machine At Comic-Con

Much to the dismay of zombies around the world, a Zombie Survival Machine was unveiled at San Diego's Comic-Con. The customized Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine, designed by The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and fabricated by Design Craft, was revealed on the Comic-Con floor at the Future US booth.

Christian Bale's 'Alfred' pens bio of Dark Knight Rises star.

Christian Bale

With this summer’s release of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, the final Batman movie starring Christian Bale as Batman, many are intrigued as to how the notably private star with an equally infamous temper will act back in the spotlight.

Alan Zacher's, I'm No P.I, A Review

I'm No P.I

Alan Zacher's book, I'm No P.I. is a down-to-earth story of fifty-something Tom Mayor, a live-at-home-with-his-mum loser who unwittingly sows the seed that he has the crime-solving ability of the Thin Man's Nick Charles and finds himself being offered a thousand dollars by a neighbour to prove her son innocent of killing his daughter.

Get Sleuthing, Sherlock Holmes Week Is Coming

Millions of Sherlock Holmes fans worldwide will take part in a week of celebration of the world's most famous detective in the first annual Sherlock Holmes Week from 30th July - 5th August. Holmes has had a resurgence in the last two years with two major Hollywood motion pictures and the success of BBC Sherlock.

Court Finds L.A. Movie Producer Defrauded Family of $615,000

Jeff Elliott's dream was to tell his family's story on the big screen. Noted Hollywood producer Christopher Eberts, with screen credits such as "Lucky Number Slevin" and "Lord of War," promised to help Elliott make his dream a reality.  Instead, Eberts pocketed Elliott's $615,000 investment.

Everyone's Reading Bastard By Nick Hornby

Bestselling author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity; Fever Pitch; About a Boy; Juliet, Naked) is a virtuoso at love gone wrong. In Everyone's Reading Bastard, published by Byliner Fiction, Hornby paints a wincingly comic picture of just how messy modern relationships can become, as his characters hit delightful new lows of cruelty, misery, and pettiness.

The City of the Mirage, An Epic Adventure

The City of the Mirage, Jerome Brooke

Regular contributor to Kalkion, Jerome Brooke has had his book, The City of the Mirage published by Books to Go Now, the digital book publisher. The fantasy novel is the first in the series, Myths of the Divine Astarte, where an American pilot is shot down in the desert and finds himself in a strange land ruled by Astarte the Immortal Queen. He is called by the Queen to fight for her against her brother in the Battle of the Myths.

Meeting Dad Again

My father emigrated from Ireland to the United States in the early 1920s. He had been released from Spike Island by the English who "occupied" Ireland at that time. Spike Island was the "Guantanamo" of that era, located just off the coast of Ireland. It was there the English warehoused prisoners of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

How to Get Away with Murder in America by Evan Wright

This is a story that the CIA will not want you to read. It will likely shake your faith in the highest levels of America's national security establishment. It will make you question the integrity of formerly unimpeachable public officials. And it will leave you feeling as if you are living not in the United States but in a seedy banana republic where there is no line between the good guys and the bad guys.

Ronny Cox Tells Stories of the Making of John Boorman's Deliverance

Dueling Banjos: The Deliverance of Drew by Ronny Cox

Dueling Banjos: The Deliverance of Drew is a collection of stories of the making of the iconic Warner Bros. hit movie Deliverance, told from the perspective of one of the four main actors in the film, Ronny Cox, who played the character of Drew. The book’s release coincides with the release of a 40th anniversary Blu-Ray DVD of the film.

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Pens Powerful Memoir

After experiencing the horrors of the Rwandan genocide first-hand, Hadidja Nyiransekuye received numerous requests to speak about the tragedy. Realizing that the American public and the world in general needed to be educated on Rwanda and its people, she decided to pen her story in “The Lances Were Looking Down: One Woman’s Path Through the Rwandan Genocide to Life in the States” (published by iUniverse).

Pages