Guillermo del Toro and co-writer Chuck Hogan are set to write and produce an adaption of their vampire book trilogy "The Strain" for FX. "Lost" co-shepherd (see what I did there?) Carlton Cuse will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the pilot.

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There are few projects more complex than "The Mongoliad." The transmedia project spans devices, printings, and multiple authors, as well as even occasionally bringing the creators to blows. For research, of course. With "The Mongoliad: Book Two" about to hit print, we chatted with writer Mark Teppo... As well as snagging some exclusive art, and looks behind the process of making the book:

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Charles Ardai is a busy guy. He's the Editor for the prolific Hard Case Crime imprint, a writer and producer on SyFy's "Haven," and in between all that, tracks down lost manuscripts from great, deceased crime authors. In between all that, he found time to chat with us about the upcoming novel from James M. Cain, the new season of Haven, and Stephen King's upcoming "tearjerker" of a book:

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The cover for Paul Tobin's debut novel "Prepare To Die" from Night Shade Press bills it as a book about "Superheroes, sex, and secret origins." And broadly, this book by by the frequent "Marvel Adventures" writer is about those things, but it's also about very adolescent power fantasies: what would it be like to get super powers (and more importantly, what would the sex be like)? What kind of badass things could you or would you do if you knew you were going to die? Would the girl you loved in high school still want you?

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Imagine if J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings were an actual account of events in our history, and those events were recorded in stained glass. Artist Jian Guo has created a series of illustrations that envision LOTR as such, and the results are undeniably impressive. Head past the break for some nice big images! Read More...

Just released in bookstores, Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart is a look back at the incredible works created, and inspired by the giant lizards of yesteryear. But rather than having us yap on about how cool dinosaurs look, we got the inside scoop from the book's editor, Steve White. White is no stranger to the genre, as he illustrated Dinosaurs: A Celebration for Marvel Comics in 1997. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a journey through time - and a sneak look at Dinosaur Art courtesy of White and Titan Books:

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James S.A. Corey is the pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, creators of the science fiction series "The Expanse." The second book in the epic space opera "Caliban's War" was recently released, following last year's Hugo-nomiated "Leviathan's Wake."

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The first novel from the sci-fi author gets its U.S. release through VIZ's Haikasoru imprint. A full synopsis after the jump.

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On her site, Mercury and Chiggers writer and artist Hope Larson showed off some excerpts from her October adaptation of the beloved Madeleine L’Engle novel, A Wrinkle in Time.
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Random House sent along an exclusive look at the trailer for N.D. Wilson's young-adult series Ashtown Burials, starring Joel Courtney from J.J. Abrams' Super 8. The second book in the series, The Drowned Vault is set to debut on September 11.


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Through his Twitter feed and Tumblr, Phil Edwards is devoted to making the world around us less understandable, and more confusing. That's because he's the world's foremost expert in "Fake Science." With a new book hitting stands this month, we chatted with the Not-Doctor about how to get into the field, what subjects are off limits for Fake Science, and more:
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Supernatural: Season 7 might be over, but you’re going to be able to get one more little taste of the adventures of Sam and Dean in Leviathanland next week, when the official tie-in Supernatural: Rite of Passage hits bookstores. Written by veteran tie-in writer John Passarella, the book may actually be totally Leviathan free (except for a few references), but it does take place before a pretty important moment in the season, involving father-figure Bobby. You know the one. To find out more - and preview a first look at the entire Prologue to the novel - we chatted with Passarella about writing tie-ins, his take on Sam and Dean, and what kind of monster they’ll be fighting in the book:

MTV Geek: Rite of Passage is your second Supernatural novel… What draws you to that universe?
 
John Passarella: I've been a fan of the show since season one, episode one. All the tie-in novels I've written have been for shows I love, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and now Supernatural. The UK editor for my first Supernatural novel, Night Terror, initially contacted me after viewing my writing credentials at passarella.com. I had tie-in experience and I wrote supernatural thrillers. She asked if I was interested in submitting a proposal for a Supernatural novel. Naturally, I was. So she told me the proposal steps, several three-line pitches, outline, etc. When the contract was renewed for Supernatural books taking place in season seven, my US editor asked if I'd like to submit a proposal for a second novel. Rite of Passage was the result. Read More...

The Warren Ellis thriller "Gun Machine" is set to hit stores from Mulholland Books in January 2013, but that hasn't stopped Fox and Chernin Entertainment ("Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") from buying it -- "sight unseen," according to Deadline.

The novel, about a detective who finds a large cache of guns linked to a series of seemingly unrelated cold case murders, will be adapted by 20th Century Fox TV. Ellis will share the executive producer duties with Peter Chernin, Dario Scardapane (from NBC's "Trauma") and Katherine Pope. Commented Ellis about the deal:

"Chernin and Fox pursued Gun Machine with great passion and intelligence, and I couldn’t be happier to be making this show with them." Read More...

For anyone who's read author Koji Suzuki's Ringu (or seen the pretty close 1998 film adaptation by Hideo Nakata), you'll know that the author is less concerned with jolting you using sudden shocks or abrupt, violent scenarios; instead, Suzuki has a thing for gradually tilting the world for his characters and the reader, shifting the rules ever so slightly so that the certainties of our science can no longer be trusted. In the past, he's wanted to scare us by describing (often in great detail) how the natural world can break down and become hostile to us.

Vertical recently published his 2008 novel, Edge, which sees the author at his most instructive, the book acting at times as a brief(ish) treatise on nothing so much as the history since the Big Bang, the evolution of mankind, the fragility of our math, and all tied into the abrupt disappearance of a suburban Japanese family. As apocalypses go, this is an inventive one, and although Edge won't have you leaving the lights on out of fear of the dark, Suzuki's novel (which mixes that genre with sci-fi, journalism, and a little bit of reality TV) will probably have you keeping the lights on picking through some of the works in his extensively-sourced bibliography.
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On Thursday night, Neil Gaiman teased his new novel on Twitter:
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