Brandson Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive Gets the VR Treatment

The Way of Kings, Escape the Shattered Plains, VR experience

Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series? Here’s your change, coming next month!

The Way of Kings, Escape the Shattered Plains is a VR experience that will be released on Viveport and Steam for the HTC Vive on March 2. Step into Kaladin’s shoes and explore!

Take a peek at the trailer for Escape the Shattered Plains to see what’s in store:

Need more Stormlight Archives? Check out our Oathbringer Reread!

[Via THR]

Watch the First Trailer for The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2 sneak peek trailer parenting Elastigirl Mr. Incredible

Technically, Disney•Pixar is calling this a “sneak peek” of the highly-awaited sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles, but it tells us more than enough about what to expect in just a few months. Namely, Elastigirl going back to work, leaving Mr. Incredible home to watch the kids—with Dash and Violet wanting to fight crime after their taste of it in the first movie, and Jack-Jack being a bundle of potentially lethal superpowers.

“Parenting is a heroic act,” Edna Mode (she’s back!) tells a beleaguered Bob… but only if done properly.

The official synopsis, from Disney•Pixar:

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be ...

Murderbot Diarist Martha Wells to Helm New Magic: The Gathering Expansion

After more than two decades of expansion and growth, Magic: The Gathering is going back to its roots with it latest set, Dominaria—and the move will be led by Murderbot Diaries author Martha Wells!

Wells will be the new head writer of the game’s 78th expansion, guiding the story team, overseeing the fiction, and supervising the worldbuilding for this 25th anniversary event.

Dominaria takes the game back to its original plane for the first time since 2006’s Time Spiral. Magic: The Gathering has grown into a vast network of shared planes, but for many characters Dominaria is home turf, so this will be a welcome return for many players. In an interview with io9, Wells said that “Dominaria’s story starts right after the events of Hour of Devastation” and that the characters will travel through much of Dominaria “which gives fans a look at ...

Seanan McGuire and Martha Wells are 2018 Alex Award Winners!

We’re pleased to report that Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire and All Systems Red by Martha Wells have been selected as 2018 Alex Award winners at the American Library Association Youth Media Awards!

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002. The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones is the second installment in McGuire’s Wayward Children series, which tells the stories of children who find themselves tumbling into magical worlds…and often tumbling back into mundane reality they no longer ...

Celebrate the Women of Star Wars Every Single Day in 2018!

365 Days of Star Wars Women

We’re always looking for more fun Star Wars related activities–if you are too, this will be right up your alley! Amy Richau is taking the entire year of 2018 to celebrate the women of Star Wars!

Here’s a little more about the project from Richau herself:

I wanted to do a project in 2018 about women in the Star Wars universe that would be positive and give me an excuse to spend more time devouring Star Wars content – especially content I have never seen/read/known about. The result is 365 Days of Star Wars Women. Every day I’m highlighting a new female character, actress, or crew member from Star Wars films, TV shows, books, comics, and more.

It’s a simple shoutout, but spreading the love about women in Star Wars I thought would brighten my year and perhaps yours as well. If it encourages people to check out a book, ...

365 Days of Star Wars Women, Amy Richau

Epic Fantasy that Explores Prehistory Through the Eyes of a Woman

“Prehistoric fantasy” stories make up an interesting niche within epic fantasy, combining popular fantasy story elements with aspects from stories of escapist realism. Imagine a riveting tale of woodland survival—finding water, fashioning protection from the sun, tracking game—with the implications of an epic quest—expansive vistas, wild magic, and finding out your efforts make a lasting impact on the course of human history.

Author R.A. Salvatore’s new novel Child of a Mad God adds a new tale to this niche, chronicling the story of a woman ranger/magician by the name of Aoleyn. Parent-less in a post-Neolithic fantasy world, she grows up on a desolate mountain forced to defend herself and scrounge resources from the barbarian tribe that is already there. However, Aoleyn is heir to a source of strong magic in this world, and Child of a Mad God begins just as that magic opens up amazing new opportunities for ...

Aloy Horizon Zero Dawn
The Land of Painted Caves Jean Auel
Ayla Chrono Trigger
Michelle Paver author

Check Out Tom Hardy in the New Teaser for Venom!

The first trailer for Venom is here! And it… doesn’t tell us much. Tom Hardy will star as Eddie Brock, who becomes the symbiote’s host, and he seems to be having a terrible day. But you can actually see his face in this one! So far.

Click through for the teaser!

Venom was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984, in which it fused with Peter Parker’s Spider-Man suit and caused all kinds of shenanigans before fusing with Peter’s rival photographer, Eddie Brock.

It will be interesting to see what this film does with the character as separate entity from the rest of the shared Marvel Universe. Venom hits theaters October 5, 2018!